MEDIANET NEWS October 1, 2009

Please note MediaNet’s new office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 1pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428

eco doc Screening
Wednesday October 7, 7pm
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
suggested donation $5
Come and see videos on environmental and sustainability issues, made by participants of MediaNet’s eco doc workshop intensive!

See videos from last year’s eco doc program. Go to

OPEN CINEMA screening series presents Rip: A Remix Manifesto

Wednesday October 21
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
Doors: 5:30
6pm: Media mash-up performance with Justin Love and DJ Murge.
7pm: Screening
8.45pm: Open forum discussion

Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media.
Web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, serve as digital tour guides
on a probing investigation into how culture builds upon culture in the information age. (Canada, 2009)

After screening discussion with filmmaker Brett Gaylor (via skype), Justin Love, media artist (,
DJ Murge, remix artist (, Peter Sandmark ( and moderated by Mike Sheehan (

OPEN CINEMA is now a program of MediaNet. Welcome OPEN CINEMA!

MediaNet Submission Request:

MediaNet is looking for films and videos by our members for a screening at the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria.
The screening will take place on November 19. Works should be no longer than ten minutes – two shorter works may also be submitted.

Please bring your dvds or dv tapes to the MediaNet office, care of Kirk or Catlin.

Antimatter Film Festival
October 9-17

Programs are available at the MediaNet office.


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Vantage Point on-line magazine

Vantage Point is an on-line magazine of discourse on the media arts.
Go to

Submit to Vantage Point! Send your thoughts, ideas and musings to

For Sale:   Gildecam 4000 + Body Pod + Arm Brace  Excellent condition $495.00

Glidecam 4000 Pro: hand-held camcorder stabilizing system designed for cameras
weighing from 4 to 10 pounds.
Body Pod: A lightweight rigid support system which, when used with the Glidecam 4000 Pro, hand-held stabilizers, allows all the weight of the system to be supported by your body.
Arm Brace: An accessory designed to distribute the weight of a Glidecam 4000 Pro,
stabilizer over the entire forearm of the operator.

Contact Richard 250 885 6451


120G Hard Drive for Sale

Brand new NEVER USED 120G Hard Drive in case (powered thru USB cable) $135.
– excellent as backup drive for laptop or for video projects – REALLY compact  – 3″wide x 5″long x 3/4″ thick – fits easily in pocket or purse.

Contact Chris at 250-588-8138 or

The MediaNet tech blog:



Life Seminars looking for a videographer

The production is 8 one hour long videos with a 3 minute intro to each.
The format is a lecture setting with a stage, podium and one speaker.
The content is focused on Parenting Skills.
The deliverable is an edited product suitable for DVD, online streaming videos and an edited version suitable for YouTube.
The firs hour session would be edited and available as a DVD Wed Oct 21.
We are requesting quotes to be submitted by 9:00 AM Monday Oct 5. If possible samples of existing work would be appreciated.
Please have quotes sent to me at
The timing is:
Fri   (Oct 16) 2 sessions
Sat  (Oct 17) 4 sessions
Sun (Oct 18) 2 sessions

I am available by phone or e-mail if you have any questions.

Best wishes,
778 433 0442

Salt Spring Arts Academy, FrogTalk Media and The Fritz Theatre proudly present

2009 Island Youth Film Festival
Wednesday – October 21, 2009
Doors open at 6:30 pm

Free admission, but please bring food bank donations

Join us at The Fritz Theatre to view student-made movies, including the two productions from this year’s “Let’s Make a Movie! Just for Kids” program.  See many fine examples of movie-making by our next generation!

Call for entries for youth film fest: please see MediaNet newsletter on-line at
An Evening with Target Theatre
Thursday, October 15, 2009
6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Langham Court Theatre, Victoria BC

Victoria Target Theatre Society (Target) welcomes you to a rare opportunity to see two of Target’s most popular plays in public performance.  The two pieces that you will see are “I’m Still Here”, a research-based piece on living with dementia, which weaves several real-life stories together to present a moving and ultimately hopeful look at dementia; and “I’m Herbert”, a hilarious look at the lighter side of memory loss. At intermission, you will be invited to support Target by attending the silent auction and reception. Target’s work is well-known and valued by a range of audiences from Physicians and other Health Care Professionals, to Family and Friends groups associated with older persons, and this will be your opportunity to see and support the good work of this dedicated group of mature actors.
Thank you for your support and thank you, in advance, for passing this message along to others.
6:15 – 7:00 PM Doors Open – Welcome Reception
7:00 – 7:20 PM Introduction & Performance “I’m Herbert”
7:20 – 8:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction (closes at 7:50 PM)
8:00 – 9:00 PM Performance Continues “I’m Still Here”
Please arrive no later than 6:40 PM for pre-reserved seats.
Admission by Donation
Contact Target if you wish to pre-reserve a seat.   Business Manager: 250-477-6054

CineVic wants your films for Sweet 16: a 16mm Celebration!
CineVic is calling for submissions of Canadian 16mm short films for a Nov 7, 2009 screening. The films must have been completed within the past 16 years, under 20 minutes, have been produced on 16mm, and be directed by a Canadian. CineVic will be paying artist fees according to the IMAA rate schedule. Preference will be given to films that can be screened from a 16mm print.

