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


May 1, 7:30pm
at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.
Curator, Catlin Lewis, is pleased to invite you to attend and support a special screening of video projects created by
members of MediaNet and others on the theme of family, place, and real and invented histories, to be presented at the AGGV (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria).
Filmmakers include Grace Salez, Dianne Searle, Rick Raxlen, Fran Benton, Chris Gower-Rees, Janet Rogers, Melissa Flagg, Valerie Salez, Brian MacDonald, Gerald Saul, and Jay White.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Free with gallery admission



Upcoming workshops

Wed 7 May, 7:00pm
Garage Band with Ryan Bresser
come and get the lowdown on GarageBand, the music program on your mac, with award winning musician, filmmaker and MediaNet Member Ryan Bresser. Garage band can help you: make loop based music for your films; record voice; add sound effects; record instruments. Just about everything you need for completing a soundtrack or making original soundscapes. Please contact Kirk or Catlin if you would like to attend:

Workshops on MediaNet equipment:
These workshops  provide an opportunity for members to ask technical questions about the equipment. They are strongly recommended for anyone desiring more knowledge about our cameras, lights or sound.
Technical Director Kirk Schwartz will guide you through the proper use and capabilities of MediaNet’s equipment in these hands-on workshops.
Please contact Kirk or Catlin at if you would like to attend.

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

Watch for more workshop announcements on the tech and workshop blog  at
Equipment – see the online discussion and equipment resource links at
You can check out Kirk’s tech blog at:
and leave your comments.


We still have two certificates from the Gulf Island Film and Television School for half-price tuition
for their spring workshops: the 10-day Activist documentary Program (May 2-11)  and
Two Week Producers’ Intensive Program.
All MediaNet members are eligible to receive a 25% reduction in tuition costs.

Go to: for a description of the courses or come by MediaNet to pick up their brochure.

The first people to express interest in the offer will receive the certificates.

MediaNet  has a year’s 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.


4th Annual Dance for the Camera, Summer Intensive Program
July 21 to August 2, 2008

Victoria B.C., Canada

Deadline for application May 15

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

For more information, go to our website: (also linked to the MediaNet website

We are also looking for dancers for the program. Please go to the website and click on “call for dancers.”

The Engaged Body: Live Art/Performative Video
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

Unreal Victoria
August 7-13, 2008

Submission deadlines: July 7 for documentation of 3D and installation work
July 22 for films/videos and August 4 at noon for jpegs of photographic work.

We are looking for images that are surreal, unreal and super-real to be exhibited at the Community Arts Council.
Send us your videos, photographs, three dimensional works and installations. Prizes will be awarded and members will receive volbucks.

Please contact Kirk or Catlin at  ph. 381-4428
or mail submissions to:
#106 – 2750 Quadra
Victoria, BC V8T 4E8
EDGES FESTIVAL – Deadline September 1st

MediaNet is pleased to announce its 4th edition of the “edges” media art festival, scheduled for Nov 13-16, 2008.  The deadline for submissions will be September 1st, 2008.  Got to the website for more information and a submission form:
“edges” is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Vantage Point, MediaNet’s on-line magazine of critical discourse on the media arts, is looking for writings on artistic process
and “the invisible economy of the arts,” film reviews and interviews.
Send us your thoughts, musings and ideas.

Contact: Catlin Lewis, Editor
381-4428 or
To view current issue, go to

Primed art show seeking filmmakers
We are holding an emerging art show for visual artists and film makers May 25/26 at the Sunset room.
We are looking for short films, any genre, under 10 minutes.
Submission deadline is May 20th at Sunset room (behind and below Vallue Village 1810b Store st) between 2-6.
Further details can  be found here:
Further questions can be brought to:
Victoria Sonic Swarm- looking for participants

Sound artist Kathy Kennedy has been commissioned by Open Space and CFUV Community Campus Radio to compose a community voice work for the 4th annual Open Space Voice++ Festival. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible to participate. The piece, (for now called Victoria Sonic Swarm) calls for singers to gather together and walk a designated route singing along with a soundtrack composed especially for the event, and broadcast on radio. Each singer should be holding a portable radio tuned to the station that is broadcasting the soundtrack. The final event will most likely be fri. may 9, from 7-8pm, but there will be workshops and rehearsals throughout the first week of may as part of the Voice++ festival. Come and be part of this exciting phenomenon! For more info, visit Kathy Kennedy’s blog:
and send email to:
Artist’s video exchange project

Northern Video Art Port

Artists, send one video art DVD to N.V.A.P, 2664 Fuller Terrace, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 3V7 for participation in Northern Video Art Port, a domestic video art exchange service. Videos must be the work of the sender and must be accompanied by one self-addressed, padded envelope, sufficiently stamped to secure Canada’s greatest postal distances. Do not include a bio, C.V. or statement. With every video the artist submits to N.V.A.P (a maximum of three videos, independently mailed), they will receive another artist’s video in return that they are obligated to screen privately or publicly. N.V.A.P will not inform the artist of the new location of their video, however, the artist’s contact information will be provided to the receiver. Contact is not necessary. N.V.A.P requests that receivers refrain from asking the artist for a bio, C.V. or statement in relation to the N.V.A.P video screening. Senders should not expect the return of their work. N.V.A.P is for video art senders
and receivers in  Canada only. Payments for N.V.A.P’s services are encouraged, but not necessary. For additional information contact:
Dance artists (choreographers, companies, dancers, filmmakers) may submit work for consideration for ROMP! 2008 and 2009 by completing and submitting an online application only.
1- Please fill out the online application completely and press SEND
2- Send via post ONLY: your support material (VHS/DVD of the proposed work); promotional images on CD (optional); a $20.00 processing fee for works under 20 minutes and $35 for works over 20 minutes.
MUST ARRIVE on or before June 16th , 2008
Please click here for The ROMP! Festival CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS or visit:


Call for Submissions – Film and Video
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
OCTOBER 15-19, 2008

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. We are currently seeking features and shorts of all genres and lengths made by international and Canadian Indigenous filmmakers and producers. We encourage submissions from first-time and emerging directors and student films are welcome.   There is no entry fee.
To submit:
Download the film and video submission form on our website OR
Complete an online submission form that will be available after April 21st at
Deadline:  June 1st, 2008
Mail submissions to:
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 417
Toronto, Ontario


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

AGES 12 – 17
Shawnigan Lake, BC
Two sessions: JULY 10- AUG.10

If you have a passion for film (digital): including
scripting, shooting and editing and enjoy working with
youth, you may be interested in joining us at eaglearts for
a lively summer of learning. With a core philosophy of personal
and social transformation through the arts and a mandate of developing
responsible young artists who long to change the world, we are a summer
camp that brings in participants from around the world who love the arts.
We teach dance, drama, music, and the visual arts. Its non stop but its a blast!

Interested parties should send cv or resume and letter of interest to
Anisa Skuce-Newell at


Victoria Motion Picture School OPEN HOUSE
Saturday May 3rd 10am -3pm
751 Discovery Street Victoria (off Douglas by Traveller’s Inn)

“Everyone is invited to come down and join us for coffee and donuts and watch how we make movies.”

For more information call us at 381-3032
e-mail us at or visit our
website at


Victor Brodeur School (637 Head St.). Tickets are $5, and can be purchased in advance
from the Victoria Francophone Society (200-535 Yates), or at the door on the night of the event.

Victoria, April 23rd 2008– “The Victoria Francophone society would like to invite you to The 5th annual French-Canadian short film festival or“Longue Nuit du Court”.“La Longue Nuit du Court” – literally the long night of short films – is a pan-Canadian film fest showcasing cutting-edge French language and French subtitled short films. Organized by Montreal based “Video Festif”, the event is being hosted by the Victoria Francophone Society for the third consecutive year. Victoria is this year’s last stop, so it is a film night that is not to be missed!”
Aswang: Journey into Myth — Screening with shorts by CineVic Members
Mark Borowski & Ana de Lara!
Highbanks Entertainment is holding a special one-time only screening of Aswang to raise money to help the people of Roxas City on Olotayan Island fix a failing electrical generator. Complete details on the fundraiser can be found by clicking here
Film Screening May 10th, 2008 6PM
Selkirk Montessori School Auditorium – 2970 Jutland
Admission $5 at the door
Aswang: A Journey Into Myth (81 min) Jordan Clark
(may frighten young children)
Screening with shorts by CineVic Members!
Lady La Luna (10 min) Mark Borowski
First Winter Last (4 min) Ana de Lara

West Coast Screenwriting Presents:
Nuts & Bolts: screenwriting workshops
WHEN:       June 2, 9, 16, 23. WHERE:       CineVic, 2022 Douglas St.
COST:        $225
4 Mondays in June, in four dynamic 3-hour sessions, Vancouver Island screenwriters Keith Digby and Brian Paisley will cover elements of story structure, creating a strong central character, writing dialogue, writing the action line, structuring the scene, marketing, making industry connections, contests…

For more about Keith, Brian and the workshop curriculum visit or contact Keith Digby:  250-743-2439   e-mail:
Sponsored by Cinevic and Victoria Film Commission

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

They are now launching a DVD Club.

The first DVD to be selected is “Snow Cake”

For more information, Go to

Canadian films now in theatre:
Up the Yangtze, Normal
Upcoming films include: The Fugitive Pieces, Numb, The Stone Angel and Amal
For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:

7:00 Saturday 3 May 2008
Highway Of Tears, 2007, 25 min and Finding Dawn, 2007, 73 min
to be confirmed
The screening of Highway Of Tears and Finding Dawn is in support of “walk4justice” to Ottawa coming up this summer, June to September to bring attention to the missing aboriginal women. Floolowing the films there will be a discussion with panel members Victoria’s Rose Henry, and from Vancouver, advocates Gladys Radek, Bernie Williams.

11:00 am – 1:30 pm Monday 5 May 2005
Mental Health Fair
Mental Health Week coming up – Watch for details on our site about a Mental Health Fair in the EMP Lobby – May 5 11 am – 2pm – representing many of the grassroots recovery based organizations in our town. Lots of inspiring ideas, information to glean and take away, videos to watch, coffee, tea, doorprizes too!
There will be a special screening at 2:00 pm of:
Not Just a Bad Day: Living with Bipolar Disorder, 2007, 50 mins

6:30 Monday 5 May 2008     A very special event for Mental Health Week
Here are two new documentaries about positive outcomes for serious mental illness conditions, Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder: Back From The Edge: Living with and recovering from borderline personality disorder and Not Just A Bad Day about a cutting edge treatment center in Vancouver for people with Bipolar disorder. Both Pg 13

for more info:

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




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