How does it work?
VUCAVU works on a video-on-demand (VOD) basis. To rent a film or video, browse the catalogue, view details for individual films and videos, and click RENT when you find something to watch.
What is MY LIST?
You can create a customized list of films and videos to watch later. To add to your list, browse the catalogue and select the +MY LIST button.
The Regent Park Film Festival presents "Regent Park in Film" in celebration of their 20th anniversary. Featuring films by Grant Mclean, Moze Mossanen, Christene Browne, and Charles Officer and Agazi Afewerki from Regent Park Focus Media Arts Centre.
Left hand image: "Farewell Regent", Christene A. Browne, 2019, 1 hr 30 mins
This six-film program digs into work LIFT members made during the 1980s and 1990s. Although varied in style, tone and form these six films have aged incredibly well, connected by their timely quality and gentle handling of eclectic subject matter.
Still image on the left: Do Nothing, Ruba Nadda, 4 mins, 1997, Self-Distributed
Our non profit platform was founded and, until recently, the board has been run by eight independent media art distributors from across Canada; known as the Coalition for Independent Media Arts Distributors (CCIMAD). As the site has expanded and changed, CCIMAD has opened up the governance to include artists, educators, and art professionals working in media art. We want to expand and include more community voices to our board.
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Since launching our platform in 2017, we have collaborated with curators and programmers from across the country to present film and video programs available for free streaming for a limited time. Each program includes a critical curatorial essay that explores the overarching themes and selections. After the free viewing period has expired, we encourage the public to read the essays and rent the works individually.
Stephanie Poruchnyk-Butler joins us in the role of Digital Programming Intern as part of IMAA's Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program funded by the Government of Canada.
Marko Djurdjić is a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada, and has been awarded a MITACS Accelerate grant to conduct research and beta-testing for VUCAVU in post-secondary classrooms.
Discover the artists form this program by watching recorded talks with Nelson Wu, Basil AlZeri and Farrah Miranda.
Audio described versions are available for each one.