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.

DV 2002
Your Absence Shahin Parhami

A video poem concerned with race and gender issues.

Hi8 1996
You Are a Constellation Kevin Hogg

An experimental art video challenging the context of the music video format.

MiniDV 2001
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

Video 2002
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."

Hi8 1995
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

DV 1995
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.

MiniDV 2010
V.L.T. Karen Guttman

Encased in a giant video lottery terminal, "V.L.T." explores the impulse to gamble - with one's future.

VHS 1997
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.

MiniDV 2002
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.

Digital 8 1998
Tunnels Jamie Bruni

"Tunnels" is a stereotypical view of life at Carleton University that takes place in real time.

DV 2002
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.

16mm 1981
Tribal Invitation Jef Harris

Behind the scenes video.

DV 2001
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.

Hi8 2001
Thumbs Up! Ramona Macdonald

Pure improv: non-actors, crew using obsolete equipment for first time. Filmed in 2 takes.

16mm 1973
This Will Make You Happy (Furnaceface) Anthony Seck

Alternative rock.

Betacam 2000
Thirsty Claudia Jurt

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.

VHS 1999
The Wind Between My Ears Carol Beecher

An inside look at viewing popular culture.

16mm 2002
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.

16mm 2002
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.

Betacam 1999
The Toilet Suite Carl Stewart

Set in a washroom, "The Toilet Suite" is a funny look at the intersection of public and queer space.

Betacam 1999
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.

Video 2008
The Sisters Penny McCann

Etched on a gravestone are the stark facts: three sisters who drowned on the same summer day in 1917.

Betacam 1993
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.

VHS 1999
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.

Hi8 1996
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

Hi8 1996
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.

Video 2001
The Jigg's Dinner Darryl Dinn

"Back Home" is an online cultural magazine show about Newfoundland & Labrador.

Betacam 1996
The Invisible Couples' Conversation over Afternoon Tea Natasha Malakhova

The couple are talking about life and love. It's just beautiful.

Hi8 2000
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.

¾" 1988
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.

Video 1994
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 ®.

DV 2003
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.

DV 2003
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.

16mm 1998
The Double Nena Toth

Parallel stories. When a double takes the life of an original.

16mm 1979
The Darkness of My Language II Sylvana Afram

The artist was inspired to produce this tape after an extended visit to Montreal.

¾" 1988
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).

DV 2002
The Circle Cycle C.J. Fleury

A skated performance piece exploring the passage from tradition to experiment through the choreography and sound.

VHS 1983
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.

DV 2000
The Army of Mabus Marc Adornato

Mabus clones himself in an attempt to conquer the world.

DV 2001
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.

DV 2000
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.

DV 2001
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.

VHS 2000
Tendencies Jordan Mctavish

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.

Digital 8 2001
Telepathy John Mark Seck

An unlikely group posing as everything from superheroes to computer viruses gathers in an internet chat room.

¾" 1995
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.

¾" 1983