MEDIANET NEWS March 29, 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

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PLEASE NOTE: THE MEDIANET OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY MARCH 31,

And for the Easter long weekend – Friday April 6  through Monday April 9.

Please make your equipment requests accordingly.

 

In this Newsletter:

 

1. MediaNet and Open Space present Them F*ckn Robots, March 31

 

2.OPEN CINEMA presents Surviving Progress, April 25

 

3. Dance for the Camera registration open until April 1

 

4. THAW and Committee to End Homelessness Present: “Taking the Fall: Chapter 1,”

March 31

 

5. Throw Down at VISA, April 1

 

6. Call for submissions

 

7. Around Town

 

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

 

1.  Saturday, March 31 at 7pm

Them F*ckin Robots

 

Open Space, 510 Fort St.

By donation

 

MediaNet and Open Space present a screening of this documentary

by Netherlands filmmakers Ine Poppe and Sam Nemeth.

 

“This documentary celebrates the career of one of the world’s leading electronic media artists, Norman White. The documentary follows his work from the 70s through to the present, and includes archival images of White and his family from the 40s to the 60s. While White is currently best known for his robotic works, the film also discusses his other electronic works including his evocative light murals.”  Ine Poppe, Sam Nemeth.

 

Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3npCYjcF4c&feature=related

More info here: http://www.v2.nl/archive/works/them-fckin-robots

Norman White: http://www.normill.ca/

 

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2. OPEN CINEMA  presents Surviving Progress

In partnership with Sierra Club B.C.

 

Our next OPEN CINEMA event, and the last event of Season Nine,

will take place on Wednesday, April 25.

 

The event will take place at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

 

Special guest Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress, which

influenced this film, will join us for an after-screening discussion.

 

This event will also be our annual fundraiser, with Silent Auction items

available for sale.

 

**We are selling advance tickets to this event through EventBrite.

Tickets are $15 each. Please go to  EventBrite to order tickets:  www.opencinema.eventbrite.ca.

 

Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

 

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3. Dance for the Camera

DFTC’s 6th INTENSIVE SUMMER PROGRAM
DATES:  AUGUST 6 – 18, 2012

Deadline for Registration: April 1, 2012

DFTC 2012 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers dancers and

visual artists to explore dance/movement for the camera under the mentorship of  Grace Salez (Independent Filmmaker) and Constance Cooke (Choreographer).

DFTC’s participants are individually assisted while exploring the technical, practical and artistic challenges involved in producing a dance/movement video in a supportive and collaborative environment. Exercises with camera and dance are explored before diving into your finale video project. Daily screenings of contemporary dance films representing the cutting edge of dance for the camera films &/or video are followed by discussions. Screenings of your video project in progress are followed by critical feedback to assist you in bringing your final video project to a public screening on the last day of the DFTC program.

Visit DFTC’s website for all the info at < danceforthecamera.org >

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4. Transform Homelessness Advocacy Watch (THAW)

And the Committee to End Homelessness Present

a new documentary by Kym A. Hines (aka kym hothead)

 

Taking the Fall

Chapter One: Life on the Streets

March 31 at the Vic Theatre

808 Douglas St.

 

6:30 screening

a free event

 

 

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

http://medianetprograms.wordpress.com/

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5. MediaNet at Throw Down Art Forum

at Vancouver Island School of Art, 2547 Quadra St.

 

Sunday, April 1st, 11am – 3pm

 

An event sponsored by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

 

A day of interactive discussions, performance, activism, & spontaneous artmaking in celebration of contemporary art in Victoria. Come throw down your ideas and be inspired by the contagious energy of our local arts community!

 

MediaNet will have a table at the forum. Stop by and say hi!

 

For more info and the schedule: http://aggv.ca/events/art-forum

 

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6. CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

 

Dancing With the Octopus

 

 

Announcing their first International video contest

 

What would it look like if your government was 75% women?

Tell a story, draw a picture, write a skit, just keep it under two minutes.

The top 5 videos will be judged by a panel of lady politicians from four

of Canada’s federal parties.

 

Enter to win $500!

Deadline March 31, 2012

 

 

For details for how to enter, visit: www.dancingwiththeoctopus.com

tweet with hashtag #LadyPoliVids

 

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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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6. AROUND TOWN

 

Making Films, Making a Living

Friday, March 30, 7-9pm

Saturday, March 31, 10am-4pm

 

Join us for a dynamic weekend workshop and brainstorm for the South Island’s filmmakers and digital storytellers.

