The Hill – A Documentary Film Celebrating 40 Years of Music and Community


Congratulations to the filmmakers, Dave Morgan, Director and Co-Producer, and Andrew Scholotiuk, Co-Producer, and to FAVA and to our team here at EFMF.

The Hill is no longer available to view, but we look forward to updating you about the future of the film.





The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival present the FAVA-produced Documentary The Hill, available for online viewing for three days only, August 7 – 9, 2020 as part of EFMF’s The Hill at Home.

Exclusively, from August 7 to 9, we invite you to tune in and enjoy the long-awaited festival doc The Hill. A partnership between FAVA and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, The Hill is a love letter to the festival 20 years in the making.

Commemorating 40 years of music, artists, volunteers and patrons, The Hill captures the moments, big and small, that make the Edmonton Folk Music Festival one of the premiere events of its kind in the world. Renowned for its hospitality, generosity, incredibly dedicated volunteer base and outstanding programming, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival takes centre stage in this retrospective spanning over 20 years of interviews, concerts and joyful celebration of music and community.

“When we found out that the Folk Fest wasn’t going to happen this year, Co-Producer Andrew Scholotiuk and I reached out to Terry Wickham with the idea of producing a film in time for what would have been the festival weekend this year,” says Director Dave Morgan. “We had over 30 terabytes of footage shot on multiple formats, so it was a lofty goal. We had seven weeks to do three months’ worth of post-production. Our editors began building a narrative that captured all the iconic elements of the hill; the artists, the music, the people and the unique qualities that make this a world-class festival.  While many productions have been shut down or delayed, this group of FAVA members have been able to complete a feature length film in an extraordinary short time period and during a pandemic. We have many to thank for this.”

The Hill is presented as part of EFMF’s The Hill at Home online August 7 – 9 and available to view at no charge online at during this time. Please visit for full programming and festival information.