Film and Videos Studies (FAVS) at George Mason University engages students in the creation, production and post-production of fiction, documentary and experimental styles of film and video and its parallel forms, including television, transmedia, mobile and web media through our interdisciplinary Bachelors of Arts degree.
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FAVS offers a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Producing and Directing, Cinematography, Editing and Sound, and Screenwriting.
Program emphasizes ethics, film and media studies, and business and industry practices.
FAVS students are winning awards at juried film festivals and are earning national professional industry awards.
Student showcases include the Mason Film Festival each spring, Best of FAVS in September, the Fall Film Showcase, and in FAVS spotlight programs at local film festivals.
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Almost Sunrise Monday, September 11, 6pm HUB Ballroom Documentary screening and discussion with director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco Tickets are free and open to the public. Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of…Read More
Best of Film at Mason Friday, September 15 5 pm, Johnson Center Cinema Free and open to the public, reception to follow Best of Film at Mason is a showcase of recent notable and award-winning films. From Senior capstone fiction work, to intermediate and beginning level documentary shorts, this program captures and celebrates the diversity…Read More
The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse will be hosting “A Night of Indie Movies” on Wednesday, November 30, at 7 pm with FAVS student and alumni showing their work. Shorts include In Safe Hands, directed by current FAVS student Erblin Nushi and FAVS alumni films The Last Supper, directed by Ryan Hill; Playthings, co-directed by Brian…Read More
As we race through shopping season, celebrate #GivingTuesday by making a tax-deductible contribution to Film and Video Studies. Every dollar goes to enriching the work of FAVS students and continuing to make FAVS a great resource for alumni. Scholarships, gear purchases, and software are just a few ways we’ve used program dollars this semester alone.…Read More
Congratulations to Meagan Arnold, winner of Best Student Film at the 2016 IndieCapitol Awards in Washington, DC. Her award winning film, Off the Field – A Documentary, also enjoyed a sold-out screening at Alamo Draft-house as well. Arnold designated that a portion of the proceeds from the screening benefited Sherando High School’s Autism/ID program. IndieCaptiol…Read More