Mandate and Mission


Images showcases artistic excellence in contemporary moving image culture through screenings, exhibitions and performances, providing artists with a supportive forum in which to present their work and make professional connections with the media arts community.

Images presents work that counters dominant mainstream narratives and provides alternative ways of thinking and seeing that expands the understanding of media art through our programming and education-based initiatives.

Images ensures that independent Canadian media artworks are well represented and is committed to presenting new works by local and Canadian artists (50% Canadian) representing the multiplicity of Canadian artistic practice

Images aims to develop an educated and appreciative audience for Canadian and International media arts through an engaging forum for the exchange of information, whether of a technical, aesthetic or critical nature for educators, curators, media arts professionals, and the public.


Images is an artist driven festival that expands traditional definitions and understandings of media art by experimenting with a multiplicity of artistic forms.

Images presents, promotes and pushes the boundaries of contemporary moving image culture.

Images raises the profile of independent media art to develop critical engagement for Canadian and international artists and audiences.