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MEDIANET NEWS April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca 

www.media-net.bc.ca

 

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St. 

Victoria BC

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In this Newsletter:

 

1. MediaNet’s Board of Directors for 2013

2. 48 Hour Hack-a-thon! April 19-21

3. OPEN CINEMA presents Elemental, April 24

4. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops 

5. Member’s news – Richard Boyce launches Indiegogo Campaign

6. Around Town 

 

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1. MediaNet’s Board of Directors, 2013

 

MediaNet extends a big thank you to out-going Board members, Trudy Pauluth-Penner, who has served for many years on the MediaNet Board, Cyrus Block and Colleen Craig.  All the best to them in their new ventures!

 

MediaNet Board of Directors, 2013:

President, Scott Amos; Vice President, Kristina Campbell; Secretary, Monique Cartesan; Treasurer,Tom Shandel; Members at Large: April Ingham, Nicole Sorochan, and we welcome 3 new members to the Board: Janet Rogers, Steven Thomas Davies, and David Parfit.

 

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2. 48 Hour Hack-a-thon!

    April 19-21

 

Make interactive devices! A 48 hour Hack-a-thon for environmental ideas. 

Open to all artists, engineers, techies, hackers and everyone in between. 

 

A joint event hosted by Medianet and Makerspace 

 

Victoria Makerspace 

http://makerspace.ca/

 

Schedule:

 

Making Teams

April 19th 6 -10pm @ OneNetMarketing (733 Johnson Street)

 

Hackathon

April 20-21st 9am – midnight

@OneNetMarketing & OddFellows 

 

Exhibit (Open to the Public)

April 22nd 6pm-10pm @ Intrepid Theatre

Exhibit – Open to the public

 

Cost:

 

$20 for MediaNet or Makerspace members or students, $40 for all others. 

 

Register:

 

To register as an individual or a group via MediaNet call: 250-381-4428 or email info@media-net.bc.ca

 

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3. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA

 

Our Season 10 Finale and Fundraiser!

 

On April 24, we will be screening the documentary Elemental, in partnership with Sierra Club BC.

 

This award-winning documentary tells the story of three people united by their deep connection to nature 

and driven to confront the ecological challenges of our time. www.elementalthefilm.com

 

Featuring a post-screening discussion with: Briony Penn, environmental activist, writer, educator; Jesse Baltutis, POLIS

Water Sustainability Project and Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC.

 

Join the conversation virtually via #opencinema Tweetchat!

The discussion will also be livestreamed on our website.

 

We are looking for items for our silent auction. If you have something that you would like to contribute,

please contact us at info@opencinema.ca

 

 

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4. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

 

All workshops take place at the MediaNet office, #110 – 2750 Quadra St.

 

Please note: We have added Keyframing into the Intro workshops for Final Cut Pro X and 

Premiere Pro to create more comprehensive and streamlined workshops.

 

April 6, 11am-5pm – Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X (with Keyframing) – FULL 

April 13, 11am-5pm – Getting Started in Premiere Pro (with Keyframing)- One spot left!

 

May 4, 11am-3pm – Introduction to Encore (DVD/ BluRay burning) 

 

To register, contact Kirk or Catlin at communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

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5. Members

 

MediaNet member Richard Boyce launching an Indiegogo Campaign for documentaries on Pipeline

 

http://coastaltarsands.ca

There’s very little time left before the Harper government plans to approve the Enbridge Corporation’s Northern Gateway Pipeline Project in early 2014. This plan includes hundreds of supertankers navigating through the inside passage along the central coast of British Columbia, loaded with millions of barrels of Alberta Tarsands Bitumen for export to China.

This is one of the most pressing environmental issue of our time. These coastal waters are intense, the shorelines extremely rugged, and the environment extremely diverse. Before deciding its future people deserve to see more than animated TV ads, with glass calm waters absent of a maze of islands, produced by the Enbridge Corporation which is spending $350 million promoting its project.  My media project will reveal the reality of this incredible environment and I need your help to complete it. More details: http://coastaltarsands.ca

I’m taking an innovative approach to this media production by producing a series of short ‘mini-docs’ that I will post on the internet to meet pressing public deadlines, which will be combined to complete a full length documentary. I’ve started a fund raising campaign via Indiegogo to cover the production cost of the first ‘mini-doc,’ which needs to be released prior to the BC Election May 14, 2013  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coastal-tarsands

Please join me by donating and help spread this message by forwarding to friends. 

 

 

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4. AROUND TOWN

 

Cowboy Smithx to show work at First Peoples House, April 9

 

Filmmaker Cowboy Smithx will be screening work as a part of a crowd funding campaign at the University of Victoria’s

First People’s House on April 9 from 6-8pm.

 

He is seeking funds to complete his first feature film “Pensive Times of an Urban Tribe.”

 

The story is about a group of urban Indigenous people living in Toronto, Canada, who each face extreme situations in their daily lives as they battle their inner and outer demons.A young art student named Sally Black gets the group together to join her writers session and asks permission to share their stories. This becomes a blog site called The Pensive Times.

 

More information on the project: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pensive-times-of-an-urban-tribe

 

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Video portraits of the 2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Awards recipients are unveiled.

 

For the first time, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) partnered to commission Canadian Media artists to create videos that portray the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

 

Seven filmmakers were paired with the seven winners and given complete creative control to produce unique videos that celebrate the winner’s achievements and their outstanding contributions to Canadian Culture. The video profiles are works of art in themselves, and as such reveal bits about the artists behind the camera.

 

 

The videos can be seen on The Canada Council’s website: http://ggavma.canadacouncil.ca/

 

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Grant Writing workshop for artists – Vancouver

GRANT WRITING DEMYSTIFIED 

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cineworks [1131 Howe, back lane entrance]

Members: $20, Non-members: $25

REGISTRATION: Please call 604.685.3841 or ie-mail info@cineworks.ca.

Instructors:

Walter Quan has been a Program Officer at the British Columbia Arts Council for the past 21 years.  He coordinates programs for individuals working in writing, visual and media arts, as well as for Professional Arts Training Organizations.  He is a native of Vancouver, attended UBC in Commerce and Music and has been seen variously with clarinets, knitting projects and handmade candles shaped like sushi.

Peg Campbell has been directing and producing award winning documentaries and narrative films since 1975.  Her films have received international acclaim, winning awards at the Genie’s, Banff International Television Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Yorkton Short Film Festival, Northwest Film and Video Festival and the Information Film Producers of America. They have been broadcast on CBC, PBS, WTN, A&E, The Movie Channel and educational networks. She is Head of Film, Video + Integrated Media and an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  

And Don’t Forget: May 31 is the deadline for BCAC’s Project Assistance to Media Artists.

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SUBMISSIONS

 

Film a Documentary About

Inclusive Dance in East Asia!

 

Opportunity for Filmmaker

To celebrate 25 years of DanceAbility International, we are looking for a filmmaker, or Director of Photography/camera-person to document our trip to Mongolia, Indonesia, and the Philippines!

 

As a small nonprofit organization, DanceAbility Interntational does not have money to pay a fee to a filmmaker. He/she will be responsible for all related expenses. However, we have launched a $5,000 Kickstarter campaign. We feel confident we can meet this goal. The funds raised will go to the filmmaker to offset travel expenses and for a possible honorarium (small fee).

 

For more information: http://www.danceability.com

 

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CONT3NT.COM 

 

An on-line site for photographers and photojournalists. http://company.cont3nt.com/

 

 

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EVENTS

 

Open Space

 

Charles Campbell’s Transporter

Exhibition March 1 to April 6, 2013

 

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Canada Connections

Pianist Philip Thomas will be joining us to showcase the music of Canadian and British composers. Philip specializes in performing experimental notated and improvised music and is known for his programs that provoke and suggest connections.

 

The concert on April 12, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. will include works by British composers Christopher Fox and Bryn Harrison and Canadian composers Martin Arnold and Cassandra Miller, as well as Luke by Victoria Symphony’s composer in residence, Michael Oesterle.

 

Date Friday, April 12, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

Genre New Music

Event Canada Connections

Artist Philip Thomas (piano)

Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Admission General $15, students and members $10

Tickets available at the door (cash only) or in advance at CanConnectionsVic.brownpapertickets.com

 

 

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CLASSES

 

 

 

David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  

Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

 

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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 8 Apr 2013

Modra, 80 min, 2010

 

 

A gentle story about the confusion of being 17. After a breakup a young Toronto woman, invites a lad she hardly knows to accompany her on a visit to her ancestral home of Modra in Slovakia. A gentle story unfolds into a rich experience. Part travelogue, part love story, part reflection on immigrant roots in the old country, wholly satisfying. “You don’t need big budgets. You need vision and heart. This made my heart open.” Billie Mintz Pg13 trailer

 

Trust me on this one! Winning making of clips about this Canadian family project will be added to our screening.

 

 

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6:30 pm Monday 15 Apr 2013

Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life And Inventive Mind Of Alexander Graham Bell

Presentation and reading by author Charlotte Gray, approximately 105 min

 

I’ve been wanting to present this remarkable story for years, after hearing Charlotte Gray speak to my son’s convocation at Queens University and later reading her book Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life And Inventive Mind Of Alexander Graham Bell. Bell is typical of the bipolar spectrum personality; full of brilliant ideas, moody, messy, needs a good woman to organize his life. Happily he found one who was his helpmate, a remarkable woman herself. His accomplishments go way beyond inventing the telephone, into all aspects of his world; communication for the deaf, mentor to Helen Keller, sheep breeder, hydrofoil and airplane development, established the National Geographic Society…. it’s an amazing life story! more.

