MEDIANET NEWS March 31, 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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MediaNet and OPEN CINEMA have both been nominated for Monday Magazine’s M Awards!

MediaNet is nominated under the category of “Biggest Supporter of Local Film,” and OPEN CINEMA is listed under

“Favorite Film Event.” The M Awards ceremony takes place April 5. Wish us luck!

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OPEN CINEMA annual Earth Day fundraising event

7pm, April 20 at the Victoria Event Centre- 1415 Broad St.

Suggested donation $15 -$55

Doors open at 5:30pm

We will be screening the documentary Powerful: Energy for Everyone. With recent discussions surrounding the use of

fossil fuels and nuclear energy, this topical film and event focuses on the possibilities of alternative energy sources.

About the film: From the far side of the ocean to his own backyard, filmmaker David Chernushenko embarks on a global journey to examine the

alternatives to the conventional energy system. Tackling the spin of the big energy lobby and, equally, dispelling the myths of a “green

utopia” envisioned by many, Powerful is a candid examination of what a sustainable future may actually look like. From amazing innovators,

eccentric eco-activists to average communities completely powered by renewable energy, David will begin to discover that the implications for

political, economic and democratic change are right here, on our very

doorsteps… or just above them. http://www.powerfulthemovie.com/

 

Featuring an after screening discussion with Filmmaker David Chernushenko (via skype), Donna Morton (First

Power) and more.

There will be a silent auction of goods and services from local businesses, door prizes, and food available for purchase, including Pizza by The Joint and goodies from Bubby Roses’ Bakery

 

Please bring your own zero waste coffee mug, napkin and spoon.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

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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.

 

 

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Screenings

 

Awareness Film Night

 

The Gardening and Farming Gala will be held at the Edward Milne Community School. Doors open at 6:45; film starts at 7:15. Admission is by donation. Bring your favourite nettle recipe and any extra seeds or plants from your garden to share.

On Wednesday April 13thAwareness Film Night and Sooke Food CHI will present their annual Gardening and Farming Gala. The featured film will be the Canadian premiere of  “The Greenhorns”, a film that explores the lives of young farmers, their spirit, hopes, practices and needs. The filmmakers journeyed across the U.S. meeting with enterprising greenhorn farmers. (Greenhorn: a new entrant into agriculture.) They found descendants of farm families, punky inner-city gardeners, homesteaders, radical Christians, anarcho-activists, ex-suburbanites, graduates with biological science degrees, ex-teachers, ex-poets, ex-cowboys, all shovel ready, shovel sharp. “They are popping up as we reclaim human spaces in the broad lazerland of monoculture that has engulfed America”, say the filmmakers, whose hope it is “to build the case for those considering a ‘career’ in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them and recruit them into farming.”

 

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Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 4 April 2011

Horse Boy, 2010, 93 min

 

The Horse Boy does more than chronicle Rowan and his parents’ journey across the vast, wild landscape of Mongolia, hoping to find help and healing for their son who is deeply autistic. It delves into the strange world of autism itself, the relationship between humans and animals and between different cultures and different ways of being (autistic vs. normal, or “neuro-typical”), and the nature of healing. But above all, The Horse Boy tells the story of a couple that goes to the end of the earth to find a way into their son’s life.

 

Join the Victoria Society for Children with Autism at Beaver Lake Park 17 April 2011 for the Autism Awareness Walk.

Special guest, Melanie Houston, who works with children with this condition, and has ridden horses in Mongolia with her daughters, will bring this story home. Thanks to Films We Like for public performance rights to this gem.

 

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6:30 pm Monday 11 April 2011

ChomaVision, 2010, 56 min

 

Volunteer Appreciation day for Lindsay Beckett, Volunteer Resources Mental Health & Addiction Services.

 

Chomavision, a documentary about an amazing 86 year old artist who is bipolar. A graduate of EMP, his life has been a classic creative, chaotic story – from tutoring from several of the Group of Seven as a kid, running a couple highly productive businesses, alcohol problems, mood swings to rediscovering his creative muse as an outsider artist later in life.

 

Listen to Bruce being interviewed by Sheryl MacKay on CBC Radio British Columbia, North by Northwest, 10 min.

 

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:

21 March 2011

25 April 2011

23 May 2011

Info: info@easternbloc.ca

http://www.easternbloc.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: AESTHETICA SHORT FILM COMPETITION (YORK|UK)

Deadline 31 April 2011

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

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLANET IN FOCUS FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (TORONTO)

Planet in Focus is now accepting submissions for the 12th Annual Planet in Focus Film Festival taking place October 12-16, 2011 in Toronto. Documentaries, features, animations, experimental, short films and dramatic stories produced as of Jan. 1, 2009 are all eligible to screened.

Early-Bird Deadline: May 3, 2011

Final deadline: June 17, 2011

Info: http://www.planetinfocus.org/festival/submissions

 

PRIX DE LA RELÈVE – CAISSE DE LA CULTURE (CAM|MONTRÉAL)

Deadline: April 15, 2011

Info : http://www.artere.qc.ca/fr/concours/reglements.php

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 2011 TORONTO REEL ASIAN

15th Anniversary Edition November 8-19, 2011

Early Bird Deadline: April 1, 2011

Final Deadline: June 1, 2011

Info: http://www.reelasian.com

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 2011 REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL (TORONTO)

Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is Toronto’s ONLY free-of-charge film festival dedicated to bringing the finest multicultural works relevant to the communities living in Regent Park, the oldest and largest low income housing in Canada; an area populated predominantly by new immigrants and Aboriginal Peoples.

Deadline: May 6, 2011

Info: manager@regentparkfilmfestival.com

http://www.regentparkfilmfestival.com

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – WINNIPEG’S FESTIVAL OF FILM AND VIDEO ART (WNDX)

We’re now open for submissions for our 2011 festival! WNDX will consider new, innovative moving image artwork – film, video, digital, and hybrid forms – of any length.

Deadline: May 13, 2011

Info: http://www.wndx.org

 

ALUCINE 2011 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (TORONTO)

aluCine accepts submissions in all genres, experimental, fiction, doc, animation, video art, web of all lengths and subject matter bellow 30 minutes.

Deadline: April 30, 2011

Info: entry@alucinefestival.com

http://www.alucinefestival.com/alucinewebsite_2010/policy.html

 

 

VFP VIDÉOS DE FEMMES DANS LE PARC 2011 (GIV|MONTRÉAL)

GIV is looking for recent videos (2009-2011) with running times of 10 minutes or less

for our yearly outdoor screening held in Parc La Fontaine.

Deadline: April 29, 2011

Info:  giv@videotron.ca

http://www.givideo.org

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | YOUNGCUTS FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (MONTRÉAL)

The YoungCuts Film Festival is looking for Great Short Films by the World’s Best Young Filmmakers (25 and under).

Deadline: March 31st, 2011

Info: http://www.youngcuts.com/?q=2011_YCFF

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 5TH ENTZAUBERT QUEER D.I.Y. FILM FESTIVAL (BERLIN)

entzaubert is a radical queer d.i.y. film festival happening 7-10 july 2011 at the queer wagenplatz schwarzer kanal in berlin

we will create a space for queer/feminist d.i.y. cinema – you provide the films!

Deadline: 30 april 2011

contact: entzaubert@gmail.com

entry form and more information: entzaubert.blogsport.de

 

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