MEDIANET NEWS March 13, 2008

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

This week:

Graham Pattison’s Woodrow – opening and artist’s talk at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, tonight (Thursday, March 13). Talk at 6:30, opening begins at 7:30pm.

Pacific Festival of the Book- come and meet Ingmar Bergman’s editor, Ulla Ryghe, at a talk on Saturday, March 15 from 10:30 to 11:00am and on Sunday March 16th in the group book launch event from 1:00pm-4:00pm. At the Victoria Arts Connection, Suite 110 – 2750 Quadra Street. For more information, contact:
T. (250) 477-9089

Ulla Ryghe grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, where she also started her career in film and worked as Ingmar Bergman’s film editor during the 1960’s. In 1968 she packed her bags, becoming a voyager to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the East. Along the way her life brimmed with people, events and experiences, which are chronicled in her memoir “Travels in Wonderland” to be launched this March and featured at the PFB Group Book Launch event on Sunday March 16th. The book reveals a rare account of working with Bergman as well as the NFB in Montreal. She now lives in Victoria, B.C.



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.

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 has returned, refreshed from its holiday and raring to go.



Deadline has been extended to 2pm Monday, except for those who have already spoken to me. Thanks!

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

Deadline for application: April 1st, 2008.

If you are planing to attend, please contact Catlin soon with your name and contact information.

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

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

MediaNet member looking to buy a high 8 camera for dubbing purposes.
Contact Dianne Searle at 598-0612 or


Sony Hi Def FX1 video camera
asking $4000
Manfrotto Head and Tripod
asking $500
contact Russ at 656-5133
The Victoria Land Conservancy is looking for someone interested in documenting the restoration of their latest project, Ross Bay Villa,
a house from the 1860’s due to be completed this year. They would like a record of this work, but it could also be an interesting documentary topic.
There may be a small honourarium.
If interested, please contact Tara Todesco at 479-8399


Pacific Festival of the Book
March 10-20, 2008
Victoria Arts Connection
#110-2750 Quadra Street (northwest of Hillside), Victoria, BC V8T 4E8
t. 250-477-9089 e.

Cinevic 16mm Camera Workshops: Takin’ the fear out of film
Instructor: Mark Borowski

Wednesday, March 19 – 6:30 PM to 9 PM. “Lighting for Film.”  Using CineVic’s lights, we will set up a few lighting scenarios using the proper gels to get the correct colour temperature.

All classes are hands-on:  Each class costs one CineCredit, or $10.00
Class maximum is 6 participants per class.  You can take one class or all four.
Workshops will be held at CineVic: 2022 Douglas Street.
Please email or 389-1590 to register.


Fundraising Event – FLOW: For the Love of Water
On April 21st, OC will be celebrating Earth Day with our first-ever fundraising event at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St), and we want to invite you to join us!

Featuring the Western Canada Premiere of the award-winning documentary Flow: For the Love Of Water (, followed by discussion about local and global water issues, free snacks, cash bar, silent auction and more! Director Irena Salina will be in attendance, along with a panel of distinguished water specialists.

Since 2003, we have served the Victoria community by bringing significant and thought-provoking films, filmmakers and discussion to engage and inspire you.   If OC has engaged or inspired you, please consider donating to ensure that our vibrant cultural event continues to thrive for the next five years and beyond.

Please stay tuned, or visit for more details.

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,
A Winter Tale, Up the Yangtze, Normal
Upcoming films include: Baby Blues,  Emotional Arithmetic, 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


SATURDAY LIVE!  SATURDAY 7:00  MAR 15   DAVID ROCHE performance and book launch
We’re launching a new book in Victoria!
MM friend David Roche (subject of SHAMELESS: The Art Of Disability) will perform an excerpt from his
show, THE CHURCH OF 80% SINCERITY, a reading from his new book of the same title, and Q&A and book

Eric Martin Pavilion

Monday 6:30 Mar 17  INTO THE WILD

A young man goes walkabout in America, searching for himself. The film flashes back through a number of people he meets and experiences he finds on his way to the ultimate “wilderness experience” he yearns for. The cracks in the picture of the privileged life he’s escaping are gradually revealed. Closely based on a true story. A very rewarding film experience. 140min   R some nudity and language

for more info:

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



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