MEDIANET NEWS August 11, 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

Video Lab Reception

Friday, August 12, 7pm

Open Space (510 Fort St)

For the culmination of our summer Video Lab production program, MediaNet is holding a reception featuring interactive media installations. We hope you’ll join us

for a fun and creative event, which explores the interactions of art and technology.

For more information on the Video Lab workshop, please see: http://www.media-net.bc.ca/programs/videolab.html

Thank you to Open Space for providing the venue for Video Lab!!!

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Now on Vantage Point Magazine

Rick Raxlen interviews Barbara Sternberg

Toronto filmmaker Barbara Sternberg has been making films since the mid-seventies. Her films have been screened widely across Canada as well as internationally. In 2011, Sternberg was made a Laureate of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

To read the interview, please go to http://vantagepointmagazine.wordpress.com/

And congratulations to Rick, whose film “Mumbles” will be broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting as part of a program called Oregon lens.

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Thank you to everyone who helped us with Vic Arts Live, 

August 8!

The next Vic Arts Live will take place on September 12 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

Stay tuned for footage of the show on MediaNet’s website.

Are you interested in helping with our next show? Are you involved with an upcoming local arts

event and would like to be interviewed? Please contact:

communications@media-net.bc.ca

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The MediaNet tech blog

 www.medianettech.wordpress.com

The MediaNet Programming Blog

http://medianetprograms.wordpress.com/

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AROUND TOWN

Job Opportunity

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership: Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Communications and Outreach Coordinator. This short term temporary position will begin once an appropriate candidate has been identified and will continue through to October 28th, 2011. Main responsibilities of the position include assisting with our One Wave Festival, youth council and strategic communications planning.

Experiential assets she/he will possess include:

Event organising and coordination;

Excellent computer, analytic, research and writing skills;

Knowledge of the contexts in which PPP works;

Able to work as both a team member and independently.

To be eligible for this opportunity you must be a post-secondary graduate; out of school; between the ages of 15 through 30; plus a Canadian citizen legally entitled to work in BC and not in receipt of EI benefits.

This position is ideally suited (but not limited) to graduate students in First Nations Studies, Indigenous Governance, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Pacific and Asian Studies, Anthropology and International Communications.

To respond please send a resume and cover letter to indicate your interest by August 12th, 2011

info@pacificpeoplespartnership.org

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Call for Submissions to local festivals

CALL FOR MEDIA ARTISTS

G++ is a window-front art gallery that will open in Victoria, BC in September, 2011. The gallery will be the first in Victoria to focus exclusively on interactive multimedia. The space has been donated by Limbic Media, a company that specializes in real-time interactive multimedia control technologies for use in entertainment markets, education, research, and the fine arts.

The Interactive Film & Video Series at G++ will pair five film and video artists with the team of interaction designers and engineers at Limbic Media to produce five interactive window-front multimedia installations. Each installation will have an interactive component that will enable the public to directly manipulate multimedia content through a variety of interactive mechanisms including: gesture, voice, physical interfaces, mobile devices, and the web.

We are currently seeking film and video artists to submit applications to participate in the series. Selected artists will receive an artist fee ($1399 – CARFAC – Category I, Solo Exhibition, Project), a small operating budget, interaction design and engineering support, curatorial assistance and promotion.

The call closes at Midnight on August 21, 2011. Late submissions will not be considered.

To apply, fill out our online Application Form.

This Interactive Film and Video Series at G++ was made possible through the joint BC Film/BC Arts Council “Interactive Fund”.

Link to PDF: Call for Media Artists: Interactive Film & Video Series at G++

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Cinevic’s Reel to Reel Music Video Challenge

CineVic is Calling for Submissions and Registrations from Musicians and Filmmakers for the 6th Annual REEL-TO-REEL Music Video Challenge

Reel-to-Reel will see the creation of a short musical film built around the chosen artist’s song culminating in a screening night where awards will be handed out to the best entrants.

The winning film will receive $300 in cash, and the audience favorite will get $200 in cash!

This year’s screening will be held Thursday September 29th, 2011 at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street).

Deadline for Submissions and Registrations:  Tuesday August 9th, 2011. Music Selections Announced:  Tuesday August 16th, 2011 Deadline for Completed Films:  Friday September 23rd, 2011

Entry registration fee for filmmakers is $50 (which includes three tickets to the event) and it is free to submit songs for musicians.   Ticket price for the screening is $10.

For entry forms contact Krista Loughton at 250-389-1590 or office@cinevic.ca and for more information visit www.cinevic.ca.

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THE VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL 2012- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Regular deadline: August 24, 2011

Late deadline: September 23, 2011

Info http://victoriafilmfestival.com/

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

7th annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival – VWIFF 2012

March 8 – 11, 2012 in Vancouver, BC Canada

http://www.womeninfilm.ca/filmfestival.html

Early Bird Deadline:  September 1, 2011

Regular Deadline:  October 2, 2011 

Extended Deadline:  November 1, 2011

Calling all independent filmmakers world-wide!

Does your film have women in at least three of the key creative roles (one woman may serve in more than one role):

Writer, Producer, Director, D.O.P., Lead Actor, or Lead Animator / Editor? Was your film completed after January 1, 2010?

