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Cinema / Cinéma

a group of Film Studies students watching a film screening

As the Art Volt Toolbox includes an exhaustive list of resources applicable to all departments, browsing by discipline can allow for more personalized searches. Visit the category pages for more context, or contact us at if you have questions.


Comme la boîte à outils d’Art Volte comprend une liste exhaustive de ressources applicables à tous les départements, la navigation par discipline peut permettre des recherches plus personnalisées. Visitez les pages des catégories pour plus de détails ou contactez-nous à l'adresse si vous avez des questions.

Creation & Dissemination

Producing your work

Coworking Spaces

Technical labs and production centers

  • OBORO’s new media lab
    This is a link to a New Media Lab’s reservation form and is catered to anyone in film, audio, and  media presentation.
  • PRIM
    PRIM is an artist-run centre that has post-production facilities for sound and image, a music mixing studio, VR shooting equipment and workstations.
  • Vidéographe
    The digital labs are accessible to Vidéographe’s members, and also to people who have a valid membership with PRIM, Main Film, GIV, SPIRA, Paraloeil, Eastern Bloc, FCTNM and Bande Sonimage.

Tool and equipment rentals

  • CineGround
    CineGround strives to provide innovative and cutting-edge digital cinema solutions, from shoot to post.
    Camera and film production equipment rental.
  • MainFilm
    Main Film is an artist-run center which aims to support independent filmmakers in defining their artistic voices and cinematic vision by helping them develop and hone into their practice. As such, they offer artists access to a wide range of professional and reliable equipment at very affordable rates.
  • PRIM
    PRIM's filming equipment is at your disposal to carry out all your film or video projects from HD to 4K, classic or ambisonic sound recording, and virtual reality.


  • Airtable Location scouting
    A flexible and customizable Airtable template that helps you track of all data you need to make a decision on the best locations to shoot in, the contact information of the property owners, the contracts, etc. You can view this same sheet on-the-go on you mobile phone.
  • Airtable Video Production Template
    This Airtable digital video product template keeps your entire video production team organized and on task from pre-production to post-production. The different tables and views his template enables each member of your team to see exactly what is important to them. For example, tracking your equipment and its condition, looking at production schedule dates and locations of shoots and many more.

Funding & Financial Literacy

View resources and tools to help you manage your finances, generate revenue and find financial support for your creative practice.

Managing your finances

Copyrights, publishing and intellectual property

Waivers and contracts

  • CIVFIF’s forms & tools
    This source provides multiple applications and forms prepared by the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund. All of the documents available as a downloadable PDF file.


Funding your practice

Funding bodies and programs

  • Canada Media Fund
    The Canada Media Fund aims to foster, promote and finance Canadian content, across all audiovisual platforms, and help share it with the world.

Get in touch!

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This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.

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