CineMobilia is a nonprofit mobile media digitisation lab dedicated to providing a mobile infrastructure for archiving and presenting archives from our partner organisations.
At the intersection of remediation, creative practice, and archival studies, the mobile media digitisation lab is an infrastructure tailored to the unique archival and presentation needs of marginalized communities in Canada, specifically community collections that represent an underserved or underrepresented group or community (Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBT2Q+ community, and immigrant communities).
What we do
The project facilitates archiving of audio-visual media, documentation of intangible heritage, presentation of materials in community contexts, and preservation of content, in partnership with established archives and cultural institutions to create participatory forms of archiving, remediation, and presentation.
CineMobilia on the move
CineMobilia is designed to be portable and transportable in a vehicle. We are able to come to you to digitise materials, rather than you having to come to us! Our equipment is modular and transportable in cases.
Recent News and Events
The 8fest Small-Gauge Film Festival
CineMobilia is thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with The8fest to provide our scanning services! We will be there in person on July 15th, so come check us out!
the8fest in Scarborough is part of the larger film festival that will be taking place at the end of July!
A Jamaican Diasporic Counter-Archive
A Jamaican Diasporic Counter-Archive: Performative Archival Imaginings and Memory Making
The digitization of the VHS tapes from the Heritage Singers' collection is part of Debbie's research-creation project to locate and understand the archives -the collections and spaces - of Jamaican Diasporic history in Canada. The project focuses on the embodied archive of this community for which audiovisual and photographic records are key to preserving much of the richness of this corporeal, affective archive.
The ArQuives X CineMobilia Digitization Project
The ArQuives is very happy to continue partnering with A/CA to digitize some of our older holdings with the CineMobilia team! The archivists at The ArQuives have been making selections of A/V that are higher priority for digitization based on user requests, creator, format, and age. We are so happy to be able to preserve more of our A/V and make it digitally accessible.