MEDIANET NEWS July 10, 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, at the Victoria Arts Connection (2750 Quadra)
MediaNet is pleased to present two evenings of dance for the camera. Our first screening features a selection of international works from Greece, Chile, Korea, the US and Canada. On August 2nd, we will show works created by participants of this year’s Dance for the Camera intensive. The screenings begin at 7:30 pm both nights, with doors open at 7pm. July 26 $5.00, August 2, by donation.
contact Catlin for more information:
tel:  250-381-4428


Unreal Victoria,  August 7-13, 2008 (Community Arts Council, 1001 Douglas)

Submission deadlines:   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.)

MediaNet announces our newest workshop intensive: Eco Doc
A Mentored Environmental Documentary Program
Workshops Sept 13-20
Production Sept 20-Oct 5
Screening Oct 7

For more information, go to the MediaNet website, and click on Eco Doc
Sony Hi Def FX1 video camera
asking $4000
Manfrotto Head and Tripod
asking $500
contact Russ at 656-5133

MediaNet member looking to buy a high 8 camera for dubbing purposes.
Contact Dianne Searle at 598-0612 or


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.
Summer Camps for Young Actors 8 – 15
Monday – Thursday 10 – 3.30 p.m. Cost $195 (plus 5% g.s.t.)
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)
YOUNG ACTOR’S CONSERVATORY (Sept. 14th – Nov. 16th).
Levels 1 – 3 and Advanced. 10 week programs.
Details will posted on website shortly.
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 film currently being discussed is The Tracey Fragments

For more information, Go to
Coming soon to theatres: My Winnipeg, Tkaronto
For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:

6:30 pm Monday 21 July 2008
The Tracy Fragments, 2007, 77 min

“This novel film, the latest from Bruce MacDonald, Canada’s ‘bad boy’ filmmaker, features the breakout Maritime actor, Ellen Page (Juno, Marion Bridge), as a troubled teen on a quest to find her little brother – who she has hypnotized to act like a dog. .. The sometimes multi-screen format gives an impression of the fragmented experience of her difficult world.”

Featuring a discussion with Director Bruce MacDonald by phone (from Toronto), who will talk about its making and the novel opportunity he gave fans to ‘un-fragment’ it to compete for a prize for best result. Rated R.
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


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 @:

Rendezvous with Madness is now accepting entries for its 16th anniversary program.

The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival is North America’s premiere festival showcasing films dedicated to promoting cinematic representations of mental illness, addiction, and/or recovery.  Each program is followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the filmmaking and artistic community, mental health professionals and the mental health community.

Canadian and international filmmakers who have screened at the festival include; David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers), Carl Bessai (Normal), Peter Raymont (Shake Hands with the Devil), Chris Landreth (Ryan), Todd Solondz (Happiness), Terry Zwigoff (Crumb), Bill Plympton (Smell the Flowers), and Scott Hicks (Shine).

Key Dates:
• August 11, 2008 (postmark) – Submission Deadline
For more submission information, including submission forms, please visit:
• November 6 – 15, 2008 – The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
For more information about the festival please visit:

For information, please contact:
Tina Zafreen Alam
Programming Assistant
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
T: 416-535-8501 x 3079 / E:
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.



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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