 

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices. See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

 

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The Canadian First Weekend Club  

 

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer. 

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: Hit n’ Strum, Mad Ship, Home Again and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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 More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies 

 

Please go to: www.medianetnews.wordpress.com

 

TAIS SHOWCASE 2013|TORONTO 

Short Film Entry

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking independent animated

films, 10 minutes in length or less,

Screening: 7pm, May 11th, 2013 at Cinecycle: 129 Spadina Avenue,

Deadline: 6pm, Friday April 12th, 2013

Info: http://www.tais.ca 

 

PLANET IN FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL/ TORONTO 

The 14th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is seeking fiction, documentary, shorts, experimental and animation films

October 9-13, 2013 in Toronto

Deadline: May 20, 2013 and late deadline June 4, 2013

http://planetinfocus.org/film-festival/

submissions@planetinfocus.org 

 

ASINABKA FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2013|OTTAWA 

The second annual Asinabka Festival will be taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, July 24-28, 2013.  The Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.  Preference will be given to new works produced within the last two years.

DEADLINE:  Monday, April 29th 2013

Info: Asinabka Festival, 340 Laurier Ave West, PO Box 307, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8V3. Contact us: 613-889-9559, http://www.asinabkafestival.orgasinabkafestival@gmail.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/249036335173872/, Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/AsinabkaFest 

 

THE REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 

The Reel Youth Film Festival is seeking submissions of short films made by youth 19 years and younger. Reel Youth is a non-profit organization that supports youth to speak about issues they care about through producing and distributing films. Our traveling film festival showcases the best youth-made short films from around the world. It premiers every year at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and then travels to a number of communities around North America, as well as some internationally.

DEADLINE: June 14, 2013

Info: http://reelyouth.ca/submit2.html 

 

THE 11TH ANNUAL REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL – TORONTO 

Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge, multi-cultural, film festival dedicated to showcasing the best local and international film and video works. All activities at the Regent Park Film Festival are free-of-charge; we provide free childcare and pay artist fees.

Nov 13 – 16th, 2013

Deadline: Friday, May 10th, 2013 (No Entry Fee)

Info: http://www.regentparkfilmfestival.com 

 

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca

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MEDIANET NEWS March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca 

www.media-net.bc.ca

 

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St. 

Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

 

 

In this Newsletter:

 

1. OPEN CINEMA presents Elemental, April 24

2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops 

3. Member’s news – Richard Boyce launches Indiegogo Campaign

4. Around Town 

 

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1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA

 

Our Season 10 Finale and Fundraiser!

 

On April 24, we will be screening the documentary Elemental, in partnership with Sierra Club BC.

 

This award-winning documentary tells the story of three people united by their deep connection to nature 

and driven to confront the ecological challenges of our time. http://www.elementalthefilm.com

 

Featuring a post-screening discussion with: Briony Penn, environmental activist, writer, educator; Jesse Baltutis, POLIS

Water Sustainability Project and Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC.

 

Join the conversation virtually via #opencinema Tweetchat!

The discussion will also be livestreamed on our website.

 

We are looking for items for our silent auction. If you have something that you would like to contribute,

please contact us at info@opencinema.ca

 

 

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2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

Please note: Some of the dates have been changed

 

All workshops take place at the MediaNet office, #110 – 2750 Quadra St.

 

Please note: We have added Keyframing into the Intro workshops for Final Cut Pro X and 

Premiere Pro to create more comprehensive and streamlined workshops.

 

April 6, 11am-5pm – Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X (with Keyframing) – FULL – get on the waitlist

April 13, 11am-5pm – Getting Started in Premiere Pro (with Keyframing) (free for members)

April 27, 11am-2pm – Introduction to imovie (free for members)

 

New Date: May 4, 11am-3pm – Introduction to Encore (DVD/ BluRay burning) (members $10)

 

To register, contact Kirk or Catlin at communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

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3. Members

 

MediaNet member Richard Boyce launching an Indiegogo Campaign for documentaries on Pipeline

 

Tomorrow is WORLD WATER DAY and I’m honour it by launching my next media campaign

http://coastaltarsands.ca

There’s very little time left before the Harper government plans to approve the Enbridge Corporation’s Northern Gateway Pipeline Project in early 2014. This plan includes hundreds of supertankers navigating through the inside passage along the central coast of British Columbia, loaded with millions of barrels of Alberta Tarsands Bitumen for export to China.

This is one of the most pressing environmental issue of our time. These coastal waters are intense, the shorelines extremely rugged, and the environment extremely diverse. Before deciding its future people deserve to see more than animated TV ads, with glass calm waters absent of a maze of islands, produced by the Enbridge Corporation which is spending $350 million promoting its project.  My media project will reveal the reality of this incredible environment and I need your help to complete it. More details: http://coastaltarsands.ca

I’m taking an innovative approach to this media production by producing a series of short ‘mini-docs’ that I will post on the internet to meet pressing public deadlines, which will be combined to complete a full length documentary. I’ve started a fund raising campaign via Indiegogo to cover the production cost of the first ‘mini-doc,’ which needs to be released prior to the BC Election May 14, 2013  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coastal-tarsands

Please join me by donating and help spread this message by forwarding to friends. 

 

 

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4. AROUND TOWN

 

Cowboy Smithx to show work at First Peoples House, April 9

 

Filmmaker Cowboy Smithx will be screening work as a part of a crowd funding campaign at the University of Victoria’s

First People’s House on April 9 from 6-8pm.

 

He is seeking funds to complete his first feature film “Pensive Times of an Urban Tribe.”

 

The story is about a group of urban Indigenous people living in Toronto, Canada, who each face extreme situations in their daily lives as they battle their inner and outer demons.A young art student named Sally Black gets the group together to join her writers session and asks permission to share their stories. This becomes a blog site called The Pensive Times.

 

More information on the project: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pensive-times-of-an-urban-tribe

 

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Video portraits of the 2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Awards recipients are unveiled.

 

For the first time, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) partnered to commission Canadian Media artists to create videos that portray the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

 

Seven filmmakers were paired with the seven winners and given complete creative control to produce unique videos that celebrate the winner’s achievements and their outstanding contributions to Canadian Culture. The video profiles are works of art in themselves, and as such reveal bits about the artists behind the camera.

 

 

The videos can be seen on The Canada Council’s website: http://ggavma.canadacouncil.ca/

 

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Grant Writing workshop for artists – Vancouver

GRANT WRITING DEMYSTIFIED 

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cineworks [1131 Howe, back lane entrance]

Members: $20, Non-members: $25

REGISTRATION: Please call 604.685.3841 or ie-mail info@cineworks.ca.

Instructors:

Walter Quan has been a Program Officer at the British Columbia Arts Council for the past 21 years.  He coordinates programs for individuals working in writing, visual and media arts, as well as for Professional Arts Training Organizations.  He is a native of Vancouver, attended UBC in Commerce and Music and has been seen variously with clarinets, knitting projects and handmade candles shaped like sushi.

Peg Campbell has been directing and producing award winning documentaries and narrative films since 1975.  Her films have received international acclaim, winning awards at the Genie’s, Banff International Television Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Yorkton Short Film Festival, Northwest Film and Video Festival and the Information Film Producers of America. They have been broadcast on CBC, PBS, WTN, A&E, The Movie Channel and educational networks. She is Head of Film, Video + Integrated Media and an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  

And Don’t Forget: May 31 is the deadline for BCAC’s Project Assistance to Media Artists.

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SUBMISSIONS

 

CONT3NT.COM 

 

An on-line site for photographers and photojournalists. http://company.cont3nt.com/

 

 

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EVENTS

 

Open Space

 

Charles Campbell’s Transporter

Exhibition March 1 to April 6, 2013

 

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Canada Connections

Pianist Philip Thomas will be joining us to showcase the music of Canadian and British composers. Philip specializes in performing experimental notated and improvised music and is known for his programs that provoke and suggest connections.

 

The concert on April 12, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. will include works by British composers Christopher Fox and Bryn Harrison and Canadian composers Martin Arnold and Cassandra Miller, as well as Luke by Victoria Symphony’s composer in residence, Michael Oesterle.

 

Date Friday, April 12, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

Genre New Music

Event Canada Connections

Artist Philip Thomas (piano)

Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Admission General $15, students and members $10

Tickets available at the door (cash only) or in advance at CanConnectionsVic.brownpapertickets.com

 

 

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CLASSES

 

 

 

David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  

Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

 

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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 25 March 2013

Winds Of Heaven – Emily Carr, Carvers and The Spirits of The Forest , 87 min, 2010

 

An impressionistic exploration of the spirit that informed the solitary life of one of Canada’s most celebrated and irrepressible painters. Emily Carr began painting in an era when women didn’t, at an age when most people shouldn’t, traveling to remote locations that few professional adventurers chose to go. Not only did she adopt the painting techniques of modernism, when such ideas were considered dangerous, Carr chronicled the extraordinary art and culture of native peoples, who were invisible to the dominant culture. Pg First in a new series of films about artists at MM. more

 

 

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7:00 pm Wednesday 27 Mar 2013

Searching For Sugar Man, 2012, 86 min

Music Movie Wednesday!

