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The University Film and Video Association (UFVA) is an organization of professors, scholars, and film and video makers. Although it is based in the U.S., it has members throughout the world.
Its stated description is: 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. UFVA also administers the American Documentary Showcase.
UFVA was founded in 1947 as the University Film Producers Association. Its name was changed to the University Film Association and later the University Film and Video Association.
The annual UFVA Conference is held each summer. Attendees screen films, present papers and panels, mount new media exhibits, and stage readings of un-produced screenplays.
Recent conference sites
- 2017 California State University Los Angeles
- 2016 University of Nevada Las Vegas
- 2015 American University
- 2014 Montana State University
- 2013 Chapman University
- 2012 Columbia College Chicago
- 2011 Emerson College
- 2010 Champlain College
- 2009 University of New Orleans
- 2008 Colorado College
- 2007 University of North Texas
- 2006 Chapman University
- 2005 Columbia College of Chicago
- 2004 University of Toledo
- 2003 University of South Carolina
- 2002 Ithaca College
- 2001 Kodak Headquarters
- 2000 Colorado College
- 1999 Emerson College
- 1998 North Carolina School of the Arts
- 1997 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
- 1996 Chapman University