MEDIANET NEWS February 28, 2008

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

MediaNet One-Minute Challenge
Create a film/ video or sound piece on any topic and bring it to be screened on March 8 at 7:30 at The Project Arts Community, 614 1/2 Fisgard St, 2nd floor.
Awards will be given, and participants will receive 50 volbucks each. If you wish to participate, please contact Catlin  at or 381-4428 with the names of the projects you want to enter.

One Minute Challenge Feedback Session

Wednesday, March 5th 7pm at MediaNet

This is an  opportunity  to meet up with other  One Minute Challenge participants to exchange feedback on each other’s pieces.   It’s aimed at work that is near completion and would benefit from another few sets of eyes before it hits the big screen. Everyone welcome..



Upcoming workshops

Three workshops on MediaNet equipment:
Technical Director Kirk Schwartz will guide you through the proper use and capabilities of MediaNet’s equipment in these hands-on workshops.

Please note: due to other MediaNet commitments, the workshop dates have been changed. This is the last change, we promise!

Saturday April 12, 12-3pm: Camera Workshop
Saturday May 10, 12-3pm: Lighting Equipment
Saturday May 31, 12-3pm: Sound

Equipment task force meeting:  March 22 from 12 to 2pm at MediaNet-
please let Kirk or Catlin know if you plan to attend-

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

MediaNet has a subscription to, an internet software training site. You can sign in from the members account on the surfing computer or the edit station in the main office. Come in and check out the multimedia training on (FCP, Soundtrack, Flash, Photoshop). The username is and the member account will automatically fill in the password. To reserve a time, contact Catlin or Kirk.

The FX1 is still in for repairs. So is the PD150. The GS200 is out of commission. Camera pressure is tight for the next while, so please be patient, and we will accommodate your requests as best we can.


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 (approx.) 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
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: Catlin Lewis

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:


4th Annual Dance for the Camera, Summer Intensive Program

July 21 to August 2, 2008

Victoria B.C., Canada

DFTC 2008 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers, dancers and visual artists to explore dance/movement for the camera under the mentorship of award winning choreographer, filmmaker, curator, educator and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), Ellen Bromberg.

DFTC’s participants are individually assisted while exploring the technical, practical and artistic challenges involved in producing a dance/movement video. Works will be publicly screened on the last night of the workshop.


$1300 Canadian total
$700 Can.  total for B.C. residents

Please send deposit of $100 by APPLICATION DEADLINE of MAY 15TH 2008

For more information, go to our website: (also linked to the MediaNet website
MediaNet is proud to announce our new summer workshop intensive, The Engaged Body: Live Art/Performative Video
June 23 to July 4, 2008

Victoria B.C., Canada

The Engaged Body is a 10-day intensive workshop focusing on live performance art and performative video, taught by respected educator and performance artist, Judith Price.

Participants will receive mentoring, feedback and technical assistance while producing performance art pieces and performative video in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Each Participant will leave the workshop with his or her original video project, and works will be publicly screened on the last night of the workshop.

$600 (Canadian) total
$100 deposit should be sent with application form
Deadline for application: April 1st, 2008.

For more information, please contact program coordinator, Catlin Lewis
(250) 381-4428
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

World Animation Day

Saturday, March 1st, 2008, 7pm
Camosun College Lansdowne Campus
Rm 100, Fisher Building
3100 Foul Bay Road

Come for an evening of animation and experimental filmmaking from Victoria and beyond.

7pm: National Film Board Presents: Selected Films from the NFB Animation Hothouse- an internship
program for emerging animators across Canada.

8pm: Jazz and snacks

9pm: Victoria Program curated by award-winning Victoria filmmaker (and member of MediaNet) Rick Raxlen-
10 short art-driven handmade, edgy personal labours of love.

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers

February 29 to March 15, 2008
Opening Friday, February 29, 7 to 10 pm

Deluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria
Exhibition Hours: Wed to Sat, 12 to 5 pm

Cinevic’s Auteur Series V.2

The Auteur series is back for another year.
This is your chance to make a short 3 – 5 minute 16mm film with training and production support from CineVic.

The winning recipients will receive 11 minutes of film,  and the use of CineVic’s equipment.  CineVic will pay for processing of your film and a SD transfer to a digital format.
We will also offer technical support which can include: planning your shoot, writing workshops, and camera and lighting workshops.

All you have to do is send us a proposal to CineVic by Monday, March 3, 2008 (by 2:30 PM).  The proposal should include the script, a project description, and why you want to make this film.  Feel free to add anything else into the proposal that you think will help you get this award.

Be prepared to shoot in April 2008

This competition is open to members and non-members.

This is a wonderful opportunity for emerging and mid career artists.

Contact Cinevic: or 389-1590
Two Open Cinema Premiere Public Screenings Celebrate Two Creative Lives!

On Tuesday March 11th 2008 at 7pm, OPEN CINEMA and The Power of Hope continue their
collaboration with a made-in-Victoria arts double bill at Open Space (510 Fort St): Art is a
Mirror and Ted Grant: The Art of Observation. These premiere public screenings
celebrating a pair of creative lives will be followed by an open forum discussion.

Art is a Mirror (Moonbeam Productions, 2006) is a celebration of Canada’s visual arts
heritage, as seen through the eyes of Quebec artist Jeremie Giles.

Ted Grant: The Art of Observation (Asterisk Productions, 2007) is the story of Canada’s
best known, unknown photographer, who has been creating iconic images for over half a

COST: $10 donation, free for youth/seniors

For more information, Contact: Mandy Leith
Phone: (250) 385-3003

The Canadian First Weekend Club provides information on fiction and documentary films produced,
written, directed or acted by Canadians appearing in major movie houses.
Now Playing: How She Move,
The Tracey Fragments (at Cinecenta March 5 & 6), Up the Yangtze, Poor Boy’s Game
Upcoming films include: Baby Blues,  Normal, and Amal
For more 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
For more information call 1-800-813-9993


Eric Martin Pavilion

Monday, March 3rd, 6:30

Stardust, 2007, 127 min

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breech in a wall by an English village.
In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breech to prove his love for the village beauty by finding a fallen star.
The star is no lump of rock, but a maiden – and there begins a tale….

PG13 fantasy violence and some risque humour. The film’s website is a masterpiece in itself.

for more info:

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



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