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CSV events are usually free and include screenings, artist talks, and parties! Come check us out and meet other independent media artists at our upcoming events. 

With oyster shucking and media art screenings, Video Chucks are hosted by CSV once every quarter. They're opportunities to bring our community together, socialize, network, and highlight our members' work. If you would like to showcase your work at one of our upcoming Video Chucks, please email:

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Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersections Meetup - November 21, 2017

Tue 21 November 2017 6:30 - 9 pm
In the tradition of past Art Intersections meetups, we have invited two interdisciplinary artists who are imagining and imaging futures. Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Wed 27 September 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
In part 4 of our Share Tech series we'll be focusing on lenses!

She Films Collective: Movie Night + Workshop

Fri 22 September 2017 6 - 9 pm
Join She Films Collective in a 2 day expedition, reliving your childhood filmmaking memories like never before!
Meeting + Screening

100 Immortals Installation w Cui Jin-zhe

Wed 21 June 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
As part of our Maker Space initiative we are pleased to host Cui Jin-zhe and her 100 Immortals project
Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersection Meetup!

Tue 16 May 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
with Adrienne Crossman and Thirza Cuthand
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Wed 3 May 2017 6 - 9 pm
In part 3 of our Share Tech series we will focus on various light and grip equipment available to rent at CSV.

Animating Democracy

Mon 10 April 2017 5 - 6 pm
A FREE 8 week film course for youth 16-22 from Scarborough Arts!
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Thu 6 April 2017 6 - 9 pm
Overview of the Ronan, Glidecam, Flow Line Steady Cam Support and the Cinegear Wireless Follow Focus
Artist Talk

Storytelling with 360 Video

Thu 30 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Special guest Karen Vanderborght shares her knowledge of 360 story-telling techniques. Karen will talk about a wide range of VR/360 productions in which she was involved, covering all the steps from preparation up until delivery. Her latest projects include Les Pays d'en Haut VR for Radio Canada, now available in the App and Google play store, and an educational platform on Ocean Science for the NFB. Bio Karen studied at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and never lost that typical Belgian, imaginative touch. Her cross-platform career stretches from curating the Brussels underground media art scene to creating documentary content for Canadian broadcasters. She picked up a wide range of technical skills, capturing the story alive as a DP, letting the tale testify as an editor, and boldly running with it as a producer/director. Not afraid to code and play with interactive tools, she embraces new technologies to take your content to spaces where it has never gone before (if you so wish to, because your production demands remain her directions). Et elle sait le faire en français aussi. Discover some of Karen's past work featured at the links below. Mix and match as you wish. Hop to her other web spaces by clicking on their icons. For rates and availability, please contact Karen directly. For tickets, click here! More information on our speaker, Karen Vanderborght can be found:

CSV Annual General Meeting

Mon 27 March 2017 6:30 - 8:30 pm
NOTICE OF ANNUAL CHARLES STREET VIDEO MEETING OF MEMBERS Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the members of Charles St. Video and Performing Arts Society (hereinafter called “CSV”) will be held at 568 Richmond Street (at the North East corner of Portland and Queen), Toronto, Ontario on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at the hour of 6:30pm (local time) for the following purposes: AGENDA: 1. To consider and, if thought fit, to confirm with or without amendment, the AGM agenda. 2. To consider and, if thought fit, to confirm, with or without amendment, the minutes of the previous annual general meeting of members of CSV 3. To consider the report from the President of the board of directors. 4. To consider the report from the Treasurer of the board of directors and to review the financial statements of the Society as at July 31, 2016. 5. To consider the reports from the Managers. 6. To elect directors. 7. To confirm and appoint the auditor. 8. To transact such further and other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof. The Minutes and Financial Statements referred to in Agenda items 2 and 4 above are available upon request during office hours, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A copy will also be sent to any member who requests it. DATED at Toronto, Ontario the March 10, 2017.
Meeting + Screening + Party

Video Chuck!

Thu 23 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Join us for our early spring Video Chuck! Bring your friends, family, or cat and enjoy an evening of snacks, drinks and good hearted frivolity. Members are invited to bring along short film, video and interactive work to present.
Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersections Meetup

Tue 14 March 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Art Intersections Meetup is a meeting place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world.
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Wed 8 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Comparing the Alexa Mini, RED, Canon C300 and Sony FS7 workflows and capabilities!
Screening + Artist Talk


Sat 4 March 2017 7 - 10 pm
Charles Street Video is proud to partner with Bunker 2 in this new exciting media arts series called Delink.
Artist Talk


Thu 2 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Playformance: get excited for wearables, motion capture, projection mapping, generative art and cultural intangibles. There will also be a projection mapping demo!
Artist Talk

Important Legal Considerations for Producers

Thu 23 February 2017 6 - 9 pm
Ensure a smooth production and distribution process
Artist Talk

Insurance for Filmmakers

Wed 15 February 2017 6 - 9 pm
Judi Heron joined Unionville Insurance Brokers in 1985 and for over 30 years, has specialized in insurance coverages for the visual arts. She was instrumental in designing policies to address the needs of film and video producers, cinematographers, free-lance camerapersons, still photographers, sound and lighting technicians, sound and post-production studios. These policies were specifically created to provide a low-cost alternative for the smaller, independent producers and as such, Unionville Insurance Brokers, now Arthur J Gallagher Canada Ltd, has become the industry leader in insurance packages for the visual arts and media community. By understanding the requirements of filmmakers and their related industries, Judi has developed a large client base across Canada. In her free talk insurance talk Judi will review coverage options available for media artists and answer any insurance questions you might have. Insurance for Filmmakers with Judi Heron Wednesday, Feb 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For tickets, click here!
Artist Talk + Party

January Video Chuck Social with DMG

Sat 21 January 2017 6:30 - 9:30 am
Our first social of 2017! We’ll learn about immersive audio, and the artistic possibilities of glitches, mods and cheats!
Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersection MeetUp

Tue 17 January 2017 6 - 9 pm
A Partnership with CSV, Akimbo, Gamma Space and OCADU

CSV Holiday Video Chuck!

Thu 15 December 2016 6 - 9 pm
Video Chuck is a chance to bring together our community, socialize, network, and highlight CSV member work.
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