MEDIANET NEWS February 16, 2012

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 and Open Space: The future of Film Panel Discussion

Sat. February 25

 

2. OPEN CINEMA presents Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour

on February 22

 

3. MediaNet workshops: New Members meeting and Intro to Premiere Pro

 

4. Local Submissions and Employment Opportunities

 

5. Around Town

 

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

 

1. The Future of Film

Saturday, February 25 at 2pm

Open Space, 510 Fort St.

 

A panel discussion with Rick Raxlen, Marilyn Brakhage and Peter Sandmark

followed by a screening of films by Stan Brackhage.

 

This is the final day of Rick Raxlen’s exhibition introspective?!*√º”ç¥å?!

 

A reception will follow.

 

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 2. OPEN CINEMA presents Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour

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

 

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:

www.RainforestMovie.ca

 

Featuring an after screening discussion with Richard Boyce, TJ Watt (Ancient Rainforest Alliance),

Ken James and moderated by Nikki Sanchez

 

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

Suggested donation is $10-$20

 

Pizza by The Joint, baked goods by Bubby Roses, coffee by Fernwood Coffee, door prizes and more!

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

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3. MEDIANET WORKSHOPS

 

New Members Meeting

6:30pm Wednesday, February 29

at the MediaNet office

 

An introduction to MediaNet’s policies and procedures.

If you have not yet attended one of these meetings, (or if

you want a refresher) you should plan to attend.

 

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Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro

11am-5pm, Saturday, March 10

at the MediaNet office

 

Max. 4 participants

$50 members, $80 non-members

 

– Getting Started

Setting up your project. Selecting the correct settings for your project. Understanding the Premier Pro interface. Importing clips and Media. Organizing your media. Understanding Bins and Sequences.

 

– Working with your project

Understanding the timeline. Selecting clips and audio. The basic tools – move, cut, select. Insert and overwrite edits. Working with and adding audio. Fades and transitions.

Motion effects in Premier Pro. Basic Keyframing techniques. The timeline editing tools.

 

– Finishing and exporting your project

Titling and credits: Basic luma and colour correction. Audio and Video filters and effects. Mixing your audio and adjusting volume. Exporting your video. Choosing you export settings. Youtube, iDVD, other. Understanding export settings and destinations. Using Adobe MediaManager

 

 

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

http://medianetprograms.wordpress.com/

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4. CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

 

We’re looking for films under 25 minutes to screen at ASFF 2012 and it’s a fantastic opportunity for your filmmakers to broadcast their work to a wider audience.

ASFF 2012 takes place in the historic city of York from 8 – 11 November. The screenings will cover a wide variety of genres and filmic styles, including: drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists’ film. The films will be showcased across 15 iconic locations in the city, from medieval halls to boutique cinemas and in addition to four days of screenings there will also be a series of master classes, workshops and networking with leading industry figures.

 

The winner will also receive £500 among other prizes and screenings at a number of other UK festivals and the runner-up will receive £250. A shortlist of finalists will be included on the ASFF Sampler DVD, which will be distributed with the December 2012 issue of Aesthetica Magazine, an international arts and culture publication. Finalists will also be included in an editorial feature in the magazine.

 

Please feel free to tweet the following call for entries to your followers – @asffest is now open for entries #short #film. Be screened in #York. More info at www.asff.co.uk

 

Visit www.asff.co.uk for more information and to submit today! You can also find us on www.twitter.com/asffest

 

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Soundasaurus Festival of Multi-media Sound Arts

Call for Local, National and International Sound Artists

 

Categories:  Experimental performative sound art which may incorporate: video projections, interactive media, voice, unusual sound objects, soundscapes and more…

Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 4:00

Festival Dates (please note that the festival has moved from January to November):  November 1 – 30, 2012 with a three day festival spotlight in the Engineered Air Theatre November 15, 16 and 17, 2012.

 

For examples of past Soundasaurus programming in 2010, 2011 and 2012 please go to:  http://www.youtube.com/yycarts#p/u/22/tyIBux7WBmQ  and search the Soundasaurus programming clips.

