MEDIANET NEWS January 22, 2009

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Dance for the Camera 2009

Announcing a special early registration fee of $999.00
if you register before February 1, 2009.

For information, go to the Dance for the Camera website
It can also be accessed through the MediaNet website

The Engaged Body: Live Art/ Performative Video
June 21-28, 2009

Early registration fee of $400 if you register before March 1, 2009

The Engaged Body is a week long intensive workshop focusing on “live art”- performance art as embodied actions, and performative video works – taught by respected educator and performance artist, Judith Price.

For more information, please go to the MediaNet website and click on Engaged Body
or contact Catlin at


2009 Underground Aboriginal Art Crawl

MediaNet is looking for film and video works for the Second Annual Underground Aboriginal Art Crawl, titled “The Old Guard is Dead.”

Last year, eleven local Aboriginal artists filled three of the city’s artist run centres with a variety of performances and works. This year, MediaNet will contribute with a showcase of film and video works. The gallery walk will take place on March 13. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009.

For information on MediaNet’s involvement in the art crawl, contact Catlin at
For information on the event itself, contact the event organizer, Marlaina Buch at

MediaNet film screening at the AGGV, April 30, 2009

Deadline for submissions, March 15, 2009

MediaNet will be participating in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s exhibition, Assume Nothing, New Social Practice.
We invite filmmakers to produce short film and video works (10 min max.) introducing interesting people from their lives and communities. The work may be in a documentary format, but can also encompass experimental elements. There are many ways to tell a person’s story: drawings, photographs and visual poetry are some of many examples.
The screening is inspired by the work of Harrell Fletcher, whose website, Some People, has become an opportunity for individuals to talk about someone important in their lives.

For more information, contact Catlin at


Coming Up: A new MediaNet workshop intensive:

an unusual program for unusual filmmakers
Sat May 9 to Saturday May 30. Members $150 Non Members $175
A three week learning and production program to experiment with a variety of forms and techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their filmmaking horizons through a variety of seminars and workshops. Works created through the program will be screened on Sat May 30 and may be distributed on the internet.
instructors: various

more information and workshop schedule to come.


Coming up at OPEN CINEMA:

Tableland…a Culinary Expedition
(Pixel One Productions, Canada, 2007)
7pm Wednesday 28th January 2009, Doors open at 5.30pm
Cash bar, food sales by Camilles Restaurant, door prizes, more!
$10 donation at the door

From the orchards of BC, the inner city gardens of Chicago to the Napa Highlands and everywhere in between, this sumptuous documentary showcases the successful production of tasty, local, and seasonal food from field to plate. Tableland documents the localvore movement in North America and the success of small-scale artisanal food

Local, organic & seasonal food sales provided by Camille’s Restaurant
Post-Screening Discussion with:

Craig Noble, Award-winning filmmaker

Mara Jernigan, Chef, farmer & educator

Sinclair Philip, Owner, Sooke Harbour House & Vancouver Island Slow Food Convivium

Tina Fraser-Baynes, Organic food producer, educator & activist

Moderated by Karen Hurley, PhD Candidate/UVic Instructor & community activist.


Call for participant for video work

Artist Jeroen Witvliet is looking for people who are athletic, flexible and have experience with dance or movement orientated performance for an endurance piece to be recorded onto video.
Looking for someone who is willing to stumble/fall to the point of exhaustion.
The same movements, stumbling / falling will have to be repeated over and over again.
Single takes for video could be up to 20 minutes or more if one is capable of doing so.
The finished piece will be shown in ( public ) art galleries.
Jeroen Witvliet is a Victoria based visual artist who works with the media of video and painting and has been exhibiting selected work in Canada, USA and Europe for the last 10 years.
Please send email of interest addressed to Grace Salez, production assistant, at

Medianet member, Monique Cartesan, has entered her video, See You, in an on-line competition. Go to


The MediaNet tech blog is back! Go to




Grant Writing with Peter Sandmark
Sat Jan 31 – 1 PM $5 members only
Just in time for the Canada Council – how to write grants with MediaNet’s grant guru Peter Sandmark. Call to register. You should have a project or outline of a project for which you wish to make a grant application
Please register in advance


Membership Orientation
Sat Feb 7 – 1 PM
Please note that members who have not attended an orientation will have their equipment privileges restricted after this time.

