MEDIANET NEWS November 1, 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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In this Newsletter:

 

1. Notice About MediaNet’s Equipment and Key Rates

2. Coming Up at MediaNet: OPEN CINEMA presents Play Again, November 7

and Occupy Love, December 5

3. Members’ News – Richard Nicole and Lance Gilson’s In the Corner

4. Around Town

 

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1. Notice about MediaNet’s Equipment and Key Rates

 

Equipment

 

At MediaNet there are two posted rates for equipment. The Artist rate is for your independent projects. There is also what has been called a “non profit” rate. Generally is it double the Artist rate.   There was also a suggested “commercial rate” that was based on a comparison of commercially available rates, but still only for member use when engaged by a full fledged  commercial enterprise.

 

The board has clarified and simplified the rates. In the future, there will only be two rates.

 

The Artist rate applies to your personal projects. You must be in full artistic control of the project and not employed or answerable to a client or outside interest. 

 

The Non Artist rate is designed for members who use the equipment for commercial, small business or employment purposes. There are some simple questions you can ask yourself to clarify which rate applies to your project. Are you being paid? If so, the Non Artist Rate applies. Do you have a client? If so, the Non Artist Rate applies. Are you using this for a profit making enterprise such as a small business, your own or someone else’s. If so, the Non Artist Rate applies. If you are working for a non profit or other interest you should factor the Non Artist Rates into your budget.

 

As always, the board is open to requests for sponsorship or relief of rates based on ability to finance a project. Beginning in January there will be a form that may be filled out to request sponsorship. The form must be filled out and approved before sponsorship is enacted.

 

Keys

 

MediaNet has a charge for the use of keys for after-hours use of the facilities – including the use of our editing equipment. The cost is $2 a day, $10 a week, and $20 a month.

If you have a MediaNet key that you are no longer using, please return it to the MediaNet office.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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2. OPEN CINEMA presents Play Again

Wed. November 7 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

doors: 5:30pm

screening: 7pm

Suggested donation $10-$20

 

And COMING SOON! – December 5  “Occupy Love’  Victoria premiere

We are very excited to announce the Victoria premiere of Velcrow Ripper’s new film “Occupy Love” on December 5th, 2012.

Occupy Love is the latest in Velcrow’s Fierce Love Trilogy (‘Scared Sacred’ and ‘Fierce Light’). This moving and uplifting film recently premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival to rave reviews. Please read more about this exciting event on our website!

 

Advance Tickets for this event are available through Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4724985559?ref=ebtnebtckt&ebtv=C

 

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3. Members’ News

 

In The Corner

 

Richard Nicole’s film, “In The Corner”, a dark edgy drama with a backdrop

of abuse and murder, has been submitted to the IFS film festival in L.A.

and Santa Barbara International film festival.  These are the first two

submissions from ten that have been selected by the producers. The list

includes Cannes, London, and Glasgow U.K., Toronto, Berlin, Montreal, and

others.

The official Trailer, other info and contact at

http://www.inthecornermovie.com/

 

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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

 

Writing for Documentary with the filmmakers of The Whale

at Cinevic, 1931 Lee Ave.

1-3pm, Sunday, November 3

$20 members, $25 Non-members

 

For more information, or to register, contact Krista Loughton 250-389-1590

office@cinevic.ca

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Calls for Submissions

 

This is the last day to send submissions to the 2013 Images Festival!

 

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

 

Visit the website for guidelines and forms http://www.imagesfestival.com

 

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Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

The 21st Annual Hundred Dollar Film Festival is open for submissions!

 

Films must be

Short (under 22 min)

Finished on Film (Super 8 or 16mm)

Released after Dec 1, 2010

DEADLINE: DEC 1, 2012

 

For more information, contact festival@csif.org

or go to www.100dollarfilmfestival.org

 

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CLASSES

 

 

 

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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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 5 Nov 2012

Nothing But a Man, 92min., 1964

 

 

A very special film written and produced by Michael Roemer and Robert M. Young (the maker of William Kurelek’s The Maze documentary that we featured recently)

 

“From the era when American films almost never put black characters at the center of a movie, Nothing but a Man stands like a beacon of intelligence and sympathy. It was shot in 1964 at the height of the Civil Rights movement by two Jewish white men, director Michael Roemer and cinematographer Robert M. Young, who wrote the script after traveling through the South and immersing themselves in African American life. Ivan Dixon plays a railroad worker who settles down to marry a preacher’s daughter (jazz singer Abbey Lincoln), only to find that the system is rigged against him. The film is not condescending or idealizing in its approach; some of the problems of the characters are outside the reality of racism. Aside from its status as a landmark social-issue film, it is good to recognize, 40 years on, what a terrific piece of filmmaking this is, with fine acting, lucid dialogue, and a fresh feeling for everyday domestic life.” –Robert Horton Pg13

 

We’ll include an extra by the senior filmmakers looking back 40 years on this groundbreaking project.

 

Lead actor Ivan Dixon on ‘Nothing But a Man’ 40-Years Later – more

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6:30 pm Monday 12 Nov 2012

Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster, 105 min, 2011

 

The story of notorious Canadian bank robber Edwin Boyd, beginning with his return from duty in the Second World War. Dismayed by public indifference toward veterans, humiliated by his inability to provide for his children and his wife Doreen , and seeing only disappointment in the face of his policeman father, Eddie resorts to unlawful activity. What starts as small time bank robberies, evolves over time—and with experience—into a career that turns Boyd into postwar Toronto’s public enemy number one. Electric performances by Scott Speedman as Boyd and Kevin Durand his accomplice. A really riveting film based on real life events. more.