 

The opening film at the Sundance Film Festival, this 2012 documentary focuses on the mysterious 1970’s American rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez. When a bootleg recording hit apartheid South Africa, he became a phenomenon but no one knew what happened to him. The film follows two South African fans who try to find out. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the myths about their musical hero. Sugarman’s official site ~ trailer 

 

This is a special event in co-operation with the Friends Of Music Society.

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6:30 pm Monday 1 Apr 2013

Wretches & Jabberers, 90 min, 2011

 

Two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. Growing up, our protagonists were presumed “retarded” and excluded from normal schooling. With limited speech, they both faced lives of social isolation in mental institutions or adult disability centers. When they learnt as adults to communicate by typing, their lives changed dramatically. Their world tour message is that the same possibility exists for others like themselves. more.

 

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices. See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

 

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The Canadian First Weekend Club  

 

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer. 

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: Hit n’ Strum, Charlie Zone, Cloudburst and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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 More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies 

 

Please go to: www.medianetnews.wordpress.com

 

TAIS SHOWCASE 2013|TORONTO 

Short Film Entry

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking independent animated

films, 10 minutes in length or less,

Screening: 7pm, May 11th, 2013 at Cinecycle: 129 Spadina Avenue,

Deadline: 6pm, Friday April 12th, 2013

Info: http://www.tais.ca 

 

THE DARK ROOM 2.0, 918 BATHURST (TORONTO|CANADA) 

Deadline: March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST

Photographers working in analogue and/or alternative processes 

are invited to submit work for potential inclusion in “The Dark 

Room 2.0” exhibition. 

Info: art@contact918.com.

Submissions will be accepted only via email to: submissions@contact918.com 

 

PLANET IN FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL/ TORONTO 

The 14th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is seeking fiction, documentary, shorts, experimental and animation films

October 9-13, 2013 in Toronto

Deadline: May 20, 2013 and late deadline June 4, 2013

http://planetinfocus.org/film-festival/

submissions@planetinfocus.org 

 

ASINABKA FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2013|OTTAWA 

The second annual Asinabka Festival will be taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, July 24-28, 2013.  The Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.  Preference will be given to new works produced within the last two years.

DEADLINE:  Monday, April 29th 2013

Info: Asinabka Festival, 340 Laurier Ave West, PO Box 307, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8V3. Contact us: 613-889-9559, http://www.asinabkafestival.orgasinabkafestival@gmail.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/249036335173872/, Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/AsinabkaFest 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / CUBA 2013 

Photography / Video Art / Computer Graphics / Architecture / Performing Art

Deadline: February 25, 2013

Info: http://www.lucacurci.com/artexpo/call-for-artists-hybrid-identities.htm

 

 

NSI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films online each week.

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m

Info: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2013/01/send-us-your-shorts-win-up-to-4500-through-the-nsi-online-short-film-festival/ 

 

66E FESTIVAL DE CANNES (SHORT FILMS)|CANNES, FRANCE 

Cannes, France, May 15 to 26, 2013

Short films

Deadline for the 66th Cannes Film Festival (Competition): March 4, 2013

Deadline for the 45th Directors’ Fortnight: March 8, 2013

Deadline for the 52nd Critics’ Week: March 22, 2013

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/files/CallForEntry_Cannes_CourtsMetrages2013.pdf 

 

THE REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 

The Reel Youth Film Festival is seeking submissions of short films made by youth 19 years and younger. Reel Youth is a non-profit organization that supports youth to speak about issues they care about through producing and distributing films. Our traveling film festival showcases the best youth-made short films from around the world. It premiers every year at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and then travels to a number of communities around North America, as well as some internationally.

DEADLINE: June 14, 2013

Info: http://reelyouth.ca/submit2.html 

 

THE 11TH ANNUAL REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL – TORONTO 

Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge, multi-cultural, film festival dedicated to showcasing the best local and international film and video works. All activities at the Regent Park Film Festival are free-of-charge; we provide free childcare and pay artist fees.

Nov 13 – 16th, 2013

Deadline: Friday, May 10th, 2013 (No Entry Fee)

Info: http://www.regentparkfilmfestival.com 

 

 

 

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca

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MEDIANET NEWS March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca 

www.media-net.bc.ca

 MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St. 

Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

 

In this Newsletter:

 1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA – Big Boys Gone Bananas! March 20

2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops – some dates changed

3. Member’s news 

4. Around Town 

 

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1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA

 

Wednesday, March 20 

at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

 

Big Boys Gone Bananas!

 

The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

Watch the trailer http://www.bigboysgonebananas.com/trailer

 

Featuring a post-screening discussion with Rob Wipond, Journalist for Focus Magazine; Human-rights Lawyer Peter Golden and 

Chris Tollefson of the Uvic Environmental Law Centre. Moderated by MediaNet’s Executive Director, Peter Sandmark.

 

Can’t make the event? Follow the discussion on-line on our website: http://www.opencinema.ca

Contribute to the discussion via Tweetchat #opencinema

 

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2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

Please note: Some of the dates have been changed

 

All workshops take place at the MediaNet office, #110 – 2750 Quadra St.

 

March 9, 11am -2pm – An Introduction to MediaNet Cameras and Lights (free for members)

March 16, 11am – 2pm – Recording Sound in camera and on the H4N (free for members)

 

April 6, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X ( free for members)

April 13, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Premiere Pro (free for members)

April 27, 11am-2pm – Introduction to imovie (free for members)

 

May 11, 11am -3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Final Cut Pro X (members $10)

May 18, 11am-3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Premiere Pro (members $10)

May 25, 11am-3pm – Introduction to Encore (DVD/ BluRay burning) (members $10)

 

To register, contact Kirk or Catlin at communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

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3. Members

 

Congratulations to MediaNet members Richard Nicole and Lance Gilson for completion of their film

“In the Corner!”  Best of luck at the festivals!

 

more info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2508278/

 

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Musician interested in collaboration

 

I am a musician and modern composer that would love to score an indie film, short or maybe even a doc. I play more than a few instruments and program digital music, and utilize MIDI guitar as well providing a very wide palette from which to work. I also have access to a large network of professional musicians and singers should the need arise. I am open to speak with anyone who is in need of some decent music or soundscaping for their project. The idea of working with a filmmaker on mood and timbre etc is very appealing and all music will be purpose built to fit the given production. I do not intend to make much money if any on the first project or two so cost is not a concern to any filmmaker(s) that might be interested to speak with me. The caveat to that is that I will only be providing these services to projects that interest me, of relatively small scale (For Free) but I am willing to review any work and decide if it is a good fit for all parties. 

 

I can be contacted at this email : jpmeek @gmail.com 

or on my facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/jpmeek

 

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Member looking for Transcriber

 

I am currently producing a video documentary for a non-profit organization, Association of Anglican Deacons of Canada. We are shooting interviews many of which require transcribing (video audio to text) by someone who is experienced or someone who has a Dictaphone and has legal transcribing experience.

 

We are prepared to pay competitive rates for services rendered.

 

Please contact:

 

Richard Swinden

250-361-3433

rswinden@shaw.ca

 

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4. AROUND TOWN

 

SUBMISSIONS

 

Call for Entries – Best Shorts Competition

Any video less than 57 mins in eligible for entry – animation, documentary, television pilots, etc.

Deadline is March 22

 

Entry Form  Website  Email

 

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EVENTS

 

UVIC Orion Visitor: Dugald Maudsley on “How It’s Made”

6:30-8pm Tuesday, March 12

UVic ECS 104 

Free

 

Award-winning veteran documentary filmmaker Dugald Maudsley has researched, written, directed and produced 50 documentary films on a diverse range of subjects in more than 30 countries for broadcasters around the world. Specifically for this talk, he’ll focus on his recent documentary productions, including the National Geographic Channel’s 20th Century Sex Slaves, History Television’s Ancestors in the Attic, the TSN Grey Cup series Engraved on a Nation, and “Myth or Science” for CBC’s The Nature of Things.

 

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Open Space

 

Open Space’s Open Word: Readings and Ideas literary series continues with two public readings by Vancouver’s Rita Wong.  The first reading is scheduled at the University of Victoria, Fine Arts Building Room 209, on Monday March 11, at 11:00 a.m. Later on Monday, Wong will be reading from her book forage as well as new work at Open Space at 7:30 p.m. followed by an interview by Tim Lilburn. Open Word is jointly organized by the University of Victoria Department of Writing and Open Space.

 

Also on now:  

 

Charles Campbell’s Transporter

Exhibition March 1 to April 6, 2013

 

 

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CLASSES

 

 

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

 

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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 11 Mar 2013

The Sessions, 35 min, 1996

 

Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined – at age 38 – to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. The story bravely takes on the question: Are people living with disabilities also deserving and able to have sex be part of their lives? 95min 2012 R considerable nudity and frank sexual situations.

 

Jessica Yu’s Academy Award winning film Breathing Lessons about the real Mark O’Brien. more

 

 

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6:30 pm Monday 18 Mar 2013

A Summer In The Cage, 82 min, 2007

 

A Summer In The Cage is filmmaker Ben Selkow’s feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam’s battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film follows Sam for six years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralysing depressions, and tries to escape the legacy of his bipolar father who committed suicide when Sam was eight years old. The film features interviews with renowned Johns Hopkins University author and clinician Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison; who is also bipolar. Through intimate footage of Sam, Ben and Sam’s mother Sharon, A Summer in the Cage shows the difficult emotional impact of being bipolar on Sam, his family, all those who care about him and the filmmaker. A Summer in the Cage hopes to put a human face on an illness that affects millions of families. But as this dramatic story unfolds and heads to an explosive standoff, it also becomes a unique tale about friendship and the ethical responsibilities of a documentary filmmaker. more or view a printable event poster.

