VUCAVU.com is a uniquely-structured bilingual digital organization in the independent media arts sector. Its purpose is to use the power of collectivity and scale to increase public access and appreciation of independent Canadian film and video art.
VUCAVU is a streaming platform operated by the non-profit Coalition of Canadian Independent Media Art Distributors (CCIMAD).
CCIMAD was established in 2013 by a group of independent Canadian film and video distributors to improve international accessibility to their catalogues through a shared digital distribution strategy. To this end, they established VUCAVU, which works with independent film and video content providers from across the country to improve access to Canadian artwork and to provide greater national and international awareness of Canadian filmmakers and video artists.
VUCAVU offers the following services through its digital distribution platform:
Curated film and video programmes for the public that are often free to the public for a certain period of time
Public access via our account system to preview and rent individual works for online viewing
Access for curators, programmers and other professionals in the field to research artists and view works
Collaborations with educators and librarians to support remote and online learning
Online marketing support to promote Canadian filmmakers and video artists
Online venue rental access for professional presenters with the ability to embed live-streamed elements into the site.
We offer research user account options for two different types of professional researchers in the field: independent curators (or professional presentation buyers) who have a track record of booking works for paid, professional presentation; and academic researchers, who are seeking access to VUCAVU for scholarly reasons.
We are currently working to expand our educational and library partnerships and offerings. Please contact us directly for more information.