May 23, 2014
The Canada Council for the Arts announced yesterday that it will invest $1.5 million to support the creation of a national digital media art platform. The platform will be developed by a coalition of Canada’s independent media arts distributors, of which the Winnipeg Film Group is one of eight founding members.
Read the Canada Council’s Press Release here
“As one of the eight national media arts distributors spearheading this initiative we are ecstatic to be in on the ground floor of such an important project,” said Monica Lowe, Distribution Director at the Winnipeg Film Group. “We are building and designing the platform in consultation with a variety of technicians, experts and strategists to ensure it will benefit the hundreds of artists and thousands of media artworks in our collective catalogues.”
This initiative will assist the film and videos distributed by the Winnipeg Film Group reach new and supplementary audiences in a more direct manner. It will enable the works in the collection, which date back to 1974, to be offered digitally to a national and international audience.
Incorporated in 1974 the Winnipeg Film Group is a charitable artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema. Its distribution centre opened in 1981 and offers film and video distribution to artists from across Canada with a focus on those from the prairie region including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, as well as those from the North West Territories and Nunavut.
If you are a Canadian independent media artist and have a short film or video that you wish to be distributed by the Winnipeg Film Group you can submit it here.
For any additional information please contact:
Monica Lowe, Distribution Director – Winnipeg Film Group
204-925-3456 x 103 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.