MEDIANET NEWS June 3, 2010

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

Seeking members’ works for IMAA On Fire Conference – screening at Pleasure Dome in Toronto

Members of MediaNet’s staff will be attending the 2010 conference of the Independent Media Arts Alliance in Toronto.
Pleasure Dome arts centre will be holding a screening of works, and is inviting filmmakers to submit their work.
We would love to show our members’ video projects to the rest of the Country! If you would like to submit a short film/video piece,
(10mins or under) please contact Catlin at before June 14.

Dance for the Camera

MediaNet’s Dance for the Camera intensive workshop will take place from July 5-17.

Please stay tuned for information on upcoming DFTC screenings and talks

Please note: editing suites and equipment availability will be limited during this time.


The MediaNet tech blog:

Members Productions

Mohsin Abbas is looking for someone to help him work on grant proposals and grant writing
Please contact him at

MediaNet member and artist Merina Rael has just completed a short trailer for her new ebook
on smashwords.
Book site:

Merina is interested in creating trailers for others.
For more information, please

24′ IMac Computer/Editing Suite

New condition with original box and manual included.
230GB hard drive
plus 230 GB portable hard drive
System also includes Adobe Creative Master Suite CS4
(photoshop,After Effects, DreamWeaver and so on)
Plus Final Cut Pro 6.0


ZIU and gear for Sale

Sony HVR Z1U camcorder(HD), manfrotto 501 tripod kit, seinheisser ME66 microphone, carry cases and accessories ie  8hr battery, wind sock, boom mount… Mint condition, low hours, very well maintained….  $5500.

Please contact:
Jeanette De Santis
250 753-5589



Positively Africa/ VIDEA looking for videographer

Shaving Heads for Health Care in Africa or Hair Today – Health Care Tomorrow
June 5 — Fisherman’s Wharf — 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The head shave will happen on Saturday, June 5 between 1 and 3 pm at Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria, along with a host of exciting activities.  You can get your hair cut (not shaved) by a stylist, by donation.  There will be a live auction and a demonstration of how to tie African style scarves on silky smooth heads. Drummers and dancers from Moondance Dynamic Art School and the Esquimalt High Jazz Ensemble will provide entertainment.

Funds go to two projects positively AFRICA/VIDEA currently works with in Narok, Kenya, the heart of Maasai-land:  • Osopet Community Support for HIV, and • Nissi, orphanage and primary school.


Call for Films – Antimatter Film Fest

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



The Emerging Art & Practice of Creative Engagement

Saturday June 12, 1pm – 4pm
Pacific Film and New Media Academy, 751 Discovery St.

COST: $50 (Earlybird before June 4) $75 (June 5 onwards)
Pay online via PayPal:
Register early, space is limited to 20 participants

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, huh?

Are you an artist, writer, filmmaker or a creator with a message and a curiosity to explore these dynamic new communications tools?

Rapidly changing Web 2.0 technology is ushering in a new world of interactive opportunity for creators, marketers and audiences alike. Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Delicious, Flickr, blogs and hundreds of other applications offer targeted channels for innovative information exchange. To use these tools effectively, it’s important to clearly define your purpose or message. Otherwise it’s just a lot of noise.

This fun 3-hour workshop will help you navigate this exciting world of online opportunity, introducing you to the language & etiquette of social media while focusing on the story or brand you want to share with the world.

Topics covered include dispelling the myths and defining the value of this emerging technology; practical tips on using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs to share your message; exploring new ways to tell stories and engage audiences; case studies; and developing a social engagement strategy that’s right for you.

Mandy Leith has been using cutting-edge media to tell stories for over 20 years.  An experienced documentary filmmaker, media educator and Founder of, she is passionate about using film and digital media as tools for community engagement. Mandy recently immersed herself in social media, transmedia and interactive narrative and she is excited about the possibilities they offer storytelling, activism, community building and business.

NEED MORE INFO? Call 250.882.7441 <>


Gulf Island Film School (GIFTS) Is offering two spaces to MediaNet members in their Producer’s Two-Week Intensive
Tuition-free – pay only room and board.

The Producer’s 2 week Intensive is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of G.I.F.T.S.’ alumni, and those with similar experience, who are pursuing careers as independent media producers/filmmakers.

Drama focused students are offered workshops in directing, casting and scriptwriting; Documentary focused students, in pre-planning, researching, interviewing, paper editing, and the ethics of documentary filmmaking.

For further information, please contact:
Betsy Fairbrother
GIFTS Registrations
fax: 250-539-3290

Watch films by GIFTS students:


Screenings and Events

The Ministry of Casual Living

The Ministry is hosting another wildly popular $20 art sale and needs your work.
Please RSVP if you are able to drop work off on Thursday June 10 from 5-9pm or before the show (starts 8pm Friday June 11).

The first person to respond confirming their participating will also get a show at the Ministry.

Ministry of Casual Living
1442 Haultain
Victoria BC

Concrete Secrets

Featuring photography by MediaNet member Pete Rockwell,  paintings and sculptures.

June 4-17, 2010
Collective Works Gallery – 1311 Gladstone Ave. Victoria BC

This exhibit, among other things, exposes the received ideas, unseen codes, and effects on the human condition contained in the urban structures which proliferate and replicate locally as well as globally.

Awareness Film Night

On June 16th   Awareness Film Night will screen ‘In Transition,’ a 2009 British film that shows how to imagine and build more resilient communities using less fossil fuel than our present lifestyles.

