On Campus | VUCAVU Outreach Info Session
PRESENTATION: Marketing film and video in the digital age
Fri, Feb 7 at 11:30am | Reliance Theatre on campus
Join Career Development + Work Integrated Learning for an info session on VUCAVU.com, a bilingual video streaming platform established to provide a new revenue stream for artists and greater national/international awareness of Canada’s filmmakers and video artists. The platform is operated by the non-profit Coalition of Canadian Independent Media Art Distributors / Coalition canadienne des distributeurs indépendent en arts médiatiques (CCIMAD/CCDIAM) CCIMAD.
VUCAVU.com currently streams 1,300+ films spanning 45 years of Canadian moving image art of all kinds.
CCIMAD was established in 2013 by a group of independent Canadian film and video distributors who wanted to improve accessibility to artists’ works in their catalogues by creating a shared digital distribution strategy. To this end, they established VUCAVU.com to provide a new revenue stream for artists and greater national and international awareness of Canada’s filmmakers and video artists. VUCAVU currently streams 1,300+ films spanning 45 years of Canadian moving image art of all kinds.
This presentation will be led by Emily Carr Alumna, Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU’s Community and Program Manager, and is intended for artists and filmmakers interested in learning about distribution options for their films and videos. During the session, Jacquelyn will discuss what VUCAVU.com is, who our partners are and what it offers artists. This will include an overview of a few other View-On-Demand (VOD) platforms and a discussion about how digital tools can be used to help promote an artists’ practice. We will also explore how VUCAVU can be used as a curatorial, research, and educational tool and what changes are on the horizon as we work to expand the platform’s usage and its functionalities.
Present by the Career Development + Work Integrated Learning Office
All are welcome to attend
Jacquelyn Hébert has worked in arts administration and arts education since 2005, holding positions with Concordia University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Le Labo, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Film Group to name a few. Jacquelyn is also a visual artist and filmmaker whose work stems from an interest in historical, cultural and imagined narratives. She has presented her work nationally and internationally. In addition to her work as VUCAVU’s Community and Program Manager, Jacquelyn works at the University of Toronto as the Website Manager for the Un Canadien Errant research project.