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 New York Film Festival opens Friday, Sept 30, with 13TH by Ava DuVernay and will premiere on Netflix on Friday, October 7. Film and Video Studies at Mason professor of Cinematography Hans Charles is Director of Photography on this Netflix produced doc that focuses on the history of black oppression in the United States.…Read More
Through the Trees’ Eyes production still. Congratulations to Through the Trees’ Eyes, which has been awarded was just awarded a bronze Cinema in Industry Cindy Award. The FAVS crew included Jason Gillian, Hannah Looney, Cameron Perrier, Logan McKennah Brown and Austin Crooch and was made as part of Susan Kehoe’s Web Series course.Read More
The Winners of the 37th Annual Telly Awards were announced this summer. With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, we are excited to announce that Studio A: Cheryl Furjanic is a winner of a 2016 Bronze Telly for Film/Video! Film and Media Studies presented Furjanic and her film Back on Board:…Read More