MEDIANET NEWS July 11, 2013

Coming up: 7pm July 18 Opening Reception for Crossing Channels screening series at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria,featuring artists’ talks by Kristina Campbell and Grace Salez; Victoria filmmakers looking for a camera operator; Artist in Residence Amalie Atkins at Open Space; Call for submissions; Movie Monday features Shakespeare in Love and This Way of Life

Crossing Channels: Screenings of works by BC Media artists
Reception 7:30pm, Thursday July 18 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.
Free to attend

A collaboration between MediaNet and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV)

Victoria video artists and MediaNet members Kristina Campbell and Grace Salez will be screening their videos and speaking about their work at the reception.

The Crossing Channels screening series will run from July 18 to November 10. The series will spotlight the work of five British Columbia video artists. Each artist will be exhibiting work for approximately 3 weeks.

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. Members

Victoria filmmakers looking for a camera operator

(please note: this request is not coming from a MediaNet member, so we can’t endorse this request. If you are interested please do your due diligence.)

HELP WANTED: We are looking for a camera operator for a full day on July 30th to shoot a series of straightforward documentary-style interviews at a single location in Saanich. You will need your own transportation and be available from 8 am – 5 pm (though we may not take that long). We will also need you to bring an HD camera, tripod, and basic fill lighting kit. We can offer a small honorarium of 150.00 for the day plus cover all equipment rental costs. You will need to sign an NDA prior to filming. If you are interested, please contact Nikki with a brief resume at



Open Space

Artist in Residence – Amalie Atkins
Exhibition: Friday, June 28–Saturday, July 27

2013 Sobey Award nominee Amalie Atkins creates cinematic fables through her sophisticated blend of film and textiles. From Tuesday, June 11, to Thursday, June 27, Atkins will work at Open Space, finishing the current chapter of her series, We Live on the Edge of Disaster and Imagine We Are in a Musical: The Braid Harvesters, which will be on display from Friday, June 28, through Saturday, July 27.

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Call for Submissions – National Screen Institute

Call for short films. $4000 available to be won.

More information


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

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 15 Jul 2013
Shakespeare In Love, 123 min, 1998

This very clever comedy starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth depicts a love affair involving playwright William Shakespeare while he was writing the play Romeo and Juliet. The story is fiction, though several of the characters are based on real people. In addition, many of the characters, lines, and plot devices are references to Shakespeare’s plays. This totally entertaining film romped away with many Oscar awards including Best Picture and screen play – a great primer for your summer’s Shakespeare fun. R (some nudity, suggestive scenes)

Roger Ebert, gave the film four stars out of four: “The contemporary feel of the humor (like Shakespeare’s coffee mug, inscribed Souvenir of Stratford-Upon-Avon) makes the movie play like a contest between Masterpiece Theatre and Mel Brooks. Then the movie stirs in a sweet love story, juicy court intrigue, backstage politics and some lovely moments from Romeo and Juliet… Is this a movie or an anthology? I didn’t care. I was carried along by the wit, the energy and a surprising sweetness.”
6:30 pm Monday 22 Jul 2013
This Way Of Life, 84 min, 2009

A self-funded, deservedly much awarded film by the folks who made another MM pick, One Man, One Cow, One Planet, This Way Of Life follows a family living intentionally off the grid in New Zealand. What started as a film about breaking a horse became one about a very special family; unique parents bringing up their kids in the wilds with little money but a richness in living with the land and animals, especially horses, that seems a fantasy to us city folk. The dad, Peter, lives by an internal code of values largely lost in modern times – he is horse-whisperer, philosopher, hunter and builder, husband and father. Despite seemingly overwhelming challenges, Peter refuses to compromise. This is a film you won’t forget! Pg

We’ll have an update from the filmmakers by phone.
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!


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