MEDIANET NEWS June 12, 2014

Coming Up:  MediaNet’s Cinema Salon Presents Revolution June 26, featuring a talk with April Ingham and Troy Hunter of the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership; MediaNet’s Youth Video Summer Camps – Registration now open; Member’s News; IMAA Announces winner of the National Media Arts Prize


1. MediaNet’s Cinema Salon Presents Revolution

Featuring a discussion with the Pacific People’s Partnership

6:30pm June 26 at the Main Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library

Free to attend!

On June 26, our last event before the fall, we will screen the film Revolution, in partnership with the Pacific People’s Partnership (PPP). The film will be followed by a discussion with April Ingham, Director of PPP and Troy Hunter, who worked as PPP’s Indigenous Science and Sustainable Development Project Coordinator.

Watch the trailer of Revolution:

Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger – it’s humanity itself.

To register for these event, please go to the Library’s Programs and Events Calendar

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2. MediaNet’s Youth Video Summer Camps

MediaNet will be running two youth filmmaking camps this summer. Registration is through Saanich Parks and Rec:  Enter online code 600868.  Space is limited so book early!

The workshops run from July 7-10 and July 14-18. The classes are from 10am to 4pm

1. Introduction to Video Expression

No experience necessary

A one week introductory video creation program for youth 11 to 14.

July 7 to 10

This week long introductory is a hands on video-making program. Youth will learn to express themselves using documentary, narrative and stop motion techniques and by creating their own video they will come to understand how media works to influence our lives and actions.

2. Creative Media Expression 

No experience necessary

A two week program for youth 15 to 18.

July 14 to 18 and 21 to 25

The goals of this two week program are to give youth the ability to effectively tell their stories using a variety of video techniques and to enhance their critical understanding and appreciation of how media influences our lives and beliefs. Visiting artists will demonstrate and work with the youth to provide a variety of viewpoints, styles and techniques in documentary and personal storytelling.



A member has donated two VHS-C Premium high grade HGX Gold tapes, if anyone would like them.


MediaNet’s Hi 8 camera for our legacy station (Beta SP, U-matic, DV) is finally FUBAR.

Anybody with a working Hi 8 in basement or closet that you don’t use anymore?

Would you consider donating it to MN so we can continue to offer legacy Hi 8 services?




IMAA Announces winner of the National Media Arts Prize

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is proud to announce that filmmaker Matthew Rankin, representing the Prairies Northwest Territories region, is the 2014 National Media Arts Prize winner. The short list for the prize included Jackson 2bears, representing the Pacific Region.

Matthew Rankin is multifaceted Québéco-Winnipégois filmmaker currently based in Montreal. His work has been shown in a variety of forums nationally and internationally. Using analog technologies, animation, re-appropriations of historical narratives and artifacts, he creates absurd and surreal worlds apart, which manage to balance between earnestness and irony, satire and seriousness. It is striking and funny and really needs to be seen to be believed.

For more information about Matthew Rankin and his work: 

Starting this year, the National Media Arts Prize is honouring a mid-career Canadian media artist who is making an exceptional contribution to the sector with a prize of $5000. In creating this award, the Independent Media Arts Alliance wants to focus on supporting artists who are shaping the future of media arts in Canada and nationally and internationally encourage innovation.



The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) has a fabulous website containing calls for video and film submissions, classes and residencies:




Deadline June 30, 2014

Are You An Aboriginal Artist Interested in

Professional Development in Traditional Forms of Expression?

Do You Require Tuition and Living Allowance Scholarship to Attend?

Scholarships for up to Ten New Applicants Available

September 2014 ~ April 2015

For more information please contact:

Tracey Kim Bonneau

Public Relations, Recruitment

En’owkin Centre

(250) 493-7181 Ext. 2228


Telefilm Canada

Micro-Budget Production Program: Funding of micro-budget feature films from emerging filmmakers – Main component and Aboriginal Component

This program targets emerging Canadian talent, supporting them in the production and promotion of their first feature-length film, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement.

For more information:



David Simmon’s Screen Actors Studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.

Ph: 250-595-1339. / e:


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 16 Jun 2014

Oil Sands Karaoke, 83 min, 2013


Forget about Sudbury Saturday night; Thursdays at Bailey’s Pub in Fort McMurray, Alberta, is the place to be. Oil sands workers by day become divas and country superstars when the sun goes down, encouraged by a few drinks and a dream. Director Charles Wilkinson goes beyond the songs to dig deeper into stories of those who work in the often-lonely place to make top dollar by asking them to consider the ethics of working in one of Canada’s most controversial industries. Pg more or view a trailer


6:30 pm Monday 23 Jun 2014

Wagner’s Dream, 114 min, 2012

The stakes could not be higher as visionary director Robert Lepage, the world’sgreatest singers, and the Metropolitan Opera tackle Wagner’s Ring cycle. An intimate look at the enormous theatrical and musical challenges of staging opera’s most monumental work, the film chronicles the quest to fulfill Wagner’s dream of a perfect Ring. A Bob Eisenhardt Susan Froemke Film. read a review.


The Canadian First Weekend Club  

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Coming to Theatres: The Grand Seduction, Foxfire, Cruel and Unusual and more!


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