 

We’ll have special guests with us for a post screening discussion: Erin Michalak. She heads up the CREST BD Research Team, studying ways to live well with bipolar and Joanna Cheek, psychiatrist at UVic.

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7:30 pm Tuesday 19 Mar 2013

Changing the Landscape of Bipolar Research and Care

Presentation by Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr Joanna Cheek

 

At Woodward Room Begbie Hall – 2101 Richmond near Fort St

Right on your doorstep, in Vancouver BC, Erin’s team is the only group in the world specializing in involving people with bipolar disorder and their health care providers in the research process itself. Want to get involved and make a difference in bipolar research? Then join us for a night of information and engagement – appies provided! CREST.BD web site

 

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices. See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

 

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The Canadian First Weekend Club  

 

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer. 

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: Hit n’ Strum, Charlie Zone, Cloudburst and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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 More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies 

 Projects and Residencies

LES FILMS DE L’AUTRE, RESIDENCY 

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Info: CEDRIC BOURDEAU Consulting producer

T: 514-396-2651

F: 514-396-7738

http://www.lesfilmsdelautre.com

 

 

DOC IGNITE (HOT DOCS|TORONTO) 

Do you have an amazing project that you would like to crowd-fund?

Doc Ignite is a crowd funding site for Canadian documentary works-in-progress.

Deadline: May 5, 2013

Info: http://www.hotdocs.ca/docignite/doc_ignite_submission_guidelines

 

 

MENTORSHIP, TEACHING STRATEGIES AND OTHER TOOLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS|VANCOUVER 

Artists for Artists

Mentorship, teaching strategies and other tools for visual artists

May 31st – June 2nd, 2013, Vancouver, BC

Info: www.carfac.ca 

 

THE RESIDENCE OF THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES|PARIS, FRANCE 

The Residence of the Festival de Cannes in Paris is currently accepting entries for its October 2013 program.

Deadline : April 1, 2013

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/files/Residence_Cannes_EN_2013.pdf 

 

LUMINOTHÉRAPIE 2013-2014|MONTREAL 

Deadline: Participants must register by March 14, 2013 at noon, Montreal time to get the documents to prepare their proposals.

Info: http://www.quartierdesspectacles.com/a-propos/concours 

 

PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2013|AUSTRIA 

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.

Deadline: march 8th 2013

Info:  http://prix.aec.athttp://www.aec.at/prix/en

http://www.aec.at/prix/en/einreichdetails 

Submissions

 

TAIS SHOWCASE 2013|TORONTO 

Short Film Entry

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking independent animated

films, 10 minutes in length or less,

Screening: 7pm, May 11th, 2013 at Cinecycle: 129 Spadina Avenue,

Deadline: 6pm, Friday April 12th, 2013

Info: http://www.tais.ca 

 

CENTRE3 FOR PRINT AND MEDIA ARTS|HAMILTON 

Centre3 for Print and Media Arts (formerly The Print Studio) invites Canadian artists and curators to submit proposals that explore the creative use of print media (experimental, traditional or digital print) and/or media arts.

DEADLINE: March 8, 2013

Info: submissions@centre3.com 

 

G101 CALL FOR SUBMISSION|OTTAWA, ONTARIO 

Gallery 101, (G101), invites Emerging and Established Artists who are interested in participating in an exhibition of activist based artwork.

Exhibition Dates: March 13 – April 13th 2013. Opening March 13th

DEADLINE: MARCH 6th

Info: http://www.g101.ca 

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (ANNECY|FRANCE) 

From June 10 to 15, 2013

Animation films, all genres

Deadline for festival submission – Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films: February 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Feature films: March 15, 2013

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home 

 

THE DARK ROOM 2.0, 918 BATHURST (TORONTO|CANADA) 

Deadline: March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST

Photographers working in analogue and/or alternative processes 

are invited to submit work for potential inclusion in “The Dark 

Room 2.0” exhibition. 

Info: art@contact918.com.

Submissions will be accepted only via email to: submissions@contact918.com 

 

PLANET IN FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL/ TORONTO 

The 14th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is seeking fiction, documentary, shorts, experimental and animation films

October 9-13, 2013 in Toronto

Deadline: May 20, 2013 and late deadline June 4, 2013

http://planetinfocus.org/film-festival/

submissions@planetinfocus.org 

 

THIRD SPACE GALLERY, PROGRAMMING 2013|HALIFAX 

Third Space Gallery invites artists to submit proposals for upcoming programming in 2013-2014. Third Space continues its nomadic existence as a gallery; with no physical gallery space.  Third Space will consider interdisciplinary submissions and is committed to representing local, regional and national professional contemporary artists. We’ll be looking for submissions of contemporary painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance projects, new media, or other works that look to engage the public in relevant topics of the day.

Deadline: March 10th, 2013

Info: (506) 654-1190 or tiersespace@gmail.com 

 

CFAT LOCAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2013|HALIFAX 

The Local Artist-In-Residence Program at the Centre for Art Tapes provides an opportunity to a local media artist for the development and experimentation of new work involving audio, video or new media. For the 2013 Local Artist-In-Residence Program one position will be available to an established local artist. The successful applicant will receive up to $1000 in-kind support in the form of Production and Editing memberships, access to facilities and equipment, a $1700 artist fee, a $300 speaker fee for conducting a talk or workshop for the community about their project, and access to technical assistance during the residency. 

Deadline: 5pm Friday, March 15, 2013

Info: (902) 422-6822 or cfat.communication@ns.sympatico.ca 

 

THE ANNUAL Y- LEVEL EXHIBITION|HALIFAX 

Applicants must be an emerging artist practicing in the discipline of art, craft, design, media arts or related mediums located in Atlantic Canada. Applicants may choose to propose independent or collaborative pieces outside of their existing body of work for submission.

Deadline: March 8th, 2013

Info: eyelevelgallery.ca/submissions. For additional inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Li or Michael McCormack (Director) at (902) 425 6412 or ynotlevel@gmail.com

 

ASINABKA FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2013|OTTAWA 

The second annual Asinabka Festival will be taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, July 24-28, 2013.  The Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.  Preference will be given to new works produced within the last two years.

DEADLINE:  Monday, April 29th 2013

Info: Asinabka Festival, 340 Laurier Ave West, PO Box 307, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8V3. Contact us: 613-889-9559, http://www.asinabkafestival.orgasinabkafestival@gmail.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/249036335173872/, Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/AsinabkaFest 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / CUBA 2013 

Photography / Video Art / Computer Graphics / Architecture / Performing Art

Deadline: February 25, 2013

Info: http://www.lucacurci.com/artexpo/call-for-artists-hybrid-identities.htm

 

 

NSI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films online each week.

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m

Info: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2013/01/send-us-your-shorts-win-up-to-4500-through-the-nsi-online-short-film-festival/ 

 

66E FESTIVAL DE CANNES (SHORT FILMS)|CANNES, FRANCE 

Cannes, France, May 15 to 26, 2013

Short films

Deadline for the 66th Cannes Film Festival (Competition): March 4, 2013

Deadline for the 45th Directors’ Fortnight: March 8, 2013

Deadline for the 52nd Critics’ Week: March 22, 2013

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/files/CallForEntry_Cannes_CourtsMetrages2013.pdf 

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 

Annecy, France, June 10 to 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films : February 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Feature films : March 15, 2013

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home 

 

DPI # 27|CALL FOR PROJECTS|MONTREAL 

April 2013

Hacktivism: the Art of Practicing Life and Computer Hacking for Feminist Activism

As part of issue 27, .dpi launches an open call for a themed section on hacktivism guest edited by Christina Haralanova, a researcher interested in work that intersects feminist and techno activism, such as women’s contribution to free and open source software development. Proposals for submissions that fall outside of the theme are also welcomed. The call is open to practitioners and researchers interested in such issues as political aspects of technology, information governance, gender and hacking, hacktivist art, or feminist and strategic uses of technologies.

Deadline: March 11, 2013 

Info: http://www.studioxx.org/newsletter/appelDpi27.xhtml

http://www.studioxx.org/newsletter/callDpi27.xhtml 

 

CALL | EYELEVEL Y-LEVEL SHOW|HALIFAX 

Applicants must be an emerging artist practicing in the discipline of art, craft, design, media arts or related mediums located in Atlantic Canada. 

Deadline: March 8th, 2013

Info: eyelevelgallery.ca/submissions, ynotlevel@gmail.com 

 

THE REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 

The Reel Youth Film Festival is seeking submissions of short films made by youth 19 years and younger. Reel Youth is a non-profit organization that supports youth to speak about issues they care about through producing and distributing films. Our traveling film festival showcases the best youth-made short films from around the world. It premiers every year at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and then travels to a number of communities around North America, as well as some internationally.

DEADLINE: June 14, 2013

Info: http://reelyouth.ca/submit2.html 

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MEDIANET NEWS February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca 

www.media-net.bc.ca

 

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St. 

Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

 

 

In this Newsletter:

 

1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA – Big Boys Gone Bananas! March 20

2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

3. Around Town – new submission deadline for Cinevic’s 

                            Short Circuit Film Fest – Feb 22

 

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1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA

 

Wednesday, March 20 

at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

 

Big Boys Gone Bananas!

 

The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

Watch the trailer http://www.bigboysgonebananas.com/trailer

 

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2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

 

All workshops take place at the MediaNet office, #110 – 2750 Quadra St.

 

March 9, 11am -2pm – An Introduction to MediaNet Cameras and Lights (free for members)

March 16, 11am – 2pm – Recording Sound in camera and on the H4N (free for members)

March 23, 11am -2pm – Introduction to iMovie (free for members)

 

April 6, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X (free for members)

April 13, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Premiere Pro (free for members)

April 20, 11am -3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Final Cut Pro X (members $10)

 

May 4, 11am-3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Premiere Pro (members $10)

May 11, 11am – 3pm – Introduction to Encore (DVD/Blu Ray burning) (members $10)

 

To register, contact Kirk or Catlin at communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

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3. AROUND TOWN

 

SUBMISSIONS

 

Cinevic’s Short Circuit Film Festival

 

The deadline for Short Circuit has been extended to midnight this Friday, February 22.

The submission form can be found at http://www.cinevic.ca

 

They are also looking for Volunteers! The Festival takes place the weekend of April 19-20.

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The Whiplash Prevention Campaign Video Contest

 

Create a short video (max 3 min.) about the importance of adjusting your head restraint effectively

to protect from rear end collisions, and you could win prizes, including cash, iPad minis, HD Cam mastering, 

Color correction, and Blu-ray transfers. Submission deadline is March 1.

 

Entry Form and get more information at: www.whiplashprevention.org.

 

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EVENTS

 

Open Space

 

Artists’ Residency and Exhibition: Charles Campbell

Residency Jan. 15 -April 6

Exhibition: Transporter March 1- April 6

Opening and artist’s talk: Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Transporter revives the genre of history painting in a series of 3D paintings that combine Buckminster Fuller’s utopian architecture with loaded political imagery and elements dispersed in the communities around Open Space.

 

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Open Word: Readings and Ideas – Andrew Westoll

 

Andrew Westoll will be reading from his award-winning book, The Chimps at Fauna Sanctuary

at the University of Victoria in the Hickman Building, Room 110 on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 P.M. 

He will give a second reading at Open Space on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.,

 followed by an interview by David Leach.

 

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CLASSES

 

 

 

David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  

Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

 

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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 25 Feb 2013

May I Be Frank, 97 min, 2010

a collaboration with Hemma | The Home Of Yoga and Acupuncture

 

 

Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn living in San Francisco. A lover of life, great food, beautiful women and a good laugh, Frank is also a drug addict, morbidly obese, pre-diabetic, and fighting Hepatitis C. He’s estranged from his daughter, single, and struggling with depression. Frank knows that life can be better than this, and is looking for a way out.

 

“I deeply enjoyed this true story of one man’s transformation that gives hope to us all. In its courage and compassion, it reflects the larger theater of our humanity: a few young guys who work at Cafe Gratitude, responding to Frank’s wish to find love one more time, set out to change his life and maybe save his soul as they guide and support him on a life-changing challenge he could never have predicted and would not likely have taken on his own.” – Dan Millman Pg13 more

 

Here’s Frank in 2010 more – 10 min

 

Frank will join us by Skype for a Q&A

 

 

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7:00 pm Wednesday 27 Feb 2013

Lightning in a Bottle, 2004, 103 min

Music Movie Wednesday!

 

This documentary presents to the audience, with authority and candor, an authentic history of this musical form. The highly esteemed elders of this musical family are exemplary in their humbleness toward one another, rich with decades of shared memories; and their performances are of a quality rarely seen in modern times. Ruth Brown gives Bill Cosby a full-throttle serenade, along with Mavis Staples and Natalie Cole. Angélique Kidjo persuades Buddy Guy to an unforgettable rendition of ‘Voodoo Child,’ shortly before Bonnie Raitt and Robert Cray accompany B.B. King and Lucille for the final number, ‘Paying the Cost to be the Boss.’

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6:30pm, Monday 4 March, 2013

To Be Heard, 104 min, 2010

 

To Be Heard is a feature documentary that follows a trio of young spoken word performers as they work through their teen angst, putting their feelings into verse. It’s called “power-writing”, a process brought into their inner city high school in the Bronx by a trio of intense mentors. These kids know that this is their opportunity to dig deep and, through writing and performing (and being watched by the filmmakers), to re-describe themselves, turning their tumultuous lives into art. This process is part of that rewriting. Pg13 language more

 

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices. See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

 

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The Canadian First Weekend Club  

 

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer. 

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: Hit n’ Strum, Charlie Zone, The Last White Knight and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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 More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies 

 PROJECTS AND RESIDENCIES

SHORT FILM CONTEST IN GASPÉSIE (PERCÉ) 

Deadline: February 15, 2013

Info: http://www.perceides.ca/2008/fr 

 

DOC IGNITE (HOT DOCS|TORONTO) 

Do you have an amazing project that you would like to crowd-fund?

Doc Ignite is a crowd funding site for Canadian documentary works-in-progress.

Info: http://www.hotdocs.ca/docignite/doc_ignite_submission_guidelines

 

 

MEDIA ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Pilot program announced

The Canada Council for the Arts announces a new component to the Grants to New Media and Audio Artists program. The GRAND NCE (Networks of Centres of Excellence) Media Artist and Scientist Collaboration component will create unique, exciting opportunities for artists and scientists to collaborate on independent artistic projects in new media.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Info: felipe.diaz@canadacouncil.ca,

http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?5222e-6scsh-1z4h6u6&_v=2 

 

MENTORSHIP, TEACHING STRATEGIES AND OTHER TOOLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS|VANCOUVER 

Artists for Artists

Mentorship, teaching strategies and other tools for visual artists

May 31st – June 2nd, 2013, Vancouver, BC

Info: www.carfac.ca 

SUBMISSIONS

TAIS SHOWCASE 2013|TORONTO 

Short Film Entry

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking independent animated

films, 10 minutes in length or less,

Screening: 7pm, May 11th, 2013 at Cinecycle: 129 Spadina Avenue,

Deadline: 6pm, Friday April 12th, 2013

Info: http://www.tais.ca 

 

ANIMATOR FESTIVAL OFFICE (POLAND) 

Poland, 13 – 18 July 2013

The 6th edition of the International Animated Film Competition. The entry form and new regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Info: +48 61 850 16 55, office@animator-festival.com 

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (ANNECY|FRANCE) 

From June 10 to 15, 2013

Animation films, all genres

Deadline for festival submission – Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films: February 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Feature films: March 15, 2013

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home 

 

THE DARK ROOM 2.0, 918 BATHURST (TORONTO|CANADA) 

Deadline: March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST

Photographers working in analogue and/or alternative processes 

are invited to submit work for potential inclusion in “The Dark 

Room 2.0” exhibition. 

Info: art@contact918.com.

Submissions will be accepted only via email to: submissions@contact918.com 

 

TERRES EN VUES/LAND INSIGHTS|MONTREAL 

July 30th to August 7th 2013

The First Peoples’ Festival looking for films and videos that reveal aspects of the life of native communities, their real and imaginary world, as well as their customs, culture, history and spirituality.

Deadline: March 1st, 2013

Info: http://www.nativelynx.qc.ca/festival/en/register 

 

PLANET IN FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL/ TORONTO 

The 14th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is seeking fiction, documentary, shorts, experimental and animation films

October 9-13, 2013 in Toronto

Deadline: May 20, 2013 and late deadline June 4, 2013

http://planetinfocus.org/film-festival/

submissions@planetinfocus.org 

 

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca

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MEDIANET NEWS February 7, 2013

February 7, 2013

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca 

www.media-net.bc.ca

 

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St. 

Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

 

 

In this Newsletter:

 

1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA – Big Boys Gone Bananas! March 20

2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

3. Around Town 

 

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1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA

 

Wednesday, March 20 

at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

 

Big Boys Gone Bananas!

 

The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

Watch the trailer http://www.bigboysgonebananas.com/trailer

 

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2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

 

All workshops take place at the MediaNet office, #110 – 2750 Quadra St.

 

March 9, 11am -2pm – An Introduction to MediaNet Cameras and Lights (free for members)

March 16, 11am – 2pm – Recording Sound in camera and on the H4N (free for members)

March 23, 11am -2pm – Introduction to iMovie (free for members)

 

April 6, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X (free for members)

April 13, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Premiere Pro (free for members)

April 20, 11am -3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Final Cut Pro X (members $10)

 

May 4, 11am-3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Premiere Pro (members $10)

May 11, 11am – 3pm – Introduction to Encore (DVD/Blu Ray burning) (members $10)

 

To register, contact Kirk or Catlin at communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

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3. AROUND TOWN

 

EVENTS

 

Victoria Film Festival

February 1-10

Events held at The Vic Theatre (808 Douglas St.) or Empire Cinemas (805 Yates St.)

 

Is the film that you wanted to see sold out? Some additional screenings have been added.

 

For more information and programs  victoriafilmfestival.com

 

To purchase tickets, visit boxoffice.victoriafilmfestival.com

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Open Space

 

Artists’ Residency and Exhibition: Charles Campbell

Residency Jan. 15 -April 6

Exhibition: Transporter March 1- April 6

Opening and artist’s talk: Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Transporter revives the genre of history painting in a series of 3D paintings that combine Buckminster Fuller’s utopian architecture with loaded political imagery and elements dispersed in the communities around Open Space.

