MEDIANET NEWS January 6, 2011

 

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – 10:30am

(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca

www.media-net.bc.ca

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St.

Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

 

Happy New Year!

Please Note: On Saturdays, the MediaNet office will only be open from 9am -10:30am for equipment drop off and pick up.

The MediaNet office will be closed on Saturday, January 22

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OPEN CINEMA

What’s On your Plate

January 19, 2011 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

suggested donation  $10

Doors: 5:30, screening starts at 7pm.

On Wednesday, January 19, OPEN CINEMA continues Season Eight 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.

 

featuring a post-screening discussion with invited guests, including Tracy Cullen (VIHA Community Nutritionist), Pia Carroll (Culinary Program, Edward Milne School), Heather Coey (Leadership teacher, Reynolds School) and moderated by Andrea Lawseth, Lifecycles and Growing Schools program.

Cash Bar, pizza by The Joint, goodies by Bubby Roses’ Bakery, free coffee by Level Ground, popcorn by IMAX, door prizes and more!

 

 

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Workshops at MediaNet

Unless noted, all workshops are at the MediaNet office

Intro to Final Cut Pro – This workshop is full, but we are taking names for our next Intro to Final Cut Pro workshop

Sunday, January 9, 10:30 to 4pm

$50 for members, $80 for public

 

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: www.medianettech.wordpress.com

 

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AROUND TOWN

 

Workshops

 

David Simmond’s Screen Actors’ Studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C. V8W 1R9. Ph: 250-595-1339. website: www.screenactors.ca

Offering adult and youth programs.

Programs for the Beginner through intermediate, Advanced and Continuing Studies.

 

Young Actors Conservatory:

Start date for all programs : January 8th – March 12th (10 sessions). Cost 295 + tax

Adult Classes (15+)

 

1. AUDITIONING WORKOUT & THE BUSINESS OF ACTING. Instructor: Joanne Wilson

February 7th – March 14th. (6 sessions). Mondays 7 – 10 p.m. Cost: $260+ tax

2. ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES. Instructor: Joe McCoy

January 25th – March 15th. (8 sessions). Tuesdays 7:00  – 10:00 pm. Cost: $ 395.00 + tax

3. CONTINUING STUDIES (The Working Actor). Instructor: Joe McCoy

January 26th – March 16th, (8 sessions). Wednesdays 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Cost:  $395.00 + tax.

4. ADVANCED MEISNER WORKOUT. Instructor: Joe McCoy*

February 3rd – Mar 10th. (6 sessions). Thursdays 7 – 10 p.m. Cost: $2

 

 

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Screenings and Events

 

Exhibition of works by Rick Raxlen at Phillip’s Brewery

Opening Thurs. Jan 6th  6 to 8 pm

2010 government street

“LES OEUVRES”

some films on 16mm plus 2d art

continues til end of jan.

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Exhibition of works by Kristina Campbell

at Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St.

 

“The Sappho Series”

 

January 8 – February 3

Artist reception Saturday, January 15, 7-9pm.

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Awareness Film Night

7pm, Edward Milne Community School Theatre

Admission by donation

 

On January 12th Awareness Film Night will present an hour with George

Galloway.  An outspoken, anti-elitist Scottish M.P. for 25 years, George

Galloway is a galvanizing speaker who recently completed a cross Canada

tour in which he spoke of many things, wars and (would be) kings and the

state of the Canadian government and its new image around the world.

This a spellbinding film of George Galloway’s sold-out, no words minced talk in Vancouver in

November.

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VIFPA Film Screening

7pm January 10

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

 

We invite you to attend a special screening of Flavours of the West Coast.  Watch the show, meet the Chef, taste the food and ask any questions! This screening is part of the popular VIFPA film screenings and admission is by donation. There is a cash bar, with networking from 6pm.  See you there!

Here’s a link to the film: http://www.flavoursofthewestcoast.com/

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Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday Jan 10

The Story Telling Class

 

Located in Winnipeg’s downtown core, Gordon Bell High School is probably the most culturally varied school in the city, with 58 different languages spoken by the student body. Many students are children who have arrived as refugees from various war torn areas of the world.

In an effort to build bridges of friendship and belonging across cultures and histories, teacher Marc Kuly* initiated an after-school storytelling project whereby the immigrant students would share stories with their Canadian peers.

