MEDIANET NEWS January 3, 2008

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon



Upcoming task force meetings

MediaNet is planning on organizing upcoming meetings for the Equipment task force and the Programming task force. Dates TBA.

Members interested in the Programming task force should contact Catlin at or 381-4428,
and members interested in the Equipment task force should contact Kirk at


Workshop with Don White

MediaNet and ViFPA are pleased to announce that the legendary Don White is coming from Vancouver February 9th & 10th (last weekend of the Victoria Film Festival), to offer two workshops in developing documentary structure

The Saturday evening workshop “Developing Basic Documentary Structure” is open to all MediaNet members (admission $10). It is appropriate for all members interested in creating documentaries.

People who have participated in Don’s intensives say the process is truly helpful.

Watch for more workshop announcements on the tech and workshop blog  at

-The Sony PD100 is out of commission. Please bear with us as we will be a camera short for the near term.


Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2008

We are looking for film and video works surrounding ideas of place/ displacement, real and invented histories, abandonment and reunion, internal and external quests for a sense of place or belonging and the ghosts that haunt us.
A screening will accompany the exhibit Graeme Patterson: Woodrow at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Submission Requirements:
– Works should be no longer than 10 minutes in length
-Please attach an artist statement with a brief biography
-film and video stills appreciated
-works should be sent as DV tapes or DVDs

Do not send original copies. Include a SASE if you wish to have materials returned.
We encourage works in all genres and from diverse communities.

Fees will be paid for works accepted.

Please send submissions to:

106-2750 Quadra St.
Victoria B.C.
V8T 4E8

Please direct enquiries to

Catlin Lewis
Program Curator

Medianet seeks articles on media arts, film and video, and film reviews for our new on-line magazine, launching in 2008. Members with selected writings will receive volbucks, and new members may use this towards their required volunteer hours. There is no deadline for submissions. Share your thoughts, ideas and knowledge.

Call for submissions

REEL DANCE FILM FEST, July 25, 26 and August 2, 2008, in Victoria, BC

Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2008

showcasing dance films from around the world!

The festival will present two evening programs of engaging dance films selected from entries submitted by May 1st.

For info and an entry form:

Contact: Passia Pandora, Reel Dance Film Fest organizer

tel 381-4428, email:

Reel Dance is presented in conjunction with MediaNet’s workshop, Dance for the Camera (DFTC), an intensive summer program for choreographers, filmmakers, and dancers. A third program at Reel Dance will be an eclectic screening of new works produced by the participants of the 2008 Dance for the Camera workshop. Find more information on the Dance for the Camera website:


Rick and Susy Raxlen’s first-time collaborative effort PRAY-PLAY
will be shown at the Victoria Film Festival in Feb. 2008. Scratch and draw on film
techniques and a funny Albanian brass band music track makes it a fun hi-energy piece.
3 min.16mm transferred to mini-dv 2007
postprod. Kevin Hartley

For more info see rick

Members’ links on the  MediaNet website
See who has their own web site and then send Kirk a reminder to link to your page from MediaNet’s member and friends page at


Sony Hi Def FX1 video camera
asking $4000
Manfrotto Head and Tripod
asking $500
contact Russ at 656-5133

The Canadian First Weekend Club provides information on fiction and documentary films produced,
written, directed or acted by Canadians appearing in major movie houses.
For upcoming Canadian feature films go to


Gulf Island Film and Television School (GIFTS)
announces a two-week Producer’s intensive media camp, May 19-30, 2008
Register by Jan 31/2008 and receive a  $200 discount
For more information call 1-800-813-9993

West Coast Screenwriting

Winter Screenwriting Blitz!

WHEN:  January 18, 19, 20

(Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

WHERE:    Bay Film Studios in Maple Bay

Cost: $250 (tax inc.)

For full details visit

or contact Keith Digby  250-743-2439


The Victoria Film Festival invites you to


at the Pre-Festival Bash

Hosted by Adam Sawatsky of A-Channel

Sneak Previews * Funky Music * Cool Prizes * Mouthwatering Appies

Also, grab a 2008 VFF Program Guide, hot off the press!

Thursday, January 10th, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street

FREE ADMISSION for details


Eric Martin Pavilion
Monday Jan. 7th, 2008, 6:30pm
Who Loves the Sun
for more info:
in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices.




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