MEDIANET NEWS December 10, 2009

MediaNet Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 1pm, Sat 9 am – noon

(250) 381-4428

PLEASE NOTE: MEDIANET will be closed from Sunday, December 20 until Sunday, January 3.
We will re-open on Monday, January 4 at 9am.

Have a great holiday!

Please Note: This Saturday, December 11,  technical assistance will not be available. The office will be open for regular hours

Seasonal Pageant Disorder : MediaNet / Open Space fundraising party

December 18, 2009, 7pm- midnight at Open Space, 510 Fort St.

Admission is $10, payable at the door.

MediaNet and Open Space will be holding a fundraising event in support of joint programming.

Featuring music by Slim Sandy and Ry Moran, live drawing by Eden Veudry with cello accompaniment by Jared Brandle, magic by The Great Giffoni, and films by Scott Amos.

Culinary creations by Kirk Schwartz,  specialty drinks and a silent auction with fabulous local artwork by Rick Raxlen, Suzie Raxlen, Megan Dickie, Ross Macaulay, Dallas Duobaitis, Eden Veudry, Phil Osbourne, Merina Rael, Tracey Nelson and more!

Come and escape the Christmas rush with us!

If you can donate anything to the silent auction, or would like to help with the fundraiser, please contact Catlin


TONIGHT! – OPEN CINEMA Screening Series presents

the Victoria premiere of FUEL
Presented in collaboration with  Cowichan Alternative Energy and The BC Sustainable Energy Association

December 10, 2009, at the IMAX Theatre

A fundraiser for Cowichan Alternative Energy and The BC Sustainable Energy Association

Doors at 7pm, screening at 7:30 | suggested donation $10-$20

Advance tickets on sale at the MediaNet office, #106- 2750 Quadra St,

The IMAX Theatre concession, 675 Belleville St and Hemp and Company, 1102 Government St.

Winner of dozens of awards, including the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.

FUEL is a comprehensive and entertaining look at energy in America: a history of where we have been,
our present predicament and a solution to our dependence on foreign oil. FUEL challenges the audience to make a change and
seek accountability, reinforcing the idea that the power of every individual can and will make a difference.


Medianet member Dianne Searle is looking for someone interested in editing tapes of the Rally in Support of the arts gathering

which took place on Thursday, November 26.

Please contact MediaNet,

MediaNet member Noreen Thiele is looking for a tutor for Final Cut Pro. Will exchange the use of her camera and equipment.
Please contact

MediaNet member Raymond Painchaud is looking for a tutor for Final Cut Pro.
If you are interested financial arrangements should be made directly with Raymond
Phone 250-514-9040 or email

The MediaNet tech blog:



Super Channel announces the Super Catalyst Emerging Screenwriter Award

Super Channel is committed to developing Canadian talent, so we are proud to announce that we are launching a program

for unproduced feature film screenwriters. This is a great opportunity for emerging screenwriters to develop their projects and

their skills with one-on-one professional guidance, and to get industry attention for their work.

Four winning scripts will be chosen from entries received across Canada. Each of the winning screenplays will receive a full story

editing process with one of Super Channel’s Creative Development Representatives.

Deadline for Application is January 15.

Go to


Workshops for Producers

My name is Greg Jeffs, I am formerly of Nanaimo, educated at the Victoria Motion Picture School and I am an indie film producer.

I am planning a session for producers who want to make a short film with the intent on selling their product to an international market.

I am holding 2 sessions on the Island (1 in Victoria and 1 in Nanaimo) in December (dates determined by interest) and they are open to 8 producers (per session) only.

I am proposing:

Saturday, December 12th (Nanaimo, Nanaimo Conference Centre)
Sunday, December 13th (Victoria, Victoria Conference Centre)

Each producer will be encouraged to bring a work in progress, but will also be shown how to acquire a property for production.

The session is one day 8-4 and costs $200 (which will be receipted for budget purposes)

If you are interested in the session, please reply to me and I’ll put you on a contact list and will let you know the details (if there is any interest) and when the session will be held.

Places will be held on a first come, first served basis.

Greg Jeffs
Cedar Boy Pictures Inc.

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 14 December 2009
Julie & Julia, 2009, 123 min

Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends…until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. This is a film everybody loves and Merle Streep is brilliant again. (Julia would be pleased to know that MM serves real butter on our popcorn).

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday / Sunday 19 & 20 December 2009

Holly For The Homeless- Watch for Holly For The Homeless fundraiser at St Johns The Divine, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria on December 19 and 20.

