MEDIANET NEWS December 2, 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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Please Note: Beginning December 6, Kirk will be on holidays for the month of December. Technical assistance will be limited during that time.

Saturday December 4, the office will be open from 9:00 to 10:30 only, for equipment pick-up and drop off.

Saturday December 11 and Saturday December 18 MediaNet will be closed.

MediaNet will be closed for the Christmas Break from December 23 to January 4. We will be open for regular office hours on Wednesday January 5.



Thank you to everyone who made OPEN CINEMA’s fall events so successful. All four of our events were sold out!


OPEN CINEMA will continue on Wednesday, January 19 with a screening of the documentary What’s on Your Plate.

This is the second screening in our “Cinema in Season: Celebration of Film, Food and Farming” series in partnership with Food Roots, and sponsored by Vancity.


What’s on Your Plate follows two eleven-year old city kids as they visit supermarkets, fast food chains, schoolyards and community supported agriculture, searching for their place in the food chain. Their conversations with farmers, activists and storekeepers lead them to form sophisticated and compassionate opinions about urban sustainability, inspiring hope and activism.



We hope to screen the film in schools after the event on the 19th. We invite teachers, parents and students who are interested in screening this film in their schools to contact us.


We hope to see you in January!




Workshops at MediaNet

Unless noted, all workshops are at the MediaNet office

Intro to DVD Studio Pro – please note, this workshop is full

Dec 7, 6:30 – 9:30


Intro to Final Cut Pro

Sunday, January 9, 10:30 to 4pm

$50 for members, $80 for public

We currently have three spaces available in this workshop.


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.

The MediaNet tech blog:




Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to fulfill your volunteer obligations or earn volbucks?


MediaNet is looking for someone with knowledge of layout programs to

help us with the layout of the exhibition catalogue for Pulse Interval, a media installation

collaboration between MediaNet and Open Space


Please contact Catlin:








Get Going with Social Media


Are you curious about using social media tools, including facebook and twitter?


OPEN CINEMA founder and Program Director, Mandy Leith, is offering a fun series of social media workshops.

The first workshop is on Thursday, December 9. For more information, please visit



Screenings and Events


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 6 December 2010

Shining Spiritthe musical journey of Jamyang Yeshi

Shining Spirit, filmed in Canada, India and Tibet (2006-2009), documents a recording project that brings together the family of Jamyang Yeshi, through music and the use of multi-tracking recording technology. With the help of Western friends, Jamyang, in exile in Canada, and his brother, Tsundue, in exile in the United States, join voices with the family they left behind in Tibet. For the first time in over a decade, they sing together once again. Shining Spirit is a testament to the power of music, the resilience of the Tibetan culture, and the enduring bond of a family separated by politics and geography.



6:30 pm Monday 13 December 2010

Cry Rock (Kwanatulhayc), 2010, 29 min & The Shadow Catcher, 1974, 88 min

The Shadow Catcher is a documentary about the life and work of American Indian ethnographer Edward Curtis, narrated by Patrick Watson, Curtis’ letters voiced by Donald Sutherland.

Here are a couple of films to consider together. Cry Rock is a new film by Writer|Director|Producer Banchi Hanuse (Slts’Lani) about understanding the value of the oral traditions of Bella Coola Valley elders, about whether to use technology to record these stories. It’s interesting to juxtapose it with a 35 year old film The Shadow Catcher, about Curtis’ “heroic” life work: to record in photos, film and text as much of “The Vanishing Race” as possible. Two different views of cultural preservation.

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


Employment Opportunity


Job Posting


Position Type: 1 year contract, 4 days a week

with the potential for 5 days a week depending on funding


Application Deadline: January 4th, 2011                                    Location: Victoria, BC


Position Overview

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is a province-wide organization with national and international ties that is committed to the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities. We recognize that communities deal with complex issues that are influenced by multiple and interconnected determinants of health. With a focus on capacity building, BCHC supports communities to identify and develop the processes, assets and skills they need to explore and act on the root causes of the issues they face. Currently, BCHC supports communities in a variety of different sectors and areas. Some of the key sectors include: Youth Engagement and Capacity Building, Climate Change, Food Security, Community Engagement and Capacity Building and Chronic Disease Prevention.  For more information about BC Healthy Communities and our approach to working with people and places check out <> .


We are seeking a Youth Engagement Projects Coordinator to start immediately. This position is offered as a 1 years contract 4 days a week (28 hours a week) with the opportunity to move to 5 days a week depending on funding. Reporting to the Provincial Youth Engagement Facilitator, the Youth Engagement Projects Coordinator is responsible for the development, planning, execution and administration of BC Healthy Communities’ youth engagement projects and initiatives. The successful candidate will be able to provide a significant contribution to the organizations’ work in promoting meaningful youth engagement and developing youth centered approaches within municipalities, government, organizations, and service providers across the province and nationally. We are looking for a dedicated individual to help support and strengthen our growing organization.



