MEDIANET NEWS June 28, 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: MediaNet will be closed on Saturday June 30 and Monday July 2 for the Canada Day weekend. 

Also, for the month of July, Kirk will be available to assist members Fridays 9am-1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 9am-noon ONLY, as we are running the MAGIC Lab workshop.

1. MediaNet’s new publication- Crossing Channels: Essays on Contemporary Media Art in British Columbia

2. MediaNet Workshops – MAGIC Lab July 7-29 and ACTIVATE! Sept 8-Oct 6

3. Dance for the Camera 2012, August 6-18

4. Around Town 

 

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1. COMING UP AT MEDIANET

MediaNet is pleased to announce its new publication

Crossing Channels: Essays on Contemporary Media Art in British Columbia.

Crossing Channels contains essays by Jennifer Cane (formerly of Cineworks), Marie Prince and Bracken Hanuse Corlett (organizers of the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival) and Catlin Lewis (MediaNet) about media artists, themes and art centres in BC.

The publication is available at MediaNet for a cost of $10.

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2. MEDIANET WORKSHOPS

MAGIC Lab!

Exploring interactive media art

Weekends, July 7 – 29. 

Cost $200

There are still some spaces available!

More information is available on the MediaNet website: www.media-net.bc.ca

MediaNet’s “Multi-media Arts Group Interactive Collaboration” will take off from

where Video Lab ended, offering possibilities for the creation of both interactive and immersive video

installations! A final exhibition of works by participants will take place at Open Space Arts Centre.

Here are the details of the workshop:

magicians (teachers and mentors) : JUSTIN LOVE, DAVE PARFIT, DEIRDRE LOGUE

KIRK SCHWARTZ, SCOTT AMOS

• Sat July 7. 12 pm, Registration &  introduction to Video Art

• Sat July 7, 1 – 5 pm, Justin Love on interactivity and using arduinos and sensor devices.

• Sun July 8, 1 – 5 pm Justin will continue the interactive workshop.

• Sat July 14,  1 pm. session on audio and sound design with David Parfit.

• Sun July 15, 1 pm,  a feedback session to discuss ideas for possible projects.

• Wed July 18, 7 pm,  an artist talk about video installation by Deirdre Logue

• Basic intro workshops for Final Cut Pro X, iMovie and Premier Pro will be scheduled by Kirk including advanced topics such as filters and keyframing effects

• Particpants will be able to access MediaNet video equipment for video components of their projects and a station set up with sensors and components necessary to start experimenting with interactivity.

• From Aug 7 to Aug 9 participants will create their interactive installations at Open Space

 

For more information, or to register, please contact info@media-net.bc.ca

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ACTIVATE!

September 8 – October 6. Screening 9th September

Cost $150

Building on the success of MediaNet’s eco doc program, ACTIVATE! 2012 is a video production program

focused on the creation of social and environmental documentaries.

For more information please see our website: http://www.media-net.bc.ca/programs/activate2012/activate2012.html, or contact Kirk at technical@media-net.bc.ca or 250-381-4428

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3. Dance for the Camera 2012

DATES:  AUGUST 6 – 18, 2012

NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY!
WE HAVE A FEW SPOTS LEFT!!

LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL VICTORIA BC CANADA, 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).

To register, or for more information, please contact Grace Salez gsalez@island.net

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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. AROUND TOWN

Deirdre Logue Residency at Open Space

May 1-August 4

Deirdre Logue (Toronto, ON) is in Victoria this summer participating in a production residency and solo exhibition at Open Space in partnership with MediaNet. Logue will work from a temporary studio, located on site, for the next couple of months preparing for an exhibition of new and recent works.

During her time in Victoria, Logue will participate in the Representing the Personal Symposium hosted by MediaNet, June 21-22, and setup a satellite Feminist Art Gallery, a project that she co-directs with Allyson Mitchell. Logue and Mitchell are contributors to the international conference Civil Partnerships? Queer and Feminist Curating at the Tate Modern in London, UK, May 17-19. She will also serve as a mentor for MediaNet’s M.A.G.I.C. Lab workshop.

Logue is known for her critically engaged self-portraits and performance-based installations, which are infused with a keen sense of humour. Her works explore issues of queer, psychoanalytic, and feminist theory, employing experimental and minimalist production methods to challenge ideas of self-representation. Logue will continue her exploration of these themes in the context of Victoria’s cultural community and to share with us her experiences.  Please join us in welcoming her and be sure to drop by Open Space to introduce yourself.

For more information about Deirdre Logue: www.deirdrelogue.com or www.vtape.org

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ARCA Call for Video Project Proposals

ARCA, a conference of nine regional and cultural associations of artist-run centres, is

calling out to artists of all disciplines to conceptualize, script and produce a communications video (max 3

min.) destined to represent the artist-run network as an active and long standing member of the wider arts

milieu.

ARCA aims to launch this video during the opening reception of Institutions by

Artists , October 11 2012 in Vancouver.

All submissions must be received by July 30th, 5pm eastern time.

Please include:

•  A description of the project and intended approach;

•  A work plan and calendar;

•  A resume (max 3 pages);

Links to video excerpts (5 min. max) with brief descriptions of the material and any other relevant

support material.

General information:

ARCA offers a $3,000 fee for a broadcast quality, finished video as well as a web-ready version;

The call is open to art professionals of all ages and levels of experience;

The proposals will be reviewed by a committee of peers.

