Mediatheque

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
Icopa Thomas Mann

A brief overview of The International Conference on Penal Abolition, featuring a stellar group of international leaders in all areas of corrections.

DV 2001
If Garvey Was Here... Jean Saint-Vil

"If Garvey Was Here" is a 30-minute video on the state of pan-African solidarity in Ottawa around the year 2001.

VHS 2001
Imitations of Life Mike Hoolboom

Found footage, sci-fi. Statement: Children are living science fiction.

Betacam 2001
In 328 (Other) Words Jillian Mcdonald MiniDV 2002
In a Silent Way Madi Mohammed

An homage to the disappearing ritual of film projection. Technologies of past and present collide, make love, and salute each other as the digital replaces the mechanical.

DV 2002
In Motion Douglas Von Rosen

"In Motion" is a short experimental video about the pace of life.

Hi8 1993
In Motion Lisa Kojola

Summertime in Ottawa and Gatineau a few years ago... Statement: I place this in my home movie category. We shot some super 8 film over the summer of '98.

Betacam 1998
Instant Yolk Topping Erin Brophy

A spoof on the infomercial genre, including an original product and a loveable sales pitch.

DV 2002
International Beauty Pageant News Sara Angelucci

The theme of beauty pageants as my subject for the Public Domain project came about through several search tangents. I kept coming back to the idea of missing women, of women lost in the archive.

MiniDV 2010
Interview: Femme Interieur Angèle Gagnon VHS 1987
I’m So Happy You’re So Happy Firuz Daud

A controversial book with a really, really violent scene is being made into a movie. A guy is having problems because it’s raining in his apartment.

DV 2001
J'Décroche: Do Not Disturb Chantal Dahan

I take the phone off the hook. The answering machine takes the incoming messages. I'm taking a bath with my rubber ducky. I decompress. I'm in my own bubble.

DV 2003
Jeux Josée Dubeau

"Jeux" is composed of eight vignettes, in which performers Véronique Guitard and Hugo Gaudet-Dion reinvent the domestic environment in different playful scenarios, culminating in a sequence shot at

Video 2012
Jipuktewik Sipu, River of Fire Franziska Von Rosen

"Jipuktewik Sipu, River of Fire" features the Micmac storyteller, artist, and musician, Michael W. Francis.

¾" 1991
Jolly Fat Men Jacob Hanna MiniDV 2000
Jon Fredericks: Performance Artist Rob Thompson

This docu-drama explores the work and life of Jon Fredericks, a performance artist who grapples with life and art.

¾" 1990
Josh Erin Brophy

One of the many kids you see on the streets. Getting into trouble, getting out of it. Josh had a couple of things to say.

DV 2002
Kanata Flag Day Greg Hill

"Kanata Flag Day" is a video that is part of the Kanata Project.

DV 2002
Kids Chris Mullington

A collaboration between Chris Mullington (videographer/director) and Richard Nigro (writer/producer).

¾" 1987
L'a Tribu(t) Andree Prefontaine

Le fait de capter des images et des sons d'insectes pour illustrer des analogies sonores humains / non-humains amène à considérer l'unité profonde des êtres qui transparaît ici via la manipulation

VHS 1996
L'Abominable Microbe Diane Obomsawin

Une tranche de vie chez les bete de lat terre. Le mot microbe vient du grec <<mikrobios>> qui veut dire: dont la vie est courte.

¾" 1992
La Grange Guilault Leigh Nunan

When a young black urbanite finds herself transplanted to an isolated old farmhouse in rural Canada she is greeted with fear and anger.

DV 2002
La Séduction Luc Desjardins

A twisted and paradoxical look at seduction. This video contains a Fellini film sequence featuring delirious bare-breasted prostitutes. It is not at all for kids.

VHS 2002
Lately Riley Rempel

An innocent couple is pulled into Riley's world of alcoholic mayhem. Chock full of larfs. Satement: A video that makes people think that Riley thinks she is Jesus Christ.

16mm 2000
Laurie's Garden Dan Sokolowski

A year in the garden.