Deck your halls with gorgeous “divine” holly and help out those who aren’t so lucky.


6:30 pm Monday 21 December 2009
Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music, 1969, 86 min

“In this classic 1969 documentary, the Man in Black is captured at his peak, the first of many in a looming roller-coaster career. Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash reveals the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. Director Robert Elfstrom got closer than any other filmmaker to Cash, who is seen performing with his new bride June Carter Cash, in a rare duet with Bob Dylan, playing a prison concert, and behind the scenes with friends, family and being receptive to aspiring young musicians. Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music paints an unforgettable portrait that endures beyond the singer’s 2003 death.” The film was recently recut by Vancouver based filmmaker Peter Davies, a friend of director Robert Elfstrom. Pg We expect a special guest…

A very young Metis musician, Don Freed, is seen auditioning backstage for an attentive Cash. He now lives in Victoria. We hope he’ll drop by…


6:30 pm Monday 28 December 2009
Malcolm MacDowell – Never Apologize, 2007, 111 min

Never Apologize combines McDowell’s personal reminiscences with his readings of pieces written by and about his friend and mentor, Director Lindsay Anderson (IF, O LUCKY MAN). These are brought to life by the actor’s often hilarious and moving impressions of not only the provocative Anderson, but also the notables in their circle, including Alan Bates, Bette Davis, John Ford, John Gielgud, Lillian Gish, Richard Harris, Laurence Olivier and Rachel Roberts. We visit a group of colorful personalities and witness the cultural, social and political climate of the period all through MacDowell’s brilliant, sophisicatedly funny monologue. A MM special treat.This is THE film lovers’ film! Almost 2 hours of pure joy. Pg13

For more information on upcoming films, 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:  Prom Night in Mississippi, Love and Savagery, Amreeka, Invisible City, and more!
The DVD club is now discussing It’s Not Me, I Swear

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:

Canadian Film Center Program (Toronto)
Deadline: January 25, 2010
With an impressive combination of skills and experiences, CFC alumni have established themselves as key players in the national and international entertainment industries.
Apply today at

Call for entries: AniFest, the International Festival of Animated Films (Czech Republic)
AniFest, the International Festival of Animated Films based in the Czech Republic is opening the 2010 competition of 9th festival edition which will be held in May
18 – 23 in a Renaissance South Bohemian spa town Trebon.

Film and video submissions for Ladyfest Toronto
Ladyfest Toronto is looking for film and video submissions for
our annual Supplement Film Night! We accept submissions of
all genres, lengths, and styles and are putting together a one-
night program for late January 2010.

Silver Salt Animation Festival (Mumbai – India)
Silver Salt Animation Festival is a competitive, animation short film festival seeking international submissions.
Early Bird Deadline: November 15, 2009
Final Deadline: December 15, 2009

International Documentary Festival taking place in Spain May 7 – 16, 2010.
Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2009
Info :

Rooftop Films is currently accepting submissions for the 2010 Summer Series. In May 2010 we will begin celebrating our 14th year of bringing the best underground films in the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New York.
Earlybird: December 5, 2009
Regular: January 15, 2010
Late: February 15, 20010

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival
Seeks features and shorts
Early Deadline: December 15, 2009
Final Deadline: February 1, 2010

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Toronto)
Seeking submissions for 2010 festival.
Deadline: December 18, 2009

Pleasure Dome Call for submissions: New Toronto Works Show 2010
Pleasure Dome is seeking short experimental film/video works,  expanded cinema performances and media art installations produced within the last year by Toronto-based artists for the  annual New Toronto Works Show.
Deadline: January 15th, 2010

Show Us Your Shorts – A Festival of Short Films (Calgary)
Show Us Your Shorts screens the best in local, national, and international short films in a relaxed and enjoyable environment, awarding and recognizing the best in show for craft, narrative, size (as in length) and a Grand Jury prize.
Deadline: January 18th 2010

PLASTIC PAPER: Winnipeg’s Festival of Animated, Illustrated + Puppet Film
Seeking animated feature and short films made after January 1, 2009
Deadline February 1, 2010

CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (Toronto)
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Seeking shorts for the 2010 festival.
Deadline: February 5, 2010

16th Edition: May 26 – 29, 2010
MEDIA CITY is an international festival of experimental film and video art
presented annually since 1994.
Deadline: February 19, 2010
Infos and entry form:

MediaNet News comes out every two weeks. We are breaking  for the Holidays. The Next Newsletter will come out on Thursday, January 14, 2010. See you in the New Year!


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