 

PLEASE SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE AND FORM TO:

SOUNDASAURUS PROGRAMMING

c/o EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

205-8th Avenue SE Calgary, AB, T2G 0K9

 

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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

 

Twitter@VIMAF

 

Check out the 2011 video report:

http://bit.ly/vimaf2011

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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!

 

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5. AROUND TOWN

 

 

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: http://onthelinevictoria.eventbrite.com
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:   http://www.onthelinemovie.com.

 

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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 20 Feb 2012

The Hurt Locker

 

 

One of the great war films ever! You might have been shy about seeing this film, I was, but you’ll find it a most rewarding experience. It takes you into the world of Iraq explosive devises disposal unit, the scenario that our forces experienced in early stages of the war, inside the fraternity of warriors who do this kind of work. Incredibly suspenseful and completely unpredictable. You’ll be riveted! It’s a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist Mark Boal who was embedded in a US special bombs unit in Iraq. Justifiably winner of 6 Academy Awards. R war violence and language. more

 

We’ll be talking about Post Traumatic Disorder or Operational Stress Injury that many of our troops are returning with and the organization that helps.

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6:30 pm Monday 27 Feb 2012

The Way, 2010, 123 min

 

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage “The Way of St. James” to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.” Pg13 Bring your stories of the El camino de Santiago! official site

 

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

 

 

Canadian films coming to theatres: Monsieur Lazar, Donovan’s Echo, The Odds and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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

 

Projects and Residencies

HOLDING AN OUTDOOR EVENT (QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES|MONTRÉAL)

Deadlines: December 15 and May 15 2012

Info: http://www.quartierdesspectacles.com/en/about/promotors

 

CALL FOR PROJECTS (PRIM | MONTRÉAL)

Deadline: March 6, 2012

Info: http://www.primcentre.org

 

INVITATION TO LA MINUTE VIDÉO FOLIE/CULTURE (MONTRÉAL)

Folie/Culture invites one and all ― professional or amateur artists, members, relatives and friends, and social interveners ― to invest in a unique reflective experience: to produce a one-minute video around the theme Ecstasy, Life, and Other Ecstatic Practices.

Deadline: March 31, 2012

Info: http://folieculture.org/

 

STUDIO DU QUÉBEC À BERLIN (CALQ)

Deadline: April 1, 2012

Info : http://www.calq.gouv.qc.ca/artistes/studios/berlin.htm

 

DOC IGNITE (HOT DOCS|TORONTO)

Hot Docs is accepting applications for Doc Ignite on an ongoing basis until further notice. Please note that currently only 5 projects per year will be selected.

Info : http://www.hotdocs.ca/docignite/doc_ignite_submission_guidelines

 

 

2012 SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL|HALIFAX)

Following on the success of last year’s Script Program, the Atlantic Film Festival Association, in partnership with Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Telefilm Canada, will once again be presenting our Script Development Program. This opportunity is open to writers from all four Atlantic Provinces.

Deadline: March 12, 2012

Info: http://www.atlanticfilm.com/industry/industry-sessions

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART & CULTURE (DAWSON CITY|YUKON)

We invite artists of all experience to submit proposals for a work-creation, development or research tenure of 4 to 12 weeks in our Macaulay House residence in 2013.

Deadline: April 1, 2012

Info: http://www.kiac.ca/artistinresidence

 

 

ASTRAL’S HAROLD GREENBERG FUND AND THE MOVIE NETWORK (MONTRÉAL)

New Short Film Program

Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund’s (Fund) English-Language Program and The Movie Network are proud to introduce the new Short Film Program. This initiative is designed to greenlight the production of short films from emerging Canadian filmmakers, to be used as a calling card for their first feature film.