‘In Transition’ will be shown in the Edward Milne Community School Theatre at 7 p.m.  Admission is by donation.  This will be the finale for the 2009-2010 season; Awareness Film Night screenings will resume in the Fall.

Information about the Transition movement will be available in the EMCS foyer before and after the show. To find out more about regional transition initiatives please go to

To receive information about local transition activities in Sooke, please contact Margaret Critchlow


Governor General’s Award Nominations
All Canadians can play a role in Canada’s most prestigious awards in the performing arts by making a nomination. The process is simple. All that’s required is a strong letter of recommendation and a short biography of the nominee.

Deadline for 2011 nominations: June 21, 2010
For complete details, visit


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 7 June 2010
Canvas, 2007, 100 min

Canvas is the loosely biographical story of writer/director Joseph Greco. Greco uses Canvas to explore mental illness through the eyes of a child (Devon Gearhart) as he learns to cope with his mother (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden) who has schizophrenia. Actor Joe Pantoliano is brilliant as the compassionate and often bewildered head of a family in crisis.

Winner of numerous audience awards, Canvas is another excellent vehicle to explore the impact of mental illness on a family.
6:30 pm Monday 14 June 2010
Music Man Singalong, 1962, 151 min

You got Trouble?? Come have some fun at Movie Monday’s 17th Anniversary.

Here’s a chance to revisit arguably the greatest of all musicals and holler out some great tunes like Seventy Six Trombones, Marian The Librarian, Gary Indiana,  and more!

Costume not required (but fun if you have one) song subtitles supplied.

Cake at the break – as usual at these now common MM anniversary occurrences.

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 “The Baby Formula” and Carl Bessai’s “Mothers and Daughters”

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


Training and Employment

imagiNATIVE Seeks new Executive Director

Now entering its eleventh year, imagineNATIVE is an international showcase for Indigenous film, video, radio, new media, and installation art.
Deadline: June 21, 2010

Apply in writing to: Personnel Committee, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 349, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8 OR Fax: (416) 585-2313. You may also email your resume (as an .rtf or .pdf file) to: Please write Executive Director Position in the subject line.

We encourage candidates of Indigenous ancestry to apply.

For more information, please visit our website,


Eagle Arts Summer Academy/ Camp
Seeks Digital Video Instructor

A One month position teaching film to youth ages 12-17
from June 30 to August 1

to apply, please send cover letter and resume to Anisa Newell

Tiga Talk


We are looking for 4 young First Nations or Metis children ( 2 boys and 2 girls), who need to be or look age 7 or 8, to join current cast members, Irene Green, Art Napoleon and Gabriel Paul, and Kate-La Faith Hanuse for the third season of Tiga Talk.  The successful applicants will play ongoing characters, have lines to learn, perform simple moves to music, in this 13 part children’s series for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). There are also opportunities for extra work for others.

Auditions will be held by appointment, on Friday June 4, starting at 3:30 PM at Kate Rubin Theatre & Drama Studio Studio, 845 Fisgard Street (between Blanshard and Quadra).

For information and to set up an audition time, please email or call 380-6656 ext 2.
Data Wrangler Required

“Tiga Talk!” requires a digitizer/data wrangler to download and convert footage from P2 and XDCAM EX camera cards and put it onto harddrives.

Skills/experience required includes:

– Experience with P2 & XDCAM EX tapeless formats
– Experience converting footage using compressor
– Excellent attention to detail
– Ability to work efficiently with little supervision
– Experience with Final Cut Pro isn’t a requirement but is a plus

The successful applicant will also have their own vehicle for driving between the studio to pick cards up and take them to the post facility.  This position starts on June 28th and goes until July 30th, Mondays to Fridays starting at approximately 5:30pm and going for up to 4 hours per night.  The rate is $60 per day.  This position takes place in Victoria, BC.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume (including at least 2 references) by email to or by fax to 250-380-6670 by Monday, June 7th.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  No phone calls please.


Tiga Talk – TV Industry Trainee Postings

Tiga Talk Season 3 Inc. is seeking 2 trainees for the production of a

children’s television series for APTN. As it is APTN’s mission to

support the creation of Aboriginal audio-visual content produced by,

for and about Aboriginal Peoples, preference will be given to

applicants of Aboriginal heritage.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by

4pm on May 24th via:

– Email to or

– Fax to 250-380-6670 or

– Mail to Tiga Talk Season 3 Inc., 4412 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, BC

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Submissions to other Media Arts Centers and Festivals
Call for submissions – Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
From August 24-26, 2010, the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers will present Canadian Diaries, an exhibition of historical and contemporary Canadian documentary films.
Send submissions by June 22, 2010 to:

CSIF Programming Committee  – Bldg J2, 2711 Battleford Ave. SW  Calgary, AB  T3E 7L4 Canada

For more information on this call for submissions, contact Programming Coordinator Melanie Wilmink at or 403-205-4747.


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

Deadlines: June and July 1st,2010
Info :

Deadline: June 10, 2010
Info :

Looking for submissions produced in 2009 or 2010 by Latin American and Latin Canadian film and video makers.
Deadline:  June 20, 2010

Deadline: June 25, 2010

Rendezvous with Madness is looking for shorts and features of all genres that feature cinematic representations of mental illness and addiction.
Deadline:  June 30, 2010




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