MEDIANET NEWS November 4, 2010

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon

(250) 381-4428

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St.

Victoria BC

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OPEN CINEMA presents

The Clean Bin Project

In partnership with the CRD


November 17, 7pm

Doors open at 5:30pm

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St (accessible)

Suggested donation $10


The Clean Bin project is a documentary about a regular couple’s quest

to answer the question: “is it possible to live completely waste free?”

Partners Jen and Grant go head-to-head to see who can swear off consumerism and produce

the least garbage in an entire year.

Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the sobering problem of waste in North American society.

Featuring interviews with photographer Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore, this documentary

presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humour and inspiration for individual action.


The Filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.



Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers and the Spirits of the Forest at Cinecenta


For those of you who missed the opportunity to see Winds of Heaven at the OPEN CINEMA/ Art Gallery of Greater Victoria screenings, the film will be shown

at Cinecenta (in the University of Victoria Student Union Building) from November 24 -27.


For more information, including admission prices, please see the Cinecenta website:



Workshops at MediaNet

Thursday November 11- 10:30-4:30 Intro to Final Cut Pro

Intro to Final Cut Pro is a 6 hour hands on seminar. Limited to 5 people each person is situated at a MediaNet computer as we collectively learn how to import and capture, basic editing, using photos and finally exporting your project. Cost is $50 for MediaNet members and $80 for non members.


Tues November 16th – 6:30 PM – Basic Colour Correction in FCP – FULL!

A three hour hands on introduction to colour correction in FCP including hue matching, white balance, introduction to reading colour scopes and problem solving.

Hands on seminar – max 5 persons  $25 member, $40 non member


Tues November 30th  6:30 to 9:30 PM – Compressor – take control of your work – create  the best versions for DVD, HD and the web.  Hands on seminar – max 5 persons  $25 member, $40 non member


Tues Dec 7th – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Introduction to DVD Studio Pro

Customize your DVD’s, make them look and act like you want!  Hands on seminar – max 5 persons  $25 member, $40 non member


The MediaNet tech blog:


To register for a workshop, please contact Kirk or Catlin at



MediaNet in the community



Wednesday, November 10 @ 7:30 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art


Peter Sandmark is teaching a Video Art Workshop with Kirk Schwartz from Media Net at VISA on November 13 & 14.


In January he will be offering a 12-week video art course in conjunction with Kirk Schwartz from Media Net (where Peter works as Executive Director). Peter has a BFA in Cinema (1982) and an MFA in Open Media from Concordia University (1987). For 10 years he worked as the National Director of the Independent Media Arts Alliance, a national association of film co-ops and video art centers, and also taught Film Production at Concordia University for 6 years.


He has taught video art and the history of comic book art at the University of Victoria, and over the years Peter has made over 20 short films and videos. He is also a musician, having played with several bands since 1980, notably Ray Condo & his Hardrock Goners, the Crazy Rhythm Daddies, the Howlin Hound Dogs and most recently as Slim Sandy. He publishes online comic strips.






Video Art (PHOT w220-12)


This workshop will be led by instructors Peter Sandmark and Kirk Schwartz, from Victoria’s non-profit video art centre, MediaNet, and will introduce students to examples of video art, examining audio-visual vocabulary, shot types, effects, moving camera and how each affects mood and meaning. Using equipment provided by MediaNet, the participants will work in groups of two to develop, and then shoot and edit a short video art piece.

November 13 & 14 Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 5pm.  Tuition: $150.00 (12 hrs)   Material Fee: $50 for use of camera and editing equipment, etc.



MediaNet, the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and Tour d’Afrique Society present: Where Are You Go: Cape Town by Bicycle

7pm, Friday November 19th – St Ann’s Academy Auditorium 835 Humboldt,

Blanshard Street Entrance. Plenty of bike parking. Popcorn &

refreshments available.

Proceeds to the Tour d’Afrique Society & the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition

Tickets $10 advance (available at Lyle’s place or at GVCC events) or

$12 at the door










The Fountain of Peace Project seeks camera person

The goal of The Fountain of Peace project is to capture children’s visions of peace through filming small interviews.  These will be used as an archive and presentation which could be used at a conference.


They are looking for someone who would be willing to volunteer their time to visit 2 schools:  November 10th in Sidney and November 16th in Chemainus.  A video camera , transportation and meals will be provided.


The camera person will be required to tape the assembly in the morning and the interviews in the afternoon.  This is an opportunity of a lifetime to participate in something that will change lives, helping Canadian children be heard and capturing their vision of the future.


