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Let me begin this message to all members with a heartfelt thanks to you for placing your trust in me as incoming president.  I am humbled by this gesture and can only hope to live up to everyone’s expectations. 

Our outgoing president, Heather Addison, has left some very big shoes to fill.  Her savvy leadership and sensitive direction has made UFVA a better organization for us all.  I hope to emulate her work and continue to serve the goals of UFVA moving forward.

I would also like to thank H.D. Motyl for his hard work, leadership and dedication to producing our conference at New Mexico State University last month. Our conference host, Amy Lanasa did an exceptional job of providing for all UFVA attendees.  Her hospitality and generosity made the conference a wonderful experience for us all.

Let me also thank the outgoing board members: Marc May (Secretary), Stephen Tropiano (Editorial VP), Jack Lucido and Cari Callis (Board Members) for their excellent service.  I am pleased to welcome our new board members: Editorial VP Konstancia Kontaxis, Conference VP Wenhwa Tsao, Secretary Jen Proctor and Board Members Ruth Goldman, Vaun Monroe and Bart Weiss

I have some ideas for board initiatives, not the least of which is to review our constitution and by-laws, including the various membership rankings.  Also, the board will work with our Editorial Vice-President, Dia Kontaxis, to oversee the redesign of the UFVA website.  Stay-tuned for updates on both of these initiatives.

I encourage you to contact me should you wish to add to our initiatives moving into 2019.

Incoming President:

Laura Vazquez (lvazquez@niu.edu)

 

 
 

 

Statement of Inclusivity

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 recent Executive Orders instituting travel bans, 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.






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.


 

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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