MEDIANET NEWS December 8, 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 party, December 16

2. OPEN CINEMA – Crazy Wisdom, January 18, 2012

3. Around Town

 

Please note: 

MediaNet will be closed from December 17-January 3 for the holidays.

There will be a day for equipment drop off and pick up on December 28, from 9am-noon.

Seasons Greetings!

 

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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!

 

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2. OPEN CINEMA

 

Our next event will be on Wednesday, January 18 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

We will screen the documentary Crazy Wisdom, in partnership with the Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre.

 

Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

When: doors 5:30pm, screening at 7pm

Suggested donation: $10-$20 at the door

 

Raised in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Chogyam Trungpa came to the West

and taught Buddhism as though it were a matter of life and death. He was

committed to creating the foundation from which to build an enlightened society.

Allen Ginsberg considered him his guru; Thomas Merton wanted to write a book with him; Joni Mitchell wrote a song about him.

 

He was also known as “the bad boy” of Buddhism,

shattering notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave. 20 years after his death, Trungpa’s name still evokes

admiration & outrage. What made him tick? What is enlightenment, anyway?

 

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

 

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See what’s coming up at MediaNet on The MediaNet Programs Blog

http://medianetprograms.wordpress.com/

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3. Around Town

 

Onmyplanet.ca is an LGBTQ positive website that is part online queer community centre and part mainstream educational project. It is home to The Queer Story Archive and (with your help) is soon to be the future home of the “Work It Out” online therapeutic workbook for reducing homophobia. Research has shown that the more familiar someone is with the queer community the less likely they are to experience homophobia or to act on their feelings of sexual prejudice. The goal of The Queer Story Archive is to compile as many queer stories as possible in an accessible place – a place where queer people can find familiar and supportive people and get some queer history first hand; a place where the rest of the world can encounter an incredibly diverse cross-section of our LGBTQ communities and get to know us better.

 

Your contribution, be it your story and/or to our fundraising campaign will help onmyplanet.ca change your reality. Check out our RocketHub Campaign: http://rockethub.com/projects/3635-work-it-out-at-www-onmyplanet-ca

 

 

This project originated through the community organization Creating Connections (facebook.com/creatingconnections) and encourages people of all ages, genders, and orientations to include their queer stories in the archive at onmyplanet.ca. For more info please check out the “Your Story” page at onmyplanet.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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KCTS9 DEVELOPMENT GRANT: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

KCTS9 is a public television station in Seattle, Washington, USA and is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). As part of a new programming strategy, KCTS9 will offer a number of development grants at major international industry events in a quest to identify exciting proposals from filmmakers for two new series. A grant of US $10,000 will be offered to the winner of a pitching competition at the Victoria Film Festival (VFF).

The two series are: Four Cities, Four Visions, and Man and Animal.

For more information, please contact: Emma Dively EDively@kcts9.org

Application Process

 Applicants may submit proposals for either or both series. Please identify your submission as Four Cities, Four Visions or Man and Animal.

Your proposal should include the following:

a. Your idea in writing, in English, to a maximum of 1,000 words.

b. A filmography, maximum one-page.

c. (Optional) a sample of past work on DVD or via link.

Your written proposal and filmography should be sent by email to:

Emma Dively:  <EDively@kcts9.org>

If you are sending a DVD sample of past work it should be sent to:

Emma Dively, Content Development Coordinator,

KCTS9, 401 Mercer Street,

Seattle, WA, 98109

USA.  

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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 12 Dec 2011

The Concert, 2009, 119 min

 

 

The Concert is an entertaining film about an out-of-favour Russian conductor who, Blues Bros-style, gets the old orchestra together for a gig. Pretending to be the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra they head off to play a concert in Paris, the adventure of their lives. It’s a comedy/drama with some fabulous music and a terrific surprise subplot. Pg13 French & Russian with subtitles review

 

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6:30 pm Monday 19 Dec 2011

Buck, 2011, 88 min

 

 

“Buck Brannaman escaped an abusive childhood in Montana and Idaho to become a master teacher of horsemanship and the main inspiration for the book and the movie The Horse Whisperer.” This completely satisfying documentary “is a portrait that expertly mirrors its subject: Buck is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to unexpectedly inspiring effect.” You don’t have to be crazy about horses to love this film. It’s laced with humour and wisdom, and a little dab Robert Redford thrown in too!

 

You don’t have to be a horse nut to fall for Buck, one of those rare documentaries whose subject is so inherently fascinating that a fictional character could hardly compete. Audience fave at Sundance. Pg official site and a review

 

 

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

 

Having supported the theatrical releases of over 150 titles since 2003, we’re moving into a new frontier: the online world. We want to make quality Canadian feature films available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. We aim to transform the Canadian cinema landscape by launching a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming platform, which will feature a curated library of the very best Canadian films available.

To make this a reality, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign on Indie GoGo, offering some great rewards and perks to our supporters. Please consider becoming one and help us propel Canadian cinema to new heights. The films and film talent we have in this country fully deserve it. Thank you! Click here to visit our fundraising page.

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

 

Call to Artists based in British Columbia, Canada

Cressey Development

Vancouver, BC Canada

Budget: $175,000

Deadline: January 11, 2012 at 4pm

Durante Kreuk Ltd. on behalf of Cressey Development would like to announce a Limited Open Call Public Art Opportunity. Artists that are British Columbia based and have successfully completed at least one public art project with a minimum value of $50,000 are invited to submit a concept and qualifications. Artists who have not met this threshold are encouraged to team up with an artist who has done so.

 

Download the PDF file of the official Request for Qualifications for complete details and how to apply:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29153769/10007_Porter_RFQ.pdf [PDF]

 

More information:

brandon clark | Durante Kreuk Ltd.

brandon@dkl.bc.ca

604.684.4611 EXT.38

http://www.dkl.bc.ca

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Additional sources of Public Art call information include:

[ ] Akimbo – http://www.akimbo.ca/submissions/ – providing information from Toronto to national and international artists

[ ] Cafe – https://www.callforentry.org – A US-based resource that includes opportunities for Canadian and international artists

[ ] The Public Art Directory – http://www.public-art-directory.com/page_service-home.html – A UK based service listing public art calls

[ ] Public Art Online – http://www.publicartonline.org.uk/ – information and knowledge on an international scale.

 

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (CENTRE DE PRODUCTION DAÏMÕN|GATINEAU)

CREATION PROGRAMS

Artist Residency

Research and Creation

Support for First Works

Photography and Digital Imaging

Next deadline: January 31st 2012

Info: mhleblanc@daimon.qc.ca

http://www.daimon.qc.ca

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

 

REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL (REELWORLD|TORONTO) 

Deadline: December 9, 2011

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

 

BESANCOURT (BESANÇON|FRANCE)

Deadline: december 31, 2011

Info : http://www.besancourt.fr/pages/inscrire%20un%20film.html

 

IMAGINENATIVE (TORONTO)

ImagineNATIVE and the NFB Renew Digital Media Partnership with Call for Proposals for Innovative Interactive Works.

Deadline: January 9, 2012

info : http://www.imaginenative.org/newsdetails.php?id=208

 

ANIMAFEST (ZAGREB|CROATIA)

Deadline: February 1, 2012

Info : http://www.animafest.hr/en/news/read/submit_your_film_to_
animafest_2012_2

 

FIDMARSEILLE (FRANCE)

Deadline: March 18, 2012

Info : http://www.fidmarseille.org

 

OFF-COURTS TROUVILLE (TROUVILLE-SUR-MER|FRANCE)

Deadline: June 10, 2012

Info : http://www.off-courts.com

 

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

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON JANUARY 5, 2011

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