 

The film took home the TIFF prize for best first Canadian feature 2011 R

 

There’s a solid Victoria connection to this story: Boyd settled here and became a model citizen!

cast: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand, Joseph Cross,Brendan Fletcher

 

 

 

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:  War Witch, Stories We tell, Blackbird, etc.

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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

ON SCREEN FILM/VIDEO (THE IMAGES FESTIVAL|TORONTO) 

The Images Festival is now accepting entries for the ON SCREEN section of the 26th edition of our festival which will take place from April 11– 20, 2013.

Fee for online entries just $10 UNTIL OCTOBER 15! NO ENTRY FEES FOR STUDENTS!

Deadline: November 1, 2012.

Info: http://www.imagesfestival.com/submission_form_video.php

 

 

42ND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM (NETHERLANDS)

January 23 to February 3, 2013

(Feature and short films – narrative or documentary)

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting Feature Film entries on behalf of the Festival and will coordinate a consolidated shipment of the feature films submitted via Telefilm. Short Films must be submitted directly to the Festival.

Deadline for films submitted via Telefilm: September 20, 2012

Deadline directly to the festival: November 1, 2012

Deadline for short films: October 1, 2012

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/files/Call_for_entry_Rotterdam-2013.pdf

 

HOT DOCS (TORONTO)

April 25 – May 5, 2013

Deadline: January 11, 2013

Info : http://www.hotdocs.ca/festival/submit_a_film

 

VISIONS DU RÉEL – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA NYON (SUISSE) 

April 19 -26, 2013

Deadlines October 12 for films finishrd before September 2012 and January 11 for films finished after September 2012.

Info: http://www.visionsdureel.ch/en/article/n/call-for-entries.html

 

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES PROGRAMMES AUDIOVISUELS, BIARRITZ (FRANCE)

January 22-26 2013

Deadline: November 23, 2012

Info : http://www.fipa.tm.fr/fr

 

THE 21ST ANNUAL $100 FILM FESTIVAL (CSIF|CALGARY)

Short (under 22 min)

Finished on Film (Super 8 or 16mm)

Released after Dec 1, 2010

Deadline: December 1st, 2012

Info: http://www.100dollarfilmfestival.org

 

 

20TH SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW) 2013 FILM FESTIVAL (AUSTIN, UNITED STATES)

March 8 to 16, 2013

The SXSW 2013 Film Festival is currently accepting entries.

Late deadline for submissions : November 1, 2012

Last minute deadline for submissions : November 15, 2012

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/en/festivals 

 

SHORT FILMS FOR THE 63RD INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN 2013

February 7 to 17, 2013

The 63nd Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin is currently accepting short film entries for its 2013 edition.

Submission Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 35mm and file upload

Deadline : November 14, 2012

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/en/

 

12TH TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (NEW YORK, UNITED STATES)

April 17 to 28, 2013 (Feature and short silms – all genres)

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting Canadian entries on behalf of the Tribeca Film Festival and will coordinate a consolidated shipment of screeners to New York.

The Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC) is handling the submission process for the entries from Québec. Please contact José Dubeau at 514 841-2299 or jose.dubeau@sodec.gouv.qc.ca.

Deadline: November 23, 2012

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/en/festivals-and-markets/festivals/12th-tribeca-film-festival

 

DOXA 2013 (VANCOUVER, CANADA)

May 3 to 12, 2013

DOXA is now accepting submissions for short and feature-length documentary films for our 12th annual festival, May 3-12, 2013. Filmmakers whose films were completed after January 1, 2012 are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 14, 2012

Info: http://www.doxafestival.ca/filmsubmissions

 

ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, THE NATIONAL SCREEN INSTITUTE (NSI)

Short filmmakers could win up to $4,500 in prize money through the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival.

Deadline: December 10, 2012

Info: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/

 

CALL | KING ST ALT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

February 8th and 9th, 2013

Open call to any independent filmmakers or video artists with works between 5-20 minutes to show at these screenings. Toronto and GTA works will be given preference during the submission process. All-genres and subject matters are welcome. If interest pleased send a Youtube or Vimeo link to mjjrooney@gmail.com

Deadline : January 29, 2013

Info : http://kingsteetaltfilmfest.blogspot.ca/

 

CALL | SWITCH 

Switch is now issuing an open call to artists working with film, lens based work and moving image to submit work responding to the theme of ‘movements’. Switch is an event that promotes and shows contemporary works of moving image in a public context.

The event itself will be accompanied by a publication & a website.

Deadline : 7th December 2012

Info : http://www.s-w-i-t-c-h.org

 

2013 AVAILABLE LIGHT FILM FESTIVAL 

(Whitehorse, Yukon, Territory, Canada)

The Available Light Film Festival, hosted by Yukon Film Society, is accepting submissions of feature drama and documentary film and media art works produced after Jan 1, 2011, and over 60 minutes in length.

Available Light Film Festival – February 4 to 10, 2013

Deadline: November 10, 2012

Info: http://yukonfilmsociety.com/alff/news-item/alff-2013-call-for-submissions-nov-10-2012-deadline

 

2013 INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL

May 23-June 2, 2013

23rd annual festival edition

Deadline: December 17, 2012 ($20 submission fee).

Regular deadline: February 8, 2013 ($25 submission fee).

Info: http://insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto

 

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON November 15, 2012

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