MEDIANET NEWS Sept 25, 2008

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

Coming Up:

Eco Doc screening

MediaNet, in partnership with Open Cinema, presents a screening of works by participants of the Eco Doc environmental workshop
Wednesday October 8, at 7pm
at The Victoria Events Centre, 1415 Broad St.

There will be a post-screening discussion with Saanich-Gulf Islands candidates Andrew Lewis (Green) and  Briony Penn (Liberal),
monitored by Victoria mayoral candidate, Dean Fortin

Doors open at 5:30pm, with a cash bar and homemade snacks

We regret that the venue is not wheel-chair accessible

For more info, contact the MediaNet office at 250-381-4428


This Sunday! 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:



New Member’s Meeting

Saturday, October 11, 12:30pm at MediaNet, #106 – 2750 Quadra St.

Learn about MediaNet’s policies and procedures. All members who have not attended a new member’s meeting are strongly encouraged to attend.

As of the end of January 2009, those who have not attended a new member’s meeting may have limited access to equipment. Meetings will also be planned for December 2008 and January 2009.

For more information, contact MediaNet: 250-381-4428


Edges Festival of Media Art

At the Community Arts Council, G6 1001 Douglas St.

Screenings: November 13-16

Gallery exhibition: November 13-19

For more information, contact  or go to our website:    and click on Edges.


Do you have something to say about the latest cuts to arts funding? Submit to Vantage Point Magazine.

The next issue will be dedicated to articles on the arts, funding, and the impact of the arts in society.

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Antimatter Film Festival
September 19-27, 2008 | Victoria, BC, Canada |

Focusing on the international avant garde vs the commercial film industry, Antimatter is dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as art. The 11th annual festival features 160+ films from 25 countries in 24 separate programs of work to be screened at Open Space and The Ministry of Casual Living.
Artists talks, panel discussions and hands-on workshops are offered throughout the festival.

Full details can be found in the Antimatter Film Festival guide, available at any South Island location of Serious Coffee, Open Space, Deluge, Ministry of Casual Living, Cinecenta and CFUV in the UVic SUB, or online at

Important Program Changes: Due to the ongoing strike at the University of Victoria Student Union Building, Cinecenta is closed. Screenings originally scheduled for Sept 23, 24, & 25 at Cinecenta have been rescheduled at Open Space.

Coming up at Cinevic:
2022 Douglas Street:

1. Cinevic Bolex Workshop with Earl Moloney
Wednesday September 24th 7pm CineVic

This workshop will introduce participants to the joys of shooting with our Bolex H16 Rex IV camera. We will be covering the basics – such as film loading, standard shooting, etc – as well as exploring some of the fun features of the Bolex: double exposures, stop motion animation, the variable shutter and in-camera lap dissolves.


2. Art of the Edit with co-director and editor of The Corporation, Jennifer Abbott.
September 27th  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.


3. Cinevic Green Screen / HD Direct Capture Workshop

With Bryan and Earl
Wednesday October 15th , 7PM,  CineVic

Join CineVic staff Earl and Bryan in this informal workshop using CineVic’s professional green  screen with our HV20  in combination with our Blackmagic Extreme HD card for uncompressed High Definition compositiing goodness!



Movie Monday 6:30 29 September 2008
Sybil, 1976, 198 min
“Here’s a real life story, brilliantly told that explores dissociative disorder, sometimes called multiple personality disorder. It’s about a survivor of early childhood abuse that, as a young teacher, dissociates into 16 distinct personalities. Mostly it’s about a healing relationship between patient (Sally Fields) and therapist (Joanne Woodward). Many people know of this story through the hair-raising book, Sybil, (1973). The film (1976) was written by Stewart Stern who thoroughly researched and rewrote the story from original transcripts and interviews with the therapist. It’s 198 minute long but totally captivating. The crisp 30 year Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD has extras such as interviews with the makers, actors, and examples “Sybil’s” own art. (Yo Video has it)
R some disturbing scenes – but you’ll surely find this film and discussion a rich experience. Bruces’ comments on the film and the real Sybil

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:


Screen Actor’s Studio

845 Fisgard St., V8W 1R9.

Email:    Website: (for program details)

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  –  Now in theatres: Amal, Tkaronto

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:

Oct 20 7:30  at Camosun College Landsdowne Campus  Young Bldg Room 216
Three films – a fundraiser for positively Africa, relieving AIDS and poverty
Time To Deliver
Journey To Kapasseni  (a terrific film about the Getting Higher Choir bonding with a small village in Africa) w a 17min followup!
Children of the Light

For info on Journey to Kapasseni, see:

Details  Peter Bardon  250-893-7064

In Vancouver: Video In/ Video Out  SLAB 2
New Media Exhibition & Performance

Oct 7, 7 pm: Q & A WITH ARTISTS
EXHIBITION OPEN: Oct 2-11, Tue-Sat 12-6 pm

VIVO Media Arts Centre
1965 Main St Vancouver BC
Contact: Dinka Pignon, 604.872.8337,


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: @:


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

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | VIVO Media Arts Centre | Signal & Noise Media
Arts Festival

This year there is no theme, we just want to know what artists are
making. Send us your electronic arts, video, audio, new media, film,
net, av performance — analogue and digital experiments, site specific
ambient interiors and exterior, thought experiments, new genres,
relational activities.

Festival: April 22-26 2009
Submission Deadline: October 15 2008
Categories: Experimental and artistic media productions.
Tel: +1 604 872 8337
Email address:

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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