MEDIANET NEWS October 15, 2009

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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

Suggested Donation $10

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 (

Refreshments, door prizes and more!

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.
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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:



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


Vifpa Take 2 screening
Gumboot Productions and Arthur Holbrook Productions present My Son the Pornographer
October 24, 10am
Capitol 6 Theatres

My Son the Pornographer is a love story between a father and a son. We follow Art, a man raised with conservative moral values, as he visits his son Kole who works as a writer and actor in the pornography business in Prague.

Concerned about the sexual abuse Kole experienced as a child and perceiving that Kole’s current lifestyle is directly linked to that sad past, Art hopes to get Kole out of a life that, in Art’s eyes, is negative and soul-destroying. Throughout the film, Art and Kole struggle with their relationship in a sometimes painful and yet surprisingly humourous way. As the story unfolds, Art convinces Kole to return to Canada to confront the past in the hope that Kole will begin healing his troubled life. When Art hires a private detective to track the abuser, he discovers how close to violence he himself can come.

My Son the Pornographer is a story about the stresses and strains that tear families apart, about values, life choices, guilt and ultimately about the love between a father and a son.


Call for Haunted art

Theatre SKAM and the Homegrown Collective are seeking media artists/installations for participation in their upcoming multidisciplinary performative haunted house, Haunted, running Oct. 22-24 and 29-31 at Victoria College of Art. Work should have a with a spooky, scary, creepy bent or otherwise fit within the haunted theme.
Small artists’ honoraria will be made available.
For more information, contact

Performance Creation Canada DIY festival
October 22-25

A National gathering of performance creators, artists, producers, presenters, students, and fans
hosted by Intrepid Theatre, Theatre Skam, Bombus Theatre and Suddenly Dance.

Shows, panels, walks- 4 days for $10
Also shows and performances (tickets sold separately).

To register, and for more info, go to


Cinevic’s Sweet 16 Celebration
Sweet 16: a 16mm Celebration is a three day event consisting of two 16mm workshops, a forum on the future of the medium, an artist talk with Deco Dawson, and an evening screening of some of the best local and Canadian film produced and printed on 16mm from the past 16 years. CineVic’s objectives in hosting this celebration are; to explore influence of 16mm on the aesthetics of filmmaking, to create more opportunities for the art of short form and small-gauge film to be seen, and to encourage the practice of filmmaking – on film!

Sweet 16 Schedule:

Friday Nov 6th 7-9pm CineVic 2022 Douglas St. By donation, must pre-register

Deco Dawson Artist Talk

Saturday November 7th All Events at St. Ann’s Auditorium 835 Humbolt St.

2-5pm David Moxness – Professional Super 16 Techniques $50 members $75 non-members

5:30-7pm Forum – The Future of Film $10 or 1 CineCredit

8:30-10pm Sweet 16 Screening

Sunday November 8th 1-5pm 2022 Douglas St. $75 members $100 non
Deco Dawson – Hands on 16mm Experimental Technique Workshop

For more information, go to


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
David Simmon’s Acting Classes


October 28th – Dec 16th (8 sessions).

Weds evenings: 7.30 – 10 p.m.

Cost: $295 (plus 5% g.s.t.)

Instructor. Joe McCoy.

Joe Raphael McCoy is a gifted and eclectic teacher of the craft he has been honing for many years as an actor on stage and screen and as a director., Joe is known for his humour, insight and absolute passion as an educator. Credits include;” Da Vinci’s Inquest”, “the Dead Zone”, “The Keeper”, “In the Land of the Blind”, “Cold Squad”and “Lola”. He was trained in the Meisner Approach in particular by Larry Silverberg, author of the only Sanford Meisner-approved texts on the subject.

* One ounce of behaviour is worth a thousand words – Sanford Meisner

(2) ACTING WITH THE TAO (For Actors and Directors).

A Weekend Workshop with Greg Webb*

Saturday & Sunday November 7th & 8th

1p.m. – 5 p.m. both days (Max. 12 people)

Cost: $120 (plus 5%gst.)

The Tao te Ching is a brief Chinese text, written around 500 B.C., which contains surprisingly helpful insights for artists in today’s world.

Techniques and suggestions for ‘living in the moment’ and ‘getting out of your own way’ can be found in its 81 short stanzas, as well as thoughts

on the value of ‘not-knowing’ and the power of ‘not-forcing’ as they relate to the actors’ and directors’ crafts. (1) ‘A briefing of the Tao with selected stanzas will be supplied at the end of the first day as part of the workshop’

ACTORS will develop their craft and understanding of what it means to work with film and television directors

DIRECTORS will experience new ways of communicating and working with actors to maximize creative potential

November 17th – December 15th, 2009 (5 sessions)

Break for Christmas: Class resumes January 5th

January 5th – 19th 2010. (3 sessions = 8 sessions in total)

Tuesdays: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For absolute beginners, intermediate level or stage actors who wish to make the transition to the screen. Essential Techniques is a program for those interested in recognizing and acquiring the skills required to work on camera

For more information, contact


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 19 October 2009
Keeper Of The Flame, 1986, 58 min

Come celebrate, with the Raging Grannies , the birthday of the man voted “Greatest Canadian”, The film: NFB’s award winning Keeper Of The Flame. G

“Once a champion boxer, then a fiery preacher, T.C. Douglas got into politics during the 1930s and never looked back. His career as premier of Saskatchewan and leader of the federal New Democratic Party was a rollercoaster ride of victories and defeats. Douglas was a highly principled proponent of social justice; his radical reforms – such as medicare – are now accepted as normal public policy in Canada. The film traces Douglas’s fifty-year political career and captures the unique spirit of the man.” NFB Site

Shirley Douglas, Tommy Douglas’ daughter, one of Canada’s most prominent activists in favor of the publicly-funded health care system over privatized care and mother of three children including Keifer Sutherland will call in to introduce the film.

