MEDIANET NEWS Oct.31, 2008

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

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Edges Showcase of Media Art
At the Community Arts Council, G6 1001 Douglas St.

Screenings:        November 13 7pm Vancouver Island Showcase,  followed by an edges party!
November 14 7pm Places and Histories
November 15, 7pm Aboriginal films and videos curated by Leena Minifie
November 16, 7pm Form, Motion and Dreamscape

Events: Saturday, November 15, 2pm: Performance of the second life group PwRHm (Avatar Orchestra Metaverse) followed by an artists’ talk and reception
Sunday, November 16, 3pm: talk by Ulla Ryghe,  film editor for Ingmar Bergman and author of the memoir Travels in Wonderland

MediaNet is pleased to present, as part of “edges”,  an artist’s talk at the CACGV on Sunday, Nov 16, at 3 pm, by Ulla Ryghe, author of “”Travels in Wonderland,” and film editor for Ingmar Bergman in Sweden in the 1960’s.  Her book is a memoir that spans her life working in newspapers and filmmaking, living in Cypress, in the Bitter Lemon House which inspired the Lawrence Durrell novel, moving to Canada, and working for the NFB and living in Montreal, working in film schools and teaching scriptwriting in far-flung places like Singapore and Brunei, and now residing in Victoria.  Several book shops in Victoria  have a few copies of her book left:   Bolen Books, Munro’s  and Sorensen Books, 1027 Cook Street, which has a bigger supply and is the best place to find a copy.

For more information, contact info@media-net.bc.ca  or go to our website:  http://www.media-net.bc.ca    and click on Edges.

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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 communications@media-net.bc.ca

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Open Cinema presents: Escape From Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream
7pm Wednesday 19th November 2008, Victoria Event Centre,

Doors open at 5.30pm
Cash bar, Fair-trade snacks, VBN market, Door prizes, more!
$10 donation at the door
Event sponsored by Values-Based Business Network http://www.vbnetwork.ca

Suburbia, and all its promises, has become a lifestyle predicated on the dwindling availability of cheap and abundant oil.
In Escape from Suburbia, Canadian director Gregory Greene (The End of Suburbia, 2004)
introduces three engaging characters and a small town who move us from the realm of theory to the real world
where an emerging movement of citizen’s groups is confronting our addiction to oil with vision and courage.
This film is a wake-up call that challenges the illusion of never-ending growth and examines alternatives for a more sustainable society in the 21st century and beyond.
http://www.escapefromsuburbia.com

Post-screening discussion:

Guy Dauncey Environmentalist & Author
Deb Morse Organic Islands Festival
Roberta Martell Fernwood NRG
Emilie Adin  Deputy Director of Planning, City of Langford

Moderated by Angela Evans
Sustainability Facilitator for Vancouver Island, Fraser Basin Council’s Smart Planning for Communities Initiative

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Performance artist, poet, film maker would love to collaborate with a film producer to
create a wild and experimental dance piece that would be entered into art Galleries around the world.

Contact:
Merina Rael
merinamrael@shaw.ca
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MediaNet member looking for editor
please contact Elizabeth Sutherland
kaptianeliza@gmail.com
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AROUND TOWN

A CALL TO ARTS

You and several hundred of your closest friends are invited to attend

A Mayoral Candidate Meeting Royal Theatre

Sunday, November 2 @ 7 PM, Broughton St, Victoria, Free Admission,

hosted by ProArt, the Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria.

Join your fellow arts supporters at the Royal to listen to the
discussion with Mayoral Candidates from the 7 municipalities in
Greater Victoria that support the Arts through funding the CRD Arts
Development Office. Mayoral candidates from Victoria, Saanich, Oak
Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands and Metchosin are invited to
share their vision and platforms regarding the Arts in Greater
Victoria.

Please RSVP to proart1@shaw.ca

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Victoria Film Fest Hiring Seasonal Staff

Looking to gain experience working for a great community event?

The Victoria Film Festival has several  all
encompassing short-term positions available.

Operations Manager – Organize venues, sponsors, the office and the
box office.

Communications Coordinator – Deal with the media about all things
Film Festival.

Volunteer Coordinator – Find, organize, and train our wonderful crew
of volunteers.

