MEDIANET NEWS May 12, 2011

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(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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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

A Sense of Place

Saturday, May 28

various locations – all day

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 filmmakers will be speaking about their works at the Cinevic office (1931 Lee Ave, 250- 389-1590) at 2pm on May 28. The discussion will be followed by

a screening of Rick Raxlen’s film Approximately. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

film/video works, times and locations:

10am-4pm: Elinor by Judith Price at The Oxford House of Hair Design, 503 Niagara St. (at Menzies)

2:30pm: Approximately by Rick Raxlen at Cinevic

3-6pm: video by Grace Salez, location TBA

Sat. night: video by Janet Rogers, time and place TBA

9pm-midnight: Phobacilloscope by Scott Amos in the window by the Victoria Film Fest office, 1215 Blanshard Street

We are looking for people to help us document these events. If you are interested, please contact Kirk or Catlin at

communications@media-net.bc.ca

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Off the Grid Arts Crawl

Friday, June 10, 6pm-9pm

various locations – Free!

Medianet will be participating in this year’s Off the Grid Art Crawl with films at The Well, 821 Fort Street.

The Well will also be showing an exhibition of contemporary icons by local artist Alina Smolyansky.

Also keep your eyes open for MediaNet QR codes around the city – these will link to videos online.

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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

Thank you to those who have stepped up to volunteer!

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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.

Basic Colour Correction in Final Cut Pro

Saturday, May 14, 1pm-4pm

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

Two places left!

Motion and Keyframing

Saturday, May 21, 1pm – 4pm

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

Two places left!

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

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BC Arts Council Information Session w/ Walter Quan at Cinevic

Date and Time: 12 May 2011 – 7:00pm

Project Assistance for Media Artists
Walter Quan will be at CineVic to provide information about the BC Arts Council’s Project Assistance for Media Artists. This year’s deadline is May 31st. Please join us if you plan to apply for assistance this year.

For more information please visit http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/ and come with your questions!

Must RSVP with Krista at the Cinevic office- office@cinevic.ca

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Studio looking for editor

http://www.picturecloud film and animation Studio is looking for a part time

editor for contractual work Must have a thorough understanding of  Final cut

pro. Some skills in animation CS4/5 and AE are a bonus but not completely

necessary.

Please respond to info@picturecloud.ca

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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

11 May, 18 May & 19 May 2011

Mixed Message

A play that explores the relationship between tobacco dependence and mental illness. All actors and stagehands are members of the Psychiatric Day Hospital’s ‘Tobacco Fighters and Survivors Club.’

Your support will be much appreciated. the details

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6:30 pm & 8:45 pm Monday 16 May 2011

Topp Twins – Untouchable Girls, 2009, 84 min

Topp Twins – Untouchable Girls (more fun than a possom up your trousers) This film is the most fun I’ve had at the movies for years. These NZ yodelling twins have been performing since they were girls and, with brilliant humour and music, have tackled everything from Aboriginal rights, nuclear weapons proliferation, GLBT issues. Even breast cancer succumbs to their spirit and their special brand of silliness.

MM is pleased to collaborate with Victoria PFLAG, (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) for these screenings, in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia. Pg13

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6:30 pm Monday 23 May 2011

Made In Dagenham, 2010, 113 min

Victoria Day

In 1968 a ragtag army of British working-class women struck a resonant blow for equal rights. These unlikely feminist radicals were the sewing machinists of the Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham factory, whose historic strike for equal pay with their male counterparts kick-started the ongoing drive for wage parity. Sally Hawkins and a great cast and clever writers elevate what could have been a by-the-numbers story to a really moving drama. R (for language)

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! 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)

Deadline: 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: 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 – 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

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

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 (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: 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

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)

EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts invites local, national and international artists to submit proposals for our mind blowing three-day festival sound explosion: SOUNDASAURUS!

Deadline: Juin 17, 2011.

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE NATIONAL SCREEN INSTITUTE ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (NSI|WINNIPEG)

All films selected to play in the festival are eligible for the $2,500 A&E Short Filmmakers Award.

Deadline: June 3, 2011.

Info: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/shorts_filmmakers_submit_your_film_to_our_fest_chance_to_win_2_500.aspx

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (+15 SOUNDSCAPE|CALGARY)

Submission is open to local and national sound artists.

Deadline: June 20, 2011

Info: http://www.epcorcentre.org/Education/VisualArtsandMedia.aspx

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA|MONTRÉAL) 

The call for entries for the 40th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma is now online.

Deadline: June 30, 2011

Info: http://film.zonefestival.com/film.asp?f=fnc&p=100&l=LS&key=219419845973&key_2=37733&t=83867

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SHAW MEDIA-HOT DOCS FUNDS (TORONTO) 

The Funds offer completion grants and no-interest development loans with an aim to increase the quantity and quality of social, cultural and political one-off documentaries produced in Canada by Canadian-based production companies.

Deadline: 25 May, 2011

Info:  http://www.hotdocs.ca/shawmedia/

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (SUPERTOON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL|CROATIA)

Deadline:  May 15, 2011

Info: http://www.supertoonfestival.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: VIDEO COMPETITION (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

VANCOUVER ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (VAFF)

Canada’s oldest festival dedicated to exhibiting films and videos by North American artists of Asian heritage.

Deadline: May 31, 2011

Info: http://www.vaff.org/festinfo/open-call-for-film-entries-vaff-2011

CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

Seeks independent films for its 2011 festival

Deadline: May 31, 2011

Info: http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/submit

TORONTO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL (TUFF) 

Filmmakers, animators and video artists are invited to submit one-minute

silent films that would be of interest to an urban population.

Deadline: June 1, 2011

Info: http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com

47TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 

Features and Shorts – All genres

Deadline: June 24,2011

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

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL “GOLDEN KUKER-SOFIA” (BULGARIA)

Deadline:  July 15, 2011

Info: http://www.animationfest-bg.eu

MONTREAL STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: Sept 26, 2011

Info: http://www.stopmotionmontreal.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: AIR TAIPEI 2012

2012 AIR Taipei Open Call for Arts Residence & Exhibition Proposals Application

Deadline: May 31, 2011

Info: http://www.artistvillage.org/Residence/Residence

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (DOCUMENTARY ORGANIZATION OF CANADA) 

Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers

Deadline: June 10, 2011

Info: http://docorg.ca/en/giving-voice-filmmakers-working-filmmakers

2011 PLANET IN FOCUS FESTIVAL (PIF|TORONTO)

Early-bird deadline: May 3, 2011

Final deadline: June 17, 2011

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

GREEN SCREEN AWARD (PIF|TORONTO)

This award is specifically for film and television productions of any genre that are employing green methods.

Deadline: August 5, 2011

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

HOT DOCS GRANT APPLICATIONS (HOT-DOCS|TORONTO)

Applications for the first round of Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds 2011 disbursements are now being accepted.

Deadline: May 25, 2011

Info: http://www.hotdocs.ca/shawmedia/

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (THE GOETHE SATELLITE|VANCOUVER) 

The Goethe-Institut is embarking on a 2-year initiative to create the Goethe Satellite, a programming framework where artists and curators are invited to develop projects in Vancouver.

Deadline: May 25, 2011

Info: http://blog.goethe.de/satellite/index.php?user_language=en&wt_sc=satellite

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

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON MAY 26, 2011

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