MEDIANET NEWS September 29, 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

V8T 4E8

 

Please Note: The MediaNet office will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Thanksgiving

 

In this newsletter

1. Eco Doc – October 15 – November 13

2. OPEN CINEMA – Season Nine launch – October 12

3. Victoria Arts Live – next event October 10

4. Around Town

 

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

 

1. Eco Doc

October 15 – November 13, 2011

 

Eco Doc is a workshop for filmmakers and environmentalists to meet and produce short documentary films about issues

relating to the environment, community, global warming and sustainable development.

 

To register for the workshop, please contact communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

 

For a list of this year’s Workshops and speakers, please see our website: http://www.media-net.bc.ca/programs/ecodoc.html

 

 

A screening of participants works will take place at the end of the program

 

 

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2. OPEN CINEMA

 

Wednesday, Oct 12

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

Doors 5:30

Screening at 7pm

Suggested donation $10 – $20

 

Presented in partnership with Food Roots

 

Our first OPEN CINEMA of Season Nine takes place on

Wednesday, October 12, featuring a screening of Urban Roots.

 

This inspiring and timely documentary follows the urban farming phenomenon in post-industrial

Detroit. Against all odds, seeds of change are taking root in empty lots, old factory yards and

derelict housing estates, where people are reclaiming their spirits by growing food.

 

Featuring an after screening discussion with Kristina Bouris (City of Victoria

Community Planner and Food Systems specialist); Sol Kinnis (City Harvest);

Philippe Lucas (Victoria Downtown Public Market Society) and Gabe Epstein (Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers).

 

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3. Vic Arts Live

 

Our next show is on Monday, October 10 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad st.

Start time: 7pm

 

If you would like to join our fabulous crew, please contact communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

You can see footage from our first two shows at

http://www.media-net.bc.ca/programs/vicartslive_editions/vicartslive1.html

 

 

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The MediaNet tech blog

 www.medianettech.wordpress.com

 

The MediaNet Programming Blog

http://medianetprograms.wordpress.com/

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4. Around Town

 

Call for Submissions to local festivals

 

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

 

Mental Illness awareness week: October 2-8

 

6:30 pm Monday 3 Oct 2011

The Beaver, 2011, 91 min

 

Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with Mel Gibson in The Beaver – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track… until a beaver hand puppet enters his life. Pg13 some disturbing scenes.

 

A provocative film to talk about in our special venue. Trailer and read a Jodie Foster Interview

 

 

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6:30 pm Monday 10 Oct 2011

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, 2011, 90 min

Thanksgiving Monday

 

 

Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) takes us on a smart, funny, and somewhat scary ride through the concept of corporate sponsorship as he sells a documentary to be entirely, openly financed by product placements. He’s good! Pg13 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.

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies are posted on the on-line version of the newsletter only.

 

Please go to: www.medianetnews.wordpress.com

MONTREAL STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: Sept 26, 2011

Info: http://www.stopmotionmontreal.com

 

CINEMA POLITICA 2011-2012 (MONTREAL)

Deadlines: December 1, 2011 (Winter 2012)

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

 

 

.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

 

 

ITS FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

Deadline: October 1, 2011

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

 

 

INDEPENDENT EXPOSURE 2011 15TH SEASON (USA)

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Info: http://www.independentexposure.com/festivals/independent_exposure/2011_call.html 

 

7TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL – VWIFF 2012

Early Bird Deadline:  September 1, 2011

Regular Deadline:  October 2, 2011

Extended Deadline:  November 1, 2011

Info: http://www.womeninfilm.ca/festivalsubmissions.html

 

REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL (REELWORLD|TORONTO) 

Deadline: December 9, 2011

Info: http://reelworld.ca/_bin/festival/submissions/guidelines.cfm

 

MAI (MONTRÉAL, ARTS INTERCULTURELS)

Deadline: October 1, 2011

Info: http://www.m-a-i.qc.ca/english/artv.asp

 

DAMMING FLUXUS (CALGARY)

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Info: http://dammingfluxus.com/about/

 

 

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES PROGRAMMES AUDIOVISUELS (FIPA|PARIS)

Deadline: November 10, 2011

Info: http://www.fipa.tm.fr/en/fipa/submit-a-program.htm

 

IOO POST-PRODUCTION FUND (INSIDE OUT + OUTTV|TORONTO)

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Info: http://www.insideout.ca/21/ioo.php

 

41ST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM (NETHERLANDS)

Telefilm Canada Deadline: September 19, 2011

Deadline for direct submisssions: November 1, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/fr/festivals-et-marches/festivals/41e-international-film-festival-rotterdam

 

GALLERY OF ALBERTA MEDIA ART (AMAAS + EPCOR CENTRE)

Deadline: September 29, 2011

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

 

 

34TH CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (FRANCE)

Deadline for Festival submission: October 14, 2011

Deadline for Market submission: November 10, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/34th-clermont-ferrand-short-film-festival-and-27th-short-film-market

 

20TH ANNUAL $100 FILM FESTIVAL (CSIF|CALGARY) 

Deadline: December 1, 2011

Info: http://100dollarfilmfestival.org/fest2011/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=43&Itemid=112

 

IMAGES ON SCREEN (IMAGES FESTIVAL|TORONTO)

Deadline: October 17, 2011

Info: http://www.imagesfestival.com/submission_form_video.php

 

 

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

 

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON OCTOBER 13, 2011

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