MEDIANET NEWS February 17, 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

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Thank you to all who attended MediaNet’s Celebration of BC Video, and to the

artists who submitted their work!

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OPEN CINEMA

The next OPEN CINEMA will be held on Wednesday February 23

at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

 

Doors at 5:30, screening at 7pm

Suggested donation $10

 

We will be screening the documentary The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions.

On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power.

At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies.

Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

The film contains interviews with activists, philosophers, scholars and politicians from six continents.

 

The event features an after-screening discussion with members from Transition Towns Victoria

To see the trailer and learn more about the film, please visit http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/

 

Refreshments available including free coffee from Level Ground, a cash bar, and food available for purchase: pizza by The Joint,

baked goods by Bubby Roses’ Bakery and popcorn from IMAX.

Doors prizes and more!

 

Please bring your own coffee mug, cloth napkin and spoon.

 

Are you interested in volunteering with OPEN CINEMA? Please contact Catlin info@media-net.bc.ca

 

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

 

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MediaNet in the Community

 

Bike Shorts Film Fest

Friday, February 18, 7pm

St. Ann’s Academy Auditorium, 835 Humboldt St, Blanshard St. entrance

Tickets: $10 advance from Capital City Cycles and North Park Bicycle Shop

or $12 at the door.

 

MediaNet is a co-sponsor of the Bike Short Film Fest, which features local and international videos

and films on bicycle culture, including works from South Africa, Germany, England and Australia.

 

 

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News from Dance for the Camera participants:

 

Congratulations to Laurence Siegel, whose film Dust was selected to be screened at the

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, May 4-7!

 

Ellen Bromberg’s dance documentary Molissa Fenley and Peter Boal: The Restaging of State of Darkness

is now available on Hulu.com’s Dance on Camera channel

http://www.hulu.com/watch/211955/dance-on-camera-the-restaging-of-state-of-darkness

Due to nudity in the work, you must register to view, but it only takes a moment. Also see dance works on TenduTV

http://tendu.tv/

 

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AROUND TOWN

 

Events

 

Projector Phollies Film Loop Gallery

Saturday, February 19

6pm-9pm at Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St

Free Admission!

 

A one-night film installation, featuring works by Peter Sandmark, Tracey Nelson, Scott Amos and Rick Raxlen

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Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria – LOOK VICTORIA 2011

The Annual South Island Regional Art Exhibition & Sale

Bottom floor of the Bay Centre, Douglas St.

 

Over 230 artists have entered the 2011 LOOK Show!

 

Exhibition dates: Friday February 4, 2011 to Friday March 4, 2011

Exhibition hours: Daily 11-5 pm, Thursday and Friday ’til 9pm

 

If you would like to demonstrate your artistic talent (visual, literary, performance, music, or more) during the LOOK Show, contact Bob William at mailto:cturtle@telus.net

 

Also: Feb 11 – 23, 2011

LITTLE LOOK: Art by Victoria Secondary School Students

At the Community Arts Council Gallery, G6 -1001 Douglas St

For more information, please go to the website http://www.cacgv.ca/

 

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Workshops

 

Cinevic – Practical Lighting Set-ups on a Budget

The Ridge Playhouse (Claremont Secondary School) 4980 Wesley Road – Saturday February 19th, 2011 – 10am-5pm – $30 members $40 non-members

Local Cinematographer-Gaffer Karl Schoepp presents “Practical Lighting Set-ups on a Budget.” In this workshop, participants will learn practical and effective lighting set-ups both for daylight and tungsten balanced situations.

 

For more information, contact Cinevic (250) 389-1590

office@cinevic.ca  www.cinevic.ca

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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.

 

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Screenings

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 21 February 2011

Beautiful Dreamers, 1990, 105 min

with Harry Karlinsky and George Fetherling

 

Rip Torn does a magnificent job as American poet Walt Whitman in the fanciful period piece Beautiful Dreamers. The scene is a hellish 19th century Canadian institution for the mentally ill and/or retarded. Compassionate doctor Maurice Bucke (Colm Feore) defies his superiors by treating his patients as human beings rather than animals. He even begins conducting classes for his charges, teaching them basic cognitive and manual dexterity skills. When Whitman champions Bucke’s cause, the doctor is ostracized by those who fear the poet’s reputation as a “wild-eyed” radical.

 

Based on a true story, Beautiful Dreamers is a great entry into tonght’s visit with two Vancouver authors with recent books related to the film: Psychiatrist Harry Karlinsky, author of The Evolution of Inanimate Objects: the life and works of Thomas Darwin (2010) and George Fetherling with Walt Whitman’s Secret (2010) will be with us to read, discuss the topic, and sign books.

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6:30 pm Monday 28 February 2011

Social Network, 2010, 120 min

A very compelling dramatization about Facebook, it’s invention, the legal tangles, and the unusual man behind the phenomena, Harvard University student, Mark Zuckerberg, (played by Jesse Eisenberg). He shot from introverted geek to riding the wave of a world communication system. “Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.” It may not follow real events closely, there’s much debate about that, but it is a cracking good story. Pg13

 

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

The DVD club is discussing the film Heartbeats

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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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

 

 

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

 

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

 

35TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

Annecy, France, June 6 to 11, 2011

Deadline (Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films) : February 15, 2011

Deadline (Feature films) : March 15, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SIGNAL & NOISE 11 OLD FORMS FESTIVAL (VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE|VANCOUVER)

June 23-26 2011

The Signal & Noise Media Art Festival, presented by VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver BC Canada, is now accepting submissions for its 11th annual festival of single and multi-channel audio & video work, audio visual performance and installation.

Deadline:March 1 2011

Info: http://www.signalandnoise.ca

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES|64TH FESTIVAL DE CANNES

Cannes, France, May 11 to 22, 2011

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting entries for the Canadian Preselection Screenings in Montréal for the 64th FESTIVAL DE CANNES.

Deadline via Telefilm Canada : February 18, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 7TH ANNUAL BAY STREET FILM FESTIVAL (THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO)

Sept 29,30 and October 1,2, 2011

Earlybird Deadline : February 19, 2011

Regular Deadline: March 19, 2011

Late Deadline: April 16, 2011

WAB Extended Deadline: May 28, 2011

Registration: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/4279

Info: http://www.baystreetfilmfestival.ca

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ANIMATOR 4TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (POLAND)

Deadline: March 1, 2011

Info: http://www.animator-festival.com

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DREAMSPEAKERS FILM FESTIVAL

Dreamspeakers celebrates the achievements and excellence in film and video by showcasing and educating the work of Aboriginal filmmakers.

Deadline: February 28, 2011

Info: http://www.dreamspeakers.org

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: AESTHETICA SHORT FILM COMPETITION (YORK|UK)

Deadline 31 April 2011

Info: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/shortfilm

 

 

22ÈME FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE DOCUMENTAIRE DE MARSEILLE

July 6 – 11, 2011

Deadline: March 18, 2011

Info: http://www.fidmarseille.org/dynamic

 

EVERYDAY HEROES FESTIVAL 2011 (TORONTO)

The 2nd annual Everyday Heroes film festival will take place From April 15 – 24, 2011.

A Canada wide festival of one minute eco-docs for Earth Week.

Deadline: March 1st, 2011

Info: http://www.everydayheroesfestival.com

 

 

2ND ISLAND MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (IMAC|CHARLOTTETOWN, PE)

Organized by the Island Media Arts Co-op and in it’s 2nd year, the Island Media Arts Festival, is opening its call for submissions from Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and New Brunswick, as well as Prince Edward Island.

Deadline: March 1, 2011

Info: http://islandmedia.pe.ca/festival.html

 

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

 

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