 

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 Voice ++

 

 Open Space, 510 Fort Street, Victoria, BC

Workshop with Christian Zehnder, February 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

Concert 1 Christian Zehnder, February 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

Concert 2 Helen Pridmore, February 9, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

Reading Ray Hsu, February 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Admission Festival Pass $20 for everything, or Workshop $10, Concerts $15 general, $10 students and members. Reading sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts and the University of Victoria. Festival passes will be available in advance at http://voice2013.brownpapertickets.com Tickets and Festival passes will be available at the door before each event. All door sales are cash only.

 

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SUBMISSIONS

 

Cinevic’s Short Circuit Short Films Festival

April 18 and 19, 2013

 

Short Circuit is looking for submission of film and video works for their upcoming festival.

Films must have been completed after January 1, 2011 and be under 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 8, 2013

 

For more information and to download the application form, please go to the Cinevic website http://www.cinevic.ca

 

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CLASSES

 

David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  

Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

 

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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm & 8:30 pm Monday 11 Feb 2013

Indie Game: The Movie, 96 min, 2012 & King Of Kong: A Fist Full Of Quarters, 90 min, 200

FAMILY DAY – A Wholesome Family Double Feature

 

Kids: share with the oldsters the brilliance and awesomeness of the cutting edge games

Parents: share with your kids the video games you may have played as youngsters 30 years ago (some folks are still obsessed with them).

 

Indie Game: The Movie is the first feature documentary film about making video games. It looks specifically at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their visions with the world.

 

After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their. first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy—the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game. Pg13 language more and view the Trailer

 

Plus at 8:30

King Of Kong: A Fist Full Of Quarters

A brilliantly elaborate and satisfying doc about the quest for world domination – to be best at Donkey Kong. Two diametrically different personalities; the brash, long-reigning champion, Billy Mitchell, and upstart challenger sincere, Redmond, WA science teacher, Steve Wiebe, square off like Frazier and Muhammad Ali in their heyday. Even if you’ve never touched a console, you’ll find this study of competitive human nature and geeky obsession a treat! Rotten Tomatoes and I give it top marks. Pg more and view the Trailer

 

 

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6:30 pm Monday 18 Feb 2013

A “Mystery Film” from the Victoria Film Fest

TBA after the fest

 

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices. See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

 

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The Canadian First Weekend Club  

 

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer. 

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: Rebelle, Stories we Tell, The Last White Knight and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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 More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies 

PROJECTS AND RESIDENCIES

SHORT FILM CONTEST IN GASPÉSIE (PERCÉ) 

Deadline: February 15, 2013

Info: http://www.perceides.ca/2008/fr 

 

DOC IGNITE (HOT DOCS|TORONTO) 

Do you have an amazing project that you would like to crowd-fund?

Doc Ignite is a crowd funding site for Canadian documentary works-in-progress.

Info: http://www.hotdocs.ca/docignite/doc_ignite_submission_guidelines

 

 

GROUP SHOW, KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART + CULTURE, F7 

Seeking video work for a curated project by Suzanne Carte & Su-Ying

Lee (Under New Management) taking place in March 2013 at ODD Gallery

at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City,

Yukon then traveling to various locations in 2013. The exhibition will

take the form of a video rental store that carries artistsʼ videos.

Deadline: February 7, 2013

Info: http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org/storage/issue1/Hogan/Media-Fields-1-Hogan.pdf

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/839799–queen-west-has-a-surprise-in-store

For submission forms please visit

http://videorentalshop.blogspot.ca/

or http://www.suzannecarte.com/under-new-management-2013/

For further inquiries please contact suzannecarte@gmail.com 

 

MEDIA ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Pilot program announced

The Canada Council for the Arts announces a new component to the Grants to New Media and Audio Artists program. The GRAND NCE (Networks of Centres of Excellence) Media Artist and Scientist Collaboration component will create unique, exciting opportunities for artists and scientists to collaborate on independent artistic projects in new media.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Info: felipe.diaz@canadacouncil.ca,

http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?5222e-6scsh-1z4h6u6&_v=2 

 

MENTORSHIP, TEACHING STRATEGIES AND OTHER TOOLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS|VANCOUVER 

Artists for Artists

Mentorship, teaching strategies and other tools for visual artists

May 31st – June 2nd, 2013, Vancouver, BC

Info: www.carfac.ca 

SUBMISSIONS

TAIS SHOWCASE 2013|TORONTO 

Short Film Entry

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking independent animated

films, 10 minutes in length or less,

Screening: 7pm, May 11th, 2013 at Cinecycle: 129 Spadina Avenue,

Deadline: 6pm, Friday April 12th, 2013

Info: http://www.tais.ca 

 

CALL | KING ST ALT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL 

February 8th and 9th, 2013

Open call to any independent filmmakers or video artists with works between 5-20 minutes to show at these screenings. Toronto and GTA works will be given preference during the submission process. All-genres and subject matters are welcome. If interest pleased send a Youtube or Vimeo link to mjjrooney@gmail.com

Deadline : January 29, 2013

Info : http://kingsteetaltfilmfest.blogspot.ca/ 

 

2013 INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 

May 23-June 2, 2013

23rd annual festival edition

Deadline: December 17, 2012 ($20 submission fee).

Regular deadline: February 8, 2013 ($25 submission fee). 

Info: http://insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto 

 

ANIMATOR FESTIVAL OFFICE (POLAND) 

Poland, 13 – 18 July 2013

The 6th edition of the International Animated Film Competition. The entry form and new regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Info: +48 61 850 16 55, office@animator-festival.com 

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (ANNECY|FRANCE) 

From June 10 to 15, 2013

Animation films, all genres

Deadline for festival submission – Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films: February 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Feature films: March 15, 2013

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home 

 

VIDEO WORK FOR THE KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART (TORONTO) 

Deadline: February 7, 2013

Info: http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org/storage/issue1/Hogan/Media-Fields-1-Hogan.pdf,suzannecarte@gmail.com 

 

THE DARK ROOM 2.0, 918 BATHURST (TORONTO|CANADA) 

Deadline: March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST

Photographers working in analogue and/or alternative processes 

are invited to submit work for potential inclusion in “The Dark 

Room 2.0” exhibition. 

Info: art@contact918.com.

Submissions will be accepted only via email to: submissions@contact918.com 

 

THE HALIFAX INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL 

HIFF wants your short films and music videos!

The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their works in a forum dedicated to the celebration and promotion of independent cinema.

April 6, and 9-13, 2013

Deadline: Feb. 15th 2013

Info: http://www.afcoop.camembership@afcoop.ca 

 

TERRES EN VUES/LAND INSIGHTS|MONTREAL 

July 30th to August 7th 2013

The First Peoples’ Festival looking for films and videos that reveal aspects of the life of native communities, their real and imaginary world, as well as their customs, culture, history and spirituality.

Deadline: March 1st, 2013

Info: http://www.nativelynx.qc.ca/festival/en/register 

 

 

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2013

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MEDIANET NEWS January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca 

www.media-net.bc.ca

 

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St. 

Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

 

Happy New Year!

 

Please Note: MediaNet will be closed this coming Saturday, January 12

 

 

In this Newsletter:

 

1. Medianet, Camas and Freeskool present a screening and workshop with Richard Boyce, Jan 11-12

2. MediaNet’s AGM, January 17, 7pm 

3. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA – In Organic We Trust, January 23

4. MediaNet and the Royal BC Museum Present Two Worlds: Indigenous Media and Performance

    January 25-27

5. Members’ News – Catherine Wallace speaks at VISA tonight

6.  Around Town

 

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1. Screening and workshop with MediaNet member Richard Boyce

January 11 -12 

 

A collaboration between MediaNet, Camas and Freeskool

 

On January 11 at 7pm, Filmmaker Richard Boyce will be presenting his film Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour, at the University of Victoria’s David Lam auditorium. Suggested donation $10. Richard will be in attendance for a discussion after the film.

 

On January 12, Richard will hold a documentary workshop at Camas Books and Infoshop, 2620 Quadra St.

for more information on the workshop, please contact Camas (250)381-0585 info@camas.ca

 

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2. MediaNet will be holding our Annual General meeting

on January 17 at 7pm in the lobby outside of the MediaNet office.

 

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3. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA

 

OPEN CINEMA and Food Roots Present the next in our Cinema in Season series: In Organic We Trust.

January 23 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

 

This eye-opening documentary asks the questions “what exactly is organic food? Is it really better?” Digging deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists and critics, the film examines a philosophy that is making a comeback in many innovative forms.

 

Featuring an after-screening discussion with special guest Carolyn Herriot, farmer and author of “The Zero Mile Diet.”

 

If you are not able to attend the event, you can watch the live-stream of the discussion from home after the film screening http://www.opencinema.ca/live/ 

Follow the Twitter chat at #opencinema

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4. Two Worlds: Indigenous Media and Performance Festival

January 25-27

 

Presented in collaboration with the Royal BC Museum.

 

The event is curated by Janet Rogers and Catlin Lewis

 

Two Worlds celebrates contemporary First Nations video art practice, combining 

screenings, music and performance.

 

On January 25, come and enjoy music by First Nations artists at Logan’s Pub.

