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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

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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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