MEDIANET NEWS Sept 11, 2008

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

Don White – Documentary Story Structure workshop
Sunday, Sept 14, 9am-4pm

Due to cancellations we have some space left.
If you have a documentary in development (a one page and outline and script) or in progress ( a one page and footage) this could be your opportunity to advance and refine your project. There is more information at

There are only 4 participants allowed in the workshop. Cost is $150.

If you are interested call Kirk at 250-381-4428 or email

Don White is a writer, director, producer, consultant, mentor, and teacher who has worked in the documentary film and video industries for over thirty years. He has writtien and directed drama, corporate, and major educational documentaries and won over 20 international awards for film and video production.  Numerous films on which he has consulted or workshopped have been broadcast on national and international television and many have garnered major awards.

MEDIANET PRESENTS : Eco Doc, A Mentored Environmental Documentary Program
Workshops Sept 13-20; Production Sept 20-Oct 5
Screening Oct 8, Victoria Event center; co-presented by OPEN CINEMA

EcoDoc is a 3 week program for filmmakers and environmentalists to  to create short documentaries on issues surrounding the environment and sustainability and to
communicate their visions to Victoria, to BC and to the world. MediaNet, in partnership with The Community Arts Council of Greater  Victoria is presenting a week of seminars and workshops to the EcoDoc participants and to the community.

We are proud to have MediaNet members and Media Partners join with us to bring a mentored filmmaking program to the Victoria community. Envirospeaktv  and Open Cinema  will be partnering to present the created works.

The cost of the program is $150 and guarantees participants a  space in all the workshops as well as access to MediaNet equipment and editing facilities. As well, participants will receive ongoing technical and production mentoring. There are a limited number of spaces available in this program.  To sign up for the program call MediaNet at 250-381-4428 or e-mail    For more detailed schedule information and an application form, go to the MediaNet website, and click on Eco Doc

Many seminars are open to the public, including those listed below.  Suggested donation for non-participants is $10 per event. Participants gain access to all seminars and workshops as a part of their registration. All seminars will be held at the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, G-6, 1001 Douglas  St.

Saturday, 13 September
7pm Terry Glavin – Keynote address
Terry Glavin is an author and environmentalist. His latest book is “Waiting for the Macaws”     He is a teacher at UBC  and an outspoken columnist for the Tyee online

7:30 Don White – Developing Basic Documentary Structure (general admission $10)
Employing clips from classic and currently popular documentaries Don illustrates the common types of documentary structure. Don outlines in detail the method and principles necessary for successful documentary creation. More information is available at

Tues 16 Sept, 7 PM –
John Lutton – Transportation Issues in Victoria
John Lutton, Executive Director of Capital  Walk and Bike, and well know researcher and advocate joins the EcoDoc program to speak about transportation issues from a Victoria perspective

Wed 17 Sept, 7 PM  –
Will Horter – Environmental Issues
Will Horter is the Executive Director of the Dogwood Initiative, a non profit environmental group focusing on sustainability and land reform issues. Will will be speaking about current environmental issues confronting BC. More information about the Dogwood Initiative at

Thursday 18 Sept, 7pm –
Lisa Neilson from Citizen Shift and Selwin Jacob from the NFB
Lisa Neilson is an outreach officer of NFB’s participatory online forum for exploring today’s critical issues and debating social change. //
Selwin Jacob is an award winning filmmaker and NFB producer and plays a leading role in the NFB’s efforts to reach out to and develop emerging filmmakers throughout the Pacific region. Selwin’s profile is at

Friday 18 Sept, 7pm –
Tom Shandel – Producer, Documentarian, Filmmaker
Tom Shandel is an award winning filmmaker and documentary producer of films such as The Corporation. He has been producing film and television documentary and drama since 1969 for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Global, Bravo! and other stations. For more about Tom

Sat 19 Sept – 7pm
Nicole Sorochan – Documentarian, Filmmaker
Filmmaker Nicole Sorochan discusses her successes as a self taught political and eco-activist filmmaker. She will address the power of and need for organic /guerilla filmmaking as well as new trends in social media and short films for the web.  She will draw from  her experiences filming in Asia, the Middle East, the UK and the US over the past year and discuss the motive and vision for her new start-up web 2.0 environmental site .

Monday 21 Sept, 7pm –
Mandy Leith – Filmmaker, Editor and founder of Open Cinema in Victoria
Through her lifelong love of film and its potential to inspire change, Mandy has worked creatively in the film and television industry for more than 25 years. She will be hosting a workshop focused on creative editing. She is also a mentor for the Eco Doc program. For more information, see


EDGES FESTIVAL – Deadline EXTENDED TO September 15
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.)


Lightstruck- Cinematic Photogram workshop with Kerry Laitala

Presented by The Antimatter Film Festival, MediaNet and Cinevic

Sunday, September 28, 12 noon at Cinevic, 2022 Douglas St.

This five-hour workshop explores the process of making photograms directly onto 35mm film, creating hand-exposed cinema. We will place objects and material directly onto the film and cast their shadows with light. This intimate tactility ignites the hand/mind continuum into a direct interplay free fromordinary cinematic constraints.

