ARTIST TOOLKIT 
Your film(s) and/or video(s) are on the VUCAVU platform...now what?! 

Below, you will find answers to FAQs and ideas about sharing information about your work on the VUCAVU platform.

Please contact your distributor(s) directly if: 

  • Your artist biography information is out of date.
  • You would like to update your video records or add new content to the platform.
  • Your work and artist profile is not on VUCAVU and you would like your work to be added.
  • You have signed a contract to have your work on VUCAVU but you cannot find it in the search engine on the site.

FAQs #1-9 


1. What is VUCAVU?
VUCAVU is a non profit organization helping the works of Canadian filmmakers and video artists to be seen by the world. We achieve this goal by supporting the work of independent Canadian film and video distributors.


2. How does VUCAVU work?
VUCAVU works on a video-on-demand (VOD) basis. To rent a film or video, the User browses the catalogue, views the details for individual films and videos, and then clicks the RENT button when they find something to watch. From the time the title has been rented by a User, each rental is viewable for a 48 hour period of time, .


3. Can I add my works or remove my works from the VUCAVU platform?
Independent Canadian filmmakers and video artists who wish to be included and/or to remove their works from the VUCAVU platform should inquire directly with the distributor of their work. Our eight partner distributors are:


4. I found my work on your platform. How did my film or video arrive to be on VUCAVU?

  • All film and video artists who have works on VUCAVU signed a contract with their respective distributors that gives them permission to put their work on the VUCAVU platform. If you don't remember giving consent for this, please contact your distributor directly.
  • All media content on VUCAVU is managed by our eight distribution partners. 
  • VUCAVU does not own or have copies of any of your film or video files. 

5. Can I change the price for my video rental on your platform?

  • YES! The rental prices for your work are established by your distributor and can be changed in discussion with them.
  • VUCAVU asks that all rentals be offered in rounded numbers (i.e. Only dollar amounts + No cents in the price amount).
  • Works cannot be made rentable for less than 1$ per rental.

6. My artist biography page does not appear on the site.
This is likely because we one or more of the following:

  1. We don't have the French and/or English translation of your artist biography.
  2. You have not provided your artist bio or a bio photograph of yourself to your distributor.
  3. If you provide this information, we will happily complete your artist biography pages and make them available on the site. 

7. Can VUCAVU help me share information about public screenings of my work? 

  • YES!  If you are an artist represented on VUCAVU and you have an upcoming public screening or exhibition of your work, please contact us at admin@vucavu.com to let us know. We would be happy to share information about the event in our networks and mention, to those who can't attend your screening/exhibition, that they can rent your work on VUCAVU.
  • Please send relevant information to admin@vucavu.com and include : Event title, Date + Time, Location, Price, website or Social Media links. 
  • Please note that all VUCAVU staff work part-time and we recommend that you give us at least 3 days notice (or more!) to communicate the information. 
  • We have a NEWSLETTER!  If you have an upcoming screening or exhibition to share, send us the relavant information and we can include it in our upcoming newsletter.
  • As noted above, the more advanced notice the better the chances that this information can be shared by us. 

8. My work has been chosen to be part of a FREE curated program on VUCAVU? How does this work?

  • VUCAVU is constantly building relationships with curators from diverse backgrounds. We have an ongoing series of curated programs that are FREE to watch (usually for 1 month at a time) as a way to encourage the public to discover works on the platform.
  • If your work has been chosen to be part of these free online screenings, you will receive a screening fee from your distributor.

9. I am a curator, I know a film/video programmer and/or I am a researcher. Are there special accounts on VUCAVU for Professional Curators or Researchers?

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR VUCAVU's PARTNER DISTRIBUTORS CAN BE FOUND via THE LINKS BELOW


HOW TO CONTACT VUCAVU DIRECTLY : 
JACQUELYN HÉBERT, Community Manager, admin@vucavu.com
VUCAVU's Community Manager, Jacquelyn Hébert, supports promotion and social media management, and provides support for VUCAVU.com platform users.

VUCAVU ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vucavuVUCAVU/ 
User Handle: @vucavuVUCAVU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vucavu
User Handle: @vucavu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vucavu/
User Handle: @vucavu


 

VUCAVU : SHAREABLE CONTENT


VUCAVU SHOWREEL 2017
​Combined English + French version (2017)

DIRECT LINK: 
HTTPS://VIMEO.COM/229623558
DIRECTOR: A. MEGAN TURNBULL 


HOW.2.VU (HOW TO USE VUCAVU)
English version (2017)

DIRECT LINK: 
HTTPS://VIMEO.COM/229733743
DIRECTOR: A. MEGAN TURNBULL 

 


COMMENT.2.VU (COMMENT UTILISER VUCAVU)
French version (2017)

DIRECT LINK: 
HTTPS://VIMEO.COM/229732485
DIRECTOR: A. MEGAN TURNBULL 



 

A FEW TIPS FOR SHARING YOUR FILMS FROM VUCAVU TO SOCIAL MEDIA

  • If you would like to share the link to your film or video on VUCAVU via social media, we recommend tagging VUCAVU, your distributor and or other people who were involved on your project in your post. Tagging allows these messages to circulate to a wider public and alerts us that a message was posted so that we can re-post it as well.
     
  • We recommend including the direct VUCAVU URL web address to your film in your post. 
    ex: Check out my film on @VUCAVU here: https://vucavu.com/en/vucavu/vucavu-videos/vucavu-showreel-2017-(english-francais)-en
     
  • Tagging in a social media post can be done by using either the @ (at sign) to tag individuals or organizations or a # (hashtag) to tag individuals, organizations or content related messages.
     
  • @ (at sign) is different from hashtagging because the @ refers to the social handle or username of a person or business in your post or photo. When you tag people or things in a post or photo, you are identifying them and essentially “linking” them in your post.
     
  • # (hashtags) do not contain any spaces. They are used as labels on social media platforms to group similar content together, which makes it much easier to find information on these platforms with a theme or specific content.