Video Portraits


Close-up on the Arts - Video Production

Since 2013, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Independent Media Arts Alliance have put out a call to professional Canadian filmmakers to create video portraits of the award winners.

The response from the media arts community is always enthusiastic, as the selected filmmakers are given the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts with full creative control over their work.

Deanna Bowen
Image from Raghed Charabaty's video portrait of Deanna Bowen, 2020 GGArts winner
Dana Claxton
Image from Eric Paul and Michael Janke's video portrait of Dana Claxton, 2020 GGArts winner

Video Archive

In addition to the GGArts website, the videos are available on Youtube

Visit the Winners page to see this year's video portraits

2021 Filmmakers

Maya Bastian
video portrait of Bryce Kanbara

Katrina Beatty
video portrait of Cheryl L’Hirondelle

Amy Bohigian
video portrait of Lou Lynn

Storm Carroll
video portrait of Dempsey Bob

Patrick Péris
video portrait of Luc Courchesne

Alexander Seltzer
video portrait of Bonnie Devine

Amos Scott
video portrait of Germaine Arnaktauyok

Rhayne Vermette
video portrait of Lori Blondeau