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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

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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

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