MEDIANET NEWS Oct.16, 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

Next New Member’s Meeting:
Tuesday November 4, 7pm 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.

If you are planing to attend, please email Kirk at


Media installation by MediaNet member Farheen Haq, at the Ministry of Casual Living

Opening Reception: Fri Oct 17,  7-8 pm.

Remember, a meditative video installation by Farheen HaQ exploring the possibilities of ritual and creativity.
Ministry of Casual Living
1442 Haultain St.  Oct 15 – 29, 2008


MediaNet member Rick Raxlen marks his 40th year in film-art with a dvd compilation

“Rick Raxlen is noting his 40th yr in film by, among other things,
offering a 20 minute dvd, with 3 films on it (yes film originally)
Brand New Triathlon. ..Sea Horses and Flying Fish…  and Fish Don’T Talk.
about 20 minutes. it comes in a nifty chipboard-paper sleeve
with a bit of original art.There are a few available–most to be sent across
North America to co-ops and libraries.
If you are interested the price is 20 bucks.”
contact Rick (  )


Edges Festival of Media Art

At the Community Arts Council, G6 1001 Douglas St.

Screenings: November 13-16, 7pm

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.

submit to




Earn $300 GIFTS Tuition this weekend: October 17-19th!

This weekend, from Fri through to Sunday, GIFTS is hosting a special promotional project to support our newest contest with BC Hydro – the Invent the Future Contest. Our New Media Web Team, consisting of select GIFTS alumni will be assembling at GIFTS again for their final opportunity to promote our new contest, and this time, they need help!

As of this morning, 5 spots are remaining to join the team for this weekend! GIFTS will provide free accommodation and catered meals, plus transportation once on the island, for those interested taking part. Plus, each participant will receive a $300 GIFTS Tuition Certificate to use for a 2009 Program! In exchange, you will assist our all youth team in their final weekend project. Interested participants must have experience with Facebook, YouTube, and of course video production.

For more information:
VIFPA seeking assistance – will pay honorarium

The Victoria Film Producers’ Association (ViFPA) is seeking an organized and self-motivated person with an interest in film to coordinate and promote screenings of our members’ work. In September, our first afternoon documentary event at Empire Theatres Capitol 6 brought in more than 60 people. Our next event is planned for sometime in November. (date to be chosen soon)
ViFPA will pay a person coordinate, promote, arrange volunteers (job description pending), and attend to assist at the next two screenings an honorarium of $100 plus 25% of the door (donations) per screening. This is also a good opportunity to get to know Victoria’s film & TV production community.
Interested, or know someone who is? Please e-mail Jordan Stratford and copy as soon as possible.

Screen Actor’s Studio
845 Fisgard St., V8W 1R9.

Email:    Website: (for program details)


(1) BODY LANGUAGE ON SCREEN: Mondays 7–10 p.m. (5 sessions).
October 13th – November 10th

(2) CASTING DIRECTOR: DREW WALKER. Saturday October 18th. 10 -4.30

(3) UPCOMING EVENT: SUE BROUSE Casting Director. Sunday 9th November
One day Casting Director workshop. Cost: $150. 10 – 5p.m. (limited enrollment).

(4) THE COP WORKSHOP     W. KARL SONNENBERG (visit website link)

Beginners and Advanced workshops
(Visit :

Dates: Beginner’s: November 28th, 29th & 30th

Dates: Advanced: November 29th & 30th.
Barry Casson’s Film School

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

Movie Monday
6:30 pm Monday 20 October 2008
Bucket List, 2007, 97 min

“So, what do YOU want to do before you “kick the bucket”? Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman put together an ambitious list in a cancer ward. They travel the world, have some adventures, get to know each other and themselves better. It’s unlikely – but damn entertaining and makes you think a little about things that matter to boot.”  Directed by Rob Reiner

For more information  visit <;

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


David Simmond’s acting classes


DATE: Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23rd
TIME:  10am – 4pm
COST: $ 199 (plus 5% g.s.t.)

In this two-day workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of improv acting and how they apply to on-camera auditions and performances.

For more information, contact


The Canadian First Weekend Club  –

Passchendaele Opens October 17

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:


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


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

Trinity Square Video
Exhibitions Call for Submissions for 2009-2010

Deadline for Proposals: November 15, 2008 at 5pm

Submission Requirements:
1. Project Description
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Artist’s Statement
4. Video of previous and/or proposed work. Videos must be DVD NTSC format. Videos can be supplemented with up to 10 digital slides on CD. Please include an image list with your name, title and date of the works.
5. Please enclosed a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of submission package. Your support material will not be returned to you without a SASE.

Submissions will not be accepted electronically. A floor-plan of the TSV Gallery is available at

If you have any questions, please contact Aubrey Reeves, Programming Director at or 416.593.1332.

Please send submissions to:
Trinity Square Video
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 376,
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
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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