MEDIANET NEWS March 11, 2010

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428

Please Note: MediaNet will be closed on Good Friday, April 2, and Easter Monday, April 5, 2010.

Please Note: Technical assistance will be limited during the period from March 29th to April 14th inclusive. MediaNet will not be open on Sat April 3 or Saturday April 10. Please make equipment bookings accordingly.

In this Newsletter:

1) Dance for the Camera – early bird deadline, April 1
2) Members’ screening night and social – April 12
3) Experiment! May 8 – 30
4) Upcoming workshops
5) Members’ Activities
6) Around Town

1) Dance for the Camera
July 5 to July 17, 2010
Victoria BC Canada

Last Chance for the Early registration special! : $999
Deadline April 1

Application Deadline
June 1

DFTC 2010 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers, dancers and visual artists to explore dance/movement for the camera under the mentorship of award winning choreographer, filmmaker, curator, educator and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), Ellen Bromberg.

SPECIAL GUEST for DFTC 2010 IN VICTORIA Bob Lockyer, co-founder of the Dance For the Camera series at the BBC, will offer a special evening screening and discussion of his ground-breaking work in the development of Dance for the Camera in the UK and around the world. Bob is known in the international dance community as a trailblazer and dedicated supporter of dance for over 40 years. Over 50 of the short dance films produced through the Dance for the Camera series at the BBC went on to win top international awards for their choreographers and directors. Bob has taught dance for camera in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and Canada. Bob is also chair of South East Dance as well as sitting on the board of PAL (Performing Arts Labs).

DFTC’s participants are individually assisted while exploring the technical, practical and artistic challenges involved in producing a dance/movement video in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Exercises with camera and dance are explored before diving into your finale video project.

Daily screenings of contemporary dance films representing the cutting edge of DFTC are followed by discussions.

Screenings of your video project/s in progress are followed by critical feedback to assist you in bringing your final video project to a public screening on the last day of the DFTC program.

Please contact  for more information

2) Members Screening Night and Social
Monday 12 April at The Victoria Event Centre – 1415 Broad  St.
6:30pm to 11pm

We are looking for Member’s works completed in the last 3 years – max of 10 mins or 3 short films.
Come join us for an evening of socializing, member networking, fav beverages and recent work.

Contact Cat at to submit your work,  or call the office at 250-381-4428


3) Experiment!
May 8 – 30, 2010
Cost: $150 non members, $125 members.

Our second annual 3 week intensive experimental film making program. With Workshops and presentations by Scott Amos, Peter Sandmark, Kirk Schwartz, Rick Raxlen, Grace Salez and more! Expand your horizons and learn techniques that will enhance your films and make them unique. Workshops in the first week, followed by 2 weeks of Mentored Production.

See last year’s Experiment videos on our website!

To register for workshops please contact



4) Upcoming MediaNet workshops:

All workshops are at the MediaNet office, #106 -2750 Quadra St.

Still looking for more people interested in taking an introduction to our cameras, lighting or sound? Let us know! If we get enough interest, we will schedule some workshops.

Intro To Final Cut Pro- CANCELLED
Sat 27 March
11 AM to 5 PM
Members $50, non members $80

Please stay tuned for new date.

Thursday 15 April, 7 PM  – New Members Orientation

Please be aware that you MUST attend a new members meeting within 3 months of joining or YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR EQUIPMENT PRIVILEGES. That means if you joined before Jan 15 this year and haven’t been to a new members meeting you will not have access to MediaNet after April 15th. Please contact to  confirm your attendance.

The MediaNet tech blog:


Seeking Volunteer to help with Petition in Support of the Arts

MediaNet member Dianne Searle is looking for a volunteer interested in doing some basic Word or Excel computer work for the Petition in Support of the Arts.
If you are interested, please contact

For information on the petition, please go to

MediaNet member Merina Rael is looking for someone to assist with camera work and editing
for a short video trailer connected to a book project.

Please contact

Interest Group
Oak Bay Lodge Arts Festival
Embrace Aging Celebration

MediaNet member Trudy Pauluth-Penner is starting an interest group documenting the events of the Oak Bay Lodge festival and creating a short mini-documentary on the value of the arts in health care.

The dates and times for the Oak Bay Lodge arts in health care festival are:

March 29         Monday           1:30-3:30         Opening: Guest Speakers
March 30         Tuesday           1:30-3:00         Visual Arts
March 31         Wednesday     10:00-11:00      Puppetry
1:30-3:30         Open House – Art Exhibit
6:30-7:30         As the Fable Goes
April 1             Thursday         1:30-2:30          No Particular Place to Go
6:30-8:00         Living History Evening
April 2             Friday              1:30-2:30          Musical Tribute
April 3             Saturday          1:30-2:30          First Nations Tribute
6:30-8:00         Bar Social, Improv Theatre
April 4             Sunday            2:00-3:30          Spiritual Gathering
6:30-7:30         Closing

If interested, contact Trudy at




Screenings and Events

Thursday March 25, 7-9 p.m.
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Street, Victoria Admission by donation.

Join Sierra Club BC and Flathead Wild partners for an evening of extraordinary images and action for B.C.’s Flathead River Valley.

