MEDIANET NEWS November 9, 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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Please note: The MediaNet office will be closed this Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12 

for Remembrance Day

 

In this Newsletter:

1. MediaNet’s 30th Anniversary, December 16

2. OPEN CINEMA, Raw Opium, November 16

3. Around Town

 

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

 

1. MediaNet’s 30th Anniversary

Please note: the date of our anniversary party has been moved from November 30 to December 16. 

 

You are invited to attend MediaNet’s Celebration Reception for its 30th Anniversary, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, from 5 pm to 7 pm  at the MediaNet office, #110 – 2750 Quadra Street. A selection of videos by members, past and present, will be showing on the monitors in our office.

 

MediaNet was incorporated on December 16th, 1981, with the goal of supporting the creation of videos that express personal vision. Come and enjoy some holiday cheer with MediaNet members and staff.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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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

 

Tonight! -The Rock n’ Roll Shakedown Featuring Slim Sandy (aka Peter Sandmark)

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

Doors 8pm. Dance lesson with Tracey Nelson 8:30

$10

 

 

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

 

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is hosting the second annual

Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session on February 23, 2012.

The pitch will take place as part of Big Sky Doc Shop (Feb 21-24), a

four day non-fiction industry forum during the ninth annual film

festival.

 

Entry Fee: $25

 

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2012

 

Enter via Withoutabox.com at – <http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969>

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Are you a Canadian documentary filmmaker who wants to make the leap from producing hour-long broadcast documentaries to producing feature length documentaries for theatrical release?  Super Channel would like to help you make that leap!

 

The Super Channel Feature Documentary Award will be awarded to two teams to assist in the development of their feature documentaries.  Enter now and you could receive the following:

 

·        15-20 hours of mentorship with a senior feature documentary producer

·        $3,000 budget to benefit your project and attend the Hot Docs Forum 2012

The director and producer must each have at least one hour-long television documentary credit, and may not have more than one feature-length (75 minutes +) documentary credit.  The director and producer may be the same person provided that this person meets the above eligibility requirements regarding credits in both roles.  All entrants must be Canadian citizens.

 

Visit www.superchannel.ca/creativeaward for our Prizes, Guidelines and Terms & Conditions and for details on eligibility, submission and prizes.

 

Contest closes at 5 pm on November 27, 2011.  Late entries will not be accepted.

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David Simmond’s

screenactors studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C. V8W 1R9. Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca/ email: screenact@shaw.ca

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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

 

6:30 pm Monday 14 Nov 2011

Defendor, 2009, 101 min

 

Woody Harrelson is a construction worker by day, self-made superhero by night in Defendor, a comedy that takes aim at society’s infatuation with comic-book mythologies. I was reminded of this film by a recent Jian Ghomeshi interview (Oct 21@ 16:42)with a filmmaker who has found a number of self-proclaimed “real life superheroes” just like Defendor, aiming the make the streets safe for the innocent public. It can be a difficult calling! It’s a weird combination of comedy, dark drama, filmed in Hamilton (Hammertown) ON. R Some language, violence, sexual and drug use content. trailer

 

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6:30 pm Monday 21 Nov 2011

Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone, 2010, 107 min

 

“Everyday Sunshine is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South-Central Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of “making it.”….

“At the heart of the film’s story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being ageing Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.” Pg13 Language trailer

We’ll have co-director Chris Metzler, who brought us PLAGUES & Pleasures On The Salton Sea, and Fishbone’s eccentric co-founder Angelo Moore with us for a Q&A by telephone!

 

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

 

Please go to: www.medianetnews.wordpress.com

 

Call for Projects

THE VAULT #6 – VIDEO-FILM NOIR (GIV | MONTREAL)

The Vault is an ongoing GIV program that begins as an open call submission on a particular theme. Artist fees will be paid

Deadline: November 25, 2011

More info here.

 

ANTHOLOGY OF CRITICAL TEXTS (GRAIN | EMMEDIA) 

CALL FOR WRITERS: EMMEDIA is committed to paying each of its contributors a fee, dependant on the publication and length of text.

Deadline: November 15, 2011

Info: http://emmedia.ca/?page_id=53

 

 

ARTICULE’S PROGRAMMING 2012-2013 (MONRTRÉAL)

Deadline: December 1, 2011

Info: http://www.articule.org/web/menu02/soumissions_en.html

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VISUAL & MEDIA ARTISTS (ESPACE CERCLE CARRÉ|MONTRÉAL)

ESPACE CERCLE CARRÉ is seeking submissions from visual and media artists for its 2012 programming specifically for solo exhibitions that will last one month each.

Deadline: November 28, 2011

Info: http://www.cerclecarre.coop/espace

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES – MAPPING FESTIVAL 2012 (GENEVA|SWEDEN)

Your imagination is full of audiovisual projects? You have performances, installations, workshops or other audiovisual multidisciplinary projects to discover?

Submit your project to the Mapping Festival!

Deadline: November 18, 2011

Info: http://www.mappingfestival.com

 

Call for Submissions

 

IMAGES FESTIVAL: IMAGES ON SCREEN 2012 (TORONTO)

25th Anniversary Images Festival will take place 12-21 April 2012. Artist fees (screening fees) paid for all works presented.

Deadline (final): November 14, 2011

Info: http://www.imagesfestival.com/festival.php?misc_id=28

 

 

HAIDA GWAII FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (QUEEN CHARLOTTE | BC) 

Deadline: December 31, 2011

Info: http://www.haidagwaiifilmfestival.ca

 

 

11TH TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (NEW YORK CITY)

New York City, United States, April 18 to 29, 2012

Call for Entries (Feature and Short Films – All Genres)

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting Canadian entries on behalf of the Festival and will coordinate a consolidated shipment of screeners to New York.

The Festival waives its entry fees for films presented via Telefilm Canada.

The Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC) is handling submissions from Quebec.

Please contact François Marchal at 514 841-2299 or francois.marchal@sodec.gouv.qc.ca.

Application Deadline via Telefilm Canada: November 24, 2011

Deadline if submitted directly to the Festival: December 2, 2011

Late Deadline (for features): January 6, 2012

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/files/Tribeca-call-for-entries-2012.pdf

 

THE YORKTON FILM FESTIVAL (YORKTON|SK)

The 2012 Yorkton Film Festival will take place May 24 to May 27, 2012.

The Yorkton Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2012 festival season.

Deadline: January 31, 2012

Info: http://www.goldensheafawards.com

info@goldensheafawards.com

 

DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (VANCOUVER)

DOXA is now accepting submissions for short and feature-length documentary films for our upcoming festival, May 4 – 13, 2012.

Deadline: December 19, 2011

Info: http://www.doxafestival.ca/about/entries.html

 

VISIONS DU RÉEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SUISSE)

Nyon, Switzerland, April 20 to 27, 2012

All film genres

Deadline: January 10, 2012

Info: http://www.visionsdureel.ch

 

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

San Francisco, United States, April 19 to May 3, 2012

All film genres

Late deadline (shorts): December 5, 2011

Late deadline (features): December 12, 2011

Info: http://www.sffs.org/SF-Intl-Film-Festival/Call-for-Entries.aspx

 

19TH SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST (SXWS) 2012 FILM FESTIVAL

Austin, United States, March 9 to 17, 2012

All film genres

Last minute deadline: November 15, 2011

Info: http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/submit

 

SHORT FILMS FOR THE 62ND INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN 2012

Berlin, Germany, February 9 to 19, 2012

Call for Entries (Short Films of 30 minutes or less)

Deadline: November 14, 2011

Info: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/files/Berlin-2012-Short%20Films-call-for-entries-English.pdf

 

13TH DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (YUKON)

Deadline: November 11, 2011

Final Entries: December 18, 2011

Info: http://www.dawsonfilmfest.com

 

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS ANIFEST (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Deadline: December 20, 2011

Info: http://www.anifest.cz

 

NATIONAL SCREEN INSTITUTE (NSI|WINNIPEG) 

Submit your short film to our online fest – you might win $2,500

The National Screen Institute wants YOUR short films for the NSI Online Short Film Festival.

Deadline: January 4, 2012

Info here

 

 

11TH NIAGARA INDIE FILMFEST (NIFF|ST.CATHARINES, ONTARIO)

Niagara’s national short film and video festival is now accepting entries for the 11th Niagara Indie Filmfest, to be held April 13th-15th, 2012 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Deadline: February 3, 2012

Info: http://www.niagaraindiefilmfest.org

 

 

 

CINÉMA DU RÉEL (PARIS)

33rd International Documentary Film Festival

Deadline: November 15, 2011

Info: http://festivalcinereel.bpi.fr/entryform/en

 

33ÈME FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES DE CRÉTEIL

Deadline: November 30, 2011

Info: http://www.filmsdefemmes.com

 

 

42ND TAMPERE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (TAMPERE|FINLAND)

March 7 to 11, 2012

Short films – all genres

Deadline: December 1, 2011

Info: http://www.tamperefilmfestival.fi/site/index.php?page=english/home

 

 

 

CINEMA POLITICA 2011-2012 (MONTREAL)

Deadlines: December 1, 2011 (Winter 2012)

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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One thought on “MEDIANET NEWS November 9, 2011

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    THE HARSH REALITY OF ADDICTION
    The producers of this short film are both recovering addicts who have both spent time living and indulging with drug addiction in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Today they are both clean and sober with multiple years of recovery
    Addiction: Chaos in Vancouver

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