The evening includes performances by Jasper from Six Nations, classic bluesman (and actor) Gary Farmer from Santa Fe New Mexico and electronic DJ/Media collective Skookum Sound System from Vancouver. 

 

On January 26 in the First People’s Gallery at the Royal BC Museum,

MediaNet presents a screening of video works by Canadian Indigenous artists.

Films will be screened continuously throughout the afternoon, 1-5pm.

free with admission to the Museum

 

January 26 at 7pm, come and see performances by artists Robyn Kruger, Janet Rogers,

Peter Morin and Bracken Hanuse-Corlett (with Skookum Sound System), which combine music, video, poetry, live audio/video manipulation and performance art.

The event also takes place at First People’s Gallery at the Royal BC Museum.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Museum.

 

On January 27, Two Worlds concludes with a screening of films for and by Aboriginal Youth, as a part of The RBCM’s Wonder Sunday family event at the First People’s Gallery.

free with admission to the Museum

 

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5. Members’ News

 

Tonight!

 

Project Pipeline and the Art of Activism

an artists’ talk by MediaNet member Catherine Wallace 

Thursday, January 10 @ 7pm 

at the Slide Room Gallery in the Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA) 2549 Quadra

Free to attend

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6. AROUND TOWN

 

EVENTS

 

WINTERLAB Festival of International Theatre

 

This January, Intrepid Theatre presents a brand new festival of international theatre – WINTERLAB. Here are a couple of shows coming up.

 

The first is UK company Il Pixel Rosso’s And the Birds Fell From the Sky… an immersive video goggle experience that combines cinema and theatre in a wild joyride for two. (Jan 25 – Feb 3, Intrepid Theatre Club).

 

The other is Sobey Prize winning visual and performance artist Daniel Barrow whose work bridges the boundaries of animation and theatre. He’ll be performing three of his stunningly beautiful manual animation monologues – Winnipeg Babysitter, Looking for Love in the Hall of Mirrors and Thief of Mirrors (Jan 23+24).  You can read more about Barrow here: http://danielbarrow.com/index.swf.htm

 

More details can be found here: http://www.intrepidtheatre.com/shows/2413-2/

 

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Victoria Score Reading Club

 

JANUARY 13, 2013

 

Place  Open Space, 510 Fort Street 2nd Flr

Presenters Patrick Boyle, Darren Miller

Works Dark was the night, cold was the ground by Blind Willie Johnson, Flux by Gordon Fitzell

Dates  Sunday, January 13, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

Admission By Donation

 

Don’t let the word “Club” deter you. This is an excellent opportunity for everyone to come listen to and discuss music you may have never heard before! 

 

Be sure not to miss this month’s event in order to hear Dr. Patrick Boyle from the University of Victoria Jazz studies talk about Dark was the night, cold was the ground by Blind Willie Johnson. Composer Darren Miller will share Flux by Winnipeg composer Gordon Fitzell.

 

 

for more information: www.openspace.ca/SCR_Jan13

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Thin Edge New Music Collective Presents

Keys, Wind & Strings

FEBRUARY 3, 2013

Place  Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 900 Johnston Street

Artist  Thin Edge New Music Collective (Cheryl Duvall piano, Illana Waniuk violin, Olivia Steimel accordion, Solomiya Moroz flute)

Dates  Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission Tickets $15 general / $10 student, members, available at the door (cash only) or in advance at keyswindstring.brownpapertickets.com

 

Accordion dosen’t usually find a home in new music but the Thin Edge New Music Collective shows that it can hold its own in contemporary chamber music.  Chamber music enthusists will not be disappointed by the music of Cheryl Duvall, Illana Waniuk, Olivia Steimel and Solomiya Moroz.  Keys, Wind & Strings is an exciting exploration of the possibilities of the ensemble of piano, violin, flute, and accordion.  This concert will include 20th/21st century works for unusual pairings within the group and will also feature two new works by Anna Pidgorna and Solomiya Moroz.

 

for more information: www.openspace.ca/keyswindstrings 

 

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SUBMISSIONS

 

Cinevic’s Short Circuit Short Films Festival

April 18 and 19, 2013

 

Short Circuit is looking for submission of film and video works for their upcoming festival.

Films must have been completed after January 1, 2011 and be under 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 8, 2013

 

For more information and to download the application form, please go to the Cinevic website http://www.cinevic.ca

 

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Xchanges Gallery now accepting applications for exhibitions

 

Deadline January 15, 2013

 

Please send inquiries to 

gallerycoordinator@gmail.com

 

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CLASSES

 

 

 

David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  

Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

 

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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 14 Jan 2013

NFB’s Passage, 108 min, 2008

 

 

“It was news that shook the English-speaking world. Celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men had perished in the Arctic ice during an ill-fated attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. More shocking, they had descended into madness and cannibalism.

 

The report came in 1851, from John Rae, a Scottish doctor working for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Travelling thousands of miles on foot and in small craft, Rae had done what six years of searching by the British, Americans, French and Russians had failed to do – discover the fate of Franklin and unlock the final link in the Passage – a 300-year-old dream.But Rae’s horrific news did not sit well with Sir John’s widow, Lady Franklin, nor with many others in British society….

 

With Passage, filmmaker John Walker employs an innovative approach to structuring the incredible multilayered story of John Rae and brings it to vibrant life.” Pg 13 more or view images of Rae’s house in the Orkney Islands.

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6:30 pm Monday 21 Jan 2013

Bobby Fischer Against The World, 93 min, 2011

 

(keeping with this Northern theme) Iceland figures in this amazing tale. I don’t even play chess and I was riveted. In ’72 the Fischer/Spassky game was broadcast live, a Cold War Battle Royal, bumping “other sports” on the Wide World of Sports and in newscasts pushing aside breaking Watergate news. Here’s that exciting match, Bobby’s background and the strange story of his life after the match. Pg more.

cast: Bobby Fischer David Edmonds Anthony Saidy Susan Polgar Henry Kissinger Boris Spassky

 

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices. See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

 

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The Canadian First Weekend Club  

 

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer. 

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: Liverpool, The End of Time, Blackbird and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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 More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies are posted on the on-line version of the newsletter. 

 

Please go to: www.medianetnews.wordpress.com

HOT DOCS (TORONTO) 

April 25 – May 5, 2013

Deadline: January 11, 2013

Info : http://www.hotdocs.ca/festival/submit_a_film 

 

VISIONS DU RÉEL – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA NYON (SUISSE) 

April 19 -26, 2013

Deadlines October 12 for films finishrd before September 2012 and January 11 for films finished after September 2012.

Info: http://www.visionsdureel.ch/en/article/n/call-for-entries.html 

 

CALL | KING ST ALT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL 

February 8th and 9th, 2013

Open call to any independent filmmakers or video artists with works between 5-20 minutes to show at these screenings. Toronto and GTA works will be given preference during the submission process. All-genres and subject matters are welcome. If interest pleased send a Youtube or Vimeo link to mjjrooney@gmail.com

Deadline : January 29, 2013

Info : http://kingsteetaltfilmfest.blogspot.ca/ 

 

2013 INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 

May 23-June 2, 2013

23rd annual festival edition

Deadline: December 17, 2012 ($20 submission fee).

Regular deadline: February 8, 2013 ($25 submission fee). 

Info: http://insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto 

 

LE FESTIVAL DES FILMS DE LA RELÈVE (FFR | MONTREAL) 

The festival will present its fourth edition in April 2013, it is open to filmmakers aged between 18 and 35 years old. The objective of FFR is to promote independent productions to operate with a wide audience.

Deadline: February 1st, 2012

Info: Jason Paré, 514-522-3296, programmation@festivalreleve.comwww.festivalreleve.com 

 

ANIMATOR FESTIVAL OFFICE (POLAND) 

Poland, 13 – 18 July 2013

The 6th edition of the International Animated Film Competition. The entry form and new regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Info: +48 61 850 16 55, office@animator-festival.com 

 

THE FILM FACTORY 2013-2014 (MAIN FILM|MONTREAL) 

The FILM FACTORY renews the ties with film as an art form, where the creative process of research and experimentation is the core experience and the end product a derivative of the creative process. 

Deadline: February 5th, 2013 

Info: http://www.mainfilm.qc.ca/en/indexEN.html 

 

15E BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE (BUENOS AIRES) 

From 10 to 21 April 2013

Films of all genres

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Info: http://www.bafici.gov.ar/home/web/en/index.html 

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (ANNECY|FRANCE) 

From June 10 to 15, 2013

Animation films, all genres

Deadline for festival submission – Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films: February 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Feature films: March 15, 2013

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home 

 

67TH EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (EDINBURGH|SCOTLAND) 

From June 19 to 30, 2013

Feature-length and short films

Early bird deadline: December 17, 2012

Regular deadline: February 4, 2013

Late deadline, higher registration fee: February 18, 2013

Info : http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ 

 

59TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN (GERMANY) 

From May 2 to 7, 2013

Short films, all genres

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Info: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/submission.html 

 

VIDEO WORK FOR THE KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART (TORONTO) 

Deadline: February 7, 2013

Info: http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org/storage/issue1/Hogan/Media-Fields-1-Hogan.pdf,suzannecarte@gmail.com 

 

THE DARK ROOM 2.0, 918 BATHURST (TORONTO|CANADA) 

Deadline: March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST

Photographers working in analogue and/or alternative processes 

are invited to submit work for potential inclusion in “The Dark 

Room 2.0” exhibition. 

