MEDIANET NEWS October 27, 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

 

In this Newsletter:

1. MediaNet’s 30th Anniversary film challenges

2. OPEN CINEMA , November 16

3. Around Town: Off Label Festival

 

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

 

1. MediaNet’s 30th Anniversary 

 

MediaNet was incorporated on Dec 16th, 1981. This December marks 30 years of serving

independent film and video production and presentation in Victoria!

 

We have two media challenges for you! You may apply to one or both.

 

1. We invite you to make a short film or video work (no more than 10 mins.) which somehow incorporates the number 30.

Works can be in any genre, including, but not limited to documentary, experimental

or narrative. Works will be played at our Anniversary party.

 

Participants will receive 50 Volbucks and a commemorative MediaNet hat or t-shirt.

 

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2. MediaNet is looking for 5 filmmakers to create a short film using MediaNet’s new Sony FS 100s. Any genre or subject is eligible.

 

The Call is open to Victoria and Victoria Area Filmmakers and Artists who

have had at least one film selected into an adjudicated film festival

or have received a Canada Council or BC Arts grant. Open to all Victoria Area filmmakers and video artists.

 

If your project is chosen, you will receive up to 10 days use of one or both of the Sony FS 100’s

and up to 10 days use of MediaNet lights, grip and ancillary equipment.

 

Also, Editing Facilities at MediaNet (Adobe CS5 Creative Suite with Premier Pro or FCP 7 and Adobe AfterEffects)

 

and Technical Support as necessary

 

Submissions must include

  • minimum two page treatment of the project that includes statements of artistic vision, community relevance and an explanation of how the FS100’s will enhance your project (see above “Criteria for Selection”)
  • Resume or CV
  • Schedule of completion including proposed shooting dates (best estimate)
  • List of crew and positions (best estimate)

Deadline for proposals: November 30th 2011

Deadline for Completion: April 30 2012

 

please send your proposals to communications@media-net  or

#110 – 2750 Quadra St, Victoria, BC  V8T 4E8

 

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2. OPEN CINEMA

 

Our next OPEN CINEMA event is on Wednesday, November 16, featuring the documentary Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profit

in collaboration with AIDS Vancouver Island.

 

Location: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

Doors open: 5:30

Screening: 7pm

Suggested donation: $10-$20 at the door

 

Coffee by Fernwood Coffee, pizza by The Joint, goodies from Bubby Rose’s Bakery, door prizes and more!

 

 

Raw Opium challenges preconceived notions of harm reduction, addiction and government involvement in both

the production and enforcement of this powerful drug.

 

Featuring an after screening discussion with Donald MacPherson, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition;

David Bratzer, Board Member of Law enforcement Against Prohibition; Katie, Society of Intravenous

Drug Users (S.O.L.I.D) member, and Erin Gibson, AIDS V.I. Harm Reduction Services.

 

 

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The MediaNet tech blog

 www.medianettech.wordpress.com

 

The MediaNet Programming Blog

http://medianetprograms.wordpress.com/

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3. Around Town

 

Off Label Festival and Art of the Placebo Exhibition

 

OFF LABEL is a weeklong festival that brings together an international group of artists and intellectuals to explore health, spirituality and the effects of technology in a digitally mediated world. The festival comprises gallery exhibitions, performances, workshops, lectures, panel discussions and thematic excursions.

 

For the full program of events, please see http://www.openspace.ca/node/1661

 

Tonight!

 

Exhibition: Art of the Placebo, Opening Reception

8pm Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Artists: Steve Bates (CAN), Hans Bernhard (CHE), Jackson 2Bears & Ted Hiebert (CAN), Art Clay (CHE), Justin Love (CAN), Jake Moore (CAN), Peter Morin (CAN), Christiane Oppermann (DEU), John Craig Freeman & Will Pappenheimer (USA), Monika Rut (POL), Liz Solo, (CAN), Monica Studer & Christoph van den Berg (CHE), Jeremy Turner, (CAN)

9pm Open Space, 510 Fort Street
Performance: Jackson 2Bears & Ted Hiebert (CAN)

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Cinevic’s Winter Party & Film Festivus

 

Mark your calendars! Join the local film community at Cinevic’s Winter Party & Film Festivus

to be held at the Victoria Event Centre on Thursday, December 22nd.

for more information, please see the Cinevic web site:

http://www.cinevic.ca/

 

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Screenings

 

Movie Monday

 

 

7:30 pm Monday 31 Oct 2011 ( Halloween )

 

Corpse Bride, 2005, 77 min

 

Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.

 

It’s a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Tim Burton style. Pg Visit the official site or view the trailer

 

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A Work In Progress, 2011, 42 min

6:30 pm Monday 7 Nov 2011

 

A wonderful documentary about the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra; the bright and eager young players, dedicated parents, and the conductors who mentor them to give their best. Especially touching is the deep commitment of the inspired János Sándor, who  led the process for 15 years, as he challenges the players through his final season with them. He passed the mantel on to associate conductor Yariv Aloni because of failing health in 2010.

The music is brilliant and the youth musician’s spark and dedication to the music is exciting to see. By Victoria director David Springbett, Asterisk Productions. PG Here’s a clip.

We’ll have a brass ensemble with us to open the program and Q&Amp;A after.

 

 

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

 

CINEMA POLITICA 2011-2012 (MONTREAL)

Deadlines: December 1, 2011 (Winter 2012)

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

 

 

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

 

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES PROGRAMMES AUDIOVISUELS (FIPA|PARIS)

Deadline: November 10, 2011

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON NOVEMBER 10, 2011

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