Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Video Production

Each September since 2013, the Canada Council and the Independent Media Arts Alliance put out a call to professional Canadian directors to create a video portrait of the awards winners.

The response from the media arts community is enthusiastic. Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production centre. The Canada Council gives the directors full creative control over their work.

The 2017 videos are featured at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and on domestic and international Air Canada flights and promoted via social media.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news on the next call, planned for September 2017.

View #GGARTS videos (present to 2010)

Behind the Scenes

Pamela Ritchie:   Behind the Scenes - and Extremely Close Up Indeed

Pamela Ritchie: Behind the Scenes
- and Extremely Close Up Indeed

Landon Mackenzie:  We Don’t Have a Picture Yet

Landon Mackenzie:
We Don’t Have a Picture Yet

Special Thanks to our 2017 Partners

Logo The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation
Logo National Gallery of Canada Logo Winnipeg Art Gallery Logo Canadian museum of history Logo Independent Media Arts Alliance Logo Royal Canadian Mint Logo Governor General Logo Air Canada