MEDIANET NEWS July 24, 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

Discussion and Presentation by John Mitchell at the Victoria Arts Connection, 2750 Quadra St.
Wednesday, July 30, 7:30pm. $5 suggested donation.

Please note: this talk was originally scheduled for Monday, July 28

Interactive performance designer, composer and telematic artist

from Arizona State University’s Department of Dance, John Mitchell, will be speaking

about the telematic work PASO (created with collaborators in Spain and

Brazil) and on dance in virtual worlds using second life.

Go to John’s website for more information about his work:



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



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 2: July 28th – 31st
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 28 July 2008
Garbage Warrior, 86 min, 2007

“This brilliant doc could just change the world. That’s the ambition of the protagonist who gave up his architect license to build ‘green’ housing out of garbage – all the good stuff we’re so busy throwing in dumps. Heroically battling with bureaucracies, technical hitches in his off-the-grid subdivision in New Mexico, and heading for the eye of hurricane and tsunami wracked communities to put his ideas to work, our man is undeterred, full of innovation and passion.”  Rated Pg
for more info:

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

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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