Mediatheque is an innovative project aimed at building an online exhibition space for media arts. You may browse over 100 independent films and videos from across Canada below in live-streaming format. If you wish to submit a video to be added to the Mediatheque, please click the submit button.
|Title||Artist||Original Media||Year Produced|
February 2nd, 2002 was an auspicious day - a rare celestial palindrome. On this day, her birthday, the artist examines signs and omens, attempting to divine the future.
|28 Laval Street||Philippe Caron||
Based on a letter found in a derelict building, 28 Laval Street explores the world of a young single mother trapped in a cycle of poverty, drugs, and abusive love.
|3 Girls Named Sheila||Melina Young||Hi8||1997|
|61 Days||Anthony Seck||
A bad night at Motel Hell. A rocker and a groupie set themselves up in a room.
|A Landscape of Here and There||Phil Rose||
Structured around train trips through the countryside and cityscapes of central Canada and the urban corridor into London, England, "A Landscape of Here and There" explores issues of identity, the
|A Porno Mortis||Rob Thompson||
Pornography is an issue rife with knee-jerk responses and emphatic opinions.
|A Queer by Choice||Kevin Gibbs||
Directed by Ali Biggs, Kevin Gibbs, and Andrew Grimes Griffin. Phyllis' desire for a queer baby opens a messy can of sperms.
|A Taste of Bannock||Chris Ikonomopoulos||
The document of a pair doing outreach during the Christmas season.
|Abandon Bob Hope||Kevin Kurytnik||
This film is a bastard satirical mutation comprised primarily of animated collage bits of Gustave Doré's Divine Comedy engravings of the Inferno and those oversized "how to" books by Walter Foster
|Afghani Culture||Maliha Hamidee||
About Afghani culture, clothes, Ramadan, Eid Celebration, wedding parties, engagement, and music. Statement: For others to become aware of Afghani culture, religion, celebrations, and fashion.
|American Sandwich||Jillian Mcdonald||
A split (into 4) screen performative video where I eat as much as possible of WonderBread, bologna, Kraft singles, and iceberg lettuce, until in some cases I get sick.
Shot on Video 8, this video is a collection of dreamlike impressions of a Studebaker ride across the U.S.A.
|Angel in the House||Caroline Langill||
In this tape, a woman comes to terms with her own conflicted feelings while dealing with her angry child.
|Animating Mr. Saint John||Connell Smith||
"Animating Mr. Saint John" is part doc, part mock. It asks what would happen if Loyalist Man truly represented the personality of his city.
|Apple of My Eye||Fortunée Shugar||
As the apple rolls out, it tells the story of a love half a lifetime ago, relived but for a moment.
"Arena" is a study of images and movement. Stark black and white photographs of faces have been airbrushed with colour. They dissolve one into another. The central image is a long boy: Guy.
"Ask-Me" is an experimental camera-less animation piece etched directly on 16mm black leader, with the addition of colour using permanent markers.
|Attention Span||Rob Thompson||
Television reaches new depths of mediocrity as it seeks to fill time through the endless repetition of images. Moments of reality rendered pointless by their decontextualisation.
|Audrey Greyeyes: A Story of an Artist||Liisa Rissanen||
An eyewitness story of structural and institutional racism. A Plains Cree girl grows up in a residential school.
|Auf Festem Boden (pt. I)||Franziska Von Rosen||
A documentary about the lives of four East Prussian sisters whose experiences span the 20th century and two continents, Europe and Canada, based on archival photographs and interviews.
|Auf Festem Boden (pt. II)||Franziska Von Rosen||
A documentary about the lives of the four Marshall sisters whose experiences span the 20th century and two continents, Europe and Canada, based on archival photographs and interviews.
|Available Light||Anatoly Ignatiev||
A gaze is equally important, if not more, than an action. What do you see? A sewage collector, a falling leaf, a ray of steam... This short video was born as a videography reel.
|Back and to the Left||Hart Snider||
Scratch video remix of TV, with James Brown's drummer, The Fiddler On the Roof, and JFK.
Un plan unique sur un dos dénudé offre une résistance à notre désir de voir. Une voix de femme raconte.
Industrial music video.
With hypnotic image loops and squelching radio noise, "Beacon" is a fast meditation on microwave relay towers and urban landscape.
|Bedford Basin||Eric Walker||
An eight-minute real-time video painting of the Bedford Basin in Halifax, Nova Scotia, viewed from a moving train.
|Betty Swollox||André Coutu||
Simple plan. Simple disguise. A true story of misinformation and robbery gone awry.
|Beyond the Pale||Maureen Bradley||
How do you recreate an un-documented past? How do you define a life?
|Biff Bang Pow!||Anthony Seck||
A trailer for a never-released science fiction film, with a self-assembled appliance robot, which rampages through the suburbs, man-eating salad which lurks in the forest, zombie maidens of evil fl
Two women get together for a cup of tea, but their conversation quickly descends into a confrontation of their deepest fears.
|Blasons Anatomique||Carol Breton||
"Blasons Anatomique" is a video blasons - a eulogy to the male torso. Flesh fills the monitor, a corporeal landscape of soft, pink, undulating man-flesh!
|Blind Date||Khanhthuan Tran||
A blind date is set up between a street-involved youth and a non-street-involved youth. Watch as the awkwardness ensues.
|Bluescreen Blues||Bonnie Robinson||
"Bluescreen Blues" is a comedy about an unnamed high tech company struggling to meet deadlines and get funding after the dot.com crash.
"Boredom" consists of a series of images portraying the movements of one character. The character performs acts with no apparent reason or result. His life is his art.
"Breakfast" is a music video I made of a punk rock song about breakfast. Statement: An early music video.
|Bride Fest 2002||Mark Mckay||
"Bride Fest 2002" is a celebration of weddings, brides, fun, and good times.
Two lesbian brothers play out a prescribed sleep-work-play existence, but when the evening comes...
|By Myself||Cristina Usubiaga||
"By Myself" is a tale of a young boy who embarks on a journey through a man's public washroom on his own.
|Ca Pas De Bon Sang||Jean Rene||
A funny twist on a vampires theme.
Pam Meldrum and Eric Wolf were selected from over 80 applicants to try and live like battery hens for one week.
|Celebration of Life (River of Fire Fest.)||Douglas Von Rosen||¾"||1995|
|chant [dans les muscules du chant]||Suzan Vachon||
"chant [dans les muscules du chant]" primarily uses film archives from the first half of the twentieth century.
|Chelsea Bridge the Tentet||Douglas Von Rosen||
"Chelsea Bridge", under the leadership of John Frayne, is an award winning jazz ensemble that has garnered international acclaim. Their music is on the cutting edge of contemporary jazz.
A paradoxical and absurd look at artifice (the moulin rouge) versus real life (taking out the trash).
|Christ Not Marx||Chris Mullington||
Chris was testing out a film camera at Lansdowne Park when he happened upon a fundamentalist Christian rally. He didn’t even remember shooting the shot until the roll came back.
|Chrome and Thunder||Thomas Mann||
A point-of-view exposé of Ontario Harley Davidson riders, including police, professionals, women & clubs. Statement: I was angered by the climate of fear being generated about bike clubs.
|CIBA Chrome||Jean Rene||
Psychedelic music video.
|Clowning Around||Brett Kelly||
A clown comes home from work to find his clown wife in bed with another clown. Statement: Just a silly comedy about clowns.