Participants will need to scavenge materials for this workshop. Anything transparent, translucent and opaque may be used to form latent shadowgraphic traces which will be brought to life through hand-processing. Materials could include, but should not be limited to: feathers, buttons, shells, sequins, lace, “Letraset” letters, symbols and numbers, (rub on) images printed onto acetate, painted fi lm, anything graphically or texturally interesting or symbolically meaningful, etc. The film stock is negative, so remember to bring things that you think will render well in this form. You will also need to supply a small flashlight.

Register with the Antimatter Film Festival:




Cinevic’s Reel to Reel Music 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,

Gulf Island film and Video School (GIFTS) – 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   For more info, contact Betsy Fairbrother, 1-800-813-9993/ 250-539-5729 or


CineVic presents Art of the Edit with co-director and editor of The Corporation, Jennifer Abbott.

September 27th at CineVic 2022 Douglas Street.  Admission is $60 for CineVic and MediaNet producing members/$85 for non-members.  Time is TBA.
Contact: Krista Loughton (250) 389-1590,

Jennifer Abbott is co-director and the editor of the theatrical hit “The Corporation,” the top grossing documentary in Canadian history and winner of over 24 international awards including the World Cinema Award at the Sundance Film Festival and a Genie. She also produced, directed and edited “A Cow at My Table,” a feature documentary about meat, culture and animals which won eight international awards. Her other past works include “Skinned,” an experimental video and installation about interracial relationships exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Abbott has edited numerous other documentaries, installations and performance works.

This workshop will explore the art of editing, for both narrative and documentary film. How do you create a powerful narrative and an engaging structure from hours of footage? How do you “write” a film in the edit suite? Using examples from Abbott’s own as well as other directors’ work, this workshop will address these key issues as well as enhancing emotional impact, working with archival footage and using music and sound effects to inspire the picture edit.


Screen Actor’s Studio

845 Fisgard St., V8W 1R9.

Email:    Website: (for program details)

YOUNG ACTOR’S CONSERVATORY (Sept. 14th – Nov. 16th).Levels 1 – 3 and Advanced. 10 week programs. BODY LANGUAGE ON SCREEN: Mondays 7-10pm, September 22- October 20, 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), Advanced Techniques and Scene Study:  Thursday Evenings 7 – 10 p.m, September 18th to November 20th. (10 sessions).Casting Director Drew Walker:  Saturday October 18th. 10 -4.30, Advanced* Commercial Audition Workshop. Upcoming Event: Sue Browse, Casting Director. Sunday 9th November-One day Casting Director workshop. Cost: $150. 10 – 5p.m. (limited enrollment).


The Canadian First Weekend Club  –  Coming soon to theatres: Amal, Tkaronto

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:


6:30 pm Monday 15 September 2008

Bee Movie, 2007, 90 min

“Bee Movie is a surprisingly engrossing, delightful romp – inventive and fun, much like the Toy Story wonders. Enjoy! Jerry Seinfeld wrote and voiced this surprisingly complex story of a humble bee who decides not to comply with the usual expectations for his kind.” Voices by Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman. Rated G.

Movie Monday is a free event, every Monday in Victoria, B.C.
Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices

Movie Monday:


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

Ecology: Water, Air, Sound (Toronto)
New Adventures in Sound Art invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Ecology: Water, Air, Sound for consideration in 2009 future programming for the annual Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay festivals, produced by New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto, Canada. Artists may submit works in one or all of the following four categories: 1) Radio Art, 2) Electroacoustic Music, 3) Videomusic and 4) Installation Art (Note: please send separate submission forms for each entry).
DEADLINE: September 30, 2008
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and CSV (Toronto)
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and Charles Street
Video are calling out for filmmakers’ submission for the third annual
pitch competition, ‘So You Think You Can Pitch’.
DEADLINE September 29, 2008
Info: @:

One World International Human Rights Doc Festival (Czech Republic )
The 11th edition of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is inviting all to send your submissions for the next edition of the festival. Feature length documentaries, short documentaries (up to 35 minutes) and animations (up to 35 minutes) are considered for the festival program.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2008

DAÏMÕN · Media Art and Photography
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS · Deadline : October 10, 2008

By way of its programs Artiste résident, (resident artist), Recherche et création, (research and development), Photographie et impression numérique  (photography and digital printing) and Soutien aux premières œuvres, (support for first works), DAÏMÕN encourages artists to push the limits of their practice and to develop new approaches with image, video, as well as sound and electronic art, including installation, interactive and performative practices.

DAÏMÕN provides artists with access to image and sound recording equipment and digital audio and video editing suites. A darkroom enables large scale (1m 32) silver emulsion development from negatives of up to 280 mm. A digital printing service (EPSON Stylus 9600 Pro) is also available.

Artist Residency
Research and Creation
Support for First Works
Photography and Digital Imaging

for more info:

Marie-Hélène Leblanc
Artistic director
819.770.8525 # 302

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

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 or

CSIF $100 Film and Video Festival

Deadline for submissions: December 2, 2008

For more information, contact

or email CSIF at




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