MEDIANET NEWS June 5, 2008

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428
Please note: MediaNet will be closed this Saturday, June 7 and next Saturday, June 14


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
There are still some spaces available.

DFTC 2008 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers, dancers, visual artists and others 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.

This program studies how to dynamically capture movement on film, and will be of great benefit to all filmmakers, regardless of their interest in a specific genre.


$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.”

Movie Monday:
7:00 Saturday 7 June 2008
Crazy About Laurel House
by MediaNet member Monique Cartesan

“The members of Laurel House, an activity center for people with mental illness, take on the authorities that threaten to close their second home, the place that helps them to maintain a good quality of life. And they win.”
Kathleen, a spokesperson for Laurel house members, and  filmmaker Monique Cartesan will be in attendance.

for more info:
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.
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.

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


The Engaged Body: Live Art/Performative Video
June 21
There are still some spaces left.
Tuition scholarships may be available.
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.
We are looking for film/video/sound works as well as photography and media-based installations/ performances.
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

Vantage Point is looking for writings on media arts 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 MediaNet homepage and click on Vantage Point

Project Greenscreen

Learn more at the multimedia YouthCore info session, June 10, 4:00pm, Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecilia Road. Free snacks and plenty of time for Q&A.

Calling young filmmakers and enthusiasts, ages 12-20 to participate in the creation of a feature, high-def documentary.

Project GreenScreen will be comprised of a youth team making and documenting commitments to the environment and encouraging friends, neighbours, business-owners and schools in their communities to take on eco-challenges. The team will also be filming businesses and organizations in Victoria with ‘green’ objectives of their own.

Project GreenScreen is an initiative of, a branch of the LifeCycles Project Society. No experience necessary, participation is free and training is provided!

Search for ‘Project Greenscreen’ on
Centennial Square ~ June 12, 13 & 14
JumpCuts – offers kids aged 10-14 a chance to experience hands-on workshops & demonstrations
with top local professionals in the film industry. Play with cameras, computers & creativity!


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:


June 21 Chelsea Girls
@ Open Space: (510 Fort Street, 2nd floor),
Free Admission. Co-presented by: AGGV, Open Space and Cinevic
Chelsea Girls: Warhol’s most famous self-signed film. Featuring Factory personalities and music by the Velvet Underground, the film takes place at the Chelsea Hotel, and follows the lives of several young women who live there, 7:30pm

June 21 Professional shooting Secrets for Camcorder Owners
with Barry Casson, C.S.C.
Time: 9 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Location: Victoria Motion Picture School, #751, Discovery Street, Victoria (off Douglas St, Travelers in on the corner))

Cost: $115.00 (includes tax)

To register, call 381-3032 or 744-8664


June 21 Auditioning for Commercials for young actors (ages 8-15)

With Drew Walker, Casting Director

Cost $150 (+ gst)

For details of programs listed below visit: / or contact email:
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

Rent or buy “Eve and the Fire Horse” from your local video store (you can also order a dvd rental through mail delivery anywhere in Canada from then join us online for a conversation between fans, foes and filmmakers.

director Julia Kwan has joined the online DVD club forum where she will be answering questions and responding to the posts.
For more information, Go to

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

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:

Movie Monday in the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade

Watch for the giant Movie Monday Float in the 46th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party Parade on Saturday 7 June 2008.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Windsor Park, the parade winds through Oak Bay, ending at Willows Park.

Bruce will give everyone walking with the float a free MM t-shirt.

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm Saturday 7 June 2008
Crazy About Laurel House, 2007, 50 min
“The members of Laurel House, an activity center for people with mental illness, take on the authorities that threaten to close their second home, the place that helps them to maintain a good quality of life. And they win. Special guests! A film by Victoria’s Monique Cartesan.

Kathleen, a spokesperson for Laurel house members, will be one of our guests, along with filmmaker Monique Cartesan.”

6:30 Monday 9 June 2008
Shark Water, 2007, 89 min
“Just when you thought it was unsafe to go in the water… Here’s a guy who set out to show us the beauty of these primitive creatures we’ve been taught to fear. He came up with a different film altogether. Canadian filmmaker, 8 years in the making, beautiful underwater footage and hair raising adventure.”

for more info:

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



Upgrade International Vancouver
DEADLINE:  June 15, 2008

Upgrade International is an international network for the art and technology
community. The series is a forum for presentation and is meant to foster
dialogue and create opportunities. Upgrade Vancouver launched as the first
node of Upgrade outside New York in 2003 under the direction of Kate
Armstrong. Upgrade Vancouver invites artists to submit short art videos (experimental,
animation, sound-based). Selected works will be included in a series of
international screenings presented by Upgrade Vancouver in 2008-2009.