The screening will take place at St. Anne’s Academy. If you have a film that you would like to submit, please contact Krista at (250) 389-1590 or for further details and an application form.

Movie Monday

Special event for Mental Illness Awareness Week
Monday Oct 5  6:30
THE SOLOIST – incl. discussion with Dr John Gray
Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles newspaper writer, discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent. Although playing a battered voilin with two strings, he was once a gifted cellist. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez’s good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers’ personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless.
This new feature film, based on a true story*, is an opening for a lively discussion about how we treat our homeless and/or mentally ill citizens, (breaking news again this week). Pg13 some language and drug use  117min

Monday Oct 12  6:30


It’s probably best to experience this film as a non-metalhead. Anvil is just a simple story of two guys who are dedicated to their dream. They started metal music’s ascent but somehow got lost when it became big.
“It might be easy to mistake ANVIL! for a THIS IS SPINAL TAP mockumentary. But despite the snicker-inducing heavy-metal trappings, this is also a warmly human portrait of two men pursuing their creative passions despite Sisyphean odds.”
A totally loveable film! Best time I’ve had in the theatre since Best In Show.   90min 2008 R language

For more information  visit

Movie Monday screens every Monday in Victoria, B.C. Admission is by donation.
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

B Channel News Victoria – call out

B Channel News, a new online local video news collective, is looking for
videographers, on-camera reporters, video editors, journalists,
columnists, web designers/techs, and other volunteers to help us create a
new form of online interactive news media.

B Channel crews have been out filming events around town, and we have one
sample page up at to demonstrate what we hope to

Though we are hoping to attract dedicated volunteers who are willing to
work with us on a regular basis, we are also accepting submissions of
articles and videos. Consider becoming a freelance reporter with B

The B Channel News Collective meets every Sunday at 1pm.
Email for meeting location, or call 250-857-NEWS

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.

Canadian Films coming to theatres:  Cairo Time
Cairo Time received the City of Toronto and Astral Media’s Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Starring Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig

The DVD club is now discussing Fierce Light

For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to



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

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

2009 Island Youth Film Festival

Call for Entries
Entry Deadline: October 13

Share your home-made and/or student-made productions with us!  Entry is free, although we ask that you limit your entries to three productions per person.

Entry Criteria:

1.  Any movie in which local children or teens under the age of 18 were key to the project (as actors, or behind the scenes having created the story, working with editing, music, filming, etc.)

2.  Content must be suitable for family audiences (we will pre-screen all entries).

3.  Movie should have been made fairly recently (not before 2008).

4.  Movie format should be DVD – NTSC.  If this causes a problem, e-mail Cindy to work out other possible format delivery –

5.  Animation, live action, documentaries, short and not-so-short entries will all be considered, although preference will be towards productions most completely created and produced by children and teens.

6.  Go to for an entry form.  Deliver  your DVD with completed entry form to Salt Spring Books, 104 McPhillips Avenue in Ganges, or mail it to:

Cindy Jacobsen
FrogTalk Media
PO Box 512
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 2W2

Thank you!


Gulf Island Film School
Attention BC Youth, 13-24 yrs old: We’re looking for great ideas – $2500 great!
Announcing Invent the Future 2009: GIFTS’ biggest contest yet!

Grand Prize: $2500 cash (4 available)

Most Online Votes: Flip Mino HD Camcorder (4 available)

or Win Just For Voting Online: 2010 Olympic Tickets (3 pairs available)

In partnership with BC Hydro, GIFTS is proud to present the 2009 Invent the Future Contest!

Do you have an original, innovative energy conservation solution that you would like to share with others? It’s time to start getting paid for your ideas! Just submit your idea online in the form of a 30-60sec video or short written essay submission before November 8th, 2009, to win!

For full contest details and info on our celebrity judges, plus links to the Invent the Future Facebook Group and Twitter Pages, please


Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s Call for Proposals

Just a reminder the Poetry Projections III deadline is rapidly approaching. The deadline is MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2009 by 6:00PM.

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking proposals from artists and writers for the third series of Poetry Projections, provisionally titled “Poetry Projections III: On Correspondence.” Revisiting the film poem as an avenue for creative collaborations, LIFT is seeking proposals for 10 commissioned films to be screened in Fall of 2010. Each new work will provide a stimulating perspective on the intersection of film and poetry in “correspondence”.

We are seeking proposals that reflect on the possibilities and potentials of this intersection, films that intrinsically incorporate the two mediums rather than follow an illustrative approach. We are looking for works that might provide a cinematic sensibility through poetry or/and a poetic sensibility through film.

Complete Call for Proposals: Poetry Projections III

DEADLINE:  Monday, October 5th, 2009

For further information or concerns, please contact

subMedia Internship

Independent media group subMedia (, seeks motivated individual who is interested in learning the fine art of guerrilla film making. The internship will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and includes lunch. The main tasks of the intern are seeking and editing video and image assets for a national TV show and an upcoming documentary. Tasks may also include some shooting, writing and research.


1. Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Photoshop a must.
2. A strong interest in environmental news and current events.
3. A sense of humor.

To apply email CV and cover letter to



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