MEDIANET NEWS August 21, 2008

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428
info@media-net.bc.ca

Note: Office hours will be shortened this coming Saturday, August 23.
The office will be open for equipment drop off and pick up, from 9-10am

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COMING UP

LOFOARFA
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.

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SUBMISSIONS REQUESTS

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:
http://www.edgesfestival.com

or contact Catlin for more info: 381-4428 or info@media-net.bc.ca

(“edges” is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.)

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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  http://www.media-net.bc.ca
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FOR SALE
Sony Hi Def FX1 video camera
asking $4000
Manfrotto Head and Tripod
asking $500
contact Russ at 656-5133

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AROUND TOWN

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

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May St. Productions-  one hour documentary “Gone Wild”

“Gone Wild” will be broadcast on Animal Planet Canada (a digital channel) on Monday
August 25th at 9PM ET/ 6 PM and 10PM PT.

There will also be a screening in Victoria on Wed August 27

Time: 7:00 PM Screening
7:45 PM Q & A with filmmakers Erin Skillen and Hilary Pryor

Place: Camosun College
Lansdowne Campus,
Fisher 100

Gone Wild reveals touching stories about once-domesticated pets and
livestock that have been abandoned by, or escaped from, their owners, and
now feral, they’ve  made themselves at home in surprising places – often
with unimaginable consequences.

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Cinevic’s Reel to Reel Music Video Challenge
The screening and judging will be held on Sunday, September 14th, 2008 at Lucky Bar.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, screening starts at 8:00 pm. Cost is $6.00 at the door.

Reel-to-Reel is an annual event created by Cinevic: Independent Society of Filmmakers and sponsored by CFUV 101.9 that unites local musicians and filmmakers in creating short musical films. The songs are selected by a committee and distributed to production teams randomly.

For more info, contact:  Krista Loughton (250) 389-1590, office@cinevic.ca

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Gulf Island film and Video School (GIFTS)

The Gulf Islands Film & Television School seeks new media experts and web nerds to propel our newest endeavours across the internet! Applications are currently being accepted.
Deadline: Wednesday, August 27.

GIFTS is currently seeking 8 motivated youth (ages 13-29) to form the foundation of an exciting new social media web team that will be the driving force behind future GIFTS Projects.

Please send cover letter with contact information (and resume only if relative) to Nick Middleton at nick@giftsfilms.com.

Questions? Please contact:
Nick Middleton
The Gulf Islands Film and Television School
office: 1-800-813-9993
cell: 250-751-9869
fax: 250-539-3290
nick@giftsfilms.com

September 17-October 13- one month “independent Media Producer’s Program”

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 http://www.GIFTSfilms.com

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

or gifts@gulfislands.com

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YOUNG ACTOR SUMMER PROGRAMS

THE SCREEN ACTORS STUDIO. 845 Fisgard St V8W 1R9 (250) 595-1339
For details of programs listed below visit:  http://www.screenactors.ca / 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)

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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 will be discussing two films- Cronenburg’s Eastern Promises and Denys Arcand‘s L’Âge des ténèbres (Days of Darkness)

For more information, Go to   http://www.bigbluesafe.com/email/display.php?M=6281&C=47ea53b6b09c8ce4482e33d0fecfe374&L=2&N=63
Coming soon to theatres: Amal, Tkaronto
For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to: http://www.firstweekendclub.ca
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MOVIE MONDAY

6:30 pm Monday 25 August 2008
Gridlock’d, 1997, 91 min

“How hard can it be to get into rehab? An ‘odd couple’ of druggie buddies realize it’s time to get out of this dangerous lifestyle, but Detroit’s system bounces them around like a pin ball and they have some bad dudes on their tale, the result of one of their short term scams for cash. Tom Roth, Tupak Shakur, and Thandie Newton –  Vibrant, gritty comedy. Language, nudity, drug use. R”

Followed by a talk with author/film studies teacher/filmmaker Richard Beck Peacock who interviewed Vondie Curtis-Hall about making Gridlock’d for his book “The Art Of Movie Making – Script To Screen”
for more info: http://www.moviemonday.ca