Photos for Video
Tues 10 Feb – 7 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn how to properly size and format photos for your video as well as basic motion techniques and the “Ken Burns” effect for video
instructor – Kirk Schwartz
Shooting your Project in HD
Sat Feb 21 – 1 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn the basic work flow for shooting your video in HD – how to capture it, what to do with it and how to export it for computer, internet and DVD
instructor – Kirk Schwartz


Membership Orientation
Tues March 3 – 7 PM
all members are required to have attended a membership orientation before being granted equipment access. Please register in advance
Burning Data and Movies to DVD
Sat March 14 – 1 PM $5 members $15 non members
Get to know the difference between Movie DVDs and Data DVDs and when to burn the best type for your needs
instructor: Kirk Schwartz

Voice Overs and Voice Recording
Using QuickTime Pro and Final Cut on the Mac or on an external recorder
Tues March 24 – 7 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn the best voice mic techniques as well as how to record voice overs using QuickTime pro or right into Final Cut
instructor: Kirk Schwartz


Members Orientation
Sat 4 April – 1 PM
all members are required to have attended a membership orientation before being granted equipment access. Please register in advance
Production Forms and Releases
Tuesday 7 April – 7 PM $5 members $15 non members
Understand the basic forms and releases you require to make sure you can show your work to the public anywhere, anytime.
instructor: Kirk Schwartz
MediaNet Cameras
Sat 18 April – 1 PM $5 members only.
Learn about how to best use the variety of cameras MediaNet has to offer. For new members or as a refresher for current members
instructor: Kirk Schwartz


MultiCam shoots and basic multicam editing
Sat May 2 – 1 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn how to set up your multicam shoot and then how to put it all together in Final Cut.
instructor: Kirk Schwartz

Members Orientation
Tues 5 May – 7 PM
all members are required to have attended a membership orientation before being granted equipment access. Please register in advance

Stay tuned for announcements of more member facilitated workshops


Are you looking for some courses in basic MacIntosh skills? Simply Computing, next door to the Roxy Theatre on Quadra St., are offering the following courses:

To find out more about these and other Apple events, please visit:

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, at Simply Computing & Cameras – Victoria
Computer buying tips.
Buying a Mac- Which Mac are you?



Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

Independent Media Artists Competition for Short Films & Videos

The CACGV invites submissions for our Practicing Artist Awards for 2009 in Media Art.

$1000 will be awarded in each category of Personal Expression and Experimental Expression. Three awards of merit and two of honourable mention in each category.
Personal Expression may include personal documentary, family, or impressionistic works.
Experimental Expression may include works which push the boundaries of technology, form or substance

1. Limited to works 15 minutes or less in duration. Must be submitted in DVD or CD only (installation proposals may be submitted in pdf format on DVD or CD
2. Must have been produced within the last three years.
3. Not eligible: corporate or sponsored films/videos, music videos, programs slated for broadcast or previously broadcast on television.
4. Entrants are limited to directors who are residents of the CRD.
Entires must include:
1. A DVD (NTSC only) copy of your work.
2. A one-page resume outlining your training and any current professional experience, noting any previously created works. Please insure your contact information is current and complete.
3. Three photos from the work and a one-paragraph description of the work.

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2009
Submit entries to: Attn Practicing Artists Awards
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
G6 1001 Douglas St
Victoria, BC, V8W 2C5
Awards will be announced at the Opening on Friday April 24, 2009. Finalists will be notified one week before the Opening. Mailbacks only with a self-addressed envelope stamped with sufficient postage.
CACGV reserves the right to use award winners names in publicity materials and may request the right to use show clips in promotion.

SCREEN ACTOR’S STUDIO. 845 Fisgard St, Victoria V8W 1R9

Winter 2009 Adult Programs now enrolling.
Movie Monday

Films and Forums about Homelessness
24, 25 and 26 January 2009

All at Movie Monday’s venue
All these events are by donation.

