MEDIANET NEWS April 22, 2010

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Please Note: Due to lack of registration, this year’s Experiment workshop intensive has been cancelled. However, we are planing some talks and short workshops on experimental film and video. Please stay tuned for more information!

See last year’s Experiment videos on our website:

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

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

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Screenings and Events

Open Space presents The Victoria Complaints Choir

What are you complaining about? Join the Victoria Complaints Choir.
Two rehearsals coming up: Saturday, April 24 and Saturday May 1.

Performances Saturday, May 8 at 2pm in Bastion Square
and Friday, May 14 at 8pm at Open Space, 510 Fort St.

Everyone welcome

for more info, please contact Open Space


Great New Wave: Contemporary Art from Japan
Anime Film Screening series

A collaboration between The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Cinecenta
All films at Cinecenta in the Uvic Student Union Bldg.

Films by three of the Masters of Anime art

April 27: 7pm and 9:30
Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo

May 4: 7pm and 9:30
Spirited Away
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

May 11: 7pm and 9:30
Tokyo Godfathers
Dir. Satoshi Kon

For more information, please contact the Art Gallery


Reel2Wheel Bike to Work Video Challenge

Call for Submissions – Deadline May 1

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 26 April 2010
Inlaws and Outlaws, 2005, 100 min
presented by PFLAG*

With remarkable honesty, good humor, great music and real heart, Inlaws & Outlaws weaves together true stories of couples and singles, gay and straight, to embrace what we all have in common: we love.
6:30 pm Monday 3 May 2010
36-24-36, 2010, 62 min
A Special Presentation for Mental Health Week

“36-24-36” with ex-pat Victoria filmmaker Roderick Taylor, Mask Removal Productions by phone from Kitimat.

An insightful feature length documentary film, made by pre-adolescent girls, that explores the issue of female body image and its correlation with eating disorders.

The film gives the viewer a firsthand perspective of Jessica and Shannon’s battles with anorexia while lending itself to the professional opinions of counsellors and dieticians who work with adolescent women. It also explores the reality and insights of pre-adolescent girls who, prior to making this film, thought very little about the perception of female body image within our society.

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 are posted on the on-line version of the newsletter only. Please go to:
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)

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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