Info: art@contact918.com.

Submissions will be accepted only via email to: submissions@contact918.com 

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON JANUARY 24, 2013

 

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MEDIANET NEWS December 13, 2012

December 13, 2012

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca

www.media-net.bc.ca

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St.

Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

MediaNet will be closed for the Holidays from December 19 – January 3. 

Happy Holidays! See you in the New Year.

In this Newsletter:

1. Medianet, Camas and Freeskool present a screening and workshop with Richard Boyce, Jan 11-12

2. MediaNet’s AGM, January 17, 7pm

3. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA – In Organic We Trust, January 23

4. MediaNet and the Royal BC Museum Present Two Worlds: Indigenous Media and Performance

January 25-27

5. Around Town

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1. Screening and workshop with MediaNet member Richard Boyce

January 11 -12 

A collaboration between MediaNet, Camas and Freeskool

On January 11 at 7pm, Filmmaker Richard Boyce will be presenting his film Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour, at the University of Victoria’s David Lam auditorium. Suggested donation $10. Richard will be in attendance for a discussion after the film.

On January 12, Richard will hold a documentary workshop at Camas Books and Infoshop, 2620 Quadra St.

for more information on the workshop, please contact Camas (250)381-0585 info@camas.ca

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2. MediaNet will be holding our Annual General meeting

on January 17 at 7pm at the MediaNet office.

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3. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA

OPEN CINEMA and Food Roots Present the next in our Cinema in Season series: In Organic We Trust.

January 23 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

This eye-opening documentary asks the questions “what exactly is organic food? Is it really better?” Digging deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists and critics, the film examines a philosophy that is making a comeback in many innovative forms.

Featuring an after-screening discussion with special guest Carolyn Herriot, farmer and author of “The Zero Mile Diet.”

If you are not able to attend the event, you can watch the live-stream of the discussion from home after the film screening http://www.opencinema.ca/live/

Follow the Twitter chat at #opencinema

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4. Two Worlds: Indigenous Media and Performance

January 25-27

Presented in collaboration with the Royal BC Museum.

The event is curated by Janet Rogers and Catlin Lewis

Two Worlds celebrates contemporary First Nations video art practice, combining

screenings, music and performance.

On January 25, come and enjoy music by First Nations artists at Logan’s Pub.

More info TBA.

On January 26 in the First People’s Gallery at the Royal BC Museum,

MediaNet presents a screening of video works by Canadian Indigenous artists.

Films will be screened continuously throughout the afternoon, 1-5pm.

Included in admission price to the Museum.

January 26 at 7pm, come and see performances by artists Robyn Kruger, Janet Rogers,

Peter Morin and Bracken Hanuse-Corlett, which combine music, video, poetry and performance art.

The event also takes place at First People’s Gallery at the Royal BC Museum.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Museum.

 

On January 27, Two Worlds concludes with a screening of films for and by Aboriginal Youth, as a part of The RBCM’s Wonder Sunday family event at the First People’s Gallery.

 

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5. AROUND TOWN

SUBMISSIONS

Dawson City Film Fest

The final deadline for submissions is December 14th.

Enter through withoutabox.com or download the entry form here.

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Xchanges Gallery now accepting applications for exhibitions

Deadline January 15, 2013

Please send inquiries to

gallerycoordinator@gmail.com

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CLASSES

 

David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.

Ph: 250-595-1339.

Now enrolling for January’s courses!

Essential Techniques, Young Actors, Short Programs, etc.

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

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SCREENINGS

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 17 Dec 2012

Indie Game: The Movie, 96 min, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie is the first feature documentary film about making video games. It looks specifically at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their visions with the world.

After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy* — the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game. Pg13 language more ~ trailer

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7:00 pm Wednesday 19 Dec 2012

Lightning in a Bottle, 2004, 103 min

Music Movie Wednesday!

This documentary of a momentous concert in 2003 at the Radio City Music Hall in NY presents to the audience, with authority and candor, an authentic history of this musical form. The highly esteemed elders of this musical family are exemplary in their humbleness toward one another, rich with decades of shared memories; and their performances are of a quality rarely seen in modern times.

Beginning with a stirring African folk song the roots are established and rapidly swell into a trunk thickened by the hardships of the Great Depression and the oppression of segregation, this Blues family tree shows off vibrant new growth as it reveals the Blues’ influence on our modern wealth of talented musicians. Ruth Brown gives comic Blll Cosby a full-throttle serenade, along with Mavis Staples and Natalie Cole. Angélique Kidjo persuades Buddy Guy to an unforgettable rendition of ‘Voodoo Child,’ shortly before Bonnie Raitt and Robert Cray accompany B.B. King and Lucille for the final number, ‘Paying the Cost to be the Boss.’

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices. See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

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The Canadian First Weekend Club

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer.

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: Liverpool, The End of Time, Blackbird and more!

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies

HOT DOCS (TORONTO)

April 25 – May 5, 2013

Deadline: January 11, 2013

Info : http://www.hotdocs.ca/festival/submit_a_film

 

VISIONS DU RÉEL – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA NYON (SUISSE) 

April 19 -26, 2013

Deadlines October 12 for films finishrd before September 2012 and January 11 for films finished after September 2012.

Info: http://www.visionsdureel.ch/en/article/n/call-for-entries.html

 

DOXA 2013 (VANCOUVER, CANADA)

May 3 to 12, 2013

DOXA is now accepting submissions for short and feature-length documentary films for our 12th annual festival, May 3-12, 2013. Filmmakers whose films were completed after January 1, 2012 are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 14, 2012

Info: http://www.doxafestival.ca/filmsubmissions

 

CALL | KING ST ALT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

February 8th and 9th, 2013

Open call to any independent filmmakers or video artists with works between 5-20 minutes to show at these screenings. Toronto and GTA works will be given preference during the submission process. All-genres and subject matters are welcome. If interest pleased send a Youtube or Vimeo link to mjjrooney@gmail.com

Deadline : January 29, 2013

Info : http://kingsteetaltfilmfest.blogspot.ca/

 

2013 INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL

May 23-June 2, 2013

23rd annual festival edition

Deadline: December 17, 2012 ($20 submission fee).

Regular deadline: February 8, 2013 ($25 submission fee).

Info: http://insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto

 

IFCO’S 2013 ANNUAL GALA (IFCO – OTTAWA)

IFCO will be holding its annual Gala Screening in 2013

Deadline: January 8th, 2013

Info: All submissions should be made to IFCO’s Technical Director Dave Johnson attech@ifco.ca, or call 613/569–1789.

http://www.ifco.ca

 

LE FESTIVAL DES FILMS DE LA RELÈVE (FFR | MONTREAL) 

The festival will present its fourth edition in April 2013, it is open to filmmakers aged between 18 and 35 years old. The objective of FFR is to promote independent productions to operate with a wide audience.

Deadline: February 1st, 2012

Info: Jason Paré, 514-522-3296, programmation@festivalreleve.comwww.festivalreleve.com

 

ANIMATOR FESTIVAL OFFICE (POLAND)

Poland, 13 – 18 July 2013

The 6th edition of the International Animated Film Competition. The entry form and new regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Info: +48 61 850 16 55, office@animator-festival.com

 

ANIMOVIES 2013 (EMMEDIA|ALBERTA)

Animovies is the animated film shorts portion of the 2013 International Festival of Animated Objects.

Deadlines: Nov 15, 2012 – $5, Nov 31, 2012 – $10, Dec 15, 2012 – $12

Info: animovies@emmedia.ca

 

THE FILM FACTORY 2013-2014 (MAIN FILM|MONTREAL)

The FILM FACTORY renews the ties with film as an art form, where the creative process of research and experimentation is the core experience and the end product a derivative of the creative process.

Deadline: February 5th, 2013

Info: http://www.mainfilm.qc.ca/en/indexEN.html

 

15E BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE (BUENOS AIRES)

From 10 to 21 April 2013

Films of all genres

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Info: http://www.bafici.gov.ar/home/web/en/index.html

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (ANNECY|FRANCE)

From June 10 to 15, 2013

Animation films, all genres

Deadline for festival submission – Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films: February 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Feature films: March 15, 2013

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home

 

67TH EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (EDINBURGH|SCOTLAND)

From June 19 to 30, 2013

Feature-length and short films

Early bird deadline: December 17, 2012

Regular deadline: February 4, 2013

Late deadline, higher registration fee: February 18, 2013

Info : http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/

 

MOMA FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER PRESENT NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS (NEW YORK|US)

From March 20 to 31, 2013

Feature-length and short films

Deadline: January 9, 2013 by 5pm

Info: http://newdirectors.org/

 

59TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN (GERMANY)

From May 2 to 7, 2013

Short films, all genres

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Info: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/submission.html

 

VIDEO WORK FOR THE KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART (TORONTO)

Deadline: February 7, 2013

Info: http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org/storage/issue1/Hogan/Media-Fields-1-Hogan.pdf,suzannecarte@gmail.com

 

THE DARK ROOM 2.0, 918 BATHURST (TORONTO|CANADA)

Deadline: March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST

Photographers working in analogue and/or alternative processes

are invited to submit work for potential inclusion in “The Dark

Room 2.0” exhibition.

Info: art@contact918.com.

Submissions will be accepted only via email to: submissions@contact918.com

 

 

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON JANUARY 11, 2013

 

 

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