Info: @:

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:


Planet in focus
DEADLINE: June 20, 2008 (final)

Planet in Focus Festival held from the October 22nd to October 26th ,
2008 in Toronto is now accepting submissions, all length and style,
for the 2008 Festival

Submissions also accepted for the Green Sprouts! Showcase, that gives voice to filmmakers 18 years old and younger.
DEADLINE: June 27, 2008

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre Kingston
DEADLINE: June 20th, 2008
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre plans to screen a series of
short video works in a public space in Kingston, Ontario. Modern fuel is seeking short videos, 15 minutes maximum,
Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts – nomination
DEADLINE: June 27, 2008
The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada’s foremost distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts. It’s now possible to put in a nomination.
KCTS9 accepting films for About Us, a local and independent film series.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2008.

“About Us is an independent filmmaker showcase highlighting topics and experiences that are distinctive to our region. The collection of films in the series represents a range of work that includes documentaries, historical pieces and even a comical look at one of this region’s more famous creatures.

It is the local spirit and nature of these films that unites them as a series. The stories are home grown and the films ‘hand-made,’ each coming from independent filmmakers with a personal connection to our region. These are local stories that would not normally find their way to a television audience, and it is the unique, individual touch of the filmmaker that brings forward the relevance of each subject. These are stories about our region and about our communities. These are stories about us, from filmmakers who know us better than anyone else.”

Please visit our web site for more information on the submissions process and to explore films from seasons 1-4.


CBC Digital Diversity

DEADLINE: June 30th, 2008

CBC international is making a call for short films on cultural
diversity and immigration. Length between 4 to 9 minutes, fiction,
documentary or animation accepted.

Submissions also accepted for the Green Sprouts! Showcase, that gives
voice to filmmakers 18 years old and younger.
DEADLINE: June 27, 2008
DEADLINE: June 30th 2008

The 27th Uppsala International Short Film Festival is looking for
short film entries.
Festival du nouveau cinéma of Montreal
DEADLINE: June 30, 2008
Festival du nouveau cinéma held in Montreal from 8 to 19 October 2008, is looking for films, all type and lenght, for it’s next edition.
Bolzano Short Film Festival in Italy
DEADLINE: June 30th 2008
Bolzano Short Film Festival is seeking experimental short films, and/or with no dialogue that were produced in 2006-2007-2008.
Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)
DEADLINE:  July 1st, 2008.

Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), held Sept. 5 – 12, 2008, is the first festival of its kind in North America – featuring a different urban-themed program of 1-minute films. Both professional and amateur filmmakers are welcomed to send their works. All genres of film, video, and animation accepted. Submissions must be made to one of the following thematic categories: Urban Encounters; Urban Fears; Urban Growth; Urban Imaginary; Urban Natural; Urban Secrets; Urban Travels. All submissions must be silent and exactly 60 seconds.

DEADLINE: 4 July, 2008.
International short film festival held in Berlin, Germany, from 4th. to 9th of Nov. 2008 is looking for short films for it’s 24th edition.
DEADLINES: July 4 – early bird , July 18 – short films , August 15 – feature films

Whistler Film Festival thats celebrates independent media works that demonstrate stylistic and/or thematic merit, is looking for independent media works that demonstrate distinct visions and advance international and Canadian cinema.



2008 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival > CALL for SUBMISSIONS

Deadline to submit: Monday, July 14, 2008

The 7th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) invites you to submit your work to
one of North America’s longest-running indigenous film and video festivals, happening this
November 20-23, 2008.

Submissions are now being accepted in 7 categories.  WAFF pays screening fees to artists, and
there is no submission fee for entries received on or before the mid-July deadline.

For complete rules and entry forms, go to, or email
Aboriginal people interested in directing for television sought for NSI Storytellers training program
The deadline for applications is Friday, July 18, 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

Winnipeg, MB – Aboriginal people interested in directing for television are encouraged to apply for the NSI Storytellers Director phase which offers the opportunity to develop television directing skills through an intensive training week and an internship on a western-based television series destined for broadcast in Canada. The training is offered by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).

Application details are available on the NSI website.


17th Annual $100 Film Festival Flashback II in Calgary
DEADLINE: July 25, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is giving ten new filmmakers the
opportunity to make their first film and to submit it to the 17th Annual $100 Film
DEADLINE: August 3, 2008 at 5pm Atlantic Standard Time.
The 8th annual Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF), held November 13-16, in Fredericton, New Brunswick is now accepting submissions.
Info @:
Call for presentations

International Conference
“Performing Arts Training Today”
October 24 – 27, 2008
Bovec, Slovenia – in the heart of Julian Alps

The conference is open to professional performers, performing arts educators and teachers from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training. The main tasks of the conference are to demonstrate various methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts education and training, to open discussions about successful and effective strategies, to establish new contacts, to exchange experiences with colleagues from different countries and to lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration.

The Conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.


ACCOMODATION & VENUE (Bovec mountain resort):


If you are unable to attend the conference there is opportunity to send your promotional materials: booklets or flyers about your company, announcements of workshops, courses, performances and other events. All materials will be displayed at the main information stand and will be available to the delegates during the entire period of the conference.




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