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
Kids Chris Mullington

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

¾" 1987
Kanata Flag Day Greg Hill

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

DV 2002
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
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
Jolly Fat Men Jacob Hanna MiniDV 2000
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
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
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
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
Interview: Femme Interieur Angèle Gagnon VHS 1987
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
Instant Yolk Topping Erin Brophy

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

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
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 328 (Other) Words Jillian Mcdonald MiniDV 2002
Imitations of Life Mike Hoolboom

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

Betacam 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
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
Iconoclaste Luc Desjardins

In my basement apartment, Eminem and some right-winger get makeovers to the music of Jacques Brel and George Brassens.

VHS 2001
Hyperemotional Riley Rempel

"Hyperemotional" is what happens when SAW Video gives a musician a microphone, a camera, and some free editing time.

Hi8 2000
Human Bytes Sandra Hawkins

The content of this video relates to the idea that contemporary digital technology, while offering seductive material, benefits in contributing to a limited two dimensional image of who we are as h

DV 2000
Helpless Penny McCann

Based on a Nova Scotian folk tale, "Helpless" is a short dramatic film set in a fogbound world of superstition and magic.

Betacam 2001
Hello Ingmar Gunilla Josephson

For three decades, he stood at the dizzying heights of world kino, his name synonymous with the term, 'art movie'. But who would ever imagine finding a home in Ingmar Bergman's psycho-nightmares?

DV 2000
Harry Knuckles and the Treasure of the Aztec Mummy Lee Demarbre

Lee Demarbre's directorial debut finds Special Agent Spanish Fly taking a hands-on approach to the most important case of his life in this kung-fu action trailer.

16mm 1998
Guy Meilleur: A Portrait of an Artist Liisa Rissanen

The video gives an overview of the different artistic activities of painter, photographer, educator, and musician, Guy Meilleur.

Hi8 1996
Grachek: A Russian Clown in Carleton Place Anthony Seck

Decades spent in the Russian circus boil down to a brief moment in a trailer in Hicksville, Ontario. Enter the world of organised crime in the Russian Circus.

MiniDV 2002
Going Back Home (Ni Aqui, Ni Alla) Maria Belisario

A personal reflection on going back to Venezuela and to my family's home-town.

1998
God's Island Ramona Macdonald

History of P.E.I. through paintings and reminiscences of a folk artist. The film has been screened at the National Gallery, BBC-2, CBC, and has theatrical distribution in England.

16mm 1983
Genetic Experiments Marc Adornato

8 portraits of genetic engineering experiments.

DV 2000
Gatineau Luc Desjardins

Ingredients: Gatineau, drag queens, and a sad song.

VHS 2002
Garden of Dreams Fortunée Shugar

Is it a dream within a garden, or a garden within a dream? Gardens have a magical way of rejuvenating us, giving us hope.

DV 2002
Gabosh Anatoly Ignatiev

This story takes place between 1989 and 1997, telling us about optimism and an unexpected fate.

Hi8 1998
G8? Marc Adornato

From the award-winning pilot TV show, "Clone TV", comes a post-9/11 satirical segment featuring "Mabus and Sirus" (Marc Adornato and David Wilkinson) who hi-jack the G8 Protest in Ottawa to raise a

DV 2002
From Here Jordan Mctavish

Broken into three segments, this visual essay asks important environmental, personal, and social questions of a variety of Ottawa citizens immediately after 9/11/2001.

Digital 8 2001
Frames of Reference John Mark Seck

Originally conceived as a live performance piece for two musicians (flute and double bass).

¾" 1995
Fore Mien John Boehme 2002
Fish Bait Anthony Seck

Subtitled. Music by Anthony Seck and Tricky Woo.

16mm 1998
Fire and Ice Dan Sokolowski

A documentary on the 1998 ice storm.

16mm 1998
Femmes de Rêve... Louise Gendnon ¾" 1979
Femme d'Intérieur Angèle Gagnon 1992
Faces Lois Siegel

"Faces" is a film composed entirely of photographs. Still photographs are re-filmed with a 16mm camera, and transitions from one to the next are completed through dissolves in the camera.

16mm 1976
Existence Nathan Saliwonchyk

"Existence" is (surprisingly) about the idea of existence, its silliness, and the absurdity of being.

Video 2002
Evolution Marc Adornato

An experimental remix of found-footage depicting the history of planet Earth, and the evolution of the human species.

DV 2001
Eulogy Penny McCann

This experimental video is a poetic evocation of ships and journeys, of absence and loss.

¾" 1992
Emballage Tim Dallett

Presented as part of Detonator, at SAW Gallery, a performance ensemble that drew out and magnified the minutia of the everyday, this video art piece celebrates the spirit of "live architecture" as

Hi8 1999
E-phem-e-ron Maral Mohammadian

Delve into the frenzied psyche of a porcelain doll.

DV 2002
Duet Karen Guttman

"Duet" is a rhythmic dance between myself and my distorted image, between the camera and the doorknob, between the real and the feeling...

VHS 1999
Du Noir, Une Impulsion Lumineuse Angèle Gagnon ¾" 1992
Droit Au Coeur Angèle Gagnon 2000