MEDIANET NEWS April 8, 2010

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

Come join us for an evening of socializing, member networking, fav beverages and recent work.

For more information, contact Catlin at

2) OPEN CINEMA presents Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
April 21 at The Victoria Event Centre – 1415 Broad  St.
Doors: 5:30
Screening: 7pm

Suggested donation $10-$20

Sponsored by Royal Roads School of Communication and Culture

A fundraising event for OPEN CINEMA, featuring a Silent Auction, door prizes, and a grand prize draw of a night for two at Sooke Harbour House.
Deserts by Bubby Rose’s Bakery, pizza by Pizza Pi, a cash bar and more!

Featuring an after-screening panel discussion by Lina de Guevara (Director, Puente Theatre), Ana de Lara (actor and filmmaker), Janet Marie Rogers (Mohawk artist, writer, CFUV radio host) and moderator David Black (Professor at Royal Roads School of Communication and Culture).

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Catlin at

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

Early registration special deadline extended to April 15! : $999

Application Deadline June 1: $1300

Special rate for BC Participants: $700

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

4) 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


5) Upcoming MediaNet workshops:

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

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:

6) Members’ activities

MediaNet member, Phil Osborne, is looking for cartoony wacky art, preferably in the horror vein, for his gallery/art store called “Monster Party.”
Please send pictures of your paintings, toys, novelties, knick knacks to

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



Screenings and Events

Presenting the 6th Annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film and Art

April 14th – 18th 2010

Join us for this beautiful intercultural event, celebrating indigenous artists and filmmakers.  Each evening enjoy film screenings featuring independently made films by international aboriginal filmmakers.

For more information:


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 12 April 2010
Perfect Heros & Playing The Machines, 2009, 99 min

Perfect Heros & Playing The Machines are from a neat little NFLD outfit. Two documentaries from a nifty NFLD company, Morag Loves Company – both about addictions. PERFECT HEROS, is about romance novels, the people who write them, those who voraciously consume them, even the people who model for the covers.

And PLAYING THE MACHINES, a more pernicious, government encouraged addiction that is expanding in our culture and is becoming a serious addiction for our citizens – and our governments. They need the income in spite of the damage done to VLT addicts. Gordon Pinsent narrates.
6:30 pm Monday 19 April 2010
Up In the Air, 2009, 108 min

Our protagonist’s job is to fire people from theirs. He loves his job and the freedom of flying about the country doing it. But now his style of doing business is threatened with downsizing – and he has to train a naive, ambitious young woman. This film by Canadian Jason Reitman (gone Hollywood) is not the formula you might have been expecting. It was a contender for six Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and two Supporting Roles. You’ll see why.

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:  Last Train Home, Cooking with Stella, Passenger Side, The Hunt and more.
The DVD club is discussing two films by Denis Arcand: The Decline of the American Empire, and The Barbarian Invasions

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


Submissions to other Media Arts Centers and Festivals

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 | 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)

Call for Submissions | Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto)
Canada’s largest and oldest inner city neighbourhood, populated predominantly by new immigrants, showcases international independent films of all genres and cultural diversity every year.
Deadline: May 3, 2010
Info:  416 599-RPFF (7733)

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

Call for submissions | Planet in Focus (Toronto)
Planet in Focus looks for work that pushes the boundaries of the accepted notions of ‘environment,’ presenting cultural perspectives that  are under-represented in Canada and across the globe.
Early Bird Deadline: may 3, 2010
Final Deadline: June 15, 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

Call for Submissions | TAIS Showcase 2010 (Toronto)
Deadline: May 14, 2010, 5:00 pm

Call for Submissions | Night at the Indies 2010
~Night at the Indies~ is proud to present Pride n Liberty on July 1, 2010 in Liberty Village!
Deadline:  May 15, 2010

Wavelengths Call for Submissions | Toronto International Film Festival
Wavelengths, the avant-garde programme of the Toronto International Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary from September 10 through 13, 2010.
There is no official submission process for Wavelengths, no forms to fill out and no entry fee.  All previews should be sent directly to:
Wavelengths, TIFF
Attention: Andréa Picard
2 Carlton St, suite 1600
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3 CANADA
Deadline: May 17, 2010
Info: 416.967.7371

Call for Submissions | imagineNATIVE festival (Toronto)
We are currently seeking film/video/media art/new media and radio works in all genres by international and Canadian Indigenous filmmakers and producers.
Deadline: June 1, 2010

Deadlines: June and July 1st,2010
Info :

Call for Submissions | Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria)
Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as art, Antimatter has grown into the premier showcase of experimental cinema in the west.
Deadline: June 4, 2010

Deadline: June 10, 2010
Info :

Call for Submissions | aluCine Latin Short Film Festival (Toronto)
Looking for submissions produced in 2009 or 2010 by Latin American and Latin Canadian film and video makers.
Deadline:  June 20, 2010

26th International Short Film Festival Berlin
Deadline: June 25, 2010




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