The catalyst for this cross-cultural interaction was the students’ reading of A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, a memoir of Beah’s horrific time as a child soldier in Sierra Leone’s civil war.

These voluntary after-school meetings take dramatic turns and reach their climax when Ishmael Beah and professional storyteller Laura Simms travel from New York to work with them. With their help the students learn to listen to each other and find the commonality that so long eluded them.    ***Don’t miss this very special film! ***  59min 2009 Pg13

Special guest by phone: remarkable teacher Marc Kuly*!

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6:30 pm Monday Jan 17

Mozart and the Whale

 

Directed by award-winning director Petter Naess and written by Ron Bass, Mozart and the Whale is a dramatic yet romantic comedy that’s not your typical love story. Inspired by the story of Jerry and Mary Newport, both people with Asperger’s Syndrome, who had married, divorced, then both went through suffering depression and suicidal tendencies. After a few years, they reunited and married again. People who have Asperger’s Syndrome don’t naturally find it easy to love despite having hearts that truly ache for it. Asperger’s Syndrome can make social interaction painful, unbearable and embarrassing. They often also have limited, stereotyped interests and activities as well as have poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and clumsiness. But Jerry and Mary had to lose each other to find themselves and realized that love can heal the soul regardless of circumstances.

 

This story inspired the movie, Mozart and the Whale, which tells the tale of Isabelle and Donald. Donald leads a small self-help group for people who suffer from the autistic range and are more affected by their autism then he is. He is a taxi driver with a good heart that loves birds, patterns, routines and has a flair for numbers. When he meets Isabelle through the autism support group, he falls for her and their emotional dysfunctions threaten to damage what could be.Portraying a realistic point of view from the autistic spectrum, Mozart and the Whale is charming and tells an alternative love story.

 

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7pm, Saturday, jan 22

Despicable Me.

A fundraising and informational gathering for Kate, a woman who has MS and is seeking treatment abroad.

 

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:  Trigger, Barney’s Version, A Drummer’s Dream and more

The DVD club is discussing

Mordecai Richler Retrospective: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and Joshua Then and Now

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

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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Casting Call

 

SOMNIUS (2011) – Science Fiction

 

Directed by Denver Jackson

Written by Alain Williams

 

—Story Logline:

When a young Monk of the Centauri Monastery is hijacked by bandits while on an intergalactic pilgrimage, he must use the unique, world simulating abilities of his vessel, Somnius, to thwart his aggressors.

 

 

—Story Synopsis:

A young Monk of the Centauri Monastery is in the final days of his pilgrimage, a ceremonial rite of passage that all monks must endure. He has passed beyond the borders of known space and returned alive. He has done this with the help of Somnius: a small vessel with the exceedingly rare ability to replicate any environment from the Monk’s memory with impeccable realism and attention to detail. Much more than just a holographic simulation, Somnius makes the memories real.

 

It is only days from home however, that the Monk meets the greatest danger of his journey.

A group of mercenaries, bent on taking the Somnius from him intact, infiltrates the ship in the midst of a communication dead-zone. Now, outmanned and outgunned, it is up to the Monk to use his wits, his adept martial training and the Somnius itself, to defeat his foes.

 

 

CHARACTERS AND CASTING:

 

—Character Bios:

 

Monk:

Male, age 18 – 30, athletic.

A calm, stoic young man who combines youthful vitality with a newly achieved sense of enlightenment.

 

Captain:

Male, age 25 – 40, athletic.

An intimidating and commanding, but focused and centered man.

 

Dex:

Male, age 18 – 25, energetic.

A tech-head. Confident around computers, nervous and awkward around absolutely everything else.

 

Grim:

Female, age 18 – 35, athletic

A serious, sullen persona who’s morbid vibrancy only truly awakens in the heat of battle.

 

Brute:

Male, age 18 – 40, large

Just as the name implies, a large, brutish man who takes great pride in his renegade status.

 

Sifu:

Male, age 35 – 70,

A wise old monk who shows much of his experiences in the lines of his face and the light of his eyes.

 

A.I. (Voice over only)

Female, age 18 – 30

An intelligent but youthful sounding artificial intelligence program. Slightly more organic than robotic.

