MEDIANET NEWS February 20, 2013

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. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA – Big Boys Gone Bananas! March 20

2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

3. Around Town – new submission deadline for Cinevic’s 

                            Short Circuit Film Fest – Feb 22



1. Coming Up at OPEN CINEMA


Wednesday, March 20 

at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.


Big Boys Gone Bananas!


The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

Watch the trailer



2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops


All workshops take place at the MediaNet office, #110 – 2750 Quadra St.


March 9, 11am -2pm – An Introduction to MediaNet Cameras and Lights (free for members)

March 16, 11am – 2pm – Recording Sound in camera and on the H4N (free for members)

March 23, 11am -2pm – Introduction to iMovie (free for members)


April 6, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X (free for members)

April 13, 11am-2pm – Getting Started in Premiere Pro (free for members)

April 20, 11am -3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Final Cut Pro X (members $10)


May 4, 11am-3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Premiere Pro (members $10)

May 11, 11am – 3pm – Introduction to Encore (DVD/Blu Ray burning) (members $10)


To register, contact Kirk or Catlin at








Cinevic’s Short Circuit Film Festival


The deadline for Short Circuit has been extended to midnight this Friday, February 22.

The submission form can be found at


They are also looking for Volunteers! The Festival takes place the weekend of April 19-20.


The Whiplash Prevention Campaign Video Contest


Create a short video (max 3 min.) about the importance of adjusting your head restraint effectively

to protect from rear end collisions, and you could win prizes, including cash, iPad minis, HD Cam mastering, 

Color correction, and Blu-ray transfers. Submission deadline is March 1.


Entry Form and get more information at:





Open Space


Artists’ Residency and Exhibition: Charles Campbell

Residency Jan. 15 -April 6

Exhibition: Transporter March 1- April 6

Opening and artist’s talk: Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.


Transporter revives the genre of history painting in a series of 3D paintings that combine Buckminster Fuller’s utopian architecture with loaded political imagery and elements dispersed in the communities around Open Space.



Open Word: Readings and Ideas – Andrew Westoll


Andrew Westoll will be reading from his award-winning book, The Chimps at Fauna Sanctuary

at the University of Victoria in the Hickman Building, Room 110 on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 P.M. 

He will give a second reading at Open Space on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.,

 followed by an interview by David Leach.







David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  

Ph: 250-595-1339. / e:





Movie Monday


6:30 pm Monday 25 Feb 2013

May I Be Frank, 97 min, 2010

a collaboration with Hemma | The Home Of Yoga and Acupuncture



Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn living in San Francisco. A lover of life, great food, beautiful women and a good laugh, Frank is also a drug addict, morbidly obese, pre-diabetic, and fighting Hepatitis C. He’s estranged from his daughter, single, and struggling with depression. Frank knows that life can be better than this, and is looking for a way out.


“I deeply enjoyed this true story of one man’s transformation that gives hope to us all. In its courage and compassion, it reflects the larger theater of our humanity: a few young guys who work at Cafe Gratitude, responding to Frank’s wish to find love one more time, set out to change his life and maybe save his soul as they guide and support him on a life-changing challenge he could never have predicted and would not likely have taken on his own.” – Dan Millman Pg13 more


Here’s Frank in 2010 more – 10 min


Frank will join us by Skype for a Q&A




7:00 pm Wednesday 27 Feb 2013

Lightning in a Bottle, 2004, 103 min

Music Movie Wednesday!


This documentary presents to the audience, with authority and candor, an authentic history of this musical form. The highly esteemed elders of this musical family are exemplary in their humbleness toward one another, rich with decades of shared memories; and their performances are of a quality rarely seen in modern times. Ruth Brown gives Bill Cosby a full-throttle serenade, along with Mavis Staples and Natalie Cole. Angélique Kidjo persuades Buddy Guy to an unforgettable rendition of ‘Voodoo Child,’ shortly before Bonnie Raitt and Robert Cray accompany B.B. King and Lucille for the final number, ‘Paying the Cost to be the Boss.’


6:30pm, Monday 4 March, 2013

To Be Heard, 104 min, 2010


To Be Heard is a feature documentary that follows a trio of young spoken word performers as they work through their teen angst, putting their feelings into verse. It’s called “power-writing”, a process brought into their inner city high school in the Bronx by a trio of intense mentors. These kids know that this is their opportunity to dig deep and, through writing and performing (and being watched by the filmmakers), to re-describe themselves, turning their tumultuous lives into art. This process is part of that rewriting. Pg13 language 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:



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.

Coming to Theatres: Hit n’ Strum, Charlie Zone, The Last White Knight and more!



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



Deadline: February 15, 2013




Do you have an amazing project that you would like to crowd-fund?

Doc Ignite is a crowd funding site for Canadian documentary works-in-progress.





Pilot program announced

The Canada Council for the Arts announces a new component to the Grants to New Media and Audio Artists program. The GRAND NCE (Networks of Centres of Excellence) Media Artist and Scientist Collaboration component will create unique, exciting opportunities for artists and scientists to collaborate on independent artistic projects in new media.

Deadline: March 1, 2013




Artists for Artists

Mentorship, teaching strategies and other tools for visual artists

May 31st – June 2nd, 2013, Vancouver, BC




Short Film Entry

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking independent animated

films, 10 minutes in length or less,

Screening: 7pm, May 11th, 2013 at Cinecycle: 129 Spadina Avenue,

Deadline: 6pm, Friday April 12th, 2013




Poland, 13 – 18 July 2013

The 6th edition of the International Animated Film Competition. The entry form and new regulations can be downloaded from

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Info: +48 61 850 16 55, 



From June 10 to 15, 2013

Animation films, all genres

Deadline for festival submission – Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films: February 15, 2013

Deadline for festival submissions – Feature films: March 15, 2013




Deadline: March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST

Photographers working in analogue and/or alternative processes 

are invited to submit work for potential inclusion in “The Dark 

Room 2.0” exhibition. 


Submissions will be accepted only via email to: 



July 30th to August 7th 2013

The First Peoples’ Festival looking for films and videos that reveal aspects of the life of native communities, their real and imaginary world, as well as their customs, culture, history and spirituality.

Deadline: March 1st, 2013




The 14th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is seeking fiction, documentary, shorts, experimental and animation films

October 9-13, 2013 in Toronto

Deadline: May 20, 2013 and late deadline June 4, 2013 


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