MEDIANET NEWS March 7, 2013

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

2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops – some dates changed

3. Member’s news 

4. Around Town 

 

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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 http://www.bigboysgonebananas.com/trailer

 

Featuring a post-screening discussion with Rob Wipond, Journalist for Focus Magazine; Human-rights Lawyer Peter Golden and 

Chris Tollefson of the Uvic Environmental Law Centre. Moderated by MediaNet’s Executive Director, Peter Sandmark.

 

Can’t make the event? Follow the discussion on-line on our website: http://www.opencinema.ca

Contribute to the discussion via Tweetchat #opencinema

 

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2. MediaNet’s Saturday Spring Workshops

Please note: Some of the dates have been changed

 

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)

 

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 27, 11am-2pm – Introduction to imovie (free for members)

 

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

May 18, 11am-3pm – Keyframing and Exporting in Premiere Pro (members $10)

May 25, 11am-3pm – Introduction to Encore (DVD/ BluRay burning) (members $10)

 

To register, contact Kirk or Catlin at communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

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3. Members

 

Congratulations to MediaNet members Richard Nicole and Lance Gilson for completion of their film

“In the Corner!”  Best of luck at the festivals!

 

more info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2508278/

 

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Musician interested in collaboration

 

I am a musician and modern composer that would love to score an indie film, short or maybe even a doc. I play more than a few instruments and program digital music, and utilize MIDI guitar as well providing a very wide palette from which to work. I also have access to a large network of professional musicians and singers should the need arise. I am open to speak with anyone who is in need of some decent music or soundscaping for their project. The idea of working with a filmmaker on mood and timbre etc is very appealing and all music will be purpose built to fit the given production. I do not intend to make much money if any on the first project or two so cost is not a concern to any filmmaker(s) that might be interested to speak with me. The caveat to that is that I will only be providing these services to projects that interest me, of relatively small scale (For Free) but I am willing to review any work and decide if it is a good fit for all parties. 

 

I can be contacted at this email : jpmeek @gmail.com 

or on my facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/jpmeek

 

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Member looking for Transcriber

 

I am currently producing a video documentary for a non-profit organization, Association of Anglican Deacons of Canada. We are shooting interviews many of which require transcribing (video audio to text) by someone who is experienced or someone who has a Dictaphone and has legal transcribing experience.

 

We are prepared to pay competitive rates for services rendered.

 

Please contact:

 

Richard Swinden

250-361-3433

rswinden@shaw.ca

 

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4. AROUND TOWN

 

SUBMISSIONS

 

Call for Entries – Best Shorts Competition

Any video less than 57 mins in eligible for entry – animation, documentary, television pilots, etc.

Deadline is March 22

 

Entry Form  Website  Email

 

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EVENTS

 

UVIC Orion Visitor: Dugald Maudsley on “How It’s Made”

6:30-8pm Tuesday, March 12

UVic ECS 104 

Free

 

Award-winning veteran documentary filmmaker Dugald Maudsley has researched, written, directed and produced 50 documentary films on a diverse range of subjects in more than 30 countries for broadcasters around the world. Specifically for this talk, he’ll focus on his recent documentary productions, including the National Geographic Channel’s 20th Century Sex Slaves, History Television’s Ancestors in the Attic, the TSN Grey Cup series Engraved on a Nation, and “Myth or Science” for CBC’s The Nature of Things.

 

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Open Space

 

Open Space’s Open Word: Readings and Ideas literary series continues with two public readings by Vancouver’s Rita Wong.  The first reading is scheduled at the University of Victoria, Fine Arts Building Room 209, on Monday March 11, at 11:00 a.m. Later on Monday, Wong will be reading from her book forage as well as new work at Open Space at 7:30 p.m. followed by an interview by Tim Lilburn. Open Word is jointly organized by the University of Victoria Department of Writing and Open Space.

 

Also on now:  

 

Charles Campbell’s Transporter

Exhibition March 1 to April 6, 2013

 

 

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CLASSES

 

 

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.  David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio

Ph: 250-595-1339.

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

 

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SCREENINGS

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 11 Mar 2013

The Sessions, 35 min, 1996

 

Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined – at age 38 – to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. The story bravely takes on the question: Are people living with disabilities also deserving and able to have sex be part of their lives? 95min 2012 R considerable nudity and frank sexual situations.

