MEDIANET NEWS May 15, 2008

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428

MediaNet will be closed on Monday, May 19 for Victoria Day


TONIGHT! 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


MediaNet Podcast and Video Salon
featuring Images Alone
Friday, May 23, 7pm at MediaNet

MediaNet will be participating in this year’s Off the Grid 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)
Please let us know if you would like your films/videos added to the podcast.

This is also the opening night of Images Alone, a multi-screen video installation of silent works created by MediaNet members. The films will be played at MediaNet on the 23, and  the installation will be located 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.

Saturday May 31, 12-3pm: Sound

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.
MediaNet is spring cleaning, and we have a microwave to give away.
First person who wants it gets it.
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 willing to provide Green/Blue screens for productions

I have two dual green/blue screen backgrounds measuring 5’x7′ which I’m willing to lend Media Net members provided I am involved in the production – I want the experience of using them in real settings, and then working with the resulting footage.

Contact: Chris Gower-Rees 744-1979.

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


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
June 21
The Engaged Body is a week-long 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


The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is looking for  projectionists for
May 29-Sept 7, 3.5 hrs a day for the exhibit:

Althea Thauberger:  Chelsea Girls

Using Andy Warhol’s 1966 film, Chelsea Girls as a conceptual starting point, Vancouver based artist Althea Thauberger creates a film collaboration with the residents of a Victoria apartment building. In the original work, episodes took place within New York’s Chelsea Hotel.  Thauberger’s homage follows the original in format and construction, but addresses more urgent contemporary themes, inviting the performers themselves to contribute content of political, social, or personal importance.  Chelsea Girls is a commissioned project created especially for the Art Gallery during the artists’ residency this spring; the project is presented in conjunction with Andy Warhol: Larger than Life.

The Art Gallery is looking for a projectionist for the daily screenings at 11am and 1pm from May 29th to September 7. The shift is 3.5hrs a day at $16/hr, 7 days a week.

If you are interested, please contact:

Tania Muir
Education Program Coordinator
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
250.384.4171 extension 288


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


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:  June 16 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:



Barry Casson’s Weekend Film School
workshop on Sat/Sun May 17 and 18th from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
each day.

To register   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
ViFPA members will be meeting for the final mixer before summer, on Wednesday May 28, at the Collard Room at Swan’s.
Mixer is at 5:30. All are welcome.

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 next DVD to be discussed is Eve and The Fire Horse

For more information, Go to

Canadian films now in the theatre:
The Stone Angel, Fugitive Pieces

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:
6:30 Monday 19 May 2008
Death At A Funeral, 2007, 90 min Victoria Day

“How badly can a funeral go? Here’s a light, slightly dark entertainment from “The Old Country” for the Victoria Holiday Monday. Dad passed away but left a secret. A few squabbling children, relatives, and friends gather – add past romantic interests of several of the above, anxieties, jealousies, a little blackmail – add a sprinkling of hallucinogens – and you’ve got yourselves a good ole time.”

for more info:

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






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