MEDIANET NEWS May 16, 2013

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We will also be closed this coming Monday, May 20 for the Victoria Day weekend.

In this Newsletter:

1. Get on the Doc Bus with OPEN CINEMA!
2. Summer Youth video intensive, July 8-19
3. Around Town

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1. Get on the Doc Bus with OPEN CINEMA

Get on the Doc Bus is an audience development program that will travel across
Canada to connect and engage documentary screening stakeholders of all stripes
on the topic of documentary and community engagement.

Travelling from West to East during June through September 2013, OPEN CINEMA founder and program
director Mandy Leith will travel across the country meeting with filmmakers,
audiences, cinemas, alternative venues, media orgs, festivals, non-profit outreach
programs and businesses to talk about the successes, challenges, needs and
future of documentary screenings as a tool for community engagement.

Along the way, she will document and blog about her adventures with the goal of seeding
the development of a Cross Canada Community Cinema Network

Get on the Doc Bus send-off party!

To kickstart Mandy’s 1991 VW Westfalia engine in style, Valerie Pusey has generously offered to host a launch event at Full Circle Studio Arts. Join us for munchies, beer, wine and enjoy 10% off all in-store merchandise. 5% of all sales will be donated to buy gas and other essentials for the Doc Bus.
5.30-7.30pm Wednesday May 29th, 2013

Full Circle Studio Arts, 1800 Store Street

If you would like to offer products or services for sale or silent auction during the evening, please contact Mandy: GetontheDocBus@gmail.com

More details on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/448427285243285/

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

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
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3. AROUND TOWN

Martin Batchelor Gallery exhibits media art works

Martin Batchelor Gallery is presenting two multi-media shows of Victoria College of Art graduates and post-graduates: mentored by master-class artists Andrew Wooldridge, Victor Arcega, Steve Dickerson, Joyce Kline and Paul Peregal. Some very large works are featured. May 18 reception and opening. 712 Cormorant St. info@vca.ca 250-598-5422 www.vca.ca

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Seeking Submissions for Celebrate BC Day

Celebrate BC Day 2013 is a celebration of the spirit of British Columbia through a cross-provincial programme of film, music, food, and photography. On Monday, August 5th, the beautiful building and grounds of St. Ann’s Academy National Historic Site in Victoria, BC will be the backdrop for a full day of events that will attract over 10,000 spectators from Victoria and the surrounding regions.

Celebrate BC is inviting BC filmmakers to submit their short (10-20 minute) films designed to connect with, and engage the BC Day audience.
Application deadline is June 15. To apply: www.celebratebcday.com

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EVENTS

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Postcards from Victoria

Curator’s Talk and Opening Reception
Thursday May 16 7:30pm

Guest Curator Michael Turner speaks about artists
Raymond Boisjoly, Geoffry Farmer, Julia Feyrer, Robert Morin and
Lorraine Dufour

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CLASSES

David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio
845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.
Ph: 250-595-1339.
www.screenactors.ca / e: screenact@shaw.ca

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SCREENINGS

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 20 May 2013
Beasts Of The Southern Wild, 91 min, 2012
Victoria Day

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions Winner of many awards, and with a stunning performance by the 6year old protagonist played by Quvenzhané Wallis. Pg13 more

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6:30 pm Monday 27 May 2013
Silver Lining Playbook, 120 min, 2012

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own enters his life. An interesting depiction of a family living with Bipolar, Dad played by Robert DeNiro has OCD, all looking for a silver lining. R trailer and another trailer. Also listen to interviews with some of the principals about the project.

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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: Blackbird, Becoming Redwood, Bloodpressure and more!
www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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

Please go to: www.medianetvictoria.org
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

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

XPACE CULTURAL CENTRE
(Yahoo! Answers title TBA)
Xpace is currently accepting proposals from student and emerging artists responding to the theme of the Internet Q&A forum Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo! Answers is a community-driven question-and-answer site or a knowledge market launched by Yahoo! on June 28, 2005 that allows users to both submit questions to be answered and answer questions asked by other users.
Exhibition dates: July 2013, Main Space at Xpace Cultural Centre
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Info: alicia@xpace.info, http://www.xpace.info/submit

THE 7TH ANNUAL TORONTO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL (TUFF)
Submit your silent, one-minute film to TUFF, Toronto’s subway film festival.
Deadline: July 15, 2013
Free Submission: Before June 15, 2013
Paid Submission: $20 CAD after June 15, 2013
Info: film. http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com, info@torontourbanfilmfestival.com

THE VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL, CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 2014 FILM FESTIVAL
Deadlines are as follows:
Earlybird postmark deadline: July 2nd, 2013
Regular postmark deadline: August 7th, 2013
Late postmark deadline: September 10th, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline: September 17th, 2013
Info: http://victoriafilmfestival.com

TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Early Bird Deadline (No Submission Fee): April 30, 2013
Final Deadline ($20 Submission Fee): July 2, 2013
17th Annual Edition: November 5-10 (Toronto), November 15-16 (Richmond Hill)
Info: http://www.reelasian.com

THE VANCOUVER INDIGENOUS MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (VIMAF)| VANCOUVER
The Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF) invites new works in media arts from Indigenous media artists of Turtle Island and abroad.
Deadline: October 1st, 2013
Info: http://vimaf.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS: LIQUID BORDERS | ITALY
From July 3rd to July 31st 2013
The selection will be based on the main concept of the hybridization between physical and social identities in contemporary cities, and the mixing between people and space. Urban environments, people, rules and limits are no more distinct realities, but they constantly modify and get mixed together, generating new connections and hybrid results. Ethic, social, sexual and religious borders get confused and metropolis become a puzzle composed by different cities constantly modified by the man.
Deadline: May 31st, 2013
Info: http://www.lucacurci.com/artexpo

INTERACCESS 13TH ANNUAL EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION|INTERACCESS|TORONTO
EMERGING NEW MEDIA ARTISTS
InterAccess is currently seeking submissions from emerging artists in Canada that employ electronic and new media technologies, materials, methods and ideas within their practice. We are accepting submissions from post-secondary students, recent graduates or independent practitioners who identify as emerging.
Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013
Info: http://www.interaccess.org
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