MEDIANET NEWS – August 17

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http://www.media-net.bc.ca

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MEDIANET AT LOFOARFA @ OPEN SPACE – AUG 17,18

MediaNet is participating in the Lofoarfa (Lower Fort art fair) at Open Space gallery ( 510 Fort St.) tonight from 8 pm to midnight, and tomorrow 11am to 6 pm. Stop by and say hi and check out our booth as well as some of the other arts organizations in town. We will be showing clips from our film/video library and past film festivals. If anyone has some extra time, we would welcome your help at our booth.

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MEDIANET’S GREENLIGHT PRODUCTION GRANT PROGRAM – DEADLINE SEPT 17

MediaNet invites members and filmmakers in Victoria to submit projects to its GREENLIGHT Production Project Grant program. GREENLIGHT will provide $1000 in support for a short (max. 10 min.) video production for artists at all levels in either production or post-production. There will be 4 grants given, determined by a juried competition. The deadline is September 17th, 2007. Each GREENLIGHT recipient will receive MediaNet Membership for a year, free access to two MediaNet workshops of their choice; a $250 honorarium, and $750 value in equipment services from MediaNet.

For more info please check our website http://www.media-net.bc.ca or contact Catlin at (250) 381-4428 or email
info@media-net.bc.ca

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON TECH BLOG

Check out the latest line up of proposed MediaNet workshops for the upcoming year.
Add your comments and make your requests at
http://medianettech.wordpress.com/

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MEDIANET ACQUIRES NEW DIGITAL STILL CAMERA

MediaNet has purchased a Canon Rebel, with two lenses, Detailed info will be up on the tech blog soon.

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MEDIANET MEMBER SEEKING – Royalty Free Music
I’m producing a pilot and need royalty free music suitable for a restaurant setting. Blues, Latin, Worldbeat, Mellow Jazz, would all be great. Please contact Chris Gower-Rees ASAP at 744-1979 or chris@phungai.com

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OTHER NEWS

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TONIGHT! CINEVIC PRESENTS – infinEIGHT : Super 8 festival AUG 17, 18

Friday, August 17, a local showcase of Super-8 films, including premieres of the inCAMERA workshop films. Saturday, August 18, Cinevic presents a selection of Super 8 films from across Canada. Doors open at 7 pm, screenings start at 7:30 pm. Admission $5. More info (250) 389-1590.

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JOB POSITION AT VIDEO IN – VIDEO OUT IN VANCOUVER : Events + Exhibitions Coordinator

VIVO Media Centre (Satellite Video Exchange Society) seeks a self directed, motivated individual for the position of Events + Exhibition Coordinator. The Events + Exhibition Coordinator will be primarily responsible for developing and delivering public programming in the media arts, primarily video and new media. In addition to producing and curating screenings, exhibitions, installations, lectures, talks, artist-in-residence opportunities and special events, the Events + Exhibitions Coordinator also works together with the Technical + Production Coordinator and Education Coordinator to plan and coordinate workshops and other educational opportunities. The Events + Exhibitions Coordinator will participate as a member of the VIVO operations structure, which functions as a team with respect to creative and administrative decision-making.

VIVO Media Arts Centre (www.vivomediaarts.com) is a Vancouver-based, charitable, non profit, artist-run, media arts centre dedicated to providing access and support for independent media artists and community-based producers. We focus on the areas of creation, production, training, education, professional development, distribution and exhibition. We also provide creative and educational opportunities for artists working in video and new media, independent, alternative producers, educators, scholars, critics, curators, community groups/activists and members of the public interested in the media arts and related contemporary cultural and social issues.

