MEDIANET NEWS July 3, 2008

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


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:
Congratulations to MediaNet member Ryan Bresser, who was recently honored as a National Aboriginal Role model.
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


THE SCREEN ACTORS STUDIO. 845 Fisgard St V8W 1R9 (250) 595-1339
For details of programs listed below visit: / email: screenact@shaw. ca

All programs subject to 5% gst. Payment plan available & VISA accepted.

(1) Improv Acting Summer Camp. Young Actors 8 – 15 years old
July 7 -10th. Monday – Thursday 10 a.m – 3.30 p.m.. (last spots available).
Laugh and learn improv acting for the camera! Students will learn the fundamentals of performing without a script and create original characters for improvised talk shows and comedy skits.  Camera techniques will also be covered and there will be a fun screening for family and friends.
Instructor: Ana de Lara. Cost:  $195 (plus 5% gst.)

(2)Summer Camps for Young Actors 8 – 15
Monday – Thursday 10 – 3.30 p.m. Cost $195 (plus 5% g.s.t.)

A four day fun-filled camp working on scenes and commercials and finding out what it means to be on-set. Video-taping and playback are used throughout the camp to monitor the progress and provide the understanding of how to work on camera for the young actors. On the Thursday day we do a final shoot and enjoy a pizza lunch provided by the studio before presenting playback to the parents and guests on the closing afternoon. Please bring a bag lunch Monday through Wednesday. Camps are supervised at all times

A copy of the final day shoot will be available on d.v.d. for a small additional cost $10.

CAMP 1: July 14th – 18th (spots available)
CAMP 2: July 28th – 31st  (last spots available)
CAMP 3: Aug. 11th – 14th (spots available)

(3) YOUNG ACTOR’S CONSERVATORY (Sept. 14th – Nov. 16th).

Levels 1 – 3 and Advanced. 10 week programs.

Details will posted on website shortly.
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
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 pm Monday 7 July 2008
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, 2007, 112 min, Subtitles

“The film is about Jean-Dominique Bauby, a high-flying editor of Elle Magazine, paralyzed by a stroke in 1995. It’s also about life and its possibilities, in spite of severe disability. Based closely on the autobiographical book by the same title, this is an amazing, intense film you won’t forget. Pg.”

With guests Ann Jacob and Stan Tomandl of Coma Communication ~ Process-Oriented Facilitation

for more info:

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



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


Toronto Urban Film Festival
Toronto Urban Film Festival for Commuters Returns to TTC Subway Platform Screens from September 5 – 12, 2008 and is making a call for entries for one-minute, urban themed, silent films.
DEADLINE: July 7, 2008


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
EXTENDED DEADLINE of Festival du nouveau cinéma
The 37th edition of Festival du nouveau cinéma will be held from October 8 to 19, 2008 announces it’s extended deadline for work submission.
DEADLINE: July 15, 2008
The Images Festival is now accepting submissions for consideration for the 2009 Images Festival, that will take place in April, 2009.
DEADLINE: 15 July 2008
The Project8 Film Collective is now seeking works for its 3rd Annual Project8 Festival that use super8mm film including videos, 16mm films, performances, audio/music, and, of course, super8 films.
LATE DEADLINE (with $5 submission fee): July 15, 2008

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.


THE DARK ARTS: magic and intuition
The Curatorial Incubator, v6 – THE DARK ARTS: magic and intuition aims to uncover the hidden connections between video artworks that speak to the unknown, the uncanny, the other worldly. VTape is making a call for submissions. Participants will work in the Vtape archive, seeking works that employ the surreal, evoke voodoo, address the unknown.
DEADLINE: July 18, 2008, 4:00PM
INFO: @:

make art is an international festival dedicated to the integration of
Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) in digital art. The third edition of make art – OpenOS – will take place in
Poitiers (FR), from the 24th to the 30th of November 2008 and they are currently seeking new, innovative FLOSS based works and
projects: music and audiovisual performances, presentations, software demos, and installations.
DEADLINE: 25 July, 2008

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

Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival 2008
Cabbagetown Short Film &Video Festival is making a call for entry for this years edition.
DEADLINE: July 31st, 2008
The Koelner Filmhaus will present approximately 180 films at various locations, ranging from short fiction and documentaries to animations and experimental films, is looking for short films for it’s next edition.
DEADLINE: July, 31th 2008
INFO: @:

Hamilton Artists Inc.
Hamilton Artists Inc. (HAI) is seeking a wide range of multi-disciplinary proposals from artists as well as curatorial proposals for solo, and group exhibitions for their Main Space.
DEADLINE: July 31, 2008

– under submissions policy

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.



Winnipeg Film Group
The Winnipeg Film Group in collaboration with MAWA is looking for proposal for the “Women’s Mosaic Film Project”. It is a one time production support and mentorship program created to assist two women from Aboriginal or Diverse cultural backgrounds to produce a first independent short film or video.
DEADLINE: July 14, 2008 @ 4 pm
INFO: @:
City of Kitchener, ON
Kitchener City Hall’s Artist in Residence (AIR) program invites applications from new media/video/video installation artists/artist teams.
DEADLINE: July 16, 2008
INFO: ph: 519 741-3400 Ext 3381
LE LABO in Toronto
LE LABO, a french speaking artist run center, based in Toronto, will offer a creation and training residency in Montreal in partnership with la Société des Arts Technologiques de Montréal (SAT).
DEADLINE: July 20, 2008




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