Coming up at MediaNet, June 21 – July 18

Opening Reception for Crossing Channels screening series at the AGGV, July 18; Summer Youth video intensive, July 8-19; Members – employment opportunity for a Video Editor; Around Town – screenings, talks, workshops

1. Crossing Channels: Screenings of works by BC Media artists
A collaboration between MediaNet and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV)

At the Lab in the AGGV, 1040 Moss St.
Opening Reception July 18,

MediaNet and the AGGV will be holding a series of screenings at the LAB
based on MediaNet’s publication Crossing Channels: Essays on Contemporary Media
Art in British Columbia. (publication $10, available for purchase at MediaNet or in the Art Gallery Gift Shop)

The screening series will run from July 18 – November 10, with each artist showing their work for a three-week
period. Victoria video artists and MediaNet members Grace Salez and Kristina Campbell will be speaking about their work
at the opening on July 18.

Schedule of screenings:

Kristina Campbell (Victoria): July 18 – August 11
Grace Salez (Victoria): August 12 – Sept 2
Marina Roy (Vancouver): Sept 3 – 22
Marina will give a talk and demonstration of her work on Friday, September 13
Kevin Schmidt (Vancouver): Sept 23 – Oct 14
Chris Bose (Kelowna): Oct 15 – Nov.11

2. Youth Video workshop for Teens
at the Pearkes Recreation Centre
July 8 -19 led by Kirk Schwartz

This two week workshop, aimed at youth 14 -19, will introduce participants to the fundamentals
of digital film-making. Week one focuses on storytelling and
documentary. Week two focuses on individual-expressive projects.
Learning is complemented by guest speakers and practical opportunities.
Subsidies available upon request.
Registration is through Pearkes Recreation Center
taught by Jordan Czop & Kirk Schwartz
Registration code: 541904 M-F July 8– 19 10:00am-4:00pm 10/$100
3. Members
Video Editor Required ASAP (Victoria)
Looking for a Contract Temporary Talented Video Editor who is proficient in either Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro as well as Adobe Encore for DVD/Bluray Production.

Must be able to do the following:

1) Highly Proficient with Multicam Editing
2) Great eye for Colour Profiling and Colour Correction
3) Creative Cutting between camera shots
4) Authoring DVD’s and Blurays

This is a Contract Position paying between $15-$20 per hour based on experience.

Thanks for your interest, however only the most qualified will be contacted. Please provide some info about yourself and preferrably a link to some work you have done.

for more information:

Luna Fest Women’s Film Festival

7PM on Wed. June 26th at Cinecenta.
Inspiring filmmaker Andrea Dorfman will be in attendance and speaking afterwards!
More info at Cinecenta website:

This is a fundraiser for Victoria’s Bridges for Women Society and the Breast Cancer Fund.

Tickets are:
$15 in advance here:
$20 at the door

Buy tickets early to avoid disappointment
Victoria Ska Festival Film Screenings
8 pm, Temple Events and Catering
Light catering provided.
Wednesday June 26

Get to know your Victoria Ska Fest performers a little better with the
Victoria Ska Society movie night. Taking place at Temple Events
Center, this night will be free to the public and feature three
documentaries as well as some music videos. Come out for a relaxed
setting, some great movies and a chance to network with our
ever-growing Victoria music scene.

Documentaries featured:

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Native Sun: A short film by Blitz the Ambassador and Terence Nance

Freestyle: Art of Rhyme (featuring Mos Def)


Open Space

Valerie Salez
Play, Fall, Rest, Dance

Studio Residency
May 28 to June 30, 2013

Victoria-based artist Valerie Salez will invite children into her studio during an artist residency, Play, Fall, Rest, Dance, at Open Space. One to two hour private play sessions will allow children to create their own installations using components of the artist’s previously exhibited sculptures. Children will reinvent, re-form, and re-inform Salez’s work. Additionally, the children will be invited to interact with their installations through movement, performance, or sound. The bodies of work the children will work with include Salez’s Fourth Nature (textile sculpture) and In the shadow of our own dust (charred wood, horse hair, velvet, drawing). Valerie will document the children’s process with video as they create and perform with their installations.

The artist’s studio will be open to the public to view the ever-evolving installations made by the children’s participation. Parents are invited to contact the artist or Open Space to schedule a time should their children be interested in participating.

The residency runs May 28 to June 30, 2013.


David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio
845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.
Ph: 250-595-1339. / e:

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 24 June 2013
LunaFest: Short films for, by and about women

This travelling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with nine intelligent, funny and thought-provoking short films. The event also raises money and attention for nonprofits in their own communities (Victoria’s Bridges For Women), as well as for Luna’s main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund. 100 percent of all net proceeds are donated to charity.
With guests in person: NS Filmmaker Andrea Dorfman (her shorts include Flawed, How To Be Alone, features incl. Parsley Days 2000, Love That Boy 2003) and local multi-disciplinary artist Valerie Salez. details.
6:30 pm Monday 1 Jul 2013
Who Loves the Sun
Come celebrate Canada Day with this distinctively Canadian film.

Summer time in cottage country; sunshine, the lake, old friends, parents, a chainsaw (but only for cutting wood….) What could be simpler? Will and Daniel were the best of friends. They grew up together. Liked the same records. Loved the same girls. Daniel was Will’s best man at his wedding to Maggie Claire. Then one day Will disappeared without a word. Five years later he he shows up at the cottage.

Who Loves The Sun is a delightfully witty character comedy, featuring perfectly pitched performances, a great soundtrack and some hilariously realistic bad fighting. Starring the radiant Molly Parker and made by her husband/director-writer Matt Bissonnette. Pg13 (course language) more
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: The Ghosts in Our Machine, Old Stock and more!


More Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies are posted on our website.

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