Responsibilities Include:
Coordinating the Events + Exhibition Committee
Working with the Advisory Committee, other Department staff and other VIVO departments to establish, implement and maintain appropriate policy, goals, objectives and contracts
Developing and delivering an annual schedule of events and exhibitions in the media arts, which involve the research, curation, planning and coordination of screenings, exhibitions, installations, lectures, talks, workshops and special events and projects. This also includes related long-term planning and policy formation
Supporting the coordination of Signal & Noise, our annual Festival of Video and Sound
The development and maintenance of appropriate and related partnerships and collaborations in the arts, educational and other social and cultural community-based groups, for annual, on-going and special projects
Related resource development, budget planning and financial management including the preparation of budgets, effective financial management, grant proposal development, writing, and reporting
The development and writing of related promotional and critical material, calendars, newsletters, catalogues and guides in collaboration with other VIVO departments
The completion of VIVO’s new branding strategy
Assessment and evaluation of programs and services including related research
Graphic design and internet skills are an asset

Qualifications:
College or university training in the visual and / or media arts
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
An established knowledge of the media and visual arts and related critical, social and cultural issues
Proven curatorial or programming experience
Experience working with a non-profit organization, artist-run centre, gallery, museum or media arts organization
Familiarity with national and international artist-run centres and other, related organizations and publications
Strong financial and administrative skills
Experience in resource development: writing grants, proposals, critical texts and promotional materials
Knowledge of basic computer skills and software (MS Word and Excel, Filemaker Pro, PageMaker)
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a not-for-profit, artist-run environment with a diverse constituent base

The position requires 28 hours a week and requires flexibility for events taking place in the evenings and weekends. Additional benefits include access to VIVO workshops, equipment and post-production facilities.

Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to Katherine Lee, Development Coordinator, VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main St. Vancouver, BC, V5T 3C1 or email admin@vivomediaarts.com

The VIVO Media Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Info: admin@vivomediaarts.com

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VICTORIA FRINGE FESTIVAL – AUGUST 23 – SEPT 2

victoriafringe.com
With 50 Comedy, Drama, Dance, Music, Film, and Cabaret companies from around the world touching down in Victoria next week, how can you decide what to see? Visit victoriafringe.com! Browse the shows, see the site map, check out the special events, link your fringe blog to our scuttlebutt page, learn more about volunteering or billeting a visiting performer – it’s all there!

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MOVIE MONDAY

Eric Martin Pavilion
MONKEY WARFARE

AUG 20, 6:30 pm
http://www.moviemonday.ca

in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices.

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FILMMAKER MERINA RAEL PRESENTS : “Awakenings”

A film filled with divine art, sacred sights and ceremonies, earth divas and psychic photography. A spiritual awakening through the door of creativity. Merina Rael uses her intuitive gifts together with her love of light and beauty. She will show how her personal journey is a reflection of the earth’s current shifts to higher frequencies. The aim is to assist others in their personal awakenings to realities on the other side, using angels, ceremony, art, poetry and meditation. Sometimes a shift in consciousness needs the little nudge she can provide.

August 21, 2007 – 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria
$7.00 Door Donation Requested

Mermaid Art Studios
http://www.members.shaw.ca/mermaidstudios
mermaidstudios@shaw.ca

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CineVic presents Promoting Your Short Film Internationally with Sue Biely
NimBLE Company Director (Former Acquisitions Editor-ZeD)

As one of Canada’s leading buyers of short films, Sue Biely ran the Acquisitions department of the late night alternative arts CBC TV series ZeD. Responsible for screening over 7000 shorts, Sue combined solid management skills, cutting-edge licensing strategies for both digital and traditional platforms, and great taste to build an acclaimed inventory of 700+ short films from around the globe most notably having the acumen to secure the broadcast premiere of Academy Award winning short film Ryan before it actually received the award.

The goal is to help filmmakers figure out how to leverage their career strategies using short films. Sue will use examples in her presentation to aid the discussions of: what makes a strong short film, how are shorts a unique genre and how a short film can help your career. Sue will also talk about festivals, broadcast and distribution from a global perspective.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who has made a short film or who is interested in making short films and getting into the global marketplace. Your registration fee guarantees your spot.

To Register contact 389-1590 or office@cinevic.ca or visit http://www.cinevic.ca

Members $40 Non-members $60
Sat. Aug 25th
12:00pm – 4:00pm
CineVic Workshop Room
2022 Douglas St.

Kemi Craig
Programming and Outreach Coordinator
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CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers
2022/2024 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC V8T 4L1
Tel: (250) 389-1590
Fax: (250) 380-1547
office@cinevic.ca
http://www.cinevic.ca

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