MEDIANET NEWS April 28, 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

Please note: Kirk will be away on holiday until Wednesday, May 4.

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OPEN CINEMA – Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Eighth Season a success!

See you in the fall!

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

A Sense of Place

Saturday, May 28

A variety of locations and times TBA

A Sense of Place is an exhibition of film and video works by Janet Rogers, Grace Salez, Rick Raxlen, Scott Amos

and Judith Price, which explore the cultural and historical landscape of Victoria through the lens of personal expression.

The works will be screened in a variety of locations throughout the day. Please see next weeks Press Release for more information!

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Arts Victoria Live!

MediaNet is beginning a new program, featuring live interviews with local artists

from a variety of disciplines, which may include film and video, visual art, theatre, literary arts,

music and dance.

We are looking for volunteers to help us as Production Assistants, researchers, technical and others TBA.

Our first event is scheduled for June 13 at the Victoria Event Centre.

If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information, please contact Kirk or Catlin at

communications@media-net.bc.ca

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Peter Sandmark teaching at Vancouver Island School of Art

Peter will be teaching a course at VISA

on the creation of Comics and graphic novels, begining Monday May 9 – June 20.

Cost is $225 for the 18hr course. For more info, please contact Peter at director@media-net.bc.ca

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VideoLab

July 23 – August 6

Video Lab is a new MediaNet production program designed to assist participants in developing and creating

video art projects which incorporate installation or interactive components.

Video Lab will  consist of a series of talks and workshops by local and visiting video artists, followed

by production exercises and intensive projects by the participants. The program culminates in an

exhibition of the final projects.

For more information, please contact info@media-net.bc.ca 

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WORKSHOPS

Please note: workshop fees must be paid in advance, no later than 3 days before the workshop.

All workshops will be held at the MediaNet office. Maximum number for registration is 5 participants per workshop.

Intro to Final Cut Pro

Saturday, May 7, 11am-5pm

Cost: $50 for members/ $80 for the public

Three places left!

Basic Colour Correction in Final Cut Pro

Saturday, May 14, 1pm-4pm

Cost: $20 for members/ $30 for the public

Three places left!

Motion and Keyframing

Saturday, May 21, 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $20 for members/$30 for the public

Three places left!

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

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AROUND TOWN

Call for Nominations: Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2012

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada’s foremost distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts.

Help us to honour Canada’s finest artists. Nominate someone who you feel is deserving of one of these prestigious awards.

Deadline for nominations: 
June 1, 2011

Guidelines

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Screenings

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 2 May 2011

The King’s Speech, 2010, 118 min

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch with a paralyzing speech impediment rise to the occasion. What resulted was the much needed inspiration his nation needed during dark days of WWII. This film cleaned up at the Oscars and the box office. It is immensely entertaining and moving, but how far did it stray from the real story? Members of the Churchill Society will be with us.

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6:30 pm Monday 9 May 2011

This Is Not A Robbery, 2008, 71 min

When he was arrested for holding up a bank in Abilene, Texas, in 2003, J.L. “Red” Rountree — then aged 91 — won fame as the world’s oldest active bank robber. But behind the bizarre headlines was a far more curious question: why would a formerly successful businessman with an untarnished record embark on a life of crime at age 87? Documentary filmmakers Lucas Jansen and Adam Kurland investigate Rountree’s unlikely life story with help from friends, family, witnesses and a rare audio interview Rountree recorded shortly before his death in 2004.

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: Daydream Nation, Textuality, Son of the Sunshine and more

The DVD club is discussing the film Last Train Home

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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

SALON : DATA (EASTERN BLOC|MONTRÉAL)

Deadlines:

25 April 2011

23 May 2011

Info: info@easternbloc.ca

http://www.easternbloc.ca

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: May 5, 2011

Info: http://www.fantasiafestival.com

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: May 31, 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

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: June 1, 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 | 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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TAIS 2011 BUNNY JAM (TAIS|TORONTO)

Honouring TAIS mascot and this year’s Chinese zodiac sign, TAIS is proud to announce this year’s theme for the AniJam Showcase in June, is … BUNNIES!

Deadline: May 15, 2011

Info: http://www.tais.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: YOUNGCUTS FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (YOUNGCUTS|MONTRÉAL)

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

Deadline: June 15, 2011

Info: http://www.youngcuts.com:80/?q=2011_YCFF

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE 2011 (TAIS|TORONTO)

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking independent animated films completed after June 2009 that are under 15 minutes in length.  All genres, techniques & themes accepted, both narrative and non-narrative.