The person will be credited  on the website of The Fountain of Peace Project.


For more information, please contact Kathleen Arnason


Pacific Wayfinders’ Conference invites MediaNet members

and seeks volunteers to help with webcasting


MediaNet Members are invited to attend the following media related

presentations at the University of Victoria on November 11th by donation:


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Media as a tool for communication, advocacy, &

education: Chaired by Michael Glendale (Kwakwaka’wakw), panellists include:

Producer / Director Barbara Hager (Métis), Journalist Student Renagi Katiola

Ugava Taukarai (Papua New Guinea), Film Producer & Distributor Jeannette

Paulson Hereniko (Hawai’i), Susan Smitten (RAVEN) and Christine Germano.

(David Strong Building C118, UVic)


On November 11th in the Evening catch the following screenings:


6:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Rights & Democracy Movie Night hosted by Rights &

Democracy UVic Student Club.  The screenings will feature The Land Has Eyes,

and both the director and producer will be in attendance. Also Strange Birds of

Paradise with a special guest speaker from West Papua.  Refreshments will be

available.  Donations will be accepted for a West Papua flood relief fund.

(Hickman room 105, UVic)


These sessions are part of the Pacific Wayfinders Conference being put on by

the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) as part of their 35th Anniversary



PPP is also interested to secure Volunteer support with the recording and

webcasting of the entire Conference which takes place from November 10 – 13.

Anyone interested should contact the organizers at For more details on the Conference visit



Tiga Talk seeks animator


An animator is needed ASAP for a short sequence in the APTN preschool children’s series “Tiga Talk”.  Stop motion animation is preferred, but other techniques will also be considered.  The story requiring animation is attached.  The final length is 51 seconds and the fee is $800.  The deadline for the first draft is 5pm Nov. 19th and the deadline for the revised, final animation is 5pm Dec. 3rd.



If interested, please send your resume (including references) and a sample of your work to or by mail to the address below.  We’re hiring on an ASAP basis and will only be contacted those who are short-listed for this opportunity.



Screenings and Events


VIFPA film night

Monday, November 8

6:pm mixer

7:pm screening

Suggested donation $5


VIFPA and the Pacific Film and New Media Academy present Discovery Street,

directed by David Mills, DOP Cyrus Block.


Discovery Street follows the misadventures of students at a fictional film school

in Victoria BC. The owner of the school struggles with adapting to new technologies as

he tries to provide a meaningful education to his students.


Discovery Street was originally shot as a series of webisodes and aired on YouTube. It has been re-cut

into a short film.



Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

G6-1001 Douglas St.


Little Gems

A CAC Fundraising Show

Opening Reception: Fri Nov 5, 6-9pm

Gallery hours Mon-Fri: 10-5


Includes small works by Robert Amos, Avis Rasmussen, Pat Martin Bates, Roy Green and more.


Come purchase a work of art by a local artist, and help support the Community Arts Council!




Friday Nov. 5, 8-11pm

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St

Admission: $13/$11 members


Inspired by Daniel Laskarin’s Agnostic Objects (things persist) exhibition

Live multimedia performance by Eden Veaudry and Justin Love
Artist tour with Daniel Laskarin

Eden Veaudry and Justin Love will engage in a live performance that transforms a drawing surface into an emergent multimedia interface. Sensors under the drawing surface record the sounds and gestures of Love and Veaudry and the traces of graphite and paint they leave become part a “living” circuit that is incorporated into a hand-made electronic instrument. A live feed of the performance will be projected onto a large screen and special hand-drawn symbols on the drawing surface will be transformed into live video within the projected image.


CHALK – Physical Theatre Behind Bars

A performance by SNAFU Dance Theatre and William Head on Stage


Performances: 7:30pm (gates open at 6:30pm)

Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30 & Nov. 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

at William Head prison, William Head Rd. Metchosin


Please note: you must be over 19 to attend.


Tickets: $18

Available at: My-Chosen Cafe, Moka House Cook St. Village, The Soap Exchange



Coming up at Open Space

510 Fort St.

November 4 – 6 – The Seattle Phonographers Union workshops and concert


For more information, see the Open Space website:



Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 8 November 2010

At The Edge Of The World, 2009, 90 min

The astonishingly reckless and admirable actions undertaken by the controversial Sea Shepherd Conservation Society were aimed at stopping a Japanese whaling fleet in the vast expanse of the Antarctic’s Ross Sea. With one ship (The Farley Mowat) too slow to chase down the whaling fleet and their second ship (The Robert Hunter) unsuited for Antarctic ice conditions, the situation becomes increasingly desperate. Beautifully filmed against the haunting backdrop of the Antarctic, this is a real-life David-vs-Goliath adventure.



