MEDIANET NEWS July 1, 2010

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428
Please note: The MediaNet office will be closed on Thursday, July 1st for Canada Day. We will be open for normal office hours on Friday, July 2.
Dance for the Camera
MediaNet is pleased to present the fifth year of our Dance for the Camera program!
There will be a public screening of works by participants in the DFTC program on Saturday, July 17 at 7pm at Open Space, 510 Fort St.
This year, we are happy to welcome Bill Lockyer, co-founder of the Dance For the Camera series at the BBC, who 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.
The event takes place on Saturday, July 10 at 7pm at Open Space.
Get involved with Dance for the Camera!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with the following tasks:
– Four strong bodies to lug Marley flooring to Open Space.
WHEN: Sunday July 4th.
TIME:   9:00 AM sharp at MediaNet to pick up and deliver to Open Space.
– July 18th, Sunday, we will need to bring the Marley back to its place of origin.
Also, on this day Kirk will need help bringing all the equipment back to MediaNet
TIME: 11:00 AM Open Space.
– General Help with set up in the mornings from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
– General Help with clean up in the evenings from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
– Help with setting up chairs for screening.
WHEN: July 10th, Saturday, 5:00 PM and July 17th, Saturday 5:00 PM
WHERE: Open Space
– Lux Tan, DANCER/CHOREOGRAPHER, from Vancouver is in need of a billet.
Grace Salez at < >
please cc Catlin Lewis at
Pulse Interval
Opening: July 23, runs until August 13
Open Space, 510 Fort St.
Pulse Interval is a collaborative project between MediaNet and Open Space
The term ‘pulse interval’ refers to the gap or interval between regular or intermittent signal waveforms such as the sounds made by bats as they navigate the night sky. The exhibition Pulse Interval proposes that technology and human movement act as navigational aides in forming an interiorized local knowledge of place or identity. Three visual artists (Farheen HaQ, Azin Seraj and Andrew Forster) and a sound artist (Jamie Drouin) investigate the nuances of how we mobilize habits of movement, images, and data to navigate and inhabit our geographic, psychosocial and political locales.
Pulse Interval will be exhibited during the Off the Grid Art Crawl on August 6.
Off the Grid Art Crawl
August 6, 7pm – 11pm
various locations
With the heat of the summer coming to a close a final city wide art crawl is upon us. Join local galleries as the city comes alive for an evening of gallery hopping installations and performances. This year’s crawl features Pulse Interval at Open Space, Tyler Hodgins & John Luna at Deluge Contemporary Art and a partnership with The Helen Pitt Gallery at The Ministry of Casual Living. Other organiations participating in Off The Grid are: the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the fifty fifty arts collective; Olio Cooperative; Slide Room Gallery at the Vancouver School of Art.
The MediaNet tech blog:
Screenings and Events
Up North: Conversations on the Impacts of Change.
Friday July 9th 7.30pm
Camas Books, 2590 Quadra Street
by donation
In the summer of 2007, Drew McIntosh, Robert Lutener and Aaron Bocanegra set out on a journey across the north into the Arctic Circle, in exploration of the impact change has on the landscape and people’s lives.
Through conversations with First Nations Chiefs, Elders, comedians, artists, dancers and mountaineers, Up North takes you on a journey of discovery and inquiry delving into a mulitilayered look at forms of change including economic, environmental, cultural, social, political, dromological and linguistic. Set against the stunning beauty of North America’s last wilderness, it accesses an alternate history of Canada’s north, told through the wisdom of experience and the reflection of our culture in the landscape.
Movie Monday
6:30 pm and 8:20 pm, Monday 5 July 2010
I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère), 2009, 96 min
No actual mother killing happens in this amazing first film written and directed by 20-year-old Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan. The turbulent relationship between a precocious gay son and his crass single mother unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury, humour, and melting affection. This stunning, semi-autobiographical directing debut wowed critics (and me) and won three prizes at Cannes Fest.
6:30 pm Monday 12 July 2010
Program of Yukon Films, “The People and the Place”, 78 mins
Curated by Lulu Keating
Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer, 51 min, Carol Geddes, Documentary, 1997, NFB – Montreal. This documentary is celebrated as the first truly Yukon film. Made by Carol Geddes, Picturing a People is an ambitious retelling of the story of a Tlingit man whose photos captured the before-and-after of the great change: the building of the Alaska Highway. Carol’s film epitomizes what Yukon cinema has become, a view of the Yukon from the Yukon.
