FAVS at 10


Join us for FAVS @ 10, a celebration of the past ten years of the Film and Video Studies program at George Mason University!

The FAVS @ 10 is a full day of programming celebrating the growth of the program over the last decade and honoring alumni from the FAVS BA, FAMS minor and MAIS concentration in Film and Video. FAVS @ 10 will include industry, alumni and faculty panels on the state of media making today. Networking events through the day will give alumni a chance to catch up, share news of projects, old stories, and future goals. The day ends with a screening of alumni work and an off-site happy hour for alumni.

FAVS @ 10 is part of the Mason Film Festival, May 3-6. Presented by Film and Video Studies, Film and Media Studies, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The complete Festival schedule can be found at http://film.gmu.edu/mason-film-festival-2018/.

Tickets are free but an RSVP is required. Open to the public.

FAVS @ 10 Anniversary Celebration

FAVS @ 10
Saturday, May 5, 2018

11 am - 5 pm
Harris Theatre
Free and open to the public


11-12 pm
A conversation on the the changing landscape of media with the founders of the region’s leading interactive media companies.
Erik Muendel, Brightline Interactive
Emma Mankey Hide, SunnysideVR
Moderator: Amanda Bowen (FAVS '17)


12-1 pm
The goal of #GALSNGEAR, launched by Women in Film & Video is to ensure women in the technical fields of media production get high level networking, access to gear and the latest industry technology, and visibility at major industry events.
Amy Delouise, Independent Director/Producer/Speaker
Megan Arnold, Senior, Cinematography (FAVS '18)
Katherine Velle, Senior, Editing (FAVS '18)
Amanda Kraus, FAVS Faculty, George Mason University
Presented by Women in Film & Video and with support from Blackmagic and FoxFury.


1 pm
FAVS 498 Pitch Presentations
Pitch competitions are held each semester prior to the showcase of senior work. Students who are currently enrolled in FAVS 498 are invited to compete. Pitch competitions are juried by the members of the FAVS Advisory Board, faculty, and industry professionals. Pitch prizes are monetary and go to offset some of the expenses of senior capstone projects.


2-3 pm
Alumni from the 10 years of Film and Video Studies Program return to discuss their work in the film and media industry in a discussion with Film and Video Studies Founding Director, Cindy Lont.
Adam Harris (FAVS '08)Video Editor, Creative Video of Washington
Becky McCumiskey (FAVS '08) Project Manager and Producer, Gannett/USA Today Network
Scott Cooper (FAVS '15) Video Lead/Animator, Punch Digital Strategies Animation
Allison McDaniel (FAVS '12) Producer & Editor, PBS
Kwanza Gooden via Skype (FAVS '11), Independent Director
Moderator: Cindy Lont, Founding Director of Film and Video Studies


3-5 pm
Opening remarks from CVPA Dean Rick Davis, Former Dean Bill Reeder, Director of Film and Media Studies Cynthia Fuchs
Alumni Screening


5 pm
Alumni Cocktail Hour at Oh George!
10659 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 (across from the Mason campus)