Saturday, January 24th: 7:00pm – Cats of Mirikitani (2007, USA, 74mins)

With special guest Judy Graves – Vancouver City’s Housing Advocate

Sunday, January 25th:

12:30pm – 3:30pm – Homeless in Paradise &

Something to Eat, A Place to Sleep, and Someone Who Gives A Damn

With special guest Jody Patterson

4:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Tent Cities & Other Options: A forum with video presentation

With special guests Chris Johnson & Peter Rockwell

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

In cooperation with the Victoria Symphony,
LaSaM presents

Removing the Demon
Sunday, February 1, 2009, 8 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 1273 Fort Street at Moss
Tickets $10 (or 3 New Currents tickets for $25)

Gavin Bryars Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Martin Bartlett Five Directions
Pauline Oliveros Removing the Demon or Getting Your Rocks Off


The Canadian First Weekend Club –

First Weekend Club is a non-profit organization that strives to build audiences for great Canadian films through grassroots initiatives such as special screenings, Q&As with talent, premiere parties, movie alerts and much more! First Weekend Club is a free cross Canada film club that encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings.

Now in Theatres: Saving Luna at the Sidney Star Cinema, 9842 3rd St. Sidney BC.

More info and Trailer

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:


Information on Projects, Residencies, Bursaries, and Submission Requests to other media arts centres

are listed in the on-line version of the newsletter only. Please go to:




The CFC Feature Film Project (FFP) is a comprehensive development and production focused mentorship program that offers emerging Canadian feature filmmakers full training, mentorship and 100% financing to develop and produce a dramatic feature film.

Visit: for more information on application criteria and submission details.


The Cineplex Entertainment Film Program is a five-and-a-half month complete immersion in the art and business of dramatic filmmaking for directors, producers, writers and editors. Our alumni are masters of their craft, working across Canada and the world.

The next application deadline is February 9, 2009 – visit us online at to apply now!


Call for Submissions

Who We Are – call for submissions

ABOUT THE PROJECT hopes to chip away at the impersonal face of immigration
dominant in more traditional media outlets and instead presents a face whose
parts comprise a mosaic that better reflects the diversity and individuality
inherent in immigrant experiences. The primary medium of these stories is
short video documentaries submitted by users of the site. Using these videos
as a centrepiece, provides a context through its blog, newsfeed,
and user forum.

Check out the website, blogs and videos at


KCTS 9 is currently looking for submissions for season five of About Us, its award winning local, independent documentary series. If interested, please contact:

Stephen King | Communications Intern | 206.443.4284 TEL | 206.443.6691 FAX |

401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109


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:


Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival

Deadline: February 13, 2009

The fifth Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival, organized by the Cowichan Intercultural Festival of Film & Arts Society, takes place in Duncan, British Columbia. Many of the festival events are held on the traditional lands of the Cowichan people, in the Cowichan Region of southern Vancouver Island. It is with the generous support and partnership of the Cowichan Nations that we celerbate Indigenous film and art, featuring an international slate of films, art, and dance.

More information:


Canada Council Art Bank

DEADLINE: February 16, 2009
The Canada Council Art Bank launched a request for submissions of artworks by Canadian artists of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or mixed racial heritage to enhance its collection of original contemporary Canadian art.

Dreamspeakers International Aboriginal Film & Television Festival, Edmonton
Deadline: February 28, 2009

The Dreamspeakers Festival Society supports and educates the public about Aboriginal culture, art and heritage. It is a resource for Aboriginal filmmakers, for directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, technicians, actors, musicians, storytellers, artists and craftspeople. The Society is also a resource bank  a way to get in touch with Aboriginal filmmakers, performers and artists. And through Dreamspeakers, Aboriginal people receive training in arts, culture and
festival operations.

More information:

Call For Proposals: Luminato Box 2009

Deadline: March 6, 2009

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity June 5-14.

Communication | Environment is an exhibition that provides artists the opportunity to mediate between interior and exterior space and lend perception to the imperceptible elements of communication. Artworks by Canadian and international artists will transform the thoroughfares of Toronto’s downtown core and alter perceptions as unsuspecting viewers traverse their familiar environs.

The Luminato Box is a temporary experimental gallery extending the theme of communication that will be constructed in Sam Pollock Square, Brookfield Place. In this simple white room, a new artist or collective will be presented each day of the festival (ten artists over the ten days of Luminato). Participating artists will be selected by the Luminato curatorial team led by Robert VanderBerg, Associate Producer, Visual Arts and Public Installations, and will receive $1,000 towards the production of the artwork.

For media inquiries regarding Luminato, please contact:
Daniel Davidzon, Publicity Coordinator (416) 368-3100 ext. 255


The “People’s Award” International Short Film Festival is held in Quito, Ecuador, and its mission is to promote artistic or alternative films that contribute to the better knowledge and understanding of world filmmaking.
submission deadline:
September 15, 2009.




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