MEDIANET NEWS August 14, 2008

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


Open Space, 510 Fort St.
Friday August 22, 8pm
Saturday August 23, 11am-4pm

The second annual lower fort art fair features goods, performances and information from local arts and cultural groups (including films and videos by MediaNet!).
This is a good opportunity for collaboration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. Friday night is the gala opening, with an art fair on Saturday. Stop by the MediaNet booth and say hello.



EDGES FESTIVAL – Deadline September 1st

MediaNet announces its 4th edition of the “edges” media arts festival, scheduled for Nov 13-16, 2008.
We are looking for film/video/sound works as well as photography and media-based installations/ performances.
Go 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



PureScreen 02
recent artist film and video work from the UK
curated by Sophia Crilly, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Thursday, August 14, 2008
8pm. Free admission (limited seating)

Deluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria

Communicating with Actors – John Emmet Tracy
Sunday August 24th, 12-4pm, CineVic
$40 CineVic/MediaNet producing members $60 non-members
Designed for directors of any experience level, this workshop aims to develop the skills and language necessary to effectively communicate and create with actors.  John Emmet Tracy has worked with dozens of film and video directors on series, features, commercials and independent shorts. A short selection of his credits on IMDB


Gulf Island film and Video School (GIFTS)
Announces one month “independent Media Producer’s Program”

September 17-October 13

25% off for MediaNet members

space is limited (12 documentary participants and 12 dramatic video participants)

free one-week refresher program prior to workshop (pay only room and board)

Registration forms are available at

For more info, contact Betsy Fairbrother, 1-800-813-9993/ 250-539-5729




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
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.

The DVD club is currently discussing The Tracey Fragments

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

6:30 pm Monday 18 August 2008
She’s A Boy I Knew, 2007, 70 min
also: No Bikini, 2007, 8 min

“An incredible film from Vancouver about a young man becoming a woman, but more particularly about his family, wife and friends’ adjustment to his decision.

Using archival family footage, interviews, phone messages, and animation, Haworth’s documentary She’s a Boy I Knew begins in 2000 with Steven Haworth’s decision to come out to his family about his life-long female gender identity. The resulting auto-ethnography is not only an exploration into the film maker’s process of transition from biological male to female, from Steven to Gwen, but also an emotionally charged account of the individual experiences, struggles, and stakes that her two sisters, mother, father, best friend and wife brought to Gwen’s transition.”
for more info:

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


Geoweb (Montreal)
Agence TOPO will produce a body of Web works comprising geographic references and is inviting artists interested in this theme to submit their proposals. The projects could also include an “off screen” component, such as performance, installation, exhibition or mobile networks, that complements and expands the Web features and possibilities.
DEADLINE: August 15, 2008
INFO: @:

Rendezvous with Madness is now accepting entries for its 16th anniversary program.
Deadline for submissions is now August 29th, 2008.

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).

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:
The 7th Annual Female Eye Film Festival is making a call for submissions.  Filmmakers are
encouraged to submit their short or feature films for the early deadline of
August 31, 2008.  While screenwriters may submit their scripts for
consideration as part of the Script Reading Series by October 31, 2008.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2008
SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS: October 31, 2008
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.
DEADLINE: August 29, 2008.
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is seeking participants for Rotterdam-based
artist Yvette Poorter’s mobile residency program KNOCK ON WOODS.
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.


JumpstART is a video incentive programme designed to give artists the opportunity to explore the medium of video. Applicants to JumpstART must be new to the medium of video or in the initial stages of their video careers. Eligible projects are those over which the artist has creative and editorial control. All genres are accepted. Artists crossing over from other disciplines are also welcome.
DEADLINE:  September 1, 2008
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.



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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