Dawson Town Melted Down, 6 min, Lulu Keating, Personal Documentary, 2007, Dawson City, YT. Why the hell did you move to the Yukon? The answer is a playful portrait of Dawson City, the lies and the truths of this frontier town. Shot mostly on 16 mm film with a Bolex wind-up camera, the film was hand processed.
Boar Attack
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Geh eenjit di’ tr’iheetl’yaa (We Will Set Snares for Rabbit), 6 min, Mary Jane Moses, Documentary, 2010, Old CrowYT. This film is about my Gwich’in culture. Rabbit snaring is a traditional skill learnt as a child. The film incorporates my culture, language and way of life which still continues today.
Her Man Plan, 6 min, Lulu Keating, Drama, 2010, Dawson City, YT. Way back when she was a kid, Stephanie decided that 2010 is the year she’d take a man. As she mushes across the Yukon River to fetch her man of choice, she is ambushed by another man who wins her heart.
Contained Chaos: the Kinetic Art of Philippe LeBlond, 5 min, Rod Jacob, 2007, White-horse, YT. Whitehorse bicycle mechanic Philippe LeBlond spends his spare time designing and building quirky kinetic sculptures out of metal. This short documentary explores the inner workings of the artist and his sculptures.
Boar Attack, 4 min, Jay White, Animation, 2007, White-horse, YT. Having grown up in the shadow of his father (a successful ballerina), a boy is forced to confront his fears. What caused his father to mysteriously disappear in the woods? Was it a diseased insect? Diarrhea? Or even a PIG? The boy must find a way to accept his loss, or face a fate worse than death.Red Snapper Films.
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 now playing:  This Movie is Broken, Splice, Black Field, The Trotsky 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
Employment Opportunity
Executive Director
Yukon Film Society – Whitehorse, Yukon
Working under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director’s du ties are to plan and manage the day-to-day operations and finances of the Yukon Film Society so as to maintain regular services to the Society’s members and the public.
In collaboration with the programmer and technical director, the executive director manages tasks and works with volunteers to ensure the smooth delivery of YFS services, events, screenings, productions, workshops and rentals.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a permant, part time position at $25/hour, 25 hrs/week.
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications with a resume by Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm PST to our office at:
212 Lambert Street, 2nd Floor,
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 1Z4
or by email:
For further information, please call YFS Programmer Andrew Connors
at 867-393-3456.
SAW Video Association (Ottawa) seeks a full-time Technical Coordinator (Post-production). He/she will work with the Technical Coordinator (Production) to provide post-production support to SAW Video members. This is a permanent full-time (37.5 hours per week) position.
Established in 1981, SAW Video is Eastern Ontario’s largest and oldest media art production centre.  SAW Video provides a range of services to artists including affordable access to video production equipment and post-production facilities, workshops, grant programs, as well as media art screenings and exhibitions.
Starting wage: $16 per hour with health/dental benefits
Prospective applicants may be required to take a technical competency test.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 5pm.
Please submit by mail, fax, or email:
– A one-page letter of intent describing your skills and experience as they relate to this position;
– A curriculum vitae or résumé
Send to:
Hiring Committee – Technical Coordinator
SAW Video Association
67 Nicholas St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9
Phone: (613) 238-7648 / Fax: (613) 238-4617
Submissions to other Media Arts Centers and Festivals are posted on the on-line version of the newsletter only.
Global Visions
Early bird: June 30th, 2010
Regular: July 16th, 2010
Global Visions, Canada’s oldest documentary film festival, invites filmmakers from across Canada and around the world to submit their documentaries for our 29th annual festival happening November 2010.
This year we will be accepting documentary films that fit our themes WATER and OIL. Both are resources that are fundamental to our way of life and have defined our civilization. Wars have been fought over them, national boundaries drawn and with the ecological and economic challenges of the 21st century, their future is far from certain. We are interested in films that explore these issues and invite filmmakers to submit films that relate to either or both resources.
Full details are available on our website:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at: or call (780) 414-1052
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
Deadlines: June and July 1st,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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