MEDIANET NEWS May 30, 2013

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In this Newsletter:

1. Get on the Doc Bus Co-event: Victoria and Penticton, June 4
2. Summer Youth video intensive, July 8-19
3. Around Town

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1. Get on the Doc Bus with OPEN CINEMA

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 centres, filmmakers and communities about
setting up a network of documentary screening events.

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

If you would like to receive news about Mandy’s journey, you can sign up to receive the
newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/z6AK9

Get on the Doc Bus two-city simulcast screening, June 4, 7-9pm!

Mandy’s first stop will be in Penticton, where they will be hosting the film Connected (http://connectedthefilm.com/)
It will be screened simultaneously in Victoria at the Sunset Room! The two audiences, and the filmmaker will all be connected
via Twitter chat.
Come to the Sunset Room for this unique hybrid event!
For more information, please go to the Connected event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/464822370278084/

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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

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
A Postcard from Victoria
Guest Curated by Michael Turner
Featuring video by Robert Morin & Lorraine Dufour, and postcards by Raymond Boisjoly, Geoffrey Farmer and Julia Feyrer
Exhibition dates: May 2-July 7

The video (from which the exhibition takes its name) is the result of a 1983 Western Front Media Residency by Quebec artists Robert Morin & Lorraine Dufour, who travelled to Victoria to make a 16 minute time-based work that tells the eerie story of a visitor from England who is interviewed for the job of tour guide at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in the Victoria suburb of Esquimalt. As with most of Dufour and Morin’s video work, the narrative is loosely constructed and straddles the line between reality and fiction. At the centre of this work are questions of place, class, authenticity and belonging. Along with the video work, the installation includes a high tea place-setting from the Fairmont Empress Hotel’s Tea Room,where the “tour guide” in the video enjoys high tea before returning home after a day’s work. An array of postcards of the Empress Hotel from as early as 1900 (prior to the erection of the first building) to the 1940s, as provided by Vancouver-based postcard collector Philip Francis, are included in the installation.

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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

Rob Wipond of Focus Magazine has written an article about Movie Monday

Text only – http://focusonline.ca/?q=node/561

The pdf version – http://focusonline.ca/sites/default/files/Focus_2013-06_June.pdf – Page 38

6:30 pm Monday 3 Jun 2013
A Late Quartet, 105 min, 2012

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Terrific cast: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots. R review

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6:30 pm Monday 10 Jun 2013
Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould, 106 min, 2009

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould weaves together an unprecedented array of never before seen footage of Gould, photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries plus personal interviews with Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before, to reconstruct his thoughts on music, art, society, love, and life. Pg13 more.

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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: The Ghosts in Our Machine, Old Stock 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
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

PUBLIC ART PROGRAM 2014 EXHIBITION SEASON|OTTAWA
The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites professional artists, artist collectives and curators working in visual arts, media arts and fine craft to propose an exhibition. Proposals will be reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected exhibitions will be presented in 2014.
Info: ottawa.ca, http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-culture-and-community/arts-theatre-music/call-proposals-public-art-program-2014,
publicartprogram@ottawa.ca or call 613-244-6852.
Deadline: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:00 p.m

THE PARKDALE FILM & VIDEO SHOWCASE, 2013
Dates of the Parkdale Film & Video Showcase: July 19th, 20th,
21st, 2013 – at various venues in Parkdale and the surrounding
area.
Deadline submission: June 10th, 2013
Info: programming@parkdaleshowcase.ca, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parkdale-Film-Video-
Showcase/190532980958165, https://twitter.com/PFVShowcase, http://parkdaleshowcase.ca/?page_id=6

TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO|ONE-D|TORONTO
All Greater Toronto Area emerging, mid-career and established performers, visual artists, video artists, media artists and filmmakers are welcome to submit proposals to ONE-D.
Trinity Square Video announces a Call for Submissions to ONE-D, the first of TSV’s Themed Commission trilogy, ONE-D, TWO-D, THREE-D. This first of the commissioning series asks artists to expand the single channel experience into one that incorporates performance.
Deadline: June 17, 2013
Info: http://trinitysquarevideo.com/submission-calls/call-for-submissions/, http:/trinitysquarevideo.com

CALL FOR DANCE FILMS: DEADLINE (POSTMARKED BY) JUNE 5, 2013|HALIFAX
dance: made in canada/fait au canada is the only Toronto-based biennial summer festival of contemporary dance. The not-for-profit festival was founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng under the umbrella of princess productions and since that time, eight festivals of dance: made in canada/fait au canada have been produced.
Deadline: June 5th, 2013
Info: http://www.princessproductions.ca, caraspooner@gmail.com

LA COMPAGNIE IN MARSEILLE | MARSEILLE | FRANCE
From December 13, 2013 to March 1rst, 2014.
The curator and the artistic and scientific committee are looking for various proposals (artworks, net. Art, photo, video, testimonies, documentaries, video games…) expressing different ways to experience borders. Proposals from migrants, professionals and artists are welcome, in order to contribute to prepare a resolutely participatory exhibition.
Deadline: 30 June 2013
Info: antiatlas.contact@gmail.com, http://www.antiatlas.net

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