Email your proposal to info@arccc-cccaa.org,  indicating PROPOSAL FOR ARCA VIDEO  in the

subject line

Results will be sent via email to all applicants shortly after deadline.

Information: 514-730-6129 info@arccc-cccaa.org

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David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.

Ph: 250-595-1339.

Adult Spring Programs and Young Adult Summer Camps

www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

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Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 2 Jul 2012

Bill Cunningham New York, 2010, 84 min

Canada Day

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling NYC’s fashion trends and high society charity soirées. Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. Pg Ebert’s review

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6:30 pm Monday 9 Jul 2012, 48 min

William Kurelek’s The Maze 2012, 60 min

This brilliant new film is about a Canadian artist, William Kurelek (1927-1977), whose work is currently enjoying a major retrospective at the Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria. The film takes an intimate look into the life of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating artists and his struggles with attempted suicide and a self professed “spiritual crisis”. The Maze (1953) is a particular painting, by the tormented artist in his mid twenties, that inspired this film. It got better!

Kurelek’s life story is dramatically told through his many paintings and his on-camera revelations – a film actually brought to life after being lost for 40 years.

See the comprehensive display of his work at the Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria which runs till Labour Day. Special tours Jun 21 and July 5 ( first Tuesday of every month is ‘donation day’).

Immerse yourself in this ultimately inspiring life story, the art, and this film that is a work of art in its own right. Pg13

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: Cosmopolis, foreverland, A Beginners Guide to Endings and more!

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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

THE TORONTO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL (TUFF|TORONTO)

Early Bird Deadline: May 31, 2012

Final Deadline: July 15, 2012

TUFF = Silent One Minute Films for an Urban Public.

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) reaches over one million daily commuters on Pattison Onestop subway platform screens across the Toronto transit system. This year’s guest judge is acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.

Info: http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/about

 

 

WANTED: INDEPENDENT CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY (CINEMA POLITICA|MONTRÉAL)

Cinema Politica Call for Submissions (2012-2013 Program)

Cinema Politica is currently seeking submissions of independent documentary works for our Fall deadline of August 1, 2012.

Deadline: August 1, 2012

Info: http://mad.ly/f2ce92?mimi2=1&pact=9362215146&fe=1

 

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA (MONTRÉAL)

October 10 – 21, 2012

Deadline : June 30, 2012

Info: http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/soumission-en

 

PLANET IN FOCUS GREEN SCREEN AWARD|CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (TORONTO)

The Planet in Focus Green Screen Award sponsored by Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund will celebrate compelling and innovative behind-the-scenes stories of green practices in the film and television industry.

Deadline: August 20, 2012

Info: http://planetinfocus.org/green-screen/green-screen-award

 

YELLOWKNIFE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WESTERN ARCTIC MOVING PICTURES FILM SOCIETY|YELLOWKNIFE, NT)

Western Arctic Moving Pictures is proud to officially announce that the 6th annual Yellowknife International Film Festival is open for submissions.

Deadline: July 8, 2012

Late deadline: July 15, 2012

Info: http://wamp.ca/events/film-festival/2012

 

BERWICK FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2012 (BERWICK-UPON-TWEED|UK) 

The Festival is also open for film and moving image submissions, for works completed in 2011/12, internationally, and within the theme of Pictures in Motion.

Deadline: June 29, 2012

Info: http://berwickfilm-artsfest.com/submit-your-film for details

 

 

23RD ANNUAL ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (OTTAWA|ON) 

October 11th – 14th, 2012

The Festival is seeking submissions of documentaries on the topic of human rights, social justice, globalization, and the environment.

Deadline: June 29, 2012

Info: http://www.oneworldarts.ca

 

 

RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS 2012 (RWM|TORONTO) 

Rendezvous with Madness is the world’s first and longest running film festival showcasing films that address issues of mental health and/or addiction.

Deadline: August 17, 2012

Info: http://www.rendezvouswithmadness.com/index.php/rendezvous-with-madness-submission-form-2012

 

 

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

 

 

ACQUISITION IN DISTRIBUTION (VIDÉO FEMMES|QUÉBEC)

Next Deadlines: May 30 and September 30, 2012

Info: http://www.videofemmes.org/index.php?id=10

 

VANCOUVER INDIGENOUS MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (VIMAF|VANCOUVER)

Earlybird deadline: April 30, 2012

Second deadlie: June 30, 2012

Info: http://vimaf.com

 

25TH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 14 to 25, 2012

Documentaries – Features and Shorts

Deadlines: May 1 and August 1, 2012

Info here 

 

55TH DOK LEIPZIG – INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARIES AND ANIMATED FILMS

Leipzig, Germany, October 29 to November 4, 2012

Documentary and animation films

Deadlines: May 15 and July 10, 2012

Info here 

 

48TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Chicago, United States, October 11 to 25, 2012

Features and Shorts – All genres

Deadlines: June 22 and July 9, 2012

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/48th-chicago-international-film-festival

 

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DU DOCUMENTAIRE DE MONTRÉAL (RIDM|MONTRÉAL)

Deadline: June 29, 2012

Registration Form

Info: http://www.ridm.qc.ca/fr/actualites/nouvelles/474/ouverture-des-inscriptions-2012

 

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 July 2nd, 2012

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

 

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