As the Youth Engagement Projects Coordinator you will be responsible for:

·      Development, planning, implementation, administration and evaluation of projects

·      Coordination of existing BCHC youth engagement projects including the City of Victoria Youth Council, the YouthCore program, the Youth Service Provider Network, the new Change 2 Engage national initiative and the emerging SPARK II initiative

·      Maintain financial records and management of all projects as per budget outlines

·      Liaise and build relationships with key stakeholders including funders, community organizations and government policy makers with professionalism and purpose

·      Facilitation of youth and adult stakeholder groups as projects require

·      Recruit and support volunteers in youth engagement projects

·      Assist in the coordination of events, meetings, launches and media activities associated with the Youth Engagement division

·      Travel throughout BC and potentially Canada for youth engagement workshops and learning / training opportunities

·      Respond to internal and external communication requests, including contributions to quarterly agency newsletter and outreach efforts

·      Monitor the internal and external environment to identify youth engagement opportunities, challenges and issues

·      Provide youth engagement counsel to co-BCHC facilitators and sectors – including Climate Change, Community Engagement and Food Security

·      Coordinate and facilitate meetings and workshops

·      Perform other related duties as assigned by the Provincial Youth Engagement Facilitator



·      Minimum 3 to 5 years combined education in related field and experience in youth engagement, project management and community facilitation skills

·      Extremely professional and comfortable working in public settings, including outreach and solicitation for project involvement for youth and adults alike

·      Experiencing working and facilitating cross-sectoral and intergenerational initiatives

·      Experience working with experiential youth, multi-cultural and Indigenous youth and youth in case is desirable

·      Familiarity and interest in working within the BC Healthy Communities approach and the worldwide Healthy Communities movement

·      Experience with community asset mapping with youth and adult populations

·      Understanding and awareness of the multiple determinants of health

·      In-depth knowledge and hands on experience facilitating youth engagement processes and strategies and youth driven initiatives / projects / philosophies

·      Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

·      Facilitation skills especially with diverse youth population

·      Experience developing curriculum an asset

·      Strong project management skills

·      Highly organized (ability to manage multiple projects) with excellent attention to detail

·      Experience and skills in funding proposal development and report writing

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to build relationships across sectors and demographics

·      Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines

·      Strong understanding of the local, regional, provincial and national social services environment, particular in relation to youth engagement

·      Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines

·      Project financial management skills

·      Experience with evaluation frameworks and program development

·      Strong computer skills (MS word, MAC and PC environments)

·      Digital storytelling / multi-media experience an asset – for example: digital stories, photo voice

·      Existing relationships with youth service providers in the Greater Victoria region is an asset


Learn more about what we currently do


For a snapshot of some of the work BCHC is doing around youth engagement you can check out:

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·      Partnership: <>


Other Details to Know About


This position is subject to a criminal record check.


This position requires a flexible schedule, some evening and weekend work as required. In addition, you must be wiling to travel locally, provincially and potentially nationally for this project, have a car and valid Class 5 Drivers License and up to date First Aid Certification.


There is a three-month probationary period for this position.


Compensation: $23.00/hr


Application Process


Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to on or before Tuesday, January 4th, 2011. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For more information on BCHC or this position please contact Katie Shaw-Raudoy, Provincial Youth Engagement Facilitator at


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


Austin, Texas, United States, March 11 to 19, 2011

Short and full length Films – all genres

Early deadline: November 4, 2010

Late deadline: December 2, 2010

Last minute deadline: December 9, 2010





San Francisco, United States, April 21 to May 5, 2011

All film genres

Early deadline – Features and Short Films: November 8, 2010

Late deadline – Features: December 13, 2010

Late deadline – Short Films: December 6, 2010





Nyon, Switzerland, April 7 to 13, 2011

Full and short length narratives and documentaries

Deadline: December 15, 2010





DOXA is now accepting submissions for short and feature-length documentary films for our 10th Anniversary Festival May 6-15, 2011.

Deadline: December 17, 2010




The LIDF 2011 is scheduled to run from 5th – 15th May 2011

The LIDF is the UK’s largest independent documentary festival. Since 2007 the festival has worked to ensure that London is host to exciting, diverse, challenging and inspiring films from every corner of the globe.

Deadline: December 1st 2010

Late entry deadline: December 30, 2010




Early-Bird Film Submission Deadline: December 3, 2010

Final Film Submission Deadline: January 14, 2011

Info :



The One Minutes (TOM) is a brand name for moving images that last exactly one minute. It fits well in our world of looking quickly, understanding immediately and it is a response to the influence of commercials, video clips and the increased affordability of camera’s, computers and access to Internet.

Deadline: December 15, 2010









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