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
02.02.02. Penny McCann

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.

Hi8 2003
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.

¾" 1987
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.

Video 1997
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

Super 8 1999
A Porno Mortis Rob Thompson

Pornography is an issue rife with knee-jerk responses and emphatic opinions.

Betacam 1993
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.

1993
A Taste of Bannock Chris Ikonomopoulos

The document of a pair doing outreach during the Christmas season.

MiniDV 2001
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

Betacam 1997
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.

DV 2002
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.

MiniDV 2002
Americans Chris Mullington

Shot on Video 8, this video is a collection of dreamlike impressions of a Studebaker ride across the U.S.A.

¾" 1988
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.

Betacam 2002
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.

DV 2002
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.

DV 2002
Arena Lois Siegel

"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.

Film 1979
Ask-Me Carol Beecher

"Ask-Me" is an experimental camera-less animation piece etched directly on 16mm black leader, with the addition of colour using permanent markers.

16mm 1993
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.

Betacam 2000
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.

DV 1997
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.

DV 1999
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.

DV 2001
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.

MiniDV 2003
Back and to the Left Hart Snider

Scratch video remix of TV, with James Brown's drummer, The Fiddler On the Roof, and JFK.

MiniDV 2000
Backwards Cathy Sisler

Un plan unique sur un dos dénudé offre une résistance à notre désir de voir. Une voix de femme raconte.

¾" 1992
Battlefield Jef Harris

Industrial music video.

DV 2003
Beacon Eric Walker

With hypnotic image loops and squelching radio noise, "Beacon" is a fast meditation on microwave relay towers and urban landscape.

Betacam 1999
Beauty Nathan Saliwonchyk Video 2003
Bedford Basin Eric Walker

An eight-minute real-time video painting of the Bedford Basin in Halifax, Nova Scotia, viewed from a moving train.

Betacam 2000
Betty Swollox André Coutu

Simple plan. Simple disguise. A true story of misinformation and robbery gone awry.

DV 2002
Beyond the Pale Maureen Bradley

How do you recreate an un-documented past? How do you define a life?

MiniDV 2010
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

Betacam 1997
Billy Rob Thompson

Two women get together for a cup of tea, but their conversation quickly descends into a confrontation of their deepest fears.

MiniDV 2003
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!

Hi8 1996
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.

MiniDV 2001
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.

MiniDV 2001
Boredom Lois Siegel

"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.

16mm 1976
Breakfast Rob Thompson

"Breakfast" is a music video I made of a punk rock song about breakfast. Statement: An early music video.

¾" 1991
Bride Fest 2002 Mark Mckay

"Bride Fest 2002" is a celebration of weddings, brides, fun, and good times.

Hi8 2002
Brothers Anne Golden

Two lesbian brothers play out a prescribed sleep-work-play existence, but when the evening comes...

Betacam 1998
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.

16mm 1994
Ca Pas De Bon Sang Jean Rene

A funny twist on a vampires theme.

1996
Caged Rob Thompson

Pam Meldrum and Eric Wolf were selected from over 80 applicants to try and live like battery hens for one week.

Betacam 2000
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.

MiniDV 2010
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.

DV 1997
Chorégraphie Luc Desjardins

A paradoxical and absurd look at artifice (the moulin rouge) versus real life (taking out the trash).

VHS 2002
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.

¾" 1983
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.

DV 2002
CIBA Chrome Jean Rene

Psychedelic music video.

VHS 1997
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.

1999