MEDIANET NEWS January 5, 2012

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Victoria BC

V8T 4E8

 

Happy New Year!

 

In this Newsletter:

1. OPEN CINEMA presents Crazy Wisdom, January 18, 2012

2. Rick Raxlen – Introspective at Open Space, Jan. 13-Feb. 25

3. Around Town

 

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

 

1. OPEN CINEMA

 

OPEN CINEMA’s 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.

 

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?

 

Featuring an after-screening discussion with Victoria Shambala Director Layth Matthews (also CEO of RateMiser Mortgage Advisors), Rebecca Hazell, Elizabeth Hazell and Louise Trussler Mangan. These spiritual luminaries are also very informed about our current economic realities, so the post-screening discussion will explore both Trungpa’s spiritual legacy and the role of spirituality in our changing economy. It promises to be a very interesting and unusual evening. Hope to see you there!

 

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MEDIANET MEMBERS

 

2. Richard Raxlen – Introspective

Open Space artist-run centre, 510 Fort St.

Jan. 13- Feb. 25

 

Come and see an exhibition of works by Rick Raxlen, including art, film and ink works.

 

Opening reception Friday, January 13 at 5pm.

 

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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

 

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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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 9 Jan 2012

The First Grader, 2010, 103 min

 

Maruge, an elderly Mau Mau veteran who decides to take up Kenya’s offer of an education, struggles to take his place in class with six year olds. Full of vitality and humour, this film explores the remarkable relationships he builds with his classmates, some eighty years his junior. Through Maruge’s journey, we are taken back to the shocking untold story of British colonial rule 50 years earlier. Pg13 some scenes of violence official site

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6:30 pm Monday 16 Jan 2012

OC87, 2010, 100 min and Oh Me 2, 2009, 20 min

two first person accounts

 

OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger’s Movie.”I was really blown away by OC87. It is an innovative film that takes you inside another person’s experience of not only the challenges of mental illness, but also hope. This whimsical yet moving documentary is one of the most creative and compelling movies about mental health that I have ever seen.” Delaney Ruston, MD Director-Producer, “Unlisted: the Story of Schizophrenia”. I couldn’t have said it better. This is a great, inspiring, first-person story by a very empathetic, likeable guy. Pg more

 

Plus: Oh Me 2, a film by and about a Canadian bipolar animation artist Jonathan Amitay and his psychologist son, Oren. It’s an amazingly dense, introspective, artful account of a life on the edge, full of insights into the bipolar experience.

 

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

 

Thanks to our members, community supporters and industry partners — including Telefilm Canada who provided a $20,000 grant – we’ve achieved something incredible this year. We’ve raised enough funds towards the beta launch of a new streaming service that will bring the very best of Canadian feature films online. By March 2012, we will have this beta site ready with a selection of Canadian films to view online.

We’re still raising funds for the full streaming site and if you’d like to help us get there, join the wave!

 

 

Canadian films coming to theatres: Surviving Progress, Keyhole (Guy Madden), Cafe de flore and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR CANADIAN ARTISTS (SEND + RECEIVE|WINNIPEG)

For the 14th edition of send + receive we are seeking submissions for

audio works that explore ideas around Natural Sound.

Deadline: February 1, 2012

Info: http://www.sendandreceive.org

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES – POLAR FILM FESTIVAL (CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE|OTTAWA)

Canadian Film Institute and International Polar Year Seek Films that Focus on Arctic and Antarctic Regions.

Deadline: January 31, 2012

Info: http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=5&Itemid=5

 

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF)

9th CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Festival Dates: April 16-22, 2012

Deadline: February 6, 2012

Info: http://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org

 

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