We are pleased to announce VUCAVU OUTREACH, a digital literacy initiative that will take us to places across the country in 2019-2020 to meet and discuss with artists and media art communities of all kinds. With a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, VUCAVU's Community and Program Manager, Jacquelyn Hébert will be presenting workshops for people who want to learn more about VUCAVU, digital distribution opportunities and ways to utilize digital tools.



Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST ONLINE (in French)

This event is hosted by VUCAVU and co-presented by Le Labo, Toronto's francophone media arts centre and Le FRIC (Fronts des réalisateurs independants du Canada).

This workshop is free & will be held online through ZOOM.

Please note: this event will take place in French.

Register through Eventbrite here :

For more information, check out the Facebook event

About the event

This VUCAVU OUTREACH presentation is led by Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU’s Community and Program Manager, and is intended for artists and filmmakers interested in learning about distribution options available for their films and videos. During the session, Jacquelyn will discuss digital marketing for film and video, what is, what an independent distributor does and what we offer artists.

The presentation includes an overview of a few other View-On-Demand (VOD) platforms available to artists and a discussion about how artists can use digital tools to promote their work to broader audiences. In addition to its marketing and streaming functions, we encourage people to utilize digital tools like VUCAVU for curatorial, research, and educational purposes. Finally, we discuss what changes are on the horizon as we work to expand the platform’s usage and functionalities.

Thank you to our co-presenters:



Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3:30pm EST / 12:30pm PST

As part of our ongoing VUCAVU OUTREACH initiative, we will present our next event ONLINE! Learn about digital marketing for film & video, including and other Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms. Led by Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU's Community & Program Manager.

Co-presented with CFMDC & Images Festival.

This workshop is free & open to the public!

📅 Thursday, April 16th, 2020 @ 3:30pm EST / 12:30pm PST

📝 TO ATTEND, Please Register here:

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Presentation at PAVED Arts - POSTPONED

LOCATION : PAVED Arts event space (424 20th st w, upstairs)




Vancouver, British-Columbia: Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 11:30AM
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
LOCATION : Reliance theatre, 520 East 1st avenue, vancouver, bc, v5t 0h2
COST : This event is Reserved for All Students, Staff, Faculty and Alumni of Emily Carr University



Vancouver, British Columbia: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

VIVO Media Arts

LOCATION : 2625 Kaslo st., vancouver, bc, v5m 3g9
TIME : 6:30 PM
COST : free

JOIN Video out, vucavu, cineworks and Moving Images Distribution for a presentation and discussion on the various methods and means of distributing media works in 2020. jacquelyn hêbert (VUCAVU) will be leading the event, along with representatives from local resource centres foR media artists, april thompson (Cineworks), casey wei (video out) and Sylvia Jonescu Lisitza (Moving Images).

This presentation includes an overview of how we can help media artists and filmmakers promote their work.


Whitehorse, Yukon: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Presentation at the Available Light Film Festival 
In Collaboration wtih the Yukon Film Society
LOCATION : Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
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More info :

This workshop is led by Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU’s Community and Program Manager, and is intended for artists and filmmakers interested in learning about distribution for their film and videos. During the session, Jacquelyn will discuss what is, who their partners are and what it offers artists. This will also include an overview of other Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms, including the Yukon Film Society's very own Available Light on Demand VOD and a discussion about how digital tools can be used to help promote an artists’ practice. Finally, the presentation will look at how VUCAVU can be used as a curatorial, research, and educational tool.

Whitehorse, Yukon: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM


One-on-One Networking Meetings

LOCATION : old fire hall
COST : $20/$25 or with industry pass


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Fifteen minute meetings, by appointment. Industry participants have a chance to meet industry delegates in private or small groups to pitch their ideas and seek advice on projects. This enables Yukon film and media producers to establish personal & professional relationships early in the week. 

Guests include: Lesley Birchard, CBC Short Docs; Deborah Osborne, APTN; Michele McMahon, Crave; Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU; Shirley Vercruysse, NFB; Robin Summerfield, CBC Creators Network; Doug Holmes, Absolutely Canadian; Mike Gravitis, Northwestel.



WINNIPEG, Manitoba: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Co-presented with the Video Pool Media Arts Centre and the Winnnipeg Film Group

LOCATION : Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 'The Output' 2nd Floor, Artspace, 100 Arthur St. #300, Winnipeg, MB



TORONTO, Ontario: Thursday October 31 and Friday November 1, 2019
OCAD University, Ontario College of Art and Design

North Bay (June 12-13) + Halifax (June 14-17), 2019

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: June 14-17 2019

From June 14th - 17th, we will be in Halifax for two presentations and to participate in the 13th annual HALIFAX INDEPENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL (HIFF).

Hosted by HIFF as part of their 2019 distribution initiative. This presentation is happening on

Saturday, June 15th from 12:45-1:45pm at the Halifax Central Library, BMO Community Room.
More info:



Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 1PM at the CENTRE FOR ART TAPES (CFAT), Project Room, 2238 Maitland Street, Halifax NS
WORKSHOP: Film and video distribution for artists in the digital ageSunday, June 16th 1-2pm. Project Room
*** Free of charge and open to everyone.***MORE INFO HERE HTTPS://CFAT.CA/Facebook event:


NORTH BAY, Ontario: June 13 2019

Our 1st workshop will be held in North Bay on June 13th from 3:30-4:30pm as part of the COLD WATERS SYMPOSIUM & FESTIVAL presented by MANO-RAMO and the Near North Mobile Media Lab.

More info here:




We acknowledge the support of theCanada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.