MEDIANET NEWS February 2, 2012

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – noon

(250) 381-4428

MediaNet is located at #110, 2750 Quadra St.

Victoria BC

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In this Newsletter:

1. OPEN CINEMA presents Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour

on February 22

2. Courses in Photoshop with Kirk Schwartz

3. Members’ News

4. Local Submissions and Employment Opportunities

5. Around Town




1. OPEN CINEMA presents Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour

February 22 at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St.)


Thank you to everyone who helped to make our screening of “Crazy Wisdom”

a success!


Our next event  features a screening of the documentary Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour 

by Victoria filmmaker Richard Boyce.


Inspired by Kwaxsistalla, a Kwakwaka’wakw clan chief, Vancouver Island

filmmaker Richard Boyce embarks upon a cinematic journey contrasting

the tree-farms that dominate the landscape surrounding his home, with

an ancient rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Canada.


This documentary has received lots of praise, including the Best Mountain Culture Film Award at the Whistler Film Festival!

To view the trailer, go to:


The filmmaker will be in attendance during the after-screening discussion.


Doors open at 5:30pm, with a screening at 7pm


Hope to see you there!





2. Photoshop courses


MediaNet’s technical Director, Kirk Schwartz, is offering courses

in Photoshop at Camosun College



More Photo Compositing with Photoshop

This class continues on from the Basic class and introduces more advanced layering techniques as well as masking and over painting to create seamlessly realistic composites or abstract mindscapes. Prerequisite: Basic Photo Compositing with Photoshop or previous experience using Photoshop.




Member looking for a tripod to buy

MediaNet member Dennis Kangasneimi is looking for a

good second hand tripod – light weight, and with a fluid head.


If you have such a tripod that you would like to sell, please contact Dennis at




Richard Raxlen – Introspective

Open Space artist-run centre, 510 Fort St.


Featuring films, art and ink works.

Continues until Feb. 25



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






Call for papers, projects and performances

“In/coherence: expression, translation, violence, Cultural, Social and Political Thought Workshop”

University of Victoria: April 21-22, 2012


Deadline extended to 10 February 2012.


The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program

at the University of Victoria is pleased to announce a call for

papers and projects for our annual graduate conference on April 21-22,

2012.  The title of this year’s conference is “in/coherence: expression,

translation, violence”.  Thematic workshops will feature keynote speakers

and student submissions (papers, performances, art pieces).  This

interdisciplinary conference seeks to engage “in/coherence” in social,

cultural and political discourses, especially with respect to contemporary






Call for Submissions – The Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF)


The second annual VIMAF event will take place in the fall of 2012.

Early Bird Deadline: April 30

Second Deadline: June 30


Send submissions and inquiries to


VIMAF c/o W2

#250 -111 W. Hastings St.

Vancouver BC, V6B 1H4




Check out the 2011 video report:


The YoungCuts Film Festival is looking for Great Short Films by the World’s Best Young Filmmakers (25 and under).


Established in 2001, the YoungCuts Film Festival is the Premiere Showcase for young, emerging talent. Every year, the festival selects its Top 100 short films from more than a thousand films that come from more than 30 countries.


To see how it will work, courtesy of Canadian Heritage, here are a selection of great films from the Festival that you can watch and vote on for free.


Filmmakers can submit their films online HERE!





Vancouver Opera is currently seeking an Assistant Videographer to work with the Projection Designer and Scenery Designer for its 2013 production of The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart.


In March 2013 Vancouver Opera will be re-mounting its unique interpretation of The Magic Flute which was initially produced through a process of intense collaboration with numerous First Nations artists and First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council.  For this production, we are seeking an Assistant Videographer to work with the Projection Designer and Scenery Designer to create new footage to be incorporated into the video for stage design, in particular, to develop imagery reflecting the landscape of British Columbia and The Magic Flute storyline.


In addition to being an Aboriginal person with filming and editing experience, the candidate will have knowledge and understanding of First Nations’ cultures as well as some knowledge of theatre production.  This project will provide an opportunity for the candidate to further develop skills in video projection for theatre production through mentorship.


The candidate will:

·      Be available to liaise with other First Nations artists if needed;

·      Be available to assist during the technical rehearsal week at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre;

·      Uphold the integrity and quality of the production as set out by the creative team.


Key Dates:

February 2012 – January 2013:  preliminary filming period.

·      Initial consultation meeting with key creative team members;

·      Determine a framework, plan of action and calendar in collaboration with the Projection Designer.

The Assistant Videographer will be required to collect imagery and acquire footage independently.  

Guidance will be provided by the Projection Designer and the Scenery Designer.


February 2013: editing period with the Projection Designer.


March 3 – 8, 2013: technical rehearsal week at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.


Honorarium:  $3,500.00  (note that this is a contract position)


To apply please provide: 

Letter of interest

Current CV with contact information for two references

Link to or DVD of past video work


Send your materials to:

Jennifer Lord, Special Projects Manager, Vancouver Opera




JOB POSTING Program Officer – Community Radio Fund of Canada


The CRFC is seeking a bilingual (English/French) program officer who

will be responsible for the planning, assessment, and distribution of

CRFC funding. This is a full-time 40-hour/week permanent position.

Estimated start date is Monday, February 20, 2012. Deadline: Tuesday,

January 31, 2012.


For more information:






The 2012 Victoria Film Fest

February 3 -12


The Festival features galas, talks and a wonderful array of local, national and international

short length and feature films.


Programs can be picked up at the MediaNet office


Ecojustice and UVic Environmental Law Centre – invitation to special documentary on the proposed Gateway Pipelines

Ecojustice in partnership with the UVic Environmental Law Centre is thrilled to present the critically acclaimed documentary“On the Line”  which offers an intimate look at the people and places that will be most affected if the Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project  is approved.

The controversial Northern Gateway pipeline would scar some of British Columbia’s most breathtaking — and fragile — areas.

YOU ARE  INVITED to experience these wild spaces in all their natural glory for yourself and to better understand why Ecojustice is presenting at the public hearings on the basis that the Pipelines are unsafe, unsustainable and unnecessary.

Grab your friends and join us on Thursday February 23 (4:30 – 7:00 p.m.)  

Thursday, February 23, 2012

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Film starts at 5 p.m.

University of Victoria, Faculty of Law
Murray and Anne Fraser Building, Room 159
McGill Road at Ring Road, Victoria

Please RSVP to the Victoria film screening by clicking on the link  and registering via  our eventbrite site:
Filmmaker Frank Wolf and friend Todd McGowan walked, biked, rafted and kayaked the entire route the proposed pipeline would take — from the Alberta oilsands, through the Rocky Mountains,  over hundreds of rivers and streams, across one of the last  fully intact ecosystems on the planet, to the waters of the B.C.’s north coast.

See what they saw, hear what they heard, and discover what is truly at stake with this $5.5 billion project.

After the film Ecojustice lawyers will also be on hand to talk about our work in opposition of the pipeline.

Please note that this fi­lm is not yet rated. .

Learn more about the film and Mr. Wolf by visiting:



Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts – Free Acting Class

We are proud to announce the launch of the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts. The Academy is dedicated to the training of actors for stage and screen including a one year foundational full time program, evening classes, workshops, private coaching and customized independent programs of study.


Free Acting Class

Sunday February 12, 2012

7pm – 9pm

Location: Cabin12

607 Pandora Avenue (at Government Street)

Advance registration only by phone or email.


Tel: 250.580.2588






David Simmond’s

screenactors studio

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




Movie Monday


6:30 pm Monday 6 Feb 2012



This stylish drama follows the fortunes of a shy investment-bank underling (the delightfully clown-haired Oscar Van Rompay) whose anonymous post-it notes containing invariably accurate market predictions eventually lead to a high roller position, penthouse apartment and self-doubt… The lightening fast make-and-break world of day trading stock markets is a challenging place. 90 min 2010 PG13 Dutch & English w subtitles review


6:30 pm Monday 13 Feb 2012

Midnight In Paris, 2010, 94 min

Almost Valentines Day

“Allen brings his fantasy to life with such affection and joy that he transports us into his dream come true as a shared fantasy. We, too, are embraced in the bosom of this society, welcomed into the company of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, et al. as an equal. All we have to bring is a little wit, and the amiable Wilson does just that.” This, his most popular film so far, is “Woody Allen’s valentine to the City of Light”. Pg13 official site and 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




The Canadian First Weekend Club

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



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


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




Deadline: February 1, 2012

Info :



Deadline: March 18, 2012

Info :



Deadline: June 10, 2012

Info :




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

audio works that explore ideas around Natural Sound.

Deadline: February 1, 2012







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

Deadline: January 31, 2012







Festival Dates: April 16-22, 2012

Deadline: February 6, 2012












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