MEDIANET NEWS June 26, 2008

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

Please note: MediaNet will be closed Monday June 30 and Tuesday July 1st for Canada Day.
We will return to regular office hours on Wednesday.

MediaNet presents a live performance and video screening of works by participants of our newest intensive program,
The Engaged Body: Live Art, Performative Video.
8pm, Saturday June 28th at Studio 1, The Victoria Arts Connection, 2750 Quadra St.
Admission by donation

Featuring works by Grace Salez, Pamela Millar, Jenny Schoenberger, Fran Benton, Bisia Belina and Christin Keeler.

For more information, please contact Catlin at MediaNet   ph. 250-381-4428

Go to for information about the workshop.

Reel Dance Film Fest
July 26 and August 2
Featuring an evening of dance films from around the world, and a screening of works created by participants of this year’s Dance for the Camera intensive (for information on the Dance for the Camera workshop, go to
contact Catlin for more information:

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

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 announces its 4th edition of the “edges” media art festival, scheduled for Nov 13-16, 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:

or contact Catlin for more info: 381-4428 or

“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 the MediaNet homepage and click on Vantage Point

Short, Documentary Film about Cool Aid’s History

Voice Pictures is producing an (oral history) documentary for Cool Aid Society and is requesting the services of MediaNet members who have sound, lighting and/or camera operation experience and would like to offer their services on a volunteer basis, for Volbuck credits ($10.00 per hour)

In addition to volunteers, Voice Pictures is seeking the professional services of experienced DP’s/videographers who have interview and documentary experience. A sample of your work is essential.

Please contact Richard Swinden, Producer, via Tel 361-3433 or email:


The Gulf Island Film and Video School is now offering scholarships to all summer programs.
go to
LaSaM Unplugged:  A Rose is a Rose …
8 PM, Friday, June 27, 2008
Metro Studio, Victoria, BC
Quadra at Johnson
Tickets 8 / $10
LaSaM and the Victoria Conservatory of Music present a concert of short and sweet acoustic music by Alvin Curran, James Tenney, Pauline Oliveros, Earle Brown, Ned Rorem and LaSaM members Chris Reiche, Cathy Lewis and Tina Pearson.  Featuring text by Gertrude Stein and the sounds of prepared piano, voices, flute, accordion, harp, toys, spoken word and glass.  With guests Margaret Ashburner and Nicholas Fairbank.

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 It’s All Gone Pete Tong.

Rent or buy “It’s All Gone Pete Tong” 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 Michael Dowse and Producer Elizabeth Yake will be joining the on-line discussion.
For more information, Go to

Upcoming Canadian films:

My Winnipeg

Legendary director Guy Maddin’s personal portrait of his hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Told poetically, MY WINNIPEG weaves together the past, present, and future. Maddin revisits his childhood (through a young Guy Maddin played by Darcy Fehr) and relationship with this sleepy, snowy town, complete with hockey arenas, history footnotes and fractured visuals. The film, shot in black and white, combines stock archival footage (including private home videos) with some new freshly shot material. It is narrated by Guy Maddin himself.

Now in theatres: The Stone Angel, Fugitive Pieces

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:

6:30 Monday 30 June 2008
Louis 19 – King of the Airwaves, 1994, 95 min, Subtitled
for Canada Day!
“This little French Canadian film from 1994 is a treat. It hilariously predicted the fad for “reality TV”. Louis has always had a dream to be on television. But when he enters a contest and wins, the first prize involves a cameraman following him everywhere for three months. The only problem is that Louis has a boring life, so the TV executives decide to put some excitement in it. This odd quiet man’s life becomes the rage of Quebec society as his astonishing, stumbling metamorphosis is broadcast live.”
for more info:

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





SAW Video Association (Ottawa) seeks a full-time Technical Coordinator (Production). He/she will work with the Technical Coordinator (Post-production) to provide production and post-production support to SAW Video members. This is a permanent full-time position.

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday
Starting salary of $30,000 per year with modest health/dental benefits
Prospective applicants may be required to take a technical competency test.

Deadline for applications: July 4, 2008
Please submit by mail, fax, or email:

– A one-page letter of intent describing your skills and experience as they relate to this position;
– A curriculum vitae or resumé

Send to:
Hiring Committee – Technical Coordinator
SAW Video Association
67 Nicholas St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9
Phone: (613) 238-7648 / Fax: (613) 238-4617

For more information on SAW Video, check out our web site:

Cineworks Media Arts Commission
Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society would like to invite Canadian mid-career and established artists to submit proposals for an exhibition exploring the dynamic screen of contemporary cinema. Expanded cinema, new-media and experimental works will be given preference.

Gilles Deleuze, in his Cinema 1, poses the question “what is cinema?” This investigation has been complicated by our modern condition of the increased rate at which we receive and filter information everyday; the proliferation of screens–personal, portable and public; commercial cinema and advertising; and invisible networks of data transmission. The screen has moved out of the theatre and become a fluid entity. How have the temporal and spatial differences of viewing moving images in the theatre, gallery, at home or in the urban environment affected our experience of cinema? Cineworks is seeking proposals for works that will delve into our relationship with dynamic screens, analyzing their psychological and practical consequences on film production and consumption. According to Deleuze, the cinematic eye allows us to see and think in new ways. How has contemporary cinema shaped our perceptions? Considering that we constantly encounter screens in our mediated culture, how is it that we interact with them?

For more information, contact Alicia Munro, Programs Assistant, at


Cinevic’s Reel to Reel Music and Motion Picture Challenge
Contact:  Krista Loughton (250) 389-1590,

Wanted:  Local Filmmakers and Musicians

Victoria – Do you have an original song that would make a great film score or music video? Ready to experiment with a deadline using great music?   CineVic is putting out a call for local independent musicians to submit one song and film production teams to register to produce short films to accompany them for CineVic’s Annual Reel to Reel Competition.

Registration forms and waivers at under events
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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