The Flathead has some of the purest water in the world, more plant species than anywhere else in Canada and the greatest density and diversity of carnivores on the continent.

On February 9, the B.C. government announced that mining will be banned in the Flathead–yet much work remains to be done to secure permanent protection for this very special place.

Mountaineering legend Pat Morrow, Richard Hebda from the Royal B.C. Museum and other guests will lead a fascinating multimedia journey through the Flathead. Help us celebrate our success to date and join the call to action to protect the Flathead for all time – by conserving the south eastern one-third of the Flathead as a National Park and establishing a Wildlife Management Area in the rest of the valley and adjoining habitat.

Reel2Wheel Bike to Work Video Challenge

Call for Submissions

Bike to work week is seeking short videos to use in our campaign to promote commuter cycling.
Prizes available!
visit for more information


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 29 March 2010
Adam, 2009, 99 min

with guest Peter Cunnington

A story about two strangers. One a little stranger than the other… Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam’s ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating.

6:30 pm Monday 5 April 2010 Easter Monday
Whip It, 2009, 111 min

Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with this feisty, female-friendly action-comedy. Canada’s darling, Ellen Page, stars as Bliss Cavendar, a young woman who longs to break free of her small-town bonds by joining the rough-and-tumble sport of roller derby in nearby Austin, Texas.

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.

Think you know what the best 2009 Canadian film is?

First Weekend Club is giving you a chance to share your favourite Canadian film with the world and win some great prizes while you’re at it. We invite our members to vote for their favorite Canadian film for First Weekend Club’s first ever, Audience Choice Award.

Just visit our website to see all of the films that First Weekend Club helped promote in 2009 and vote for your favourite.

Canadian Films coming to theatres:  Last Train Home, At Home by Myself…With You, Crackie and more.
The DVD club is discussing Nurse.Fighter.Boy

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



West Coast Screenwriting asks,

“Are you feeding your inner screenwriter?”

In March, West Coast Screenwriting principals, Keith Digby (Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth) will hold a ‘Weekend Blitz’ workshop for NINE aspiring screenwriters.

Location:          Bay Film Studios, Maple Bay, Vancouver Island.

Dates:               Friday March 26th (evening) to Sunday March 28th (late afternoon),

Please Note: Only 3 places left!

See curriculum details and rates on our
Or e-mail Keith Digby



Submissions to other Media Arts Centers and Festivals are posted on the on-line version of the newsletter only. Please go to:

Chicago International Film Festival
Deadline: April 1, 2010

The Chicago International Film Festival enhances the cultural assets of the city of Chicago by exhibiting film from around the world. We also strive to promote a deeper understanding of a diverse body of cultures, thus contributing to Chicago’s identity and orientation as an international city.

For more information:


Call for Entry, Docs for Sale Online, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
Deadline: April 1, 2010

Docs for Sale online enteres its second year, it is increasing the number of deadlines: from 2010, new films will be put online every month. This gives suppliers ultimate flexibility when launching their films, without having to wait for a market or festival. It also means buyers can easily keep up to date with the latest productions, thanks to the Docs for Sale online catalogue.

For more information:


Exhibitions Assistance program (ARTCITE | Ontario)
Artcite is one of three MEDIA ARTS recommenders for the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibitions Assistance program. The OAC Exhibition Assistance program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist Ontario artists at all stages of their careers with presentation costs related to confirmed, upcoming public exhibitions of their work.
Deadlines for 2010: July 10, 2010; September 10, 2010; November 10, 2010


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg)
Video Pool invites submissions for the 2010/11 programming season. We are striving to exhibit projects that challenge the boundaries of media art.
Deadline: March 22, 2010 at 5:00PM.


Call for Submissions | Reel Asian (Toronto)
Reel Asian is looking for the best new Asian films and videos from across Canada and around the world to show at our next festival this November 9-14 2010.
Early Bird deadline: April 1, 2010 (FREE)
Final deadline June 1, 2010 ($20)

Deadline: April 1st 2010
Attention, creators of all ages, disciplines, and origins; a new prize has been created. The GEORGES-LAOUN-OPTICIEN-OBORO Super Short Film Prize will be awarded to an original production of 3 minutes or less.

Call for Entries | International Animation Festival (Hiroshima)
We are accepting entry from February 1st to April 1st, 2010.
Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (Yerevan, Armenia)
8th International Short Film Festival – May 17 – 24, 2010
Deadline: April 10, 2010

Deadline: 30 April 2010

Call for submissions | MUSE (Toronto)
Seeking video work for a project curated by Suzanne Carte-
Blanchenot & Su-Ying Lee taking place in May/June 2010. This
is an experiment between curators, artists and audience.
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Mail submissions to: MUSE
11-1463 King St. W
Toronto, ON M6K 1J4

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Independent Exposure 2010
A Worldwide Showcase of International Short Films, Videos, and Digital Works
Curated by Microcinema International and Bill Plympton
Presented by Panasonic Broadcast
Deadline: April 30, 2010
GIV is looking for recent videos (2008-2010) with running times of 10 minutes or less for our yearly outdoor screening held in Parc La Fontaine.
Deadline: May 7, 2010
Deadlines: June and July 1st,2010
Info :
Deadline: June 10, 2010
Info :




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