And very short term spots for:

Guest Coordinator – Book travel and accommodation, create
itineraries. (late December and January)

Hospitality Coordinator – Create great receptions and hospitality at
the Film Festival. (January)

Box Office Manager – All things ticketing using a computerized
system. (January)

If you are self reliant, organized and solution oriented please
submit resumes to director@victoriafilmfestival.com

Only those being interviewed will be contacted.

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William Head on Stage presents Animal Farm
WHoS Reacts to the present political climate…

William Head on Stage is proud to present its 47th production, with the classic story adaptation of “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell and adapted by William Head on Stage.

Directed by Chelsea Haberlin, “Animal Farm” is George Orwell’s classic tale of revolution with the overtones of communism and dictatorships. As well as playing upon Karl Marx’s themes of communism, it is a stinging critique of the history and rhetoric of the Russian Revolution. Chelsea Haberlin has extensive experience as a director, producer and applied theatre practitioner. We feel that these attributes will be excellent in the upcoming production and look forward to seeing you there!

Public Performance Dates: October 31, November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

GATES WILL OPEN AT 6:00 p.m. and CLOSE AT 7:15 p.m. SHOW will
START AT 7:30 p.m.

For more information or media please contact: Brian Patrick or Dustin Olson at the WHoS office (391- 7028)
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6:30 pm Monday 3 November 2008
Stone Angel, 2007, 90 min

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Laurence, The Stone Angel is the story of feisty firecracker Hagar Shipley (the younger played by the glowing Christine Horne, the senior by Oscar Winner Ellen Burstyn). Her passionate heart has always ruled her head and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. With her life nearly behind her, she sets out in search of a way to reconcile herself to her turbulent past. Through her reflections we come to know a passionate and rebellious young bride, her love for her two sons, the freedoms she claimed, and the joys she denied herself. R the details

cast: Ellen Burstyn, Christine Horne, Cole Hauser, Kevin Zegers, Ellen Page, Dylan Baker

For more information  visit http://www.moviemonday.ca <http://www.moviemonday.ca&gt;

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
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(Vancouver) PERSISTENT RESISTANCE: EARLY FEMINIST VIDEO IN VANCOUVER

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 1965 MAIN STREET VANCOUVER

NOVEMBER 7 + 8, 2008
This two evening event celebrates early feminist video practice by artists working in Vancouver in the 70s and 80s. It includes Sara Diamond’s seminal work with memory and documentary-based narrative, Elizabeth Vander Zaag’s playful exploration with technology, a program of experimental, performative and documentary-based shorts as well as video by individuals and collectives mobilized for change. Curated by Jennifer Fisher, Elizabeth MacKenzie, and Marina Roy.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7
7pm: Reception and launch of Documentaries and The Rise Of Women’s Collectives. Work by Amelia Productions, Peg Campbell, Paula Levine, Reel Feelings Media, Barbara Steinman and Women in Focus. Tapes available for viewing at VIVO Library from Nov. 7 through to Nov 11, 11 am – 6 pm (closed Sun/Mon).
8pm: Early Video by Sara Diamond, and artist talk

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8
7pm: Early Video by Elizabeth Vander Zaag, and artist talk
8:30 : Experimental Short Video by Marion Barling, Kate Craig, Crista Dahl, Deborah Fong, Saralee James, Nomi Kaplan, Shawn Preus, Ruby Truly and Cornelia Wyngaarden.

These works are maintained thanks to the support and preservation efforts of Video Out Distribution. Presented by VIVO Media Arts Centre and the University of British Columbia, through a Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Research Grant.

A related exhibition of archival material from the 70s and 80s, Persistence: An Archive of Feminist Visual Art Practices in Vancouver, will be shown at Artspeak Gallery from November 8, 2008 – January 13, 2009, with an opening Saturday, November 8, 2–5 pm. Persistence: An Archive of Feminist Visual Art Practices in Vancouver is organized by Artspeak with Crista Dahl, Jennifer Fisher, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Marina Roy and Jessie Caryl.

