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Links and Resources
Advocacy for media artists
Indigenous arm of IMAA
Advocacy for artists
Advocacy for Ontario media arts
Film scanning with other resources about analogue film and gear on website
Film processing and scanning
Artist-run centre for independent filmmakers (Toronto)
Organization supporting Black screen content
Organization and collective supporting BIPOC in TV & film industries
Indigenous film festival & presenter with workshops and other programs
Canadian film institution with production, distribution, education, and archive branches
Equipment rentals and workshops (Toronto)
Gallery, workshops, and production studio for new media (Toronto)
Artist-run centre for video artists (Toronto)
Gallery, event space, and studio (Toronto)
Artist-run animation production centre (Toronto)


More information on CFMDC, artist-run organizations and media arts


Balson, Erika. After Uniqueness A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017) 


Fothergill, Robert. “Canadian Film-Maker’s Distribution Centre: A Founding Memoir,” Canadian Journal of Film vol. 3, no. 2 (1994): 81-85


Knowles, Kim. Experimental Film and Photochemical Practices (Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) 


Lampert, Andrew. Results You Can’t Refuse: Celebrating 30 Years of BB Optics (New York City: Anthology Film Archives, 2006) 


Lucky, Shannon J. “ARChives: Exploring the Community Archives of Canadian Artist-run Centres.” Master’s Thesis, University of Alberta, 2016. 


Lucky, Shannon J. “Digital ARChiving in Canadian Artist-Run Centres.” In Participatory Heritage, edited by H. Roued-Cunliffe and A. Copeland (London: Facet Publishing, 2017), 163-172. 


Mihailescu, Ilinka “No Judgement: A History of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre”, Local Film Cultures: Toronto. 


Noordegraaf, Julia, Cosetta G. Saba, Barbara Le Maître, and Vinzenz Hediger (eds.), Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art Challenges and Perspectives (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013)


Plant, Johanna. “Constituting the Archives of Artist-Run Culture: A Self-Conscious Apparatus of History.” Master’s Thesis, Queen’s University, 2015. 


Roberston, Clive. “Movement + apparatus: a cultural policy study of artist-run culture in Canada (1976-1994).” PhD thesis, Concordia University, 2004. 


Takahashi, Tess, “Queer Film At The Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre (1965-1985)” Other Places. 


“Toronto Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989”, Art Gallery of Ontario. (Sept. 2016-May 2017) 

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