Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN is delighted to host the 73rd Conference of the University film and Video Association from July 30 to August 2, 2019.

Tales of suffering or unbounded delight, of final examinations or out-of-control administrations, exhibited in AR, VR, HD or 4K. UFVA is our big land and our stories are more than 10,000, so in July 2019, we'll be telling just a few of those tales, and analyzing some others, and explaining still others, in the screening rooms and classrooms of the Augsburg University campus.

2019 Conference Program

Keynote Address: E. G. Bailey

E.G. Bailey reflects on Minnesota film moments of celebration, set back and deep inquiry. His keynote centers around his own filmmaking journey including access and inclusiveness, resistance to the single story, and the art of making films by any means necessary.

Tuesday, July 30, 4:00PM - 5:30PM, Foss Lobeck Miles Center (FC), Hoversten Chapel

Keynote Address: E. G. Bailey 7/30/19 - 4PM

Evening Events

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 30, 5:30PM-7PM, Foss Lebeck Miles Center (FC) Atrium

Welcome reception 7/30/19 - 5:30PM

New Media Reception

Wednesday, July 31, 5:30PM-7:30PM, Anderson Music Hall (AM), M2

New media Reception 7/31/19 - 5:30PM

BBQ + Mini Golf at the WALKER ART CENTER

Thursday, August 1, 6:30PM-9:30PM, Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place

BBQ + Mini Golf 8/1/19 6:30PM

RED CARPET + Awards Ceremony


Friday, August 2, 7PM-9:30PM, Foss Lobeck Miles Center (FC) Atrium + Anderson Music Hall (AM) Sateren Auditorium

RED Carpet + Awards Ceremony 8/2/19 - 7PM

Member Events

Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, July 31, 4PM-5:30PM, Foss Lobeck Miles Center (FC), Hoversten Chapel

Annual Membership Meeting 7/31/19 - 4PM

Coffee with the UFVA Board

Tuesday, July 30, 10:15AM and 3:30PM and Wednesday, July 31, 10:15AM, Hagfors Center (HC) 150

Coffee with the UFVA Board 7/30/19-7/31/19

Caucus Meetings

All meetings are held during lunch at 12:30 in Christensen Center (CC) Dining Hall.





Special Events

Women Directing Docs: Opportunities and Challenges

Conversation with Minneapolis filmmakers Norah Shapiro (Time for Ilhan), Pam Colby (Not In My Lifetime) and Melody Gilbert (Silicone Soul).

Wednesday, July 31, Hagfors Center (HC) 103, 10:45AM-12:30PM

Women directing docs 7/31/19 - 10:45AM

Zeinabu irene Davis Master Class

Winner 2019 George C. Stoney Award for Outstanding Documentary Work

A special workshop on collaboration and experiential learning will teach participants how to design a documentary production course where students collaborate on a long-term project to gain, professional insight and experience.

Friday, August 2, Anderson Music Hall (AM) M3, 4PM-5:45PM

Zeinabu irene davis master class 8/2/19 - 4PM

Affiliate Events


A week-long exhibition (July 29 - August 4, 2019) of films by UFVA members at Minneapolis College of Art and Design [MCAD] Black Box.

Reception: Tuesday, July 30, 7:30-9PM, MCAD Black Box (3rd floor), 2501 Stevens Ave

UFVA @ MCAD 7/29/19-8/4/19

Cellular Cinema presents EDIT Media

An EDIT media screening of international short experimental works that engage issues of representation and social justice and illuminate marginalized perspectives and experiences. Curated by Jen Proctor and Caitlin Horsmon.

Wednesday, July 31, 7PM, Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater, 810 West Lake St.

EDIT Media @ Cellular Cinema 7/31/19 - 7PM

Chain of Lakes Bike Ride

Join other UFVA attendees for a leisurely, fun bike ride around Minneapolis' Chain of Lakes on Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, July 31, 6PM, Erik's Bikes, 1312 4th Street SE

Chain of Lakes Bike Ride 7/31/19 - 6PM

EDIT Media Unconference

A strategic planning meeting devoted to discussing issues of inclusion and equity, as well as EDIT Media programming and planning.

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 9AM-4PM, Influx Space, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota

EDIT Media Unconference 8/3/19 9AM-4PM

Useful Links

Schedule at-A-Glance

Registration for Presenters is now closed.

Attendees only can still register here prior to the beginning of the conference.

Late Registration fee: $400

Late Student/Life Member fee: $200

For questions or concerns about the conference contact the Conference VP, HD Motyl: hdmotyl@siu.edu


Created with images by landersb - "cocktails drinks wedding" • HammerandTusk - "man black virtual reality" • Alexander Schimmeck - "untitled image" • The Climate Reality Project - "untitled image" • Joshua Ness - "untitled image" • lincerta - "bike sunset sunrise" • Erik Witsoe - "untitled image"