Close-Up on the Arts - Video Production

Since 2013, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Independent Media Arts Alliance have asked professional Canadian filmmakers to create video portraits of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts winners every fall.

Response from the community is always positive because the selected filmmakers are given the opportunity to create a three-minute short film about a prominent visual or media arts figure with support from a production centre. And the Council gives filmmakers carte blanche!

The 2019 shorts will be presented at the National Gallery of Canada during the GGArts exhibition (from March 29 to August 5, 2019), on national and international Air Canada flights from May to December 2019 and on VIA Rail coaches throughout the year.