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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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