MEDIANET NEWS November 7, 2013

Coming Up at MediaNet:MediaNet and the AGGV present the Crossing Terrain screening series, November 15-March 30;OPEN CINEMA Presents Google and the World Brain Nov 27; OPEN CINEMA sponsors REACTOR Nov 13;MediaNet sponsors fundraiser for the People’s Apothecary Garden, Nov. 21;Helen Tudway-Cains screens film at Wild Arc event, and Richard Raxlen reads Poems from the Gallery;Around Town

Please Note: MediaNet will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Remembrance Day, and on Saturday, November 16.

1. Crossing Terrain Screening Series
LAB gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St.

November 15, 2013 -March 30, 2014
Crossing Terrain continues MediaNet and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s screening collaboration to present works from Victoria and across the country.

November 15 – December 8: Penny McCann
Crashing Skies and Marshlands

December 15 – January 12: Richard Raxlen
Fish Don’t Talk, The Song of the Suicide’s Daughter and Everything Reminds Me of My Dog.

For information on Art Gallery hours and admission please go to

2. OPEN CINEMA Presents Google and the World Brain
Wednesday, November 27 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
Doors open at 5:30pm
Screening at 7pm
suggested donation $10-$20

OPEN CINEMA continues its eleventh Season of programming with a documentary about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the internet.
In 2002, Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. But over half of the books scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, leading to a trial in a New York courtroom in 2011. What would it mean for Google to have a monopoly on the world’s knowledge?

– See the trailer at

Come and enjoy Pizza from The Joint, brownies from Bubby Roses’ Bakery and Coffee by Fernwood Coffee.


3. OPEN CINEMA sponsors The Victoria Premiere of REACTOR
7:30pm Wednesday November 13 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
Tickets: $12 admission online ($15 at the door) Purchase tickets:

Yogi, Buddhist teacher and activist Michael Stone arrives on a pilgrimage to Japan, in the wake of the tsunami and Fukushima meltdown. REACTOR is a short film project that aims to uncover how and why we can let go of our old stories, and move towards personal and social awakening.

The evening includes a post-screening discussion and musical performance by Buckman Coe

4. MediaNet sponsors Herbal Aide – a Documentary screening and fundraiser for
the People’s Apothecary Garden

Date: Thursday Nov 21st
Location: Quadra Community Centre (901 Kings Road)
Time: 6 pm meet the collective
7pm doors open
7:30pm documentary starts

Sliding scale from $10-15
(but no one would be turned away for lack of funds)

Door prizes
Medicinal tea for sale
Medicinal goodies for sale
Medicinal plants for sale

The People’s Apothecary Garden is a community medicinal herb garden
located in Quadra village behind the Vancouver Island School of Art. Funds raised
will go towards water costs – the lifeblood of the garden!

About the film:


5. Members

Helen Tudway-Cains screens documentary on Wild Arc
at the Fall for Wildlife fundraiser
6pm -10pm Friday November 16
Four Points at Sheraton Victoria Gateway, 829 McCallum Rd.

Tickets $70
A fundraiser for SPCA’s Wild Arc wild animal rehabilitation centre

For tickets: 250-478-9453 or

Rick Raxlen reads
Poems from the Gallery
1:30pm, Saturday November 17
at Talk’s Cheap 556B Pandora St.



LaSaM Music Deep Listening Study Group in Victoria
Sundays at 11 am to noon
October 6 through December 8, 2013 (10 sessions)
Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant Street (at Douglas), Victoria, BC

DEEP LISTENING explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening. The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself.

Deep Listening Institute’s site.
More info about the Deep Listening Study Group here.

To register, email

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF)
November 6-11
Schedule of events:

Dana Claxton presents a new work, He Who Dreams at VIMAF
7pm, Friday November 8 at SFU Woodwards Cinema 149 West Hastings

Indigenous experimental film icon Dana Claxton takes us on a surreal journey into one man’s conflicted psyche in her absorbing new feature. With her use of symbolism and allegory she has created an experimental narrative of identity and the politics of being “Indian.” Rich in meaning and metaphor, her work addresses the trauma wrought by the imposition of Western values, customs, and systems upon the First Nations of North America and the resurgence of an Indigenous cultural presence.

Open Space

Music of David A. Jaffe: Lafayette String Quartet, Andrew Schloