MEDIANET NEWS November 24, 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: MediaNet will be closed this Saturday, November 26 

In this Newsletter:

1. MediaNet’s 30th Anniversary party, December 16

2. workshops- Sony FS100 orientation

3. OPEN CINEMA – next event in January 2012

4. Around Town

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

1. MediaNet’s 30th Anniversary

 December 16, 5-7pm,

at the MediaNet office, #110-2750 Quadra St. 

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. And cake!

Help us continue to support media artists!

Last year, MediaNet unfortunately lost its Gaming funding.  We are starting a campaign to raise funds, and you can help!

1. If you are a MediaNet member already, you could renew your

      membership now.

2. If you are not a member and support the video services MediaNet offers,

you could become a Basic member for $30 a year.

3. Finally, you could make a donation to support

the purchase and maintenance of new equipment.

If MediaNet raises $600, we can receive matching funding from Canada Council

towards the purchase of equipment!

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2. Workshops

Sony FS100 camera orientation

Sat, December 3 at the MediaNet office

Come and learn about MediaNet’s new cameras!

Please contact

communications@media-net.bc.ca

to registar, or for more information.

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3. OPEN CINEMA

Thank you to everyone who helped us with our fall events!

Stay tuned for information on our next event in January.

Have a great holiday season, and see you in the New Year!

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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

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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imagineNATIVE Call for Interactive Digital Media Proposals

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) have renewed their digital media partnership for a second year of collaboration, and are inviting Canadian Aboriginal artists to submit proposals for innovative interactive digital media projects. Proposals can be for works in any digital medium and genre, including interactive documentary, mobile and locative media, interactive animation, interactive photo essay, data visualization and physical installation.

One project will be selected jointly by imagineNATIVE and the NFB for production, with the NFB serving as creative and administrative producer and imagineNATIVE providing creative input at key stages throughout the production. The project will be presented at imagineNATIVE 2013. The chosen project must be realizable within a $30,000 to $50,000 budget range.

The submission deadline is January 9, 2012. All Canadian Aboriginal artists are eligible to submit their proposals. Full submission details can be found at nfb.ca/imaginenative/proposals.

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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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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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Screenings

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 28 Nov 2011

Battle Of Britain, 2010, 90 min

Not the old 1940 classic but a 2010 documentary with Ewan MacGregor and his aviator bro Colin (who flew combat over Iraq) looking into that remarkable history. It’s such a brilliant take on the story: bright, modern day blokes who were, as kids, inspired by these brave fly boys (those who inspired Colin to become an RAF pilot). They fly historic planes, meet the veterans, explore the tactics and technology mixed with amazing archival footage. Pg

Thanks to SVP International Sales for permission to screen this remarkable film.

This event is in collaboration with The Churchill Society.

Read an interview of Ewan MacGregor by Christopher Middleton of RadioTimes.

Happy 137 Winston! There’ll be cake!

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6:30 pm Monday 5 Dec 2011

Journey On The Wild Coast, 2010, 110 min

This is a film you will not soon forget – once dubbed “a cross between Into The Wild and The Blair Witch Project”! “A married couple attempt to walk, paddle, and ski under their own power from Seattle to the Aleutians along the wild and remote northwest coast of North America. This documentary was filmed with a tiny hand held video camera by the adventures as they traveled through northern Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. Experience this modern adventure through their eyes as they encounter breathtaking scenery, harsh weather, amazing wildlife, starvation and danger. This modern adventure demonstrates that the most significant aspect of a journey is not reaching the final destination but how the journey changes the trajectory of the rest of a person’s life.” Pg Warning: don’t try this before watching this film!

Filmmaker Doug Chaney will join us by phone from Juno, Alaska.

Here you also see further exploits of this amazing couple.

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: Surviving Progress, The Whale, Son of the Sunshine and more!

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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

Please go to: www.medianetnews.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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 DECEMBER 8, 2011

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