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|
|Žena: The Woman||Nena Toth||
An experimental film all done in close-ups about a woman.
|Yousef Dweik||Madi Mohammed||
An interview with the Palistinian-born artist, Yousef Dweik. The interview and art exhibit is about his art work. Statement: I have long considered the creative impulse to be a thing of grace.
|Your Absence||Shahin Parhami||
A video poem concerned with race and gender issues.
|You Are a Constellation||Kevin Hogg||
An experimental art video challenging the context of the music video format.
|X (trace), Studies for a Self-Portrait||Phil Rose||
"X (trace), Studies for a Self-Portrait" is a 'motion painting', a single-channel video or continuous loop installation which takes Francis Bacon's self-portraits as the starting point for a series
|Work to Live...||Donna James||
"Work to Live..." is a one-minute video tape that uses the oral tradition to highlight three women's shared work experience in Canada and Jamaica.
|Witches Way (Magic, Coming Soon)||Wendy DeMos||
Using dance to capture the excitement/energy of a percussive driven song called "Magic, Coming Soon."
|Weaving Words||Eve Haque||
This video attempts to interrogate how one can 'language' the effective realm of marginalisation, exclusion and alienation that are the legacy of transnational migration into white settler nation s
|Vortex||Gennaro De Pasquale||
"Vortex" is an experimental video that combines fragments of films from different genres (fiction, documentary, reportage, animation, etc.), most of which date from the early twentieth century.
Encased in a giant video lottery terminal, "V.L.T." explores the impulse to gamble - with one's future.
|Two Thieves||Maliha Hamidee||
The crime spree of two bumbling thieves comes to an abrupt end and a dilemma. Statement: My first experimentation in the dramatic genre.
|Two Guns and a Hacksaw||Jordan Mctavish||
In a shady motel, a drug dealer awaits his next shipment. When he finds a suspicious guy loitering outside his place, out come two guns and a hacksaw.
"Tunnels" is a stereotypical view of life at Carleton University that takes place in real time.
|Tu Veux Que Je Pose||Anthony Seck||16mm||1991|
|Trudeau Unifies the Country||Ramona Macdonald||
Was presented to Channel 4, who never replied but went on to produce a similar series.
|Tribal Invitation||Jef Harris||
Behind the scenes video.
|Transvestite Shopping Trip (Jed)||Riley Rempel||
A happy man named Jed goes shopping in his wife's underwear. When SAW Gallery did its Detonator show, they asked me to do a project. And they paid me for it too.
|Thumbs Up!||Ramona Macdonald||
Pure improv: non-actors, crew using obsolete equipment for first time. Filmed in 2 takes.
|This Will Make You Happy (Furnaceface)||Anthony Seck||
One long year has passed since 15 year old Ashleigh Burns went missing. Police have given up the search, leaving Ashleigh's best friends to solve the mystery themselves.
|They Gave up Their Pants for Love||Karen Guttman||
In 1899, Victorian England, the huge popularization of the bicycle sparked women's independent mobility.
|The Wind Between My Ears||Carol Beecher||
An inside look at viewing popular culture.
|The Walk Home||Michael Clowater||
A man leaves his office on a Friday after work. It's a beautiful day and he decides to break from his regular routine of the subway and walk home instead.
|The Villains Anthology||Josh Stafford||
A surly, foulmouthed bounty hunter cares more about getting his laundry done than saving his kidnapped ex-girlfriend from a delusional and mostly harmless masked man.
|The Toilet Suite||Carl Stewart||
Set in a washroom, "The Toilet Suite" is a funny look at the intersection of public and queer space.
|The Story of Apanatschi and Her Redheaded Wrestler||Ehren "Bear Witness" Thomas||
The same kind of stereotypes exist in video games as they do in TV and film.
|The Sisters||Penny McCann||
Etched on a gravestone are the stark facts: three sisters who drowned on the same summer day in 1917.
|The Magic Paintbrush||Vivien Tytor||
This video relates to the theme of fluidity as a visual metaphor and identity since the artist is evident both from behind and in front of the images.
|The Lims Live in Ottawa||Melina Young||
George Lim arrived as a young man in 1913 in Ottawa. He lived there the rest of his life except for visits to China.
|The Lady of Shalott||Lara Fitzgerald||
"The Lady of Shalott" reinterprets Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem of the same title in a contemporary setting: the bored lady sits in her highrise apartment writing pulp romance while Sir Lancelot, we
|The Knit Club||Pauline Kaill||
Five university students meet in Halifax for their weekly knitting club. From seeing scenes from their past, we begin to understand their choices and actions in the present.
|The Jigg's Dinner||Darryl Dinn||
"Back Home" is an online cultural magazine show about Newfoundland & Labrador.
|The Invisible Couples' Conversation over Afternoon Tea||Natasha Malakhova||
The couple are talking about life and love. It's just beautiful.
|The Inner Wedding||Deborah Chapman||
"The Inner Wedding" is a snapshot of a very ordinary woman's life. Shot from her point of view, it shows how the rituals and crisis of daily life seep and are absorbed into our psyche.
|The Golem of Socks||Gerald Saul||
In this puppet video, a golem is sewn together out of socks and sent to maintain society's status quo. It does this with a vengeance, even transforming himself into a model citizen.
|The Games We Play||Steve Mccutchen||
Four friends, each representing a different aspect of society, get together one night to partake in the ultimate game of world domination - war - by means of their favourite board game, Risk ®.
|The Fix||Theshlen Naidoo||
This is a story about money, deception, and pleasure. Caesar, a wealthy organized crime boss, loses a hundred grand to two deceitful spanish streetfighters.
|The Fires of Joanna||Penny McCann||
Set in Depression-era Eastern Ontario, "The Fires of Joanna" tells the story of a woman struggling to endure a harsh and unforgiving life.
|The Double||Nena Toth||
Parallel stories. When a double takes the life of an original.
|The Darkness of My Language II||Sylvana Afram||
The artist was inspired to produce this tape after an extended visit to Montreal.
|The Clone Show||Marc Adornato||
Host Marc Adornato interviews his clone, and get into a personal heated argument with his clone (played also by Marc Adornato).
|The Circle Cycle||C.J. Fleury||
A skated performance piece exploring the passage from tradition to experiment through the choreography and sound.
|The Blob||Jubal Brown||
Paranoid science fiction obsessing over the omnipresence of television and radio waves, wireless communications... in our very midst, in us and around us.
|The Army of Mabus||Marc Adornato||
Mabus clones himself in an attempt to conquer the world.
|The Adventures of Mabus and Sirus||Marc Adornato||
A comedy/satire of two spacesuit-wearing superheroes, Mabus and Sirus, and their quest to save the Earth's eternal herb from the evil Zybain.
|Thanks Michael (Homage to Michael)||Marc Adornato||
From ancient prophets to modern sci-fi writers, this video montage shows a brief overview of the present technological revolution; science fiction becomes science fact.
|Terra Terra||Chantal Dahan||
A story narrated by my uncle, who takes us on a journey into the country of his birth, the ex-French colony of Algeria, and his Sefaradim cultural roots.
An egoist, a religious zealot, and an addict meet in a park and wax philosophical. When a $10,000 lottery ticket comes between them, it will be the last time they meet.
|Telepathy||John Mark Seck||
An unlikely group posing as everything from superheroes to computer viruses gathers in an internet chat room.
|Teleculture the Teleculture....||Chris Mullington||
Willoughby Sharp visited SAW Gallery in 1983. This flamboyant New Yorker was a denizen of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene before becoming a prophet of telecommunications and satellite technology.