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UFVA 2017 Conference

This year's annual conference was held at Cal State LA from July 30-August 2, 2017. Please click HERE for all the details!

 

UFVA 2017 Keynote Speakers Announced!

UFVA welcomes award-winning director/producer/writers Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love & Basketball," "The Secret Life of Bees," "Beyond the Lights") and Reggie Rock Bythewood ("Dancing in September," "Biker Boyz," "Daddy's Girls") as our Plenary Session speakers. An episode of their new series, "Shots Fired," will also be screened.

Click HERE for more information.

 

Statement of Inclusivity - February 2017

The University of Film and Video Association is a community of makers, writers, researchers, scholars, and speakers. As such, we recognize that it is our responsibility to stand in support of the values of freedom of expression and to speak out when those values are questioned or threatened, potentially harming the members of our vibrant and diverse community.

Numerous national and campus-centered events of the past year have been emotional and divisive, making conversations about politics, policy, and social issues and the practice of free expression challenging in the midst of an increasingly polarized environment.

The UFVA maintains an unwavering commitment to building and promoting a genuinely inclusive and harassment-free community for students, faculty, staff, and media-makers of all identities, backgrounds, abilities, and beliefs. 

In particular, we support those who have been affected by the recent Executive Order instituting a travel ban, or who may be affected by future restrictive immigration orders, which we recognize will result in deep and lasting harm to our community. The UFVA endorses border and immigration policies that protect the open exchange of ideas and the dignity of all citizens, nationally and internationally.

The University Film and Video Association pledges the following:

We respect and affirm the dignity and the inherent rights of each member of our academic community;

We value our colleagues because of our diverse backgrounds and perspectives, not in spite of them;

We will continually and actively foster an environment of mutual respect for the free expression of all individuals, so long as this expression excludes blatantly intolerant, hateful, disruptive, threatening, or harmful speech or actions against a person or group;

We will address and denounce harmful speech or actions;

We will attempt, to the best of our ability, to educate our faculty, staff and students about and within an affirmative and inclusive community; 

And, we will hold ourselves and each other to high standards of respect, mutual understanding, and open-mindedness with regard to all populations and identities.

President's Corner - December 2016 

 

I am the incoming president of UFVA, and I'm excited to serve as president in an organization that I have loved for over 20 years. I look forward to working with all of you as we take the University Film and Video Association into a bright future!

 

My first order of business is to offer a heartfelt thank you to Francisco Menendez, who served as president from 2014-2016. In his role, he took on the unprecedented task of leading the organization AND hosting the 70th annual conference, CONTENT CREATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, this past August at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nevada, where we celebrated over a century of cinema while exploring cutting-edge developments in image production, exhibition, and teaching. 

California State University Los Angeles will be hosting our 71st annual conference in 2017. Located fifteen minutes east of downtown Los Angeles, and thirty minutes from Hollywood, CSULA is one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the United States. The main conference dates will be July 30th through August 2nd (Sunday through Wednesday) 2017, with pre-conference activities on July 28th and 29th. The conference theme is MEDIA DIVERSITY: INCLUSION AND CONVERGENCE.

Please click here to go to the conference page, where you can get all the details about UFVA 2017, including submission guidelines.

For questions or concerns about the conference, contact the Conference VP, Brigid Maher, or the Conference VP-Elect, H.D. Motyl.

 

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to seeing all of you at California State University Los Angeles in July of next year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Heather Addison

UFVA President 2016-2018






The Road Led Here from UFVA member Jennifer Hardacker.


Queens Dream from UFVA member Mark Freeman.


These Amazing Shadows from UFVA memberBetsy McLane. 


tatanka from UFVA member Jacob Bricca.

 

 


The University Film and Video Association (UFVA) is an organization of professors, scholars, and film and video makers.The organization is based in the U.S.; it has members throughout the world. The UFVA is an international organization where media production and writing meet history, theory and criticism. The UFVA members are image-makers and artists, teachers and students, archivists and distributors, college departments, libraries, and manufacturers. UFVA holds an annual conference and publishes the Journal of Film and Video, a periodical featuring articles on film and video production, history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics. The UFVA is one of the principal U.S. academic organizations for studying media.


Photo Credits: Peter Freund

 

Register for the 2014 UFVA Conference in Montana!







2014 UFVA Conference, Aug 6 – 9th, Montana State University

Registration for the 2014 UFVA Conference is now open!

Register at: ufva2014.com

Find the 2014 UFVA Conference DRAFT SCHEDULE here.

 


President's Corner

July 1, 2014

And here we are, about one month away from our conference in Montana. I look forward to seeing many of you there. It promises to be a great meeting.

In the meantime, our annual elections are upon us. This year we have people, both new and old Board members, running for a variety of offices. I like the idea of new blood and the incoming president – Francisco Menendez, from UNLV – will need the same amount of help that I have been getting from the board, perhaps even more because there will be a lot of initiatives that have only begun to get going that will need your help.

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Queens Dream from UFVA member Mark Freeman.

 

These Amazing Shadows from UFVA memberBetsy McLane.

 




 

 


The University Film and Video Association (UFVA) is an organization of professors, scholars, and film and video makers.The organization is based in the U.S.; it has members throughout the world.The UFVA is an international organization where media production and writing meets the history, theory and criticism of the media. The UFVA members are image-makers and artists, teachers and students, archivists and distributors, college departments, libraries, and manufacturers. UFVA holds an annual conference and publishes the Journal of Film and Video, a periodical featuring articles on film and video production, history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics. The UFVA is one of the principal U.S. academic organizations for studying media.





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