MEDIANET NEWS Oct. 2, 2008

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

Please be advised that there will be limited technical assistance between October 14 – October 23

Coming Up:

Eco Doc screening
Wednesday October 8, at 7pm
at The Victoria Events Centre, 1415 Broad St.
tickets $10 – available at the door

MediaNet, in partnership with Open Cinema (, presents a screening of works by participants of the Eco Doc environmental workshop.

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

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


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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6:30 pm Monday 6 October 2008 The Devil Plays Hardball, 2008, 50 min & The Schoolhouse, 2007, 6 min

“The Devil Plays Hardball- If you could get one person off the street, would you? Could you? Devil Plays Hardball is a radical interventionist documentary by Paperny Films that seeks to answer this question.”  info

Also: The Schoolhouse – a short film that accompanied a Globe & Mail article about “wet” housing in Toronto, supportive housing where alcohol is allowed. info or view it

Part of the Mental illness and Homelessness Films and Forums – October 6th & 7th

Movie Monday and the Progressive Recovery Group are bringing housing advocate Judy Graves to Victoria for a series of Films and Forums events on October 6th and 7th.  Judy Graves has worked with Vancouver’s street population since 1974, and in the Downtown Eastside since 1979 currently coordinating the Tenant Assistance Program at City Hall.

On October 6th, Movie Monday presents the documentary The Devil Plays Hardball, a film focused on homelessness in Vancouver and features Judy Graves
On Tuesday October 7th the Progressive Recovery Group presents the film Out of the Shadow at St. John the Divine Church with special guests Rev. Al Tysick, Phil Ward and Judy Graves, and mc’ed by CBC’s JoAnn Roberts. With grace and compassion, this intimate film illustrates the painful complexities of severe mental illness and the woefully inadequate public health system (Illinois) set up to deal with it. A story of madness and dignity, shame and love that highlights the value of supportive housing in this family’s positive outcome.

The events are organized in support of Victoria’s Mental Ilness Awareness Week and Homeless Action Week.
For full information visit <>   or contact Bruce Saunders at 250-595-5977.

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

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!

2022 Douglas Street:


Screen Actor’s Studio

845 Fisgard St., V8W 1R9.

Email:    Website: (for program details)

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:

Barry Casson’s Film School

Actors required (one male and one female) Wednesday Oct 22 – Friday Oct 24

We will be shooting more scenes from “Goodwill hunting”
in a real film studio using professional lighting and camera.
Honorarium will be paid to each actor.

Actors call times:
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. each of the three evenings

For more info contact Barry Casson c.s.c.
Work: 250- 381-3032
Cell: 250- 744-8664
Home: 250 721-2113

One Week Film School Oct. 20 – 25th
Weekend Film School November 29 and 30th
click here for more information on courses

This is a great one day course that will teach you all the inside shooting secrets to help you shoot like a pro. It comes with a 100% money back guarantee.
Click here for details:

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,


VIDA 11.0 Prizes (Europe)
VIDA 11.0 rewards works of art developed with artificial life technologies and related disciplines: robotics, artificial intelligence, etc. They are looking for works of art with emerging behaviours, which evolve over time, react with their environment and seem to have a life of their own. VIDA 11.0 is searching for  projects that relate technology with biology and that research the synthetic characteristics of modern life.
DEADLINE: October 6, 2008


Niagara Indie Filmfest Gears Up for 10th Anniversary.

The Niagara Indie Filmfest will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this
June and is inviting film and video makers to join in the fun.

Since its inception in 2000, the Niagara Indie Filmfest has distributed over
$33,000.00 to up and coming Canadian film and video makers. The majority of
films shown at NIFF have been world premieres, providing much needed screen
time to emerging artists.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2009 festival in five categories:
Drama, Documentary, Comedy, Animation, and Experimental.

Films and videos must be under 30 minutes in length and have been produced
between May 2007
and May 2009. Full contest rules and entry forms are available at

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

VIVO Call for Submissions: Signal and Noise, 10th Anniversary
Deadline: October 15

Send us your video, audio, new media, film and digital experiments, ambient interiors, thought experiments, new genres and relational activities.

Signal and Noise dates: April 22-26, 2009

for more info:
Tel: +1 604 872 8337

Ann Arbour Film Festival (USA)
AAFF is looking for new independent films of all lengths and genres that are: artistically inspired, lovingly crafted, cutting edge, bold visions.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2008

10th Aubagne International Film Festival (France)
10th Aubagne International Film Festival going on from March 16th to 21st 2009 is taking registrations for 2 competitions, featured and short film.
DEADLINE: October 15th 2008

21st International competition Short films in Clermont-Ferrand (France)
21st International competition Short films in Clermont-Ferrand
International competition of Clermont -Ferrand is looking for short films, under 40 minutes, for it’s next edition.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2008 (postmarked)


The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Montana, US)
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its sixth annual event.
REGULAR DEADLINE- September 1, 2008
FINAL DEADLINE – October 20, 2008


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

The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) is an international Toronto based film festival that showcases films directed by women and it showcases established, emerging and debut filmmakers. ALL genres and lengths accepted.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 31, 2008


MadCat Women’s International Film Festival (US)
MadCat seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or co-directed by women.
DEADLINE: November 3, 2008

The Winnipeg Film Group’s BOLEX EXPERIMENT is a program designed to provide filmmakers with the resources to make a 1 to 3 minute film. It is open to filmmakers working in any genre. It is an all inclusive award and should not be treated as a portion of a larger film. Experimentation with the Bolex is encouraged, using functions such as double exposure, timelapse, open exposure and stop motion animation.
DEADLINE: November 3, 2008

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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