MEDIANET NEWS November 6, 2008

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

Please note: The MediaNet office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day

Edges Showcase of Media Art, November 13 -19
At the Community Arts Council, G6 1001 Douglas St.

$7 suggested donation for screenings

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  or go to our website:    and click on Edges.


Open Cinema presents: Escape From Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream

7pm Wednesday 19th November 2008, Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

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

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.

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

Performance artist, poet, filmmaker 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.

Merina Rael
MediaNet member looking for editor
please contact Elizabeth Sutherland

Directors & Scripts Required
A group of actors from the Screen Actors Studio are working hard to continue developing their skills in front of the camera.  As a result, they are looking for very short scripts (less than 5 pages) and directors, or aspiring directors, to shoot practice scenes.  Just straight scenes – simple indoor stuff.   If you are interested and are a writer or director or both please contact Varek at

Cinevic – Casting for Directors – THIS SATURDAY!!!
with Susan Brouse
November 8th, 2008 – Noon-5pm – CineVic
$75 for CineVic/MediaNet/ViFPA producing members
$100 for non-members

This is a must for directors!  Vancouver based casting director Susan Brouse (Mothers & Daughters, Normal, Eve and the Firehorse) will show directors how to run an efficient casting session including a demo of the software that is used by industry professionals.  She will also show what to look for in an actor and what her casting process entails. Please email Krista to register! *Carl Bessai’s Mothers & Daughters picked up the Audience Favourite at VIFF this year!*
Screen Actor’s Studio

845 Fisgard St., V8W 1R9.

Email:    Website: (for program details)


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


Beginners and Advanced workshops
(Visit :

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

Dates: Advanced: November 29th & 30th.

Movie Monday
6:30 pm Monday November 10th 2008
Poor Boy’s Game, 2007, 104 min
Danny Glover plays George, the father of a man who was left handicapped after a vicious beating in Poor Boy’s Game. When George discovers that his son’s tormentor, Donnie (brilliantly played by Rossif Sutherland), has been released from prison he seeks vengeance, but the pair form an unusual friendship when they meet, leading to some surprising twists in director Clement Virgo’s moving tale. Set in the Canadian east coast port city of Halifax, it is the story of class struggle, racial tensions (there is a long history of a Black community there), boxing, and forgiveness. R language, violence and sexual content. read more about the movie and directors bio

cast: Danny Glover, Rossif Sutherland, Greg Bryk, Flex Alexander and Laura Regan

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
Grant Writing Workshop

November 10, 6 – 9pm
Open Space. 510 Fort St
Free Admission
The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to invite the public to participate in free grant writing information sessions for professional artists.

During these sessions, we will explain:
• how to complete application forms;
• how to submit your support material; and
• how applications are assessed.

The following Canada Council for the Arts staff will be on site conducting these sessions:
Marianne Heggtveit, Acting Head, Arts Services Unit
Melisa Kamibayashi, Information Officer, Arts Services Unit
Nancy Guertin, Program Officer, Theatre
Peter Schneider, Program Officer, Writing and Publishing
Pao Quang Yeh, Program Officer, Visual Arts


• Please inform Melisa Kamibayashi if you wish to attend.  Make sure to include which information session, the date, and in which discipline you will participate. 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4033 or at

• We encourage you to bring your résumé (curriculum vitae). This will help program officers determine your eligibility.

• We encourage you to read up on the listed grant programs in advance of the information sessions so that you may ask the program officers questions that are more specific. Application guidelines and forms are posted on our website at



The Fall New Music series continues with the visit of internationally renowned composer / performer Pauline Oliveros.  Pauline has been at the forefront of new music for over 50 years.  She will perform at the beautiful Grace Lutheran Church Saturday November 22 , and offer a Deep Listening Workshop Sunday, November 23 at Open Space.  Her lecture November 24 at 1 PM at the University of Victoria will feature the performance of her vocal work Sound Patterns by the University Chamber Singers.

On Friday, November 28, 4 dancers with Victoria’s triPOD converge with 6 musicians from Vancouver’s Qwfwq to present Mating Habits of the Bower Bird, a collaborative narrative created with movement, sound, gesture and performing set design.

Monday November 3 is our 2nd in the series of monthly Monday Improvisation workshops and jams.  Everyone is  welcome, regardless of artistic discipline and experience.

Full details on these and other events below.  For more information, see the Open Space website at <; , 250.383.8833 or email for images, links to sounds and contact information.

Monday, November 17, 6:30 PM, Open Space
WORKSHOP – Flux / Us with Christopher Reiche

Saturday, November 22, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church
CONCERT:  Pauline Oliveros (Kingson, New York), accordion and voice with Expanded Instrument System

Sunday, November 23, 1-4 PM, Open Space
WORKSHOP:  Deep Listening Workshop with Pauline Oliveros and Ione

Monday, November 24, 1 PM, University of Victoria
DISCUSSION with Pauline Oliveros

Friday, November 28, 8 PM, Open Space
CONCERT:  Mating Habits of the Bower Bird with triPOD Dance Collective and Qfwfq
triPOD dancers:  Lori Hamar, Kim Tuson, Stacey Horton, and Treena Stubel.
Qfwfq musicians:  Dave Chokroun, Lee Hutzulak, Shane Krause, and Rachael Wadham

Monday, December 1, 6:30 PM, Open Space
WORKSHOP and JAM – Improvisation Practices.  Facilitated by Tina Pearson


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

Only those being interviewed will be contacted.

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)
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.


The Canadian First Weekend Club  –
Passchendaele Opens October 17

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:




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.

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

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.




25th Hamburg International Short Film Festival (2 – 8 June 2009).

on-line entry form:


The Accolade

Deadline: November 14

Information and entry form:

Now in its sixth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces its Call for Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers.

The Accolade is a non-traditional, virtual venue. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

Most importantly, The Accolade team works passionately to help worthy productions gain the publicity and distribution they deserve. That is what The Accolade is all about: helping winners of this coveted award achieve recognition and distribution opportunities.

The Accolade receives entries from all over the world: Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.


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


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


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

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers:  17th Annual $100 Film Festival
March 5-7, 2009
Calgary, AB;  CANADA

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: or e-mail


The Akron Independent Film Festival

Deadline: January 31st, 2009.

Now accepting submissions for the 2009 festival.  We are eager to see all types of work — from experimental to music video to narrative — from all levels of filmmakers.

submission form at:




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