MEDIANET NEWS July 29, 2010

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca
Please Note: MediaNet will be closed this coming Saturday, July 31, Monday August 2, and Saturday, August 7
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Eco Doc
MediaNet’s popular 3 week documentary production program will run from Sept 11 to October 4 with a screening at Victoria Event Centre on October 5th.
Communicate your vision to the Victoria public, to BC and to the world!
Price for registration is $150 for MediaNet members and $175 for the public.
To register, please contact Kirk at MediaNet: communications@media-net.bc.ca
Program details will be posted soon. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.media-net.bc.ca
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Pulse Interval
July 23 to 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 exhibitionPulse 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.
Works by Farheen Haq, Jamie Drouin and Andrew Forster are located in Open Space. Azin Seraj’s work is located off site in Commercial Alley in Bastian Square, and can be viewed from 9pm to 2am.
Pulse Interval will be exhibited during the Off the Grid Art Crawl on August 6.
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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 organizations participating in Off The Grid are: the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the fifty fifty arts collective; Olio Cooperative and The Slide Room Gallery at the Vancouver Island School of Art.
For more information, please see the Open Space website:
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The MediaNet tech blog:  www.medianettech.wordpress.com
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AROUND TOWN
Screenings and Events
Movie Monday
6:30 pm Monday 2 August 2010
When The Road Bends…Tales Of A Gypsy Caravan, 2006, 110 min
BC Day Special
Five bands from four countries unite for the World Music Institute’s Gypsy Caravan 6-week concert tour across North America with the musicians astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, from Romanian violin and Indian folk to Raga and jazz. And with fire in their bellies and soul in their voices, they present an explosion of song and dance that celebrates the best of Gypsy music and the diversity of the Romani people. During the highs and lows of a whimsical fun-filled U.S. road trip, the artists befriend each other and share the majesty and glory of music whilst overcoming the prejudice that is part of their shared ancestry. Shot by a crew that included Albert Maysles and Jojo Pennebaker and directed by a filmmaker dedicated to the subject, Jasmine Dellel.
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6:30 pm Monday 9 August 2010
Three films by David Laing Dawson, 100 min
with director Dawson in Person
Two about art and wellness:
The Brush, The Pen and Recovery (33 min) – about an art studio for people with mental illness and showing an exhibition of their work in Dawson’s Hamilton, ON gallery.
And, Painting with Tom, David, and Emily (14 min) – following the spirits of outdoor landscapists Tom Thompson, David Milne, and Emily Carr.
also one about a man with Schizophrenia
My Name is Walter James Cross: The Reality of Schizophrenia (53 min)Finding an abandoned theater, a man who lives with SZ stands on the stage alone and recounts his descent into mental illness and what his life is like now; what makes a difference for him, what is comforting, what he’s lost.
The Intern is my favourite of his books, of the two I’ve read. He’s coming to town for a family do in early August and MM Aug
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
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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 Grown Up Movie Star
For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to
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Workshops
Gulf Island Film School (GIFTS)
Gifts is offering MediaNet members a 50% tuition bursary for the following programs:
W1037 Adult Media Intensive Program  September 12-18/2010
The one-week MEDIA INTENSIVE PROGRAM (MIP) offers students an action-packed week of hands-on training in an innovative live/work media centre on Galiano Island. Drama, Documentary, Animation and Visual Effects are among the many production focuses you can choose from. Since 1995, thousands of youth and adults have been immersed in the world of desktop video/animation/multimedia/film production at G.I.F.T.S.
W1038 Adult Producers Intensive Program September 20-Oct 1/2010
Producers’ Intensive Program 2010  GIFTS is now offering a Producers’ Intensive Program (PIP) that blends the best of the month-long Independent Media Producer’s Program and week-long courses.
Students work in production teams of three to five on their original video for
the whole two weeks. As with most GIFTS programs, the entire production process is explored, from concept to credits. This course features more shooting and editing than during the one week MIP, and emphasizes the nuts-and-bolts of production.
You will leave with the week’s videos, a resource package, and a clear understanding of the processes and technologies involved in indie filmmaking.
Contact gifts@giftsfilms.com or give us a call @ 1-800-813-9993
WWW.GIFTSFILMS.COM
Betsy Fairbrother
GIFTS Registrar
gifts@giftsfilms.com
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West Coast Screenwriting
In August, West Coast Screenwriting principals, Keith Digby (Young Alexander, Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth, Mahashivatri) will hold another in their highly appreciated ‘Weekend Blitz’ workshops for aspiring screenwriters. (Only nine participants, maximum, each.)
Location: Victoria Film Commission offices, #201 468 Bellville St. Victoria
Dates: August 27th, 28th, 29th, 2010.
Cost $275 ($250 for participants who cite this MediaNet posting and register before August 1st).
Sponsored by The Greater Victoria Film Commission.
For new and emerging screenwriters, bring your idea/concept, outline or unfinished screenplay. Novel and short story writers, who might be thinking of adapting one of their works for the screen, bring a one-page outline and watch its progress towards the screen.
See the curriculum and registration details on our website:
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Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies
The Indie Fest: Call for Entries
Deadline: July 30, 2010
Download the entry form at: http://www.TheIndieFest.com