Deadline: May 16, 2011

Info: http://www.tais.ca/animationshowcase_submissionform.pdf

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CANADIAN SHORTS (TIFF|TORONTO)

Seeking short films completed after September 1, 2010

Deadline: April 29, 2011

Info: http://tiff.net/thefestival/submissions

26TH FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE NAMUR (BELGIUM)

Namur, Belgium, September 30 to October 7, 2011

Feature-length narrative, animation, documentaries and music videos

Deadline: June 1, 2011

http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/26th-festival-international-du-film-francophone-de-namur

47TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CHICAGO)

Chicago, Illinois, October 6 to 20, 2011

Features and Shorts – All genres

Deadline: June 24,2011

Deadline for late entry: July 11, 2011

http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/47th-chicago-international-film-festival

24TH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 16 to 27, 2011

Documentaries – Features and Shorts

Deadline: May 1, 2011 and August 1, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/24th-international-documentary-film-festival-amsterdam

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ANNECY & YOUTUBE COMPETITION (VILLE D’ANNECY|FRANCE)

Seeking short films under 5 mins on theme “Animation, land of freedom!”

Deadline: May 1, 2011

Info: http://www.annecy.fr

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: WAVELENGTHS PROGRAM AT TIFF 2011 (TIFF|TORONTO)

Wavelengths is presently looking for new works (2010-2011), as well as recent restorations of seminal films from the avant-garde.

Deadline: May 6, 2011

Info: http://tiff.net/thefestival

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL|OTTAWA)

Seeking shorts and features for the 2011 festival.  No entry fees.

Deadline: May 20, 2011

Info: http://www.animationfestival.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (PARKDALE FILM + VIDEO SHOWCASE| TORONTO) 

The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society is seeking submissions of new and vintage film, video, and media installations by artists living or working Parkdale for the 13th Annual Parkdale Film + Video Showcase.

Deadline:  May 20, 2011

Info: http://www.parkdaleshowcase.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 2011 (REEL ASIAN|TORONTO) 

15th Anniversary Edition November 8-19, 2011

Deadline: June 1, 2011

Info: http://www.reelasian.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2ND LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (LAKINO|BERLIN) 

Seeking submissions of short films no longer than 30 minutes from Latin-American artists to screen on Rosa-Luxemburg Platz in Berlin.

Deadline:  June 30, 2011

http://lakino-bln.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (CANADA MEDIA FUND | CANADA) 

The CMF disburses funding through two streams: the Experimental Stream and the Convergent Stream.

Info: http://www.cmf-fmc.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS|NEW VISIONS (HAMILTON)

Submissions of short videos (3 to 5 minutes including credits) are invited from emerging (includes students) and established Canadian video artists.

Deadline: May 27, 2011

info: http://hamiltonorganfestival.ca/competitions/video.html

videocomp@hamiltonorganfestival.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ONEDOTZERO_ADVENURES IN MOTION 2011 (BFI SOUTHBANK LONDON|GB)

We are seeking innovative short films, installations, interactive work and live audio-visual performances to showcase at the BFI Southbank this November.

Deadline: May 30, 2011

Info: http://www.onedotzero.com/submissions/

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (RIDM|MONTREAL) 

It is now time to submit your films for RIDM’s next edition, which will be held from November 9 to 20, 2011.

Info: http://www.ridm.qc.ca/en

Deadline: June 30, 2011

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SHORT VIDEOS/FILMS ABOUT OIL (EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY|EDMONTON)

Deadline: June 1, 2011

Info: programming@emmedia.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (IMAGINENATIVE|TORONTO) 

Be part of imagineNATIVE’s 12th Anniversary Year!

Deadline: June 1, 2011

Info: http://www.imaginenative.org/newsdetails.php?id=163

NEW VISIONS: VIDEO/ORGAN MUSIC (HAMILTON ORGAN FESTIVAL)

Submissions of short videos (3 to 5 minutes including credits) are invited from emerging and established Canadian video artists.

Deadline: May 27, 2011

Info: http://hamiltonorganfestival.ca/competitions/video.html#hold

ANIMATED INSTALLATIONS (GIRAF7|CALGARY)

The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival is now looking for Animated Installation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums.

Deadline: July 1, 2011

Info: programming@quickdrawanimation.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (PIXXELPOINT|SLOVÉNIE)

La 12e édition de ce festival de nouveaux médias qui se déroulera en Slovénie du 2 au 9 décembre 2011 accepte les soumissions.

Deadline: June 10, 2011

Info: http://www.pixxelpoint.org/call-e.html

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (SOUNDASAURUS|CALGARY)

Ce festival d’art audio à Calgary lance un appel de soumissions pour des performances sonores qui peuvent inclure des projections vidéo et des médias interactifs.

Date limite: 17 juin 2011.

Info: http://www.calgaryartsdevelopment.com/content/call-submissions-soundasaurus

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

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