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Reflections on Sundance

FAVS major Zoe Peters volunteered for Sundance for a second year in a row. Read her reflections on the volunteering for the festival, the Women’s March in Park City, and watching “Reservoir Dogs” for the first time with Quentin Tarantino in her guest blog for Women in Film & Video DC.

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Two FAVS Alumni to Screen at RIFF

Scene from EARLY Directed by Alisa Posey. Two Film and Video Studies alumni will be represented at the Richmond International Film Festival on March 2 in the University Spotlight program. EARLY, a short documentary about artist Kevin Earley’s struggle with mental illness directed by Alisa Posey, and SOUTHERN HUSTLE, a dark period fiction directed by…

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FAVS Welcomes New Office Manager

Film and Video Studies announces its new office manager, Samantha Beach. She has worked in various creative settings as a communications and marketing intern at Wolf Trap and as an art and technology teacher at a local private school in Northern Virginia. In addition, she has several years of experience managing offices and working as…

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13TH Receives Academy Award Nomination

13TH, directed by Ava DuVernay, has scored an Academy Award nomination for Feature Documentary. Congratulations to co-Director of Photography for 13TH and Film and Video Studies Professor of Cinematography, Hans Charles! Please join us as we celebrate Prof Charles’ work and watch the film together during the GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series on Monday, February 13th,…

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Winners of the 2016 FAVS Fall Showcase

Fall seniors with professor Ben Steger. FAVS Fall Showcase Awards Congratulations to the winners of the FAVS Fall Showcase in December. The faculty, staff, board members and alumni were proud of the work presented by the graduating seniors. AWARDS FOR TECHNICAL MERIT Awards for technical merit are chosen from seniors completing their capstone work in…

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FAVS Staged Readings

Friday, December 16 12 pm – 6 pm TheaterSpace, bottom floor de Laski Performing Arts Building 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030 Pizza to be served, free and open to the public For the first time FAVS presents an afternoon of staged readings from students completing their capstone work in the Screenwriting Concentration. Screenwriters will…

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FAVS Board Spotlight: Melissa Houghton

R to L: FAVS Advisory Board members Melissa Houghton, Clara Kelly, Kathryn Van Wyk, Jon Gann and Film and Media Studies Professor Cynthia Fuchs deliberate as the Mason Film Festival Jury during our spring festival. Photo: Giovanna Chesler Spotlight on FAVS Advisory Board Member Melissa Houghton by Gabrielle Mitchell Melissa Houghton began her career working…

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FAVS films at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

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…

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Donate to FAVS for #GivingTuesday!

Best of FAVS Filmmakers travel to the Virginia Film Festival to screen their work. 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,…

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