16mm 2000
Le Charme Luc Desjardins

A paradoxical look at charming and not-so charming men.

VHS 2001
Le Drag Show Luc Desjardins

A deconstruction of the drag show with emphasis on women as archetype and icon.

VHS 2001
Le Pontiac, C'est Presque Un Pays... Angèle Gagnon ¾" 1986
Les Filantes Étoilées Odile Trepanier

A series of formal, symbolic, and atmospheric images form the narrative and create a dialogue on memory of place and meditation.

DV 2000
Lesbian Fairytale Kerry Campbell

A cast of all women participate in a fairytale. The princess divinity is dead and only her love can save her. After a quest, the prince talks to a wizard for a cure.

DV 2001
Library and Archives Canada Public Domain Reels Ryan Stec & Véronique Couillard

Images of the Canadian industrial landscape melt into one another. Materials are processed and reprocessed through real-time digital tools and meticulously animated sequences.

MiniDV 2010
Lies Chris Ikonomopoulos

Taking up our time by bothering the public. Statement: Free gear, cheap time.

MiniDV 2001
Life on the Heater Thomas Mann

A day in the life of a group of men, woman, and youths, who called their home a heater grate located under a bridge just blocks from Parliament Hill.

DV 2000
Lifelines Alison Chung-Yan

"Lifelines" is a digital video depicting a protagonist's moment of transition - in walking away from the abusive confines of one life and starting a new one filled with both promise and uncertainty

DV 2001
Live in Infamy Jillian Mcdonald

Footage shot from my doorstep of the tip of the Twin Towers burning slides behind large poppies which rise to cover them.

2002
Living with Deer Franziska Von Rosen

Based on beautiful wildlife footage shot over a period of more than a year, this video brings the life of the graceful white-tailed deer onto the screen.

Betacam 1998
Long Live Technology Marc Adornato

Originally set to epic music by Hollywood composer Jerry Goldsmith, this now silent drama is one of Adornato's first self-produced videos.

DV 1999
Lost and Found Innocence Sandra Hawkins

A video about resistance and letting go, with metaphorical references to time, culture, place, and positioning.

DV 2001
Louise and Eddie Chris Mullington

A collaboration between Chris Mullington (videographer/director) and Richard Nigro (writer/producer). Louise, a prostitute, has murdered Eddy, her 15-year-old lover.

¾" 1986
Lunch Jordan Mctavish

A man discusses the finer points of infestation with his parasite while making a soup & sandwich. Statement: Minimalist, maximalist style, maximalist dialogue.

Digital 8 2002
Mabus Trailer Marc Adornato

This is a trailer of a long-term, muti-segment series of shorts that are still in production today!

DV 2002
Marder Anthony Seck

Trance DJ music with East Indian influences. The air-conditiong in a hotel is down. Bugs are in the system.

Betacam 2001
Marshlands Penny McCann

"Marshlands" is a short poetic video about marshes and waiting for the train.

Betacam 1999
Matéria Prima Petunia Alves

An intimate look at Martha Fleming and Lyne Lapointe's work, and more specifically Materia Prima, a project for the abandon garden of an historical landmark in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Betacam 1997
Me and Billy Bob Jillian Mcdonald

An ongoing series of short videos where I have inserted my own footage into scenes from Billy Bob Thornton movies, where he (and I) exchange glances, winks, smiles, tears, and even a kiss.

MiniDV 2002
Mère/Archives/Fourrures Luc Desjardins

Ingredients: One mother, archives, and some fur.

VHS 2002
Mi'kmwesu Franziska Von Rosen

"Mi'kmwesu" is an experimental music video on the elusive world of the mythical Mi'kmwesu, a trickster figure in Mi'kmwesu cosmology.

Betacam 2000
Mistakes Chris Ikonomopoulos

Watch as people admit mistakes to strangers.

MiniDV 2001
Mr. Rogers' Vacation Jacob Hanna

Using the plainness of Mr.

1998
Murmur Miriam Sampaio

In 1998, for the first time as an adult, I traveled to my birthplace of my parents in Portugal.

MiniDV 2002