MEDIANET NEWS May 2, 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. Surrealist Videomaking: MediaNet teaching a workshop with VISA, May 25-26
2. OPEN CINEMA’S Get on the Doc Bus Indiegogo Campaign
3. Introduction to Encore, Saturday, May 4 has been postponed
4. Around Town

******************************************
1. Surrealist Videomaking workshop at the Vancouver Island School of Art
Saturday May 25 and Sunday, May 26

In this workshop, led by MediaNet staff Catlin Lewis and Kirk Schwartz, you will learn how to make your own Surrealist video!
Using cameras, lights and effects programs, you will film and edit a short work.
This fun and creative workshop is a chance to explore and let your imagination run free! There will be an in-class screening of completed projects at the end of the workshop.

Saturday:

An introduction to Surrealist films
overview of equipment
discussion of story structure
shoot your project

Sunday:
introduction to basics of editing
Editing of projects
Class screening!
To register, or for more information, please go to the VISA website:

http://www.vancouverislandschoolart.com/workshops.html
***************************************************************************

2. OPEN CINEMA’s Get on the Doc Bus Indiegogo Campaign

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

Contribute to the Campaign!
Anything that you can contribute will help to support the journey, as Mandy
travels to create a community-based documentary network!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/get-on-the-doc-bus

**************************************************************************

3. MediaNet workshop: Introduction to Encore has been postponed.
New date TBA

*******************************************************************************
*******************************************************************************
4. 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 4 opening and reception at 7.00pm followed by May 18 reception and opening. 712 Cormorant St. info@vca.ca 250-598-5422 www.vca.ca

********************************************************************************
Dancing with the Octopus launches Indiegogo campaign

Dancing Backwards: Let’s Get Canada’s Political Women into History is an educational pilot project using student-created media storytelling to inspire young girls and boys to engage in politics, embrace leadership, and exercise their right to vote.

How you can help:

1. Watch our short video: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dancing-backwards

2. Donate something/anything – this is the power of crowd-funding! No matter how small your donation – it all adds up helping us reach our goal. And Enjoy your perks!

3. Share the link with friends and colleagues and and help to spread the word to all of on social media.

*********************************************************
SUBMISSIONS

Only one month to go to submit to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013! Enter your short film by 31 May for the opportunity to showcase your work in an impressive setting to an international audience and win prizes up to £1000! The time limit is 25 minutes and films of all genres are accepted.

As the UK’s most exciting film festival, ASFF allows for both budding and established filmmakers to connect with new, worldwide audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today. High profile ASFF attendees in 2012 included representatives from Warp, BAFTA, Channel 4 and Raindance. Over 200 films will be screened at this unique event, in 15 iconic locations across the historic city of York from 7-10 November 2013. To be included in this prestigious festival, please visit www.asff.co.uk/.

*********************************************************
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

***********************************************************
Film a Documentary About Inclusive Dance in East Asia!

Opportunity for Filmmaker
To celebrate 25 years of DanceAbility International, we are looking for a filmmaker, or Director of Photography/camera-person to document our trip to Mongolia, Indonesia, and the Philippines!

As a small nonprofit organization, DanceAbility Interntational does not have money to pay a fee to a filmmaker. He/she will be responsible for all related expenses. However, we have launched a $5,000 Kickstarter campaign. We feel confident we can meet this goal. The funds raised will go to the filmmaker to offset travel expenses and for a possible honorarium (small fee).

For more information: http://www.danceability.com

**********************************************************

EVENTS

Open Space

Vertical Gallery

Camosun College and Open Space present Vertical Gallery, an exhibition by two dynamic emerging artists selected by local visual artist Charles Campbell.

Opening: Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition: continues to Saturday, May 4

*************************************************
CLASSES

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

********************************************
SCREENINGS

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 6 May 2013
Open Dialogue, 74 min, 2011
Mental Health Week Event

In the far north of Finland, a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, a group of innovative family therapists converted the area’s traditional mental health system, which once boasted some of Europe’s poorest outcomes for schizophrenia, into one that now gets the best statistical results in the world for first-break psychosis. They call their approach is called Open Dialogue.

Their principles, though radical in this day and age of multi-drug cocktails and involuntary hospitalizations, are surprisingly simple. They meet clients in crisis immediately and often daily until the crises are resolved. They avoid hospitalization and its consequential stigma, preferring to meet in the homes of those seeking their services. And, perhaps most controversially, they avoid the use of anti-psychotic medication wherever possible. Pg trailer

We’ll have an “open dialogue” after the screening including several guest who are stakeholders in this topic.

View a YouTube video or listen to a Madness Radio interview

Co-sponored by the West Coast Mental Health Network.
************************
6:30 pm Monday 13 May 2013
Cloudburst, 93 min, 2011

for International Day Against Homophobia (May 17th) – In collaboration with Victoria PFLAG
Cloudburst is a comedy/drama, a romantic road movie written and directed by Nova Scotia filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald (The Hanging Garden).

t stars Oscar winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs.

Winner of many audience awards! R (for Dukakis’ character’s raunchy language) more.
cast: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, John Dunsworth, Kristin Booth, Ryan Doucette

******************************************************************************************
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, Mad Ship, Home Again and more!
www.firstweekendclub.ca/

***********************************************************************************************************

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

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

THE 11TH ANNUAL REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL – TORONTO
Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge, multi-cultural, film festival dedicated to showcasing the best local and international film and video works. All activities at the Regent Park Film Festival are free-of-charge; we provide free childcare and pay artist fees.
Nov 13 – 16th, 2013
Deadline: Friday, May 10th, 2013 (No Entry Fee)
Info: http://www.regentparkfilmfestival.com

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

CALL FOR NEW MEDIA WORKS AND WORKSHOPS: ATLANTIC CANADA
Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre seek proposals from professional artists and collectives working with New Media including artworks
integrating technology, robotics, installations, performances, immersive environments, web art, VJing, electronic art, and interactive works to be
part of this new festival June 28 – August 4, 2013. We will consider proposals for week-long projects, on-site or off-site installations, workshops,
performances, and more.
1. Call for New Media works and workshops: Atlantic Canada
2. Call for Proposals: Local Artist Projects
3. Call for films/videos from Atlantic Canada
Deadline: WEDNESDAY MAY 15 AT 5PM
Info: http://www.strutsgallery.ca/faucet.htm

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

Please send your posts to info@media-net.bc.ca