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

2022 Filmmakers

Ryan Barnett
video portrait of Monique Régimbald‐Zeiber

Bawaadan Collective
video portrait of David Ruben Piqtoukun

Lucius Dechausay
video portrait of Gerald McMaster

Chris LeBlanc and Jérôme Luc Paulin
video portrait of Brigitte Clavette

Sheilah ReStack
video portrait of Moyra Frances Davey

Sarah Seené
video portrait of Pierre Bourgault

Tyler Tekatch
video portrait of Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge

Guillaume Vallée
video portrait of Jocelyn Robert