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

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SUBMISSION REQUESTS: OTHER MEDIA ARTS CENTRES

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:
http://www.rendezvouswithmadness.com/callforentries.htm

• November 6 – 15, 2008 – The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
For more information about the festival please visit:
http://www.rendezvouswithmadness.com

For information, please contact:
Tina Zafreen Alam
Programming Assistant
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
T: 416-535-8501 x 3079 / E: tinazafreen_alam@camh.net
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ANNUAL CBC TELEVISION BROADCAST SCRIPT JOY AWARD 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.
INFO:@:info@lindajoy.com
W: http://www.lindajoy.com
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KNOCK ON WOOD RESIDENCE
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.
INFO : http://thisneckofthewoods.net
http://www.modernfuel.org
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7th ANNUAL FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL (Toronto)
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
INFO: http://www.FemaleEyeFilmFestival.com
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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Regular Deadline Approaching
Regular Deadline – September 1, 2008
Final Deadline – October 20, 2008

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for
nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its
sixth annual event, which runs from February 13-22, 2009.

The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all
genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates.

Enter via Withoutabox.com at – <http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969

or download entry form in pdf format at –
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/entries.html&gt;
If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a

request to < callforentries@bigskyfilmfest.org  .
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SAW VIDEO JUMPSTART GRANT (Ottawa)
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: @: erin@sawvideo.com
W: http://www.sawvideo.com

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2008 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival DOCUMENTARY & DRAMA PITCH
deadline for submissions is Monday September 8, 2008.

Exclusive Professional Training & Pitch Sessions

Do you have a great idea for a short (23 min or less) documentary or short drama?  Enter our competition to pitch your idea to a panel of commissioning editors and acquisitions executives from the major Canadian broadcasters – who will provide valuable feedback and development advice.  You will also have a chance to win imagineNATIVE’s Documentary Pitch or Drama Pitch prizes to help your idea become a reality.

Eligibility Criteria:
•     The producer or director representing the pitch project must be Aboriginal and a Canadian resident.
•     Pitch teams must be in Toronto for both the training session on October 15th and the pitching session October 17th.
•     Applications must be received by email no later than Mon. Sept. 8th, 2008.
•     You may submit your pitch ideas to each category.

Please note: Travel and other expenses are not provided.

Please email your one-page pitch idea and biographies of the production team to Kerry Potts at  kpotts@imagineNATIVE.org

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St John’s international Women’s Film Festival professional development program

Offering a one-of-a-kind professional development program in Canada, that brings eight women directors together with professional actors, crews and senior mentors. The intensive program includes two trips to the world-renowned Banff Centre followed by ongoing career support through Creative Women Workshops Association.
This year’s mentor director is award-winning filmmaker Kari Skogland (The Stone Angel, 50 Dead Men Walking, Liberty Stands Still).
Director Deadline: September 30
Actor and Crew Deadline: October 31 (New criteria for actor applications).
For more information contact: Carol Whiteman, WIDC Producer
Phone: (604) 913-0747
Toll Free: 1-877-913-0747
E-mail: carol@creativewomenworkshops.com
Website: http://www.creativewomenworkshops.com

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Images Festival call for submissions
22nd Annual images festival, April 2-11, 2009

Early submission deadline: October 31, 2008
Final submission deadline: November 14, 2008
entry fees

for more information, go to http://www.imagesfestival.com
email: submissions@imagesfestival.com

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THE 33rd CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF)
CALL FOR ENTRIES IS CURRENTLY OPEN
Short and feature-length films made after April 1, 2007 are now being accepted for consideration. Films must be available on DVD (Region 0 or 1) for review and must be submitted before November 30, 2008. For complete details visit http://www.clevelandfilm.org or http://www.withoutabox.com.

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CSIF $100 Film and Video Festival

Deadline for submissions: December 2, 2008

For more information, contact http://www.csif.org/festival

or email CSIF at festival@csif.org

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