6:30 Friday 20 October 2009
A special meeting by the South Island Health Coalition about health care.

At St Johns The Divine Church Hall 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria.

The object is to discuss the erosion of our universal medical coverage, the Douglas legacy, and especially threats to seniors and hospital food and housekeeping services. Government officials are invited.

6:30 pm Monday 26 October 2009
The Necessities Of Life, 2008, 102 min

This thoughtful, quiet film was written by a MM Favourite and past guest, Bernard Emond who before working in film was an anthropologist in the North. This story reflects his experience. In the 1950s an Innu man was abruptly detached from his family and way of life to be brought south to a TB clinic. Featuring a touching performance by the lead actor from Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner In French and Inuktitut with subtitles. Pg
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

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



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

January 31 to February 3, 2010
Telefilm Canada, one of the CineMart’s International Partners, is now accepting applications from emerging producers interested in participating in the Rotterdam Lab 2010 held during the Rotterdam International Film Festival’s 27th annual edition of the CineMart.
Deadline – October 23, 2009
Info:Brigitte Hubmann ( or
Marie-Claude Giroux (
(514) 283-0838 or 1-800-567-0890.

PRIM is inviting independent media artists to submit their application for the following programs: AIDE À LA CRÉATION et BOURSE DE FORMATION
Deadline: October 27, 2009
The Indie Fest: Call for Entries
Deadline: October 30, 2009

Download the entry form at:

The Indie Fest is an independent, top-tier international film awards competition. Our goal is to help independent filmmakers gain publicity and, when appropriate, exposure to distributors.

The Indie Fest is unique; it’s an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Winners receive publicity as we broadcast the list of winners via press releases and to our email database of more than 27,000 filmmakers and industry insiders. Winning an Indie will help you get noticed.

There are three levels of awards: Best of Show, Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. No more than 15% of entries will be granted Awards of Excellence. Best of Show will only be granted if unique films are discovered. In fact, there is no requirement that any Best of Show awards be given. Notable artistic and technical productions that exceed industry standards are recognized at the Award of Merit level.

Please take a look at the Indie Fest website,, so you’ll better understand the Competition. On the website you’ll find lots of original content of interest to independent filmmakers including articles about indie-friendly distributors.

Go to for rules and entry form.

Thomas Baker, Ph.D.
Competition Chairperson
The Indie Fest
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 201
La Jolla, California 92037 USA
Telephone: 858-454-9787
Fax: 858-454-6287

Images (Toronto)
Images is now accepting film and video submissions for consideration for the 2010 Festival, which takes place from April 1-10, 2010.
EARLY deadline date: October 30th, 2009
FINAL deadline date: November 13th, 2009

Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation (Québec)
The ministère de la Culture, des Communications and de la Condition féminine is inviting artists and writers who wish to offer artistic workshops and cultural outings to students attending pre-school to secondary levels to submit their applications.
Deadline: November 6, 2009
2010 NSI Drama Prize (Winnipeg)
The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is accepting applications from emerging Canadian filmmakers for its 2010 NSI Drama Prize training program.
Filmmakers must apply as a team and submit a finished script with their application. Their proposed short film should not run longer than ten (10) minutes.
Deadline: November 12, 2009.

Trinity Square Video (Toronto)
Trinity Square Video (TSV) is making a call for submissions and are seeking innovative artist’s works that use video, its forms and its processes, to examine the modes of presentation found in activist gesture, social action or cultural critique.
Deadline: November 15th, 2009

56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
29 April – 4 May 2010
Call for Entries

The next edition of our Festival will take place from 29 April to 4 May 2010.

As in previous years, works of all genres and formats may be submitted. They must not exceed a length of 35 minutes (45 minutes in the German Competition) and have been produced no earlier than 1 January 2008 (1 January 2009 in the German Competition).

Please note that the festival screening for an international production must be a German festival premiere, which will ensure a lot more media and industry attention.

We would like to inform you that again there are two separate entry deadlines for international and German productions: international submissions must have reached Oberhausen by 15 January 2010 (German productions by 15 February 2010). There will be no more extensions! The deadline for submissions via is 5 January 2010

In addition, preview copies will be accepted on DVD only (with theexception of works submitted via
You can download our entry form in English and German here as a pdf-file. In French and Spanish you can download it here

All submitted films/videos will be part of the Video Library, where they can be previewed by buyers, curators, representatives of other festivals and other professionals.

The MuVi-Award for the best German music video has its own set of regulations and entry form.



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