These are turbulent times; and while our communities, our environment, and our economies need our talents more than ever,  an increasing number of us are just trying to make ends meet. We’re searching for answers when we’re not even sure what the questions are.

This climate demands working together in innovative ways; it calls for new combinations of tools, concepts, and partnerships; it encourages us to expand our understanding of the intricacy and context of today’s media climate; and in some cases it invites us to redefine our ideas of “profession” and “making a living”.

Our highly interactive sessions will be aimed at helping local filmmakers better navigate today’s changing media landscape, by tapping into Victoria’s most valuable resource: our collective talents and experience.

 

For more information, and to register, please go to:

http://makingfilmsmakingaliving.org/

 

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Visual and Media Arts Awards Presented at Rideau Hall

 

Congratulations to Governor Generals’ Award Recipients in media arts, Margaret Dragu and Jan Peacock!

 

For more information: http://ggavma.canadacouncil.ca/en.aspx

 

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Screenings

 

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 2 Apr 2012

A Mother’s Courage – Talking back to autism, 2008, 92 min

Autism Week

 

 

 

A mother of a child with autism travels from her home in Iceland to the United States and Europe, meeting with top autism experts and advocates. She also connects with several other families touched by autism, whose struggles echo her own: the endless doctor visits and experiments with different treatments, the complication of doing everyday tasks, and the inability to communicate – perhaps the most painful and frustrating aspect of autism.

 

But as she comes across innovative new therapies with the potential to break down the walls of autism, Margret finds hope that her son may be able to express himself on a level she never thought possible. more

 

Special Guests MM regular Peter Cunnington and Joseph Sheppard, Co-Director CARTe (UVic Autism Centre) about CARTE and Meet the Team or Authors with Autism

 

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6:30 pm Monday 9 Apr 2012

Starbuck, 2011, 103 min

Easter Monday

 

A fun French Canadian story about a prolific sperm bank donor whose progeny come home to roost. He’s not terrifically good at other things but his ‘speciality’ is now a huge complication (142 of his off-spring have looked him up) in his not so ambitious (loser) lifestyle. What’s a middle aged boy to do? Pg13 more

 

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

 

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer.

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

 

 

Canadian films coming to theatres: Keyhole, Family Portrait in Black and White, Sisters and Brothers and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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

CALL FOR ENTRIES – 65TH FESTIVAL DE CANNES (FRANCE)

May 16 to 27, 2012

Deadlines:

The 65th Cannes Film Festival (Competition – Short): March 5, 2012

The 44th Directors’ Fortnight: March 23, 2012

The 51st Critics’ Week: March 30, 2012

Info: http://telefilm.ca/files/Call-for-entry-Cannes-short-films-2012.pdf

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE HTMLLES 10 – RISKY BUSINESS (STUDIO XX|MONTRÉAL)

10-18 November 2012

Feminist festival of media arts + digital culture

Deadline: Monday, 2 April 2012

Info: http://www.studioxx.org/en

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS-PLANET IN FOCUS (TORONTO)

Submissions for the 13th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, October 10-14 2012, are open!

Deadline: May 21, 2012

Info: http://www.planetinfocus.org/subtmit-a-film

 

 

 

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE NAMUR (FIFF| BELGIQUE)

Deadlines:

Shorts and clips: June 1, 2012

Documentaries long form: June 1, 2012

Fictions feature: July 1, 2012

Info: http://www.fiff.be/Programmation/Inscriptions

 

 

CALL FOR SOUND ARTISTS: SOUNDASAURUS FESTIVAL AND +15 SOUNDSCAPE (CALGARY)

SOUNDASAURUS Festival of Multimedia 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: March 30, 2012

Info: http://www.epcorcentre.org/en/CareersAndOpportunities/ArtistOpportunities.aspx

 

 

VFP VIDÉOS DE FEMMES DANS LE PARC 2012 (GIV|MONTRÉAL)

Since 1991, GIV has shaped a unique viewing experience at Théâtre de Verdure. On a hot summer night, the gates open for Vidéos de femmes dans le parc (VFP), an exhibition of short, recent video works.

GIV is looking for recent videos (2010-2012) with running times of 10 minutes or less for our yearly outdoor screening held in Parc La Fontaine.

DEADLINE: MAY 1ST 2012

Deadline: May 1, 2012

Info: http://www.givideo.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 APRIL 13, 2012

 

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