MEDIANET NEWS March 3, 2011

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

(250) 381-4428

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Victoria BC

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Thank you to everyone who helped to make last night’s event a success!

We couldn’t do it without you!

Our next event is in April. Please stay tuned for details.


The MediaNet tech blog:


Exhibition of work by Rick Raxlen at Talk’s Cheap

DripCity Gringo

a show of vintage 2d art by Rick Raxlen

runs through March –opens March 6th Sunday


556 B Pandora Ave

Store hours wednesday to Sunday

also available FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON SALE!!!!!

Rick Raxlen images on tshirts!!! and tote bags!!!!????

phone number for Talks Cheap 250-381-9857

open till nine on fridays




Know your Foods, Love Your Island

A benefit concert for Lifecycles organized by the Home Grown Collective

and the Full Moon Collective

A concert featuring some of Victoria’s top local talent will be held on Thursday, March 3

at 7pm at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

Admission: sliding scale – $15-$100

The event intends to highlight the importance of buying and growing food locally so that the island

develops a sustainable food system that supports at least 50% of the population by 2015!

Proceeds go to Lifecycles, a local non-profit dedicated to teaching people how to grow their own

produce and initiating projects that focus on local food production and sustainability.

The event will include video clips from local food initiatives and a musical line-up by some

popular Victoria bands and musicians. Dancing to follow!

For more information, please contact Scott Kelly, Director of the Home Grown Collective

at 250-882-3454


Multimedia Guitars

Sunday, March 6, 2:30pm
Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
$15 general/$10 students & seniors

Guitarists Alexander Dunn, Bradford Werner, Michael Dias & Adrian Verdejo merge in an exciting and eclectic event combining music, theatre and dance, led by  Lori Hamar.

Soft impressionistic waves of color wash over Temporal Waves by Vancouver composer Jordan Nobles. Rock and popular styles meet disciplined structure in John Oliver’s Prismophony; urban rap clashes with apocalyptic sermon in ter Veldhuis’ Jesus is Coming, and Stephen Goss’ Under Milkwood Variations features the narration of Dylan Thomas’ perennial classic.

With dancers Lori Hamar, Brandy Baybutt & Johanna Dalgleish. Narrators Fran Gebhard & Conrad Alexandrowicz. Visuals by Vj Photon & Alexander Dunn. Note: Jesus is Coming contains some controversial spoken word.


LaSaM Music presents with special guests Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal)

James Tenney’s In a Large Open Space

Saturday March 12, 2011, 2 pm – 4 pm

Church of St. John the Divine

1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC

Tickets: $10 (sliding scale for artists, students and seniors), Children 12 and under Free.




David Simmond’s Screen Actors’ Studio

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

Offering adult and youth programs.

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



Awareness Film Night

7 p.m. March 9

at Edward Milne Community School theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd.

Admission is by donation.

Awareness Film Night will present British journalist and

filmmaker John Pilger‘s new documentary “The War You Don’t See”, a

powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war.


6th annual Vancouver Women in film Festival

at the Vancity TheatreFriday, March 4th – Sunday, March 6th

followed by the WIFTI Short Film Showcase screening celebrating International Women’s Day

on Tuesday, March 8th at Langara College Theatre Room A122B

More info:

Buy tickets:


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 7 March 2011

Leave Them Laughing, 2010, 89 min

This film is about to win the Genie for Best Documentary March 10″Leave Them Laughing is a musical comedy about dying, starring Carla Zilbersmith, a Vancouver native, singer and comedienne, Artistic Director at a California college drama department, who has ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s ninety riveting minutes of songs about life and quips about death from the wheelchair of a woman who vows to exit laughing.

Seasoned documentary maker Vancouver based John Zaritsky: “It all started on December 31, 2008, when I was reading two pages of memorable quotes from that year in the Globe and Mail. And there in the midst of these quotes was a joke about dying that I actually found funny, a real “lol”. Curious, I Googled the author of the joke and discovered Carla Zilbersmith, an incredibly talented and gifted singer, songwriter, comedienne, performance artist and writer….. A few days later when I phoned Carla and explained that I wanted to do a musical comedy about dying based on a beautifully written blog she had authored, it was apparent that she and I were immediately on the same artistic wavelength…..I love all my films like children. But the one I love most, my favourite child, is “Leave Them Laughing”. Why? Because every time I see it, it puts me back to the joyous time I spent with Carla, the funniest person I ever met. ”

You’ll love this film too. It’s a heart-wrenching rollercoaster of humour and pathos, but the what you’ll walk out of the theatre with is a huge appreciation of life and the good and funny people that make it livable.


6:30 pm Monday 14 March 2011

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, 2010, 101 min

A clinically depressed teenager checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. What results is a sixteen year olds look at the strange, scary, wonderful world as an “in-patient” and out of the “real” world. It’s a lot different from the 19th century but still pretty hair-raising and life changing. A lot of cool people pass through these places. You’ll meet some. And we’ll talk. Wonderfully acted by Keir Gilchrist as the young man and Zach Galifianakis as his peer guide.

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

The DVD club is discussing the film Heartbeats.


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



24 January 2011

21 February 2011

21 March 2011

25 April 2011

23 May 2011



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



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



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




Deadline 31 April 2011



July 6 – 11, 2011

Deadline: March 18, 2011




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