Deadline: February 28, 2012

Info: http://www.astral.com/hgf

 

GIVING VOICE: FILMMAKERS WORKING WITH FILMMAKERS (DOC|TORONTO)

CBC’s digital channel documentary and the Documentary Organization of Canada | l’Association des documentaristes du Canada (DOC) are proud to announce the second deadline of Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers, a documentary apprenticeship program. The program represents a unique opportunity for documentary filmmakers searching for their creative voice.

Deadline for submissions: February 29, 2012

Info: http://docorg.ca/en

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

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

 

 

TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TORONTO)

16th Edition | Nov. 6-11, 2012 (Toronto) | Nov. 16-17, 2012 (Richmond Hill)

Reel Asian is Canada’s largest and longest-running showcase dedicated to contemporary Asian cinema and media arts from Asia, North America and all over the world.

Earlybird deadline: April 2, 2012

Final deadline: June 1, 2012

Info: http://www.reelasian.com/index.php/2012-festival/call-for-submissions-2012

 

SHORT FILM FACE OFF 2012 (CBC|OTTAWA)

Short Film Faceoff is looking for innovative films that are compelling to watch. We are interested in fresh story ideas with memorable and engaging characters.

Deadline: February 24, 2012

Info: http://www.cbc.ca/shortfilmfaceoff

 

VUES D’AFRIQUE (MONTRÉAL)

28th Edition from April 27 – May 6 2012 in Montréal, Québec and Ottawa

Deadline for Cannadian selection: February 28, 2012

Info: http://www.vuesdafrique.org

programmation@vuesdafrique.org

 

HOT DOCS VERY SOON IN TORONTO

April 26 – May 6, 2012

Mark you calendars:

Doc Summit Proposal Deadline: March 5, 2012

More info: http://www.hotdocs.ca/conference/doc_summit

Lindalee Tracey Award Submission Deadline: March 12, 2012

Doc Shop Submission Deadline: March 30, 2012

Hot Docs Festival, Conference and Market: April 26 – May 6, 2012

All info : http://www.hotdocs.ca

 

 

THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (OIAF|OTTAWA)

September 19 to 23, 2012 in Canada’s National Capital Region.

Animators are invited to submit their recent work into five major categories including: Independent short films, feature films, commissioned films (TV series, commercials, music videos and video game animation) student films and films made for children.

Deadline: May 18, 2012

Info: http://www.animationfestival.ca

 

22ND EDITION OF FIRST PEOPLES’ FESTIVAL PRÉSENCE AUTOCHTONE (MONTRÉAL)

July 31st to August 8th 2012

Deadline: March 30, 2012

Info : http://www.nativelynx.qc.ca

 

2012 VIMEO FESTIVAL AND AWARDS

The Vimeo Awards honour the best original videos online.

Deadline: February 20, 2012

Info: https://vimeo.com/awards

 

THE 10TH IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (BULGARIA)

Deadline International Competition: March 25, 2012

Deadline National Competition: April 15, 2012

Info: http://www.inthepalace.com

 

AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ASFF|YORK,UK)

It’s a fantastic opportunity for your filmmakers to broadcast their work to a wider, international audience. ASFF 2012 takes place in the historic city of York, UK from 8 – 11 November.

Deadline: 31 May 2012

Info: http://www.asff.co.uk

 

 

 

20TH CURTAS VILA DO CONDE – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PORTUGAL)

7 to 15 of July 2012

Deadline: April 11, 2012 – International, Experimental, Music Videos and Curtinhas Competitions

Deadline: May 23, 2012 – Portuguese and Take One! Competitions

Info: http://curtas.pt/festival_submissions

 

WINNIPEG’S FESTIVAL OF FILM & VIDEO ART (WNDX) 

WNDX seeks new Canadian and international films and videos for our next edition, to be held Sept 27 – 30, 2012.

Deadline: May 18, 2012

Info: http://www.wndx.org

 

YOUNGCUTS FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (MONTRÉAL)

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

Deadline for the Festival is March 31st, but we accept films until June 15, 2012

Info: http://www.youngcuts.com/news/2012_call_for_submissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON MARCH 1, 2012

 

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