The Indie Fest is an independent, top-tier international film awards competition. Our goal is to help independent filmmakers gain publicity and, when appropriate, exposure to distributors.
Please take a look at the Indie Fest website, http://www.TheIndieFest.com, so you’ll better understand the Competition. On the website you’ll find lots of original content of interest to independent filmmakers including articles about indie-friendly distributors.
Go to http://www.TheIndieFest.com for rules and entry form.
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
info@artcite.ca
REEL PRIDE 2010 (WINNIPEG)
Based on its mandate, the festival is looking for short films that have a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited aspect to them.
Deadline: august 31, 2010
BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (MISSOULA|MONTANA)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its eighth annual event.
Regular Deadline: September 3, 2010
Final Deadline: October 15, 2010
CABBAGETOWN SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (TORONTO)
No entry fee required. Submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes and submitted by mail.
Deadline: July 31, 2010
GIRAF FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT ANIMATION (QAS|CALGARY)
We want your Independent Shorts, Animated Installations and Features. GIRAF is hosted by Quickdraw Animation Society- A Non-profit artist run society dedicated to the art of animation.
Deadline: August 2, 2010
ONE MINUTE FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (TORONTO)
Seeks submissions of exactly one minute in length on the theme “social”.
Deadline:  August 31, 2010
CALLING ALL POLITICAL FILMMAKERS (CINEMA POLITICA|MONTRÉAL)
Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political films by donation throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain, but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change.
We are currently seeking submissions from independent political filmmakers for our FALL 2010 Program. We accept all lengths and styles and we will leave it up to the artist to interpret and determine the qualifier “political.”
Deadline: August 1st, 2010.
OFF SCREEN AND LIVE IMAGES CALLS NOW OPEN (IMAGES FESTIVAL|TORONTO)
OFF SCREEN includes: gallery installations, live performances and online/new media projects.
Deadline: August 1st, 2010
Info:www.imagesfestival.com
THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL (WHISTLER|BC)
The Whistler Film Festival is now calling for Submissions for our 10th Anniversary taking place December 1 to 5, 2010. We’re looking for independent films of all shapes and sizes demonstrating distinct visions, unique perspectives and fresh new voices.
SHORT FILM Deadline: July 19, 2010
FEATURE FILM Deadline: August 3, 2010
RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL (WORKMAN ARTS|TORONTO)
Rendezvous with Madness is the world’s first and longest running film festival dedicated to showcasing cinematic representations of mental illness, and addiction.
Deadline: July 30, 2010
Info: 416 583 4339 (8)
matthew_hogue@workmanarts.com
rendezvouswithmadness@gmail.com
PROGRAMME FRANÇAIS DE L’ONF (MONTRÉAL)
Deadlines for filmmakers: March 5 and September 3, 2010
Deadlines for producers (coproductions): February 19 and October 8, 2010
PROGRAMMES D’AIDE FINANCIÈRE – ORGANISMES CULTURELS (MONTRÉAL)
See French version of our website for more details.
BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE | SELF-DIRECTED CO-PRODUCTION RESIDENCIES (ALBERTA)
The BNMI invites artists, producers, content creators, and researchers working with form, content, and themes that connect with the field of new media to submit project proposals for Self-directed Co-production residencies.
RESIDENCIES BANFF CENTRE (BANFF, ALBERTA)
• The distance between our minds and thoughts equals the distance
between our words and mouths with Jan Verwoert
Program dates: September 13 – October 29, 2010
Application deadline: May 14, 2010
• Revolution 2012 with Adrian Stimson
Program dates: January 5 – February 22, 2011
Application deadline: August 31, 2010
• 14 What’s Love Got To Do With It? with Ashley Neese
Program dates: January 5 – February 22, 2011
Application deadline: August 31, 2010
arts_info@banffcentre.ca  1-403-762-6100
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SPRINT FOR YOUR SCRIPT (MONTRÉAL)
For the twelfth edition, screenwriters are invited to submit the first version of their scripted screenplay for a short fiction or animated film of no longer than 12 minutes.
Deadline: August 9, 2010
THE GODARD PROJECT (SASKATCHEWAN FILMPOOL COOPERATIVE|REGINA)
The Godard Project was designed to inspire artists to create and exhibit film and video art which pays homage to French New Wave film in honor of the 80th birthday celebration of Jean-Luc Godard, December 3rd, 2010. We are seeking film and video work under 10 minutes to be created for the purpose of exhibition in December 2010.
Deadline: Ocotber 1, 2010
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (DAÏMÔN|GATINEAU)
By way of its programs Artiste résident, (resident artist), Recherche et création, (research and development), Photographie et impression numérique (photography and digital printing) and Soutien aux premières œuvres, (support for first works), DAÏMÕN encourages artists to push the limits of their practice and to develop new approaches with image, video, as well as sound and electronic art, including installation, interactive and performative practices.
Deadlines: August 31st 2010 and Januray 31st 2011
Info: mhleblanc@daimon.qc.ca
819.770.8525 poste 302
NSI FEATURES FIRST (WINNIPEG)
Training to help get your first feature film made.
Canadian filmmaking teams working on their first or second feature film can apply for training through NSI Features First.
Deadline: September 22, 2010
PROGRAMME D’AIDE À L’ÉCRITURE DE SCÉNARIOS (TELEFILM CANADA)
Telefilm Canada has announced the reopening of the Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios for a two-year period, from 2010 to 2012.
Deadline: September 7, 2010
Info: Telefilm’s website
BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE | INTERACTIVE SCREEN PROGRAM (ALBERTA)
Interactive Screen 1.0: Beautiful Lives
This year’s Interactive Screen 1.0: Beautiful Lives looks at the way new media intersects with our aspirations and ambitions, individual or collective, convergent or contradictory, for the betterment of life.
Dates: August 14 – 20, 2010
Application deadline: July 13th, 2010
MEDIANET NEWS COMES OUT EVERY TWO WEEKS. THE NEXT ISSUE IS  ON THURS. AUGUST 12
PLEASE SEND YOUR POSTS TO: info@media-net.bc.ca

