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71st Annual UFVA Conference!
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California State University Los Angeles is delighted to host the 71st annual conference of the University Film and Video Association on our campus in summer 2017. The main conference will be July 30-August 2 (Sunday through Wednesday). 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, making it an ideal location for this year's conference theme: MEDIA DIVERSITY: INCLUSION AND CONVERGENCE.

Dr. Suzanne Regan, long-time member and past president of the University Film and Video Association, and her CSULA colleagues are looking forward to welcoming all to their home campus. They are confident of an engaging and beneficial experience for all.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED; a preliminary program will be available in early May. Conference registration will open on April 15th.

Students can still apply for the Graduate Fellowship (due April 1 at 11:59pm).


General Conference Information:


Members: $300.00 (through June 15th; $350 through July 5th; $400 thereafter)

Student members, life members, and spouses/guests: $150.00 ($200 after June 15th)

Exhibitors (must be sustaining members of UFVA): $600.00 (first table, which includes two attendees; additional tables are $300 and include one attendee each)

The main conference runs from Sunday, July 30th through Wednesday, August 2nd. UFVA and UFVF board meetings and a meeting of TVFM (TV/Film/Media) chairs for the entire Cal State university system will be on Saturday, July 29th. UFVA conference-goers are welcome to arrive early to take advantage of organized tours and visits to local attractions on Saturday, July 29th; more information will be posted when the registration page opens.

Conference registration includes lunches, receptions, and the annual UFVA picnic on Monday, July 31st. Tickets for the annual banquet on Wednesday, August 2nd are $50.00. Extra picnic tickets are $40.00.



July 30th through August 3rd (Saturday thru Thursday morning) - $25.00

July 29th through August 3rd (Friday thru Thursday morning) - $30.00

A long-term permit includes all access to parking lots with faculty parking and is necessary for overnight parking at the dorms. The CSULA campus is situated on hills, with the dorms at the lowest level. Parking permits will allow people to move from lower level parking to lots near the TVFM Center, or the middle of the campus.

CSU faculty with summer parking privileges from any CSU campus will have their parking permits recognized at CSULA and do not need to pay for parking.


Day parking is limited to kiosk lots and is $6.00 per day; pay at kiosks.


A limited number of dorm rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis.

In order to stay in the dorms, each occupant must be registered for the conference. Dorm rooms are organized into suites. Suites include a living room and kitchen with microwave (but they do not include utensils, dishes or silverware). Suites are same sex only, and linens are provided.

There are two configurations of dorm suites available. Each configuration will be assigned four people. You can choose a dorm suite with two bedrooms and two persons per bedroom OR four bedrooms with one person per bedroom.

You can request specific suitemates, but please consider the following dormitory rules:

1)   Suites are same sex, designated either for self-defined males or self-defined females.

2)   Adults only.

3)   No support/emotional animals.

4)   Registered service animals are permitted, although paperwork must be sent in at least two months in advance so that all occupants of the suite can agree to the presence of an animal.

Please plan to check into the dorms by 9:30pm on your arrival day. The LATEST check-out is Thursday morning, August 3rd, by 11:30 am.

Single occupancy bedroom:

6 nights plus breakfasts (Friday, July 29th through Thursday, August 3rd at 11:30 am): $380.00

5 nights plus breakfast (Saturday, July 30th through Thursday, August 3rd at 11:30 am: $318.00

Double occupancy bedroom:

6 nights plus breakfasts (Friday, July 29th through Thursday, August 3rd at 11:30 am: $339.00

5 nights plus breakfast (Thursday, July 30th through Thursday, August 3rd at 11:30 am: $283.00


Dorm options are limited, but there are many reasonably priced hotels in the area. Here is a list of recommended hotels near CSULA (Cal State LA), with approximate per night cost:



Best Western Alhambra Inn


2451 West Main Street Alhambra, CA 91801

3.7 miles from CSULA


Days Inn


15 North 1st Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

2.9 miles from CSULA


Titta Inn


5533 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90032

4.1 miles from CSULA




Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn


818 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

4.2 miles from CSULA


Downtown LA


Hilton Checkers LA
535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

5.7 miles from CSULA


Holiday Inn Express
611 S Westlake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90057

7.0 miles from CSULA


Hollywood Inn Express South
141 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

6.6 miles from CSULA


Ramada LA/ Downtown West


1901 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

7.3 miles from CSULA




Hilton Garden Inn


801 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640

3.2 miles from CSULA


Monterey Park


Best Western Markland


434 Potrero Grande Drive, CA 60, Exit 6, Monterey Park, CA 91755

3.6 miles from CSULA


Best Western Monterey Park Inn


420 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

3 miles from CSULA


Comfort Inn Monterey Park


588 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

3.1 miles from CSULA




Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town

180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
11.8 miles from CSULA


dusitD2 Constance Pasadena
928 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

12.7 miles from CSULA


GreenTree Pasadena Inn
400 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

11.3 miles from CSULA


Hilton Pasadena
168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

11.9 miles from CSULA


Howard Johnson Pasadena
1599 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

9.4 miles from CSULA


Residence Inn
21 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103

10.5 miles from CSULA


Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
303 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA 91101

11.7 miles from CSULA


The Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

12.4 miles from CSULA




Double Tree


2888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead, CA 917701

7.5 miles from CSULA


San Gabriel


Hilton Hotel


225 West Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

3.7 miles from CSULA


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott


705 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

7.6 miles from CSULA


V. Transportation

Travelers to either the LAX or Hollywood Burbank airports can arrange for shuttles to CSULA. Those arriving by train to Los Angeles’s Union Station can take a quick cab ride to campus housing or hotels. The LA Metro from Union Station stops on the southern end of the CSULA campus.

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



A final conference program can be found here. 

A list of awards for 2016 can be found here.