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 1965 MAIN STREET VANCOUVER BC V5T 3C1
604.872.8337 VIVOMEDIAARTS.COM VIVOPROGRAMMING AT GMAIL

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“Lions, tigers, bears”

This short film is shooting November 7th-11th and the filmmakers are looking for background performers, best boy electric and grips – if you are interested please contact Daniel Carruthers at (250) 588-2590 or email dp@dancarruthers.ca

Call for background performers:

When:  Sunday, November 9th, morning (TBA) to evening.
Where:  Jellyfish Lounge (Government St @ Bastion Square)

Questions and RSVPs regarding the call can be directed to
ltbproducer@hotmail.com.  Performers must confirm involvement prior to
shooting.
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Screen Actor’s Studio

845 Fisgard St., V8W 1R9.

Email: screenact@shaw.ca/    Website: http://www.screenactors.ca (for program details)

PROGRAMS NOW ENROLLING:

(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 with W. KARL SONNENBERG

Beginners and Advanced workshops
(Visit : http://www.TheCopWorkshop.com).

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

Dates: Advanced: November 29th & 30th.
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The Canadian Screen Training Centre presents

T2S – TAKING IT TO THE SCREEN 2008
Sat. Nov. 22 & Sun. Nov. 23 in Vancouver
http://www.cstc.ca/t2s

Canada’s first national training institution for film and television,
the Canadian Screen Training Centre (CSTC) has been a leader for 28
years. Our instructors – all top working professionals – share their
knowledge and insights in intimate, intensive workshop settings

CSTC workshop classes are kept small and fill quickly, so register
early to avoid disappointment and to receive the Early Bird discount!

2008 Workshops:
:: WRITING FOR TELEVISION with MICHAEL MacLENNAN (Godiva’s, Queer as
Folk)
:: DIRECTING THE SCENE with JAMES DUNNISON (Robson Arms, Whistler)
:: DOCUMENTARY: IDEAS INTO IMAGES with TRISH DOLMAN (Breaking Ranks,
Girl Racers)
:: INSIDER’S EDGE ON PRODUCING with ELIZABETH YAKE (Everything’s Gone
Green, It’s All Gone Pete Tong)
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CACGV 40th / BC 150th Anniversary

Saturday, November 22, 2008
6:00pm – 8:00pm

To celebrate the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria’s 40th Anniversary and British Columbia’s 150th, the CACGV has commissioned through an Arts Partners in Creative Development grant, Patricia Bovey to write a monograph on senior Victoria artist Pat Martin Bates called “Pat Martin Bates – Visual Bridging”. You are invited to a special CACGV 40th Anniversary pre-publication reading by Patricia Bovey. The artist will be in attendance.

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David Simmond’s acting classes

THE IMPROV WORKSHOP  w. Ana de Lara

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

IMPROV & THE CAMERA
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 screenact@shaw.ca

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The Canadian First Weekend Club  –

Passchendaele Opens October 17

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to: http://www.firstweekendclub.ca

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SUBMISSION REQUESTS: OTHER MEDIA ARTS CENTRES

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 http://www.niagaraindiefilmfest.org/

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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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7th ANNUAL FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL (Toronto)
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
Info: http://www.FemaleEyeFilmFestival.com

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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
Info: http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org

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BOLEX EXPERIMENT (Winnipeg)
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
Info: http://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/index.aspx?FS=0&CF=1

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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 http://www.trinitysquarevideo.com

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

Please send submissions to:
Trinity Square Video
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 376,
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
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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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The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers:  17th Annual $100 Film Festival
March 5-7, 2009
Calgary, AB;  CANADA
NO ENTRY FEE!  Offers PRIZES and ARTIST FEES!

Deadline for entries:  December 2, 2008.

16mm or Super 8 film under 22 min in length.  MUST be able to provide a Super 8 or 16mm film print for exhibition.
Official release date after December 1, 2006.

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to present the annual $100 Film Festival from March, 2009.  The festival embodies the spirit of low-budget, independent filmmaking and brings the experience of projected celluloid to our audience by only screening film prints.  It is the only competitive festival in Canada that screens exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm film.  The $100 Film Festival does not charge any entrance fees and pays artist fees for all films selected for the festival.    The selected films will also be eligible for festival prizes.  For more information and entry forms, please visit: http://www.csif.org/festival or e-mail festival@csif.org.

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