If so, we want to see your film!  Submit today!

You may submit your film through our website, or *new this year* you may submit using WITHOUTABOX.http://www.womeninfilm.ca/festivalsubmissions.html

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Screenings

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 15 Aug 2011

My Kid Could Paint That, 2007, 83 min

A four year old becomes a rock star of the abstract art scene, producing brilliant work. Or does she? Is she the author of these amazing paintings? And if she is, are they to be considered beside the work of seasoned artists who can speak to their intention? This documentary presents some tantalizing questions about human nature – and is smart enough not to try to answer them all. Pg official site

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6:30 pm Monday 22 Aug 2011

Rango, 2011, 107 min

A duster with a difference! This one stars a chameleon and a host of brilliantly anthropomorphized desert critters. Definitely not for little kids, this plot is a little zany with lots of genre references from High Noon, to Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and a generous dollop of Blazing Saddles. Dazzling animation! Pg more or view a youtube trailer

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: Son of the Sunshine, The Whistle Blower and more

The DVD club is discussing the film Trigger.

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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

Projects

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS & RESIDENCIES (LE LABO|TORONTO) 

Le Labo invites submissions for the 2011/12 programming season.

Le Labo encourages research in media and digital arts as well as interdisciplinary creations.

Info: http://www.lelabo.ca/en/submissions

HELEN HILL ANIMATED MOVIE FUND

The Helen Hill Animated Movie Fund is an annual grant of $2,000 given to an animator working on an animated film or video that exhibits the playful, hands-on, D.I.Y. spirit that inspired Helen Hill and her art.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The grant will be awarded before the end of the year.

Info: http://www.helenhillfilmfund.org

OAC – EXHIBITION ASSISTANCE GRANT (SAW VIDEO|OTTAWA)

Deadline: August 15, 2011

Details: http://www.arts.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=7044

Info:sawvideo@sawvideo.com

CREATION PROGRAMS (DAÏMÕN|GATINEAU)

Artist Residency

Research and Creation

Support for First Works

Photography and Digital Imaging

Deadline: August 31, 2011

Info: http://www.daimon.qc.ca/communiques/appel7/

Festivals

MONTREAL STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: Sept 26, 2011

Info: http://www.stopmotionmontreal.com

SCREENING OF PERFORMANCE ART IN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT (FADO|TORONTO)

Deadline: August 1, 2011

Info: http://www.performanceart.ca/index.php?m=newsdetails&id=26

CINEMA POLITICA 2011-2012 (MONTREAL)

Deadlines:

August 1, 2011 (Fall 2011)

December 1, 2011 (Winter 2012)

Info: www.cinemapolitica.org/submit-a-film

SYMPOSIUM D’ART/NATURE (PARC ÉCOLOGIQUE DU MILLÉNAIRE|MONCTON)

Deadline: August 12, 2011

Info: http://raiq.ca/en/notices/appel-de-projets-symposium-d039artnature

THE GEORGES-LAOUN-OPTICIEN-OBORO SUPER SHORT FILM PRIZE (OBORO|MONTREAL)

Deadline: August 22nd, 2011

Info: http://www.oboro.net/program/program.html#6

THE VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL 2012

Regular deadline: August 24, 2011

Late deadline: September 23, 2011

Info http://victoriafilmfestival.com/

.DPI 22 (STUDIO XX|MONTREAL)

Theme: Free Culture

Deadline for proposals: September 16, 2011

Deadline for final submissions: October 7, 2011

Info: http://dpi.studioxx.org/demo/?q=fr/no/21/Call-Submissions-dpi-22

NSI ONLINE SHORT FILM FEST 2011 (NATIONAL SCREEN INSTITUTE|WINNIPEG)

Deadline: August 15, 2011

Info:http://www.nsi-canada.ca/call_for_short_films_nsi_online_short_film_fest_2011.aspx

3 X 3 X 3: 3 PROJETS. 3 MENTORS. 3 PLATEFORMES (FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA|MONTREAL)

Deadline: September 1, 2011

Info: http://page.zonefestival.com/fnc/index.asp?varLangue=en

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (MAISON DE L’ARCHITECTURE DU QUÉBEC|MONTREAL)

Deadline: September 20, 2011

Info: http://www.maisondelarchitecture.ca/?page_id=89

ITS FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

Deadline: October 1, 2011

Info: http://www.itsfestivalamsterdam.com/about-its/participate

THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM (TELEFILM CANADA & ROGERS GROUP OF FUNDS)

Public-private partnership provides financing for feature-length

documentary projects during their production and post-production

stages.

Deadlines:

September 2,  2011 (French)

September 30, 2011 (English)

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/en/funds-and-programs/theatrical-documentary-program

OFFTA 2012 (MONTREAL)

Deadline: September 19, 2011

Info: http://www.offta.com

Submission form

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

Deadlines with Telefilm Canada:

Documentary Feature Films: August 10, 2011

Narrative Feature Films: August 26, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/2012-sundance-film-festival

62ND INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN (BERLINALE 2012)

Feature films only, 60 minutes: all genres

Registration deadline with Telefilm Canada for narratives and documentaries: August 26, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/62nd-internationale-filmfestspiele-berlin-berlinale-2012 

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

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