 

Jessica Yu’s Academy Award winning film Breathing Lessons about the real Mark O’Brien. more

 

 

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6:30 pm Monday 18 Mar 2013

A Summer In The Cage, 82 min, 2007

 

A Summer In The Cage is filmmaker Ben Selkow’s feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam’s battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film follows Sam for six years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralysing depressions, and tries to escape the legacy of his bipolar father who committed suicide when Sam was eight years old. The film features interviews with renowned Johns Hopkins University author and clinician Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison; who is also bipolar. Through intimate footage of Sam, Ben and Sam’s mother Sharon, A Summer in the Cage shows the difficult emotional impact of being bipolar on Sam, his family, all those who care about him and the filmmaker. A Summer in the Cage hopes to put a human face on an illness that affects millions of families. But as this dramatic story unfolds and heads to an explosive standoff, it also becomes a unique tale about friendship and the ethical responsibilities of a documentary filmmaker. more or view a printable event poster.

 

We’ll have special guests with us for a post screening discussion: Erin Michalak. She heads up the CREST BD Research Team, studying ways to live well with bipolar and Joanna Cheek, psychiatrist at UVic.

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7:30 pm Tuesday 19 Mar 2013

Changing the Landscape of Bipolar Research and Care

Presentation by Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr Joanna Cheek

 

At Woodward Room Begbie Hall – 2101 Richmond near Fort St

Right on your doorstep, in Vancouver BC, Erin’s team is the only group in the world specializing in involving people with bipolar disorder and their health care providers in the research process itself. Want to get involved and make a difference in bipolar research? Then join us for a night of information and engagement – appies provided! CREST.BD web 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  

 

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, Cloudburst and more!

 

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

 

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

 Projects and Residencies

LES FILMS DE L’AUTRE, RESIDENCY 

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Info: CEDRIC BOURDEAU Consulting producer

T: 514-396-2651

F: 514-396-7738

http://www.lesfilmsdelautre.com

 

 

DOC IGNITE (HOT DOCS|TORONTO) 

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.

Deadline: May 5, 2013

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

 

 

MENTORSHIP, TEACHING STRATEGIES AND OTHER TOOLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS|VANCOUVER 

Artists for Artists

Mentorship, teaching strategies and other tools for visual artists

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

Info: www.carfac.ca 

 

THE RESIDENCE OF THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES|PARIS, FRANCE 

The Residence of the Festival de Cannes in Paris is currently accepting entries for its October 2013 program.

Deadline : April 1, 2013

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/files/Residence_Cannes_EN_2013.pdf 

 

LUMINOTHÉRAPIE 2013-2014|MONTREAL 

Deadline: Participants must register by March 14, 2013 at noon, Montreal time to get the documents to prepare their proposals.

Info: http://www.quartierdesspectacles.com/a-propos/concours 

 

PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2013|AUSTRIA 

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.

Deadline: march 8th 2013

Info:  http://prix.aec.athttp://www.aec.at/prix/en

http://www.aec.at/prix/en/einreichdetails 

Submissions

 

TAIS SHOWCASE 2013|TORONTO 

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

Info: http://www.tais.ca 

 

CENTRE3 FOR PRINT AND MEDIA ARTS|HAMILTON 

Centre3 for Print and Media Arts (formerly The Print Studio) invites Canadian artists and curators to submit proposals that explore the creative use of print media (experimental, traditional or digital print) and/or media arts.

DEADLINE: March 8, 2013

Info: submissions@centre3.com 

 

G101 CALL FOR SUBMISSION|OTTAWA, ONTARIO 

Gallery 101, (G101), invites Emerging and Established Artists who are interested in participating in an exhibition of activist based artwork.

Exhibition Dates: March 13 – April 13th 2013. Opening March 13th

DEADLINE: MARCH 6th

Info: http://www.g101.ca 

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (ANNECY|FRANCE) 

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

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home 

 

THE DARK ROOM 2.0, 918 BATHURST (TORONTO|CANADA) 

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. 

Info: art@contact918.com.

Submissions will be accepted only via email to: submissions@contact918.com 

 

PLANET IN FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL/ TORONTO 

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

http://planetinfocus.org/film-festival/

submissions@planetinfocus.org 

 

THIRD SPACE GALLERY, PROGRAMMING 2013|HALIFAX 

Third Space Gallery invites artists to submit proposals for upcoming programming in 2013-2014. Third Space continues its nomadic existence as a gallery; with no physical gallery space.  Third Space will consider interdisciplinary submissions and is committed to representing local, regional and national professional contemporary artists. We’ll be looking for submissions of contemporary painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance projects, new media, or other works that look to engage the public in relevant topics of the day.

Deadline: March 10th, 2013

Info: (506) 654-1190 or tiersespace@gmail.com 

 

CFAT LOCAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2013|HALIFAX 

The Local Artist-In-Residence Program at the Centre for Art Tapes provides an opportunity to a local media artist for the development and experimentation of new work involving audio, video or new media. For the 2013 Local Artist-In-Residence Program one position will be available to an established local artist. The successful applicant will receive up to $1000 in-kind support in the form of Production and Editing memberships, access to facilities and equipment, a $1700 artist fee, a $300 speaker fee for conducting a talk or workshop for the community about their project, and access to technical assistance during the residency. 

Deadline: 5pm Friday, March 15, 2013

Info: (902) 422-6822 or cfat.communication@ns.sympatico.ca 

 

THE ANNUAL Y- LEVEL EXHIBITION|HALIFAX 

Applicants must be an emerging artist practicing in the discipline of art, craft, design, media arts or related mediums located in Atlantic Canada. Applicants may choose to propose independent or collaborative pieces outside of their existing body of work for submission.

Deadline: March 8th, 2013

Info: eyelevelgallery.ca/submissions. For additional inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Li or Michael McCormack (Director) at (902) 425 6412 or ynotlevel@gmail.com

 

ASINABKA FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2013|OTTAWA 

The second annual Asinabka Festival will be taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, July 24-28, 2013.  The Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.  Preference will be given to new works produced within the last two years.

DEADLINE:  Monday, April 29th 2013

Info: Asinabka Festival, 340 Laurier Ave West, PO Box 307, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8V3. Contact us: 613-889-9559, http://www.asinabkafestival.orgasinabkafestival@gmail.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/249036335173872/, Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/AsinabkaFest 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / CUBA 2013 

Photography / Video Art / Computer Graphics / Architecture / Performing Art

Deadline: February 25, 2013

Info: http://www.lucacurci.com/artexpo/call-for-artists-hybrid-identities.htm

 

 

NSI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films online each week.

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m

Info: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2013/01/send-us-your-shorts-win-up-to-4500-through-the-nsi-online-short-film-festival/ 

 

66E FESTIVAL DE CANNES (SHORT FILMS)|CANNES, FRANCE 

Cannes, France, May 15 to 26, 2013

Short films

Deadline for the 66th Cannes Film Festival (Competition): March 4, 2013

Deadline for the 45th Directors’ Fortnight: March 8, 2013

Deadline for the 52nd Critics’ Week: March 22, 2013

Info: http://www.telefilm.ca/files/CallForEntry_Cannes_CourtsMetrages2013.pdf 

 

37TH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 

Annecy, France, June 10 to 15, 2013

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

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

Info: http://www.annecy.org/home 

 

DPI # 27|CALL FOR PROJECTS|MONTREAL 

April 2013

Hacktivism: the Art of Practicing Life and Computer Hacking for Feminist Activism

As part of issue 27, .dpi launches an open call for a themed section on hacktivism guest edited by Christina Haralanova, a researcher interested in work that intersects feminist and techno activism, such as women’s contribution to free and open source software development. Proposals for submissions that fall outside of the theme are also welcomed. The call is open to practitioners and researchers interested in such issues as political aspects of technology, information governance, gender and hacking, hacktivist art, or feminist and strategic uses of technologies.

Deadline: March 11, 2013 

Info: http://www.studioxx.org/newsletter/appelDpi27.xhtml

http://www.studioxx.org/newsletter/callDpi27.xhtml 

 

CALL | EYELEVEL Y-LEVEL SHOW|HALIFAX 

Applicants must be an emerging artist practicing in the discipline of art, craft, design, media arts or related mediums located in Atlantic Canada. 

Deadline: March 8th, 2013

Info: eyelevelgallery.ca/submissions, ynotlevel@gmail.com 

 

THE REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 

The Reel Youth Film Festival is seeking submissions of short films made by youth 19 years and younger. Reel Youth is a non-profit organization that supports youth to speak about issues they care about through producing and distributing films. Our traveling film festival showcases the best youth-made short films from around the world. It premiers every year at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and then travels to a number of communities around North America, as well as some internationally.

DEADLINE: June 14, 2013

Info: http://reelyouth.ca/submit2.html 

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