MEDIANET NEWS July 29, 2010OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca www.media-net.bc.ca
Please Note: MediaNet will be closed this coming Saturday, July 31, Monday August 2, and Saturday, August 7
************************************************************Eco Doc
MediaNet’s popular 3 week documentary production program will run from Sept 11 to October 4 with a screening at Victoria Event Centre on October 5th.Communicate your vision to the Victoria public, to BC and to the world!
Price for registration is $150 for MediaNet members and $175 for the public.To register, please contact Kirk at MediaNet: communications@media-net.bc.ca Program details will be posted soon. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.media-net.bc.ca
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Pulse Interval
July 23 to August 13Open 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 exhibitionPulse 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.
Works by Farheen Haq, Jamie Drouin and Andrew Forster are located in Open Space. Azin Seraj’s work is located off site in Commercial Alley in Bastian Square, and can be viewed from 9pm to 2am.
Pulse Interval will be exhibited during the Off the Grid Art Crawl on August 6.
****************************************************************Off the Grid Art CrawlAugust 6, 7pm – 11pmvarious 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 organizations participating in Off The Grid are: the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the fifty fifty arts collective; Olio Cooperative and The Slide Room Gallery at the Vancouver Island School of Art.
For more information, please see the Open Space website: www.openspace.ca
***************************************************************The MediaNet tech blog:  www.medianettech.wordpress.com
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AROUND TOWN
Screenings and Events
Movie Monday
6:30 pm Monday 2 August 2010When The Road Bends…Tales Of A Gypsy Caravan, 2006, 110 min
BC Day Special
Five bands from four countries unite for the World Music Institute’s Gypsy Caravan 6-week concert tour across North America with the musicians astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, from Romanian violin and Indian folk to Raga and jazz. And with fire in their bellies and soul in their voices, they present an explosion of song and dance that celebrates the best of Gypsy music and the diversity of the Romani people. During the highs and lows of a whimsical fun-filled U.S. road trip, the artists befriend each other and share the majesty and glory of music whilst overcoming the prejudice that is part of their shared ancestry. Shot by a crew that included Albert Maysles and Jojo Pennebaker and directed by a filmmaker dedicated to the subject, Jasmine Dellel. ********************************6:30 pm Monday 9 August 2010Three films by David Laing Dawson, 100 minwith director Dawson in Person
Two about art and wellness:
The Brush, The Pen and Recovery (33 min) – about an art studio for people with mental illness and showing an exhibition of their work in Dawson’s Hamilton, ON gallery.And, Painting with Tom, David, and Emily (14 min) – following the spirits of outdoor landscapists Tom Thompson, David Milne, and Emily Carr.
also one about a man with Schizophrenia
My Name is Walter James Cross: The Reality of Schizophrenia (53 min)Finding an abandoned theater, a man who lives with SZ stands on the stage alone and recounts his descent into mental illness and what his life is like now; what makes a difference for him, what is comforting, what he’s lost. The Intern is my favourite of his books, of the two I’ve read. He’s coming to town for a family do in early August and MM Aug
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 See: http://islandnet.com/mm/
***********************************************************************************************************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 Grown Up Movie Star
For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to
http://www.firstweekendclub.ca/***********************************************************************************************************
Workshops
Gulf Island Film School (GIFTS)
Gifts is offering MediaNet members a 50% tuition bursary for the following programs:
W1037 Adult Media Intensive Program  September 12-18/2010
The one-week MEDIA INTENSIVE PROGRAM (MIP) offers students an action-packed week of hands-on training in an innovative live/work media centre on Galiano Island. Drama, Documentary, Animation and Visual Effects are among the many production focuses you can choose from. Since 1995, thousands of youth and adults have been immersed in the world of desktop video/animation/multimedia/film production at G.I.F.T.S.

W1038 Adult Producers Intensive Program September 20-Oct 1/2010
Producers’ Intensive Program 2010  GIFTS is now offering a Producers’ Intensive Program (PIP) that blends the best of the month-long Independent Media Producer’s Program and week-long courses. Students work in production teams of three to five on their original video for the whole two weeks. As with most GIFTS programs, the entire production process is explored, from concept to credits. This course features more shooting and editing than during the one week MIP, and emphasizes the nuts-and-bolts of production. You will leave with the week’s videos, a resource package, and a clear understanding of the processes and technologies involved in indie filmmaking.
Contact gifts@giftsfilms.com or give us a call @ 1-800-813-9993WWW.GIFTSFILMS.COMBetsy FairbrotherGIFTS Registrargifts@giftsfilms.com***************************************************************************West Coast Screenwriting
In August, West Coast Screenwriting principals, Keith Digby (Young Alexander, Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth, Mahashivatri) will hold another in their highly appreciated ‘Weekend Blitz’ workshops for aspiring screenwriters. (Only nine participants, maximum, each.) Location: Victoria Film Commission offices, #201 468 Bellville St. VictoriaDates: August 27th, 28th, 29th, 2010.Cost $275 ($250 for participants who cite this MediaNet posting and register before August 1st).Sponsored by The Greater Victoria Film Commission.
For new and emerging screenwriters, bring your idea/concept, outline or unfinished screenplay. Novel and short story writers, who might be thinking of adapting one of their works for the screen, bring a one-page outline and watch its progress towards the screen.

See the curriculum and registration details on our website:www.westcoastscreenwriting.com
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Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies are posted on the on-line version of the newsletter only.
Please go to: http://www.medianetnews.wordpress.comThe Indie Fest: Call for Entries Deadline: July 30, 2010 Download the entry form at: http://www.TheIndieFest.com The Indie Fest is an independent, top-tier international film awards competition. Our goal is to help independent filmmakers gain publicity and, when appropriate, exposure to distributors.  Please take a look at the Indie Fest website, http://www.TheIndieFest.com, so you’ll better understand the Competition. On the website you’ll find lots of original content of interest to independent filmmakers including articles about indie-friendly distributors. Go to http://www.TheIndieFest.com for rules and entry form.

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, 2010Info: http://www.artcite.cainfo@artcite.ca
REEL PRIDE 2010 (WINNIPEG) Based on its mandate, the festival is looking for short films that have a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited aspect to them.  Deadline: august 31, 2010Info: http://www.reelpride.org/2010RPShortFilm.dochttp://www.reelpride.org

BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (MISSOULA|MONTANA) Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its eighth annual event. Regular Deadline: September 3, 2010Final Deadline: October 15, 2010 Info: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org

CABBAGETOWN SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (TORONTO) No entry fee required. Submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes and submitted by mail.Deadline: July 31, 2010http://www.cabbagetownshortfilmandvideofestival.com/2010CallForEntries.pdf

GIRAF FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT ANIMATION (QAS|CALGARY) We want your Independent Shorts, Animated Installations and Features. GIRAF is hosted by Quickdraw Animation Society- A Non-profit artist run society dedicated to the art of animation.Deadline: August 2, 2010http://www.giraffest.ca
ONE MINUTE FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (TORONTO) Seeks submissions of exactly one minute in length on the theme “social”.Deadline:  August 31, 2010Info: http://www.minutefilmfest.com
CALLING ALL POLITICAL FILMMAKERS (CINEMA POLITICA|MONTRÉAL) Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political films by donation throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain, but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change.We are currently seeking submissions from independent political filmmakers for our FALL 2010 Program. We accept all lengths and styles and we will leave it up to the artist to interpret and determine the qualifier “political.” Deadline: August 1st, 2010.Info: http://www.cinemapolitica.org

OFF SCREEN AND LIVE IMAGES CALLS NOW OPEN (IMAGES FESTIVAL|TORONTO) OFF SCREEN includes: gallery installations, live performances and online/new media projects. Deadline: August 1st, 2010  Info:www.imagesfestival.com

THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL (WHISTLER|BC) The Whistler Film Festival is now calling for Submissions for our 10th Anniversary taking place December 1 to 5, 2010. We’re looking for independent films of all shapes and sizes demonstrating distinct visions, unique perspectives and fresh new voices. SHORT FILM Deadline: July 19, 2010FEATURE FILM Deadline: August 3, 2010Info: http://whistlerfilmfestival.com
RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL (WORKMAN ARTS|TORONTO) Rendezvous with Madness is the world’s first and longest running film festival dedicated to showcasing cinematic representations of mental illness, and addiction. Deadline: July 30, 2010Info: 416 583 4339 (8)matthew_hogue@workmanarts.com rendezvouswithmadness@gmail.comhttp://www.rendezvouswithmadness.com
PROGRAMME FRANÇAIS DE L’ONF (MONTRÉAL) Deadlines for filmmakers: March 5 and September 3, 2010Deadlines for producers (coproductions): February 19 and October 8, 2010Info: http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/fra/realiser-coproduire
PROGRAMMES D’AIDE FINANCIÈRE – ORGANISMES CULTURELS (MONTRÉAL) See French version of our website for more details.
BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE | SELF-DIRECTED CO-PRODUCTION RESIDENCIES (ALBERTA) The BNMI invites artists, producers, content creators, and researchers working with form, content, and themes that connect with the field of new media to submit project proposals for Self-directed Co-production residencies. Info: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=702

RESIDENCIES BANFF CENTRE (BANFF, ALBERTA) • The distance between our minds and thoughts equals the distancebetween our words and mouths with Jan VerwoertProgram dates: September 13 – October 29, 2010 Application deadline: May 14, 2010
• Revolution 2012 with Adrian StimsonProgram dates: January 5 – February 22, 2011Application deadline: August 31, 2010
• 14 What’s Love Got To Do With It? with Ashley NeeseProgram dates: January 5 – February 22, 2011Application deadline: August 31, 2010
Info: http://www.banffcentre.ca/vaarts_info@banffcentre.ca  1-403-762-6100

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SPRINT FOR YOUR SCRIPT (MONTRÉAL) For the twelfth edition, screenwriters are invited to submit the first version of their scripted screenplay for a short fiction or animated film of no longer than 12 minutes.Deadline: August 9, 2010Info: http://www.sodec.gouv.qc.ca

THE GODARD PROJECT (SASKATCHEWAN FILMPOOL COOPERATIVE|REGINA) The Godard Project was designed to inspire artists to create and exhibit film and video art which pays homage to French New Wave film in honor of the 80th birthday celebration of Jean-Luc Godard, December 3rd, 2010. We are seeking film and video work under 10 minutes to be created for the purpose of exhibition in December 2010.  Deadline: Ocotber 1, 2010Info: http://www.filmpool.ca/docs/9_thegodardproject/JLG_Call.pdf

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (DAÏMÔN|GATINEAU) By way of its programs Artiste résident, (resident artist), Recherche et création, (research and development), Photographie et impression numérique (photography and digital printing) and Soutien aux premières œuvres, (support for first works), DAÏMÕN encourages artists to push the limits of their practice and to develop new approaches with image, video, as well as sound and electronic art, including installation, interactive and performative practices.Deadlines: August 31st 2010 and Januray 31st 2011Info: mhleblanc@daimon.qc.cahttp://www.daimon.qc.ca819.770.8525 poste 302
NSI FEATURES FIRST (WINNIPEG) Training to help get your first feature film made.Canadian filmmaking teams working on their first or second feature film can apply for training through NSI Features First. Deadline: September 22, 2010Info: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/nsi_features_first_faq.aspx

PROGRAMME D’AIDE À L’ÉCRITURE DE SCÉNARIOS (TELEFILM CANADA) Telefilm Canada has announced the reopening of the Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios for a two-year period, from 2010 to 2012.Deadline: September 7, 2010Info: Telefilm’s website
BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE | INTERACTIVE SCREEN PROGRAM (ALBERTA) Interactive Screen 1.0: Beautiful LivesThis year’s Interactive Screen 1.0: Beautiful Lives looks at the way new media intersects with our aspirations and ambitions, individual or collective, convergent or contradictory, for the betterment of life.Dates: August 14 – 20, 2010Application deadline: July 13th, 2010Info: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1028
MEDIANET NEWS COMES OUT EVERY TWO WEEKS. THE NEXT ISSUE IS  ON THURS. AUGUST 12PLEASE SEND YOUR POSTS TO: info@media-net.bc.ca

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