MEDIANET NEWS August 7, 2008

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


Unreal Victoria
Opening August 8, 7pm at the Community Arts Council, 1001 Douglas St.
exhibition runs from August 8-13. (Phone CAC for gallery hours: 250-381-2787)

MediaNet and the Community Arts Council invite you to an exhibition of works  which are unreal, surreal and super-real, produced by mediaNet members and others.
Come and see the wondrous and eccentric side of our fair city.

Contact Kirk or Catlin for more information:



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 and an application form, 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


Open Call for Photographs and Videos- Vancouver Island School of Art

We are looking for submissions for photographs or video(s) of unusual or interesting aspects of Victoria for an exhibition to take place October  24 – November 17 in the Slide Room Gallery (located in the lower level of the Vancouver Island School of Art).

Victoria: Site UnScene
Site UnScene is an exhibition that draws attention to aspects of Victoria that we don’t usually see in the tourist brochures. ‘Sites Unscene’ could encompass anything from unusual viewpoints of city streets to odd objects found in an urban environment—the main stipulation is that the location of the photograph and/or video be limited to Victoria and its environs.

For more information, contact:

Vancouver Island School of Art



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
CAMP 3: Aug. 11th – 14th (2 spots available)
Coming Up:
YOUNG ACTOR’S CONSERVATORY (Sept. 14th – Nov. 16th).

Levels 1 – 3 and Advanced. 10 week programs.
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES: Tuesday evenings: 7 – 10:00 pm, September 23rd –  November 11th, 2008 (8 sessions)

THE WORKING ACTOR (Continuing Studies). Wednesday evenings 7 – 10pm, September 24th –  Nov. 12th, 2008 (8 sessions)

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 11 August 2008
The Savages, 2007, 114 min

“A film about growing old, and growing up. For two estranged siblings, out of the blue, comes the call that their elderly father they have long feared, Lenny Savage, has lost it. And there is no one to help him but his kids. Amid a sibling rivalry battle over how to handle their father’s final days, they are forced to face the past and finally start to realize what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.” Rated R.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, and Philip Bosco
for more info:

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


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:

Annual CBC Television Broadcast Script Joy Award 2008, part of the annual Linda Joy Media Arts Awards offers emerging screenwriters and scriptwriters $10,000 in support.
DEAD LINE: August 29, 2008.
Members of Vidéographe, based in Montreal, are welcomed to submit independent and non-commercial projects. The chosen projects will be granted with Vidéographe support.
DEAD LINE: 29 August, 2008
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is seeking participants for Rotterdam-based
artist Yvette Poorter’s mobile residency program KNOCK ON WOODS. Knock on
The residency is a para-site that consists of a rustic tent-cabin and a
forest of tree-flags that can be and has been situated almost anywhere.
DEADLINE: August 29, 2008.
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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