6:30 pm Monday 15 November 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 won three prizes at Cannes Fest. PG13



7:00 pm, Wednesday, 7:30 pm, 17 November 2010

Humanitales stories that are sexy, funny, real

S4DAC (Society For Disability Arts and Culture)

An evening of storytelling with Jan Derbyshire, Julie McNamara and David Roche.An international storytelling feast! Canadian Jan Derbyshire performs excerpts from “Squid Ink -Fathomed Tales from the Deep Sea of Fear”; London, UK-based Julie McNamara offers songs and stories from the sublime to the ridiculous; and American ex-pat David Roche tells stories from his newly evolving work “Catholic Erotica”. Tickets: pay-what-you can at the door.

Reserve by phone, after Nov 7, reserve by phone: Geoff McMurchy 250-3859828 Doors open 7:00 pm; shows at 7:30 pm.


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:  A Drummer’s Dream, The Bang Bang Club, Force of Nature: the David Suzuki Movie, and more

The DVD club is discussing Reel Injun

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


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


Call for Submissions:

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers:  19th Annual $100 Film Festival

March 3-5, 2011

Calgary, Alberta   CANADA

Deadline for Entries:  December 1, 2010.

• 16mm or Super 8 Film under 22min

• MUST provide a 16mm or Super 8 film print for screening.

• Official Release date after December 1, 2008.


The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to present the annual $100 Film Festival from March 3-5, 2011.  The festival embodies the spirit of low-budget, independent filmmaking and offers our audiences a true cinematic experience by only screening film prints.   The $100 Film Festival does not charge any entrance fees and pays artist fees for all films selected for the festival.    The selected films will also be eligible for festival prizes.  For more information and entry forms, please visit: or e-mail



Call for Submission:


The Edmonton Women’s Film Society is currently looking for feminist film for its 7th Annual Reel Femme Spring festival. We are looking for film that has been written, directed or produced by a woman. Subject matter is open. Our cut-off date is November 15, 2010. Please send a preview copy of your film to: PO Box 4026., Edmonton, AB (T6E 4S8). Please visit our website for more information.


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




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





First deadline: August 30, 2010






is currently open for submissions.

Regular Deadline: October 31, 2010

Late Deadline: November 15, 2010

WAB Deadline November 30, 2010




Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 26 to February 6, 2011

The 40th International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2011 edition.

Deadline (feature films, fiction and documentary), if submitted via Telefilm Canada : October 8, 2010

Deadline if submitted directly to the festival : November 1, 2010

Deadline short films (must be submitted directly to the festival) : October 1, 2010

Information and registration process



The Vault # 5: The Musical (working title)

Now that musicals are au courant after years of being derided, it is time to

reconsider the video ‘musical’. We will take into account works from 1970-2010

that parody musicals, quote them, critique them and offer mini versions of them.

Deadline: October 22, 2010 5 PM




$100 Film Festival is seeking Super 8 and 16mm short films for the next $100 Film Festival.  Must have a film print for screening and be under 22 min in length.

Deadline: December 1, 2010



…one-eight-challenge… – join the CSIF with a fun production challenge.  Create a short film in-camera, on Super 8mm film and have it screen at the Christmas Party!  Artist fees and prizes available for finished films.  Your film will also be eligible for the $100 Film Festival!

Entry fees: $40 for film & processing or $20 for just processing.





Available Light Film Festival – February 8 to 13, 2011

The Available Light Film Festival, hosted by Yukon Film Society, is accepting submissions of feature drama and documentary film and media art works produced after Jan 1, 2008, and over 60 minutes in length.

Deadline: November 1, 2010





Images is now accepting film and video submissions for consideration for the 2011 Festival, which takes place from March 31 to April 9, 2011.The Images Festival is North America’s premiere annual showcase for the innovative edge of international contemporary media art.

EARLY deadline: October 29, 2010

FINAL deadline: November 12, 2010




The Images Festival has an ongoing open policy of reviewing curatorial proposals from the public and this year we invite curators to submit exhibition proposals for our 24th edition, 31 March to 9 April, 2011.

Deadline: November 12, 2010






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