 

—Extras:

 

Security guards:

Uniformed guards. Age 18 – 40, though that may vary. Tactical and efficient police force.

 

 

ABOUT THE STUDIO:

DJAXX STUDIO is a new, up and coming independent film studio founded by Denver Jackson. With a small but talented staff of self-taught artists, writers, animators and musicians, they work hard to redefine what independent film can and should be.

 

 

Actors must be NON-UNION. Auditions to be held from January 16th to January 17th.

Shooting would most likely take place between February and March.

 

Headshots and resume’s can be sent in to djaxxstudio@gmail.com

Acting experience is not mandatory but would be an asset as well as a background in dance or martial arts.

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

SALON : DATA (EASTERN BLOC|MONTRÉAL)

Deadlines:

24 January 2011

21 February 2011

21 March 2011

25 April 2011

23 May 2011

Info: info@easternbloc.ca

http://www.easternbloc.ca

 

 

HOT DOC – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (TORONTO)

Early-Bird Film Submission Deadline: December 3, 2010

Final Film Submission Deadline: January 14, 2011

Info : http://www.hotdocs.ca/festival/submit_a_film

 

10TH TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (NEW YORK)

The Tribeca Film Festival has opened submissions for the 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, which will be held April 20 – May 1, 2011. The Festival is accepting submissions of narrative and documentary features as well as short film entries.

Late entry deadline: January 10, 2011

Info: http://www.tribecafilm.com/news-features/blog/2011_Tribeca_Film_Festival_Submissions_Open.html

 

 

LES TERRITOIRES – PROJETS VIDÉOS (MONTRÉAL)

Deadline: February 4, 2011

Info : http://lesterritoires.org/francais/appel/projets.htm

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES|8TH CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF)

The call for submissions is now open for the 8th Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF), in Calgary, Alberta Canada – April 11-17, 2011

CUFF is looking for new shorts and features in all categories to showcase in our annual festival.

Deadline: February 7th, 2011

Info: http://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL)

21st Annual Festival – May 19-29, 2011

Inside Out, presenter of the Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival, invites you to join us for the 21st annual celebration of Canada’s pre-eminent exhibition of queer film and video from around the world.

Early Deadline: December 17, 2010

Final Deadline: January 31, 2011

Info: http://www.insideout.ca

 

57TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN

Deadline: January 15, 2011

Info: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/submission.html

 

PLASTIC PAPER: WINNIPEG’S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED, ILLUSTRATED + PUPPET FILM

PLASTIC PAPER is currently accepting submissions for short and feature-length animated films made after Jan. 1, 2010.

Deadline: Feb 1, 2011

Info: http://www.big-smash.com/plastic-paper.html

 

MEDIA CITY FILM FESTIVAL (WINDSOR)

An annual festival for film and video art in Windsor, Canada.

Deadline: February 25, 2011

Info: http://mediacityfilmfestival.com/entries

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 13TH ANNUAL PRAIRIE TALES MEDIA ARTS TOUR (ALBERTA)

Metro Cinema Society in association with AMAAS invites filmmakers, videographers, documentarians, and animators to submit their recently completed works to Prairie Tales, an annual touring program of short works by Albertan media artists.

Deadline: January 31, 2011.

Info: http://prairietales12.blogspot.com

prairietales@metrocinema.org or 780-425-9212

 

FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL (MONTREAL)

A legendary 3-week blow-out of worldwide fantastic cinema taking place each July in the heart of Montreal, now deep in planning its 15th edition.

Deadline: March 15, 2011

Info: http://www.fantasiafestival.com

 

RAINBOW REELS QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (WATERLOO|ON)

WPIRG is calling for short film submissions for the 11th annual Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival which will take place March 2-6, 2011.  Rainbow Reels is one of the largest queer film festivals in Ontario and the only festival of its kind in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Deadline: February 1, 2011

Info: http://www.wpirg.org

 

YORKTON FILM FESTIVAL(SASKATCHEWAN)

– May 26 to May 29, 2011 –

The Yorkton Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2011 festival season.

Deadline: January 31, 2011

Info: http://www.goldensheafawards.com

info@goldensheafawards.com

 

PLEASE SEND YOUR POSTS TO: info@media-net.bc.ca

 

 

 

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