Main Film andVidéographe joined forces in April 2017, pooling together their equipment holdings.

Members of both organizations will now be able to access equipment from a single location, including specialized tools for digital and analogue production.

Focusing on dissemination and distribution,Vidéographe will maintain its projection, digitization and post production equipment in its own space.

By pooling their equipment holdings,Vidéographe and Main Film hope to simplify artists’ access to the wide range of tools they require, building on our complementarity to offer improved services.

Through this collaboration, we hope to contribute to the strength of the media arts community and to effectively support its artists.

We would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their contribution to the development of this partnership through the Leadership for Change program. We would also like to thank Spira and La Bande Video for their valuable input.

Why Rent Equipment with Us ?

A key part of our mandate is to ease financial and technical constraints on independent filmmakers in the production of their films.

As such, we offer artists access to a wide range of professional and trusted equipment at very affordable rates.

Associate Members of Main Film benefit from an average discount of 50% off Non-Member rates.

Active Members benefit from an additional 40% off Associate Member rates.

Rental Rates

Weekend rental (from Thursday p.m. to Monday a.m.): 1 day billed

One week rental (7 consecutive days): 3 days billed

One month rental: 10 days billed

Minimum charge: 1 day

RAAMI Policy

Main Film is a member of the Réseau d’Accès des Arts Médiatiques Indépendants (RAAMI).

As such, Main Film recognizes memberships to other artist-run centres belonging to the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA). This recognition of membership grants outside members access to Main Film’s equipment at the Associate Member rate, following the same procedures.


To ensure availability of the equipment needed for your shoot, or for further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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New Acquisitions



For more information, contact Alexis or Gabrielle /
514 845-7442


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