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


MediaNet at Quadra Village Day
Come by and say hi this Saturday, May 10.
MediaNet will have a table at Quadra Village Day, between 10:30 and 4:00 on Kings Road.

MediaNet podcast launch and martini and video salon

Friday, May 23, 7pm at MediaNet

MediaNet will be participating in this year’s Art Crawl, a once-a-year event when local galleries and artist-run centres open their doors to the public for an evening of diverse programming.
MediaNet will be hosting a martini and video salon and launching our new Podcast. (You can go to the itunes store, search for “MediaNet podcast” and subscribe for free)
This is also the opening night of Images Alone, silent works created by MediaNet members. The program will be shown at MediaNet on May 23, and also at the Phantom Gallery, across from the Community Arts Council, (G6 1001 Douglas St.) from May 23-27.

One Minute Challenge take 2
June 4, 7pm at The Project, 614 1/2 Fisgard
Following on the success of our first One Minute challenge, MediaNet is again looking for the best and brightest one-minute films, videos and sound pieces.
Our theme this time is “Secrets.” Always wanted to air your dirty laundry? (or someone else’s?) Now’s your chance- but keep it legal please!
For more info, contact



Upcoming workshops

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.

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

The Soundscape interest group will meet next wednesday, May 14 at 7pm at MediaNet
Bring a short soundscape or works and concepts in progress.

Distribution of Film and Video Works to Non-Theatrical and Broadcast Markets by Sylvia Jonescu Lisitza
May 15, 7 pm, at Cinevic

Sylvia Jonescu Lisitza, director of Moving Images Distribution, will present an information session on Distribution of film and video works to non-theatrical and broadcast markets.  She has 21 years’ experience in representing works by independent artists and producers to these markets and will provide an introductory overview that will include the following:
• how and when to approach a distributor
• working with a distributor versus self-distribution (pros and cons of each)
• a brief overview of non-profit distributors supported by the Canada Council and, locally, BC Arts Council
• what you will need to present for distribution: contracts, clearances and rights, as well as deliverables required to enable a distributor to work properly on your behalf
• contracts for distribution and licensing: know what rights you are signing and read carefully
• current trends and issues in distribution resulting from shifts in technology, including streaming and how placement of work on internet can impact on future distribution results

Moving Images
Tel:  604.684.3014 (local)
Toll-free (North America):  800.684.3014
Fax: 604.684.7165
To view  Moving Images catalogue on line, please visit

Presented by MediaNet and CineVic

To register, or for more information, contact Cinevic: Tel:  (250) 389-1590


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 has been extended to June 12

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 on-line magazine

In celebration of this year’s On Common Ground conference in Kelowna, the next issue of Vantage Point will focus on works and writings by and about First Nations media artists. I invite everyone to submit writings dealing with personal explorations, interviews and reviews, historical and critical debates and art theory.

Artist fees will be paid for works published.

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

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


MediaNet member is selling a Manfroto 525P tripod W/503 Head. The Manfroto system is in mint condition and is less than half price;  $450.00
The original purchase invoice comes with it.
Contact Don at  472-2226 or

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


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:
Primed art show seeking filmmakers
Deadline May 20
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:
2008 Call for Entries- Vancouver Asian Film Festival

Deadline May 31

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is Canada’s oldest festival dedicated to exhibiting films and videos by North American artists of Asian heritage. It is committed to supporting both emerging talent and established filmmakers. Visiting artists have included Loni Ding, Justin Lin, Wes Kim, and Michael Kang, as well as BC filmmakers, Desiree Lim, Nilesh Patel, Eunhee Cha, and Jeff Chiba Stearns.

VAFF invites submissions for its 12th annual festival, November 6-9, 2008.  Deadline is May 31st (postmarked – no exceptions).

All films in the Open Call must include a North American Asian in a key creative role (writer, director, producer). Earlybird entry fee: $10 (CDN or US); Regular entry fee: $20 (CDN or US). Entry fee is non-refundable.

Genres for consideration include narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental. Exhibition formats accepted are 35mm, Beta SP (NTSC), and DigiBeta (NTSC) – and preview screeners may be submitted as VHS tapes or DVDs. No materials or screeners will be returned.

For more information and submission guidelines, visit or email


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:

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
OCTOBER 15-19, 2008

Deadline:  June 1st, 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

Mail submissions to:
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 417
Toronto, Ontario



Who will give up their distinctions?
Deadline: 16 June 2008

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society would like to invite Canadian independent media artists to submit proposals for an exhibition on the theme “Who will give up their distinctions?” Expanded cinema, new-media and experimental works will be given preference and Cineworks will fully support the exhibition of the chosen work[s] in our studio space for showing during the first part of September 2008.

Artist fees will be paid.

Submissions should include the following information:
Contact person’s name, address, telephone, email and, if applicable, website.
Artist’s CV
Project title + description. Please detail how the work relates to the theme.
Project overview [ie: running time, format, technical specifications]
Support material [include a SASE if you would like this material returned]

Submissions can be sent by post only to the following address:

Who Will Give Up Their Distinctions?
c/o Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society
#300-1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7

Questions can be directed to Programs Manager Cheyanne Turions at

MUST ARRIVE on or before June 16th , 2008
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.

Please click here for The ROMP! Festival CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS or visit:




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

“Professional Shooting Secrets for Camcorder Owners”
Tuesday evening May 13th from 5 – 10.30 p.m.
Victoria Motion Picture School, 751 Discovery Street, Victoria.

“Weekend Film School”
workshop on Sat/Sun May 17 and 18th from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
each day.

To register for either course  e-mail Barry Casson at
or call the school at 381-3032 or on Barry’s cell at 744-8664.
Lot’s more info at

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
Screenwriting Workshop They Ruined It!!!

WHEN: June 20, 21, 22 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
WHERE: CineVic, 2022 Douglas St.
COST: $275(tax incl.)
An Adaptation Workshop
In five high-octane sessions, Vancouver Island screenwriters Keith Digby and Brian Paisley, will teach you how to:
a) Adapt work for the screen
b) Work intelligently with a co-screenwriter
c) Keep an eye on the screenplay adapter, and make sure he/she doesn’t kill your baby!
10% discount for CineVic members

For more about Keith, Brian and the weekend workshop curriculum visit
or contact Keith Digby:  250-743-2439   e-mail:


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:

6:30 Monday 12 May 2008
Finding Normal, 2007, 75 min

“Here’s a film that I think all of us in Victoria who are trying to find answers to the complex problems of addiction and what recovery might look like, should see. “This mentor run program has about a 70 percent success rate, often with people who have failed multiple times in recovery.” “…a thoroughly engrossing documentary by Brian Lindstrom about a group of Portland drug addicts and their rehab counselors trying day-by-day to keep.
Brian Lindstromthemselves clean, sober and together. The film is raw and real, filled with undeniable moments of pain and elation and human personality. It’s impossible to imagine a more honest look at this all-too-common world….”

We’ll have the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom and several of the mentors with us by phone from Portland to discuss the subject with the audience.

Pharis from Outlaw Social will perform two songs on the theme that will set the mood for the evening.

for more info:

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




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