MEDIANET NEWS Sept 16, 2010

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428 info@media-net.bc.ca
http://www.media-net.bc.ca

MediaNet’s new office is at #110, 2750 Quadra St.

In this Newsletter:
1. Eco Doc lectures open to the public
2. OPEN CINEMA presents FRESH
3. Artist Talk: Deirdre Logue at Open Space

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1. Eco Doc 2010

Eco Doc is a 3 week program for filmmakers and environmentalists to realize and communicate their visions to the Victoria public, to BC and to the world. MediaNet, in partnership with The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is presenting a week of seminars and workshops.

Eco Doc talks open to the public
($5 suggested donation)

Tonight! Thursday 16 Sept
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, G6, 1001 Douglas St.
7 PM – Blue Gold – the Fight for Fish Lake. Karen Hurley will talk after the screening about the film’s effect on the Environmental Panel and the impact of video on political and social processes.

Friday 17 Sept
MediaNet, #110, 2750 Quadra St.
7pm Tom Shandel – creating the documentary: a producers view. From “The Corporation” (1999) to “America, Love It or Leave It” (1990), from the founding of medicare (“Bitter Medicine” 1983) to “Kerouac” (1997), Tom Shandel has been making documentaries that take the pulse of the times. Tom will share his insights about documentaries and what makes them work. http://shandel.ca/

Karen Hurley (time/date tba)
Karen Hurley is an instructor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, one of the founding board members of Haliburton Community Organic Farm, and a member of the Executive Board of the World Futures Studies Federation. She will speak about images of the future portrayed in films. Are all of the images of a dying earth robbing us of hope? What is the responsibility of filmmakers to contribute to sustainable and just futures?

Tuesday, October 5
Eco Doc screening
7pm – Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St
Mark your calendars! MediaNet presents new films by participants of this year’s Eco Doc program. An opportunity to chat with the filmmakers about their projects and ideas.

Watch films from past Eco Doc workshops:

Eco Doc 2008 http://media-net.bc.ca/videopages/ecodocvideos2009.html
Eco Doc 2009 http://media-net.bc.ca/videopages/ecodocvideos2009.html

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.media-net.bc.ca

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2. OPEN CINEMA launches its Eighth Season with a celebration of local, seasonal food!
Presented in collaboration with Food Roots http://www.FoodRoots.ca

‘FRESH: new thinking about what we’re eating’ (2009)

7pm, Wednesday September 22, 2010
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street (elevator access)
Admission: $10 suggested donation
Cash bar, local organic food concession, popcorn, coffee by Level Ground, door prizes, more!
Doors open at 5.30pm

OPEN CINEMA Season Eight launches with the Victoria Premiere of “FRESH: new thinking about what we’re eating” a film by Ana Sofia Joanes
This inspiring community event will be the first in a series of seasonal celebrations of film, food and farming in collaboration with http://www.FoodRoots.ca

Featuring a panel discussion with Trevor Walker (Plenty Epicurean Pantry), Sol Kinnis (City Harvest), Heather Stretch (Saanich Organics), and moderated by Linda Geggie, Founder of LifeCycles and Coordinator of Capitol Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR).

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

For more information and trailer visit:
http://www.freshTheMovie.com

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3. MediaNet and Open Space present an Artist Talk by Deirdre Logue
September 29, 7pm
at Open Space, 510 Fort St.

Deirdre Logue works as the Development Director of Vtape and has served as the Executive Director of the Images Festival and the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre in Toronto. She is currently the media artist in residence at the Western Front. Deirdre is perhaps best known for her series of short handmade performance collections entitled Enlightened Nonsense (2000) and Why Always Instead of Just Sometimes (2006). Deirdre Logue’s film, video and installation work focuses on self-presentational discourse, the body as material, confessional autobiography and the passage of ‘real’ time.

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The MediaNet tech blog: http://www.medianettech.wordpress.com

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AROUND TOWN

Screenings and Events

Canadian filmmaker to speak about the future of political unrest in Thailand

Two Months on the Frontline- Political Unrest in Thailand
Thursday September 16th7:30pm
University of Victoria
David Strong Building
Room C118

Chandler Vandergrift, a Canadian filmmaker and freelance journalist from Victoria seriously wounded last spring during unrest in Bangkok, is returning to Victoria to work on his documentary film “A Land Apart” about the ongoing conflict in Southern Thailand, with Victoria-based filmmakers Nicole Sorochan and Ian Hinkle.

Vandergrift will present an eyewitness account of the rumbling protests that turned Bangkok into a war zone, and share his perspectives on what this means for Thailand’s political future.
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Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 20 September 2010
The Mighty Uke, 2010, 76 min

MM is pleased to be part of the DVD launch of this wonderful Canadian-made doc that explores the quirky history of the instrument, visits virtuoso players from all over the world, and explores it’s recent resurgence as a fun instrument with remarkable powers to bring people together.
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6:30 pm Monday 27 September 2010
Temple Grandin, 2010, 103 min

Based on the writings by its title subject, HBO Films’ Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America’s most remarkable success stories. She developed an interest in cattle early in life, eventually leading to her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants which have made her world renowned, even winning an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University. As an author and activist she has had a huge influence on how autism and Aspergers Syndrome are understood.

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/

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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 coming to theatres: Amazon Falls, The Bang Bang Club, Barney’s Version 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/

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Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies

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: http://www.artcite.ca
info@artcite.ca

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
Info: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org

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
Info: http://www.filmpool.ca/docs/9_thegodardproject/JLG_Call.pdf

6TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL (VANCOUVER)
6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival (March 4-8, 2011) Seeks Film Submissions
Early bird deadline: September 1, 2010
Final submission deadline: November 1, 2010
Info: http://www.womeninfilm.ca/WIFF_2011_Film_Submissions.html

EMERGENCE : SCREEN-DESTINED MEDIA ARTWORKS COMPETITION (STUDIO XX | MONTRÉAL)
Canada-based artists are invited to submit their first screen-based artwork to be screened and to compete for the HTMlles 2010 Festival of Media Art + Digital Culture’s Emerging Artist Award.
Deadline: September 13, 2010
Info: http://www.htmlles.net/2010/en/emergence.html
emergenceaward@gmail.com

AUDIO ART FOR RADIO (CENTRE FOR ART TAPES|HALIFAX)
Broadcasting for Reels: Success Through Failure
Sometimes you can’t do something right without doing it wrong. A mistake can be an unplanned act of genius. Getting hopelessly lost can set you on the right path.
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Info: (902) 420-4002
http://www.centreforarttapes.ca

MONTREAL STOP MOTION FESTIVAL
2nd edition of this new and hugely successful festival!
Deadline: September 24, 2010
Info: http://www.stopmotionmontreal.com

THE 8 FEST (TORONTO)
The 8 Fest seeks your 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm or other small gauge film projects (such as loops and installations) for our 2011 installment next January.
Deadline: September 15, 2010
Info: http://www.the8fest.com

SALON : DATA (EASTERN BLOC|MONTRÉAL)
First deadline: August 30, 2010
Info: info@easternbloc.ca
http://www.easternbloc.ca

THE VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL (BC)
Earlybird deadline: August 24, 2010
Regular deadline: September 23, 2010
Info: http://www.victoriafilmfestival.com

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (DURHAM|CAROLINE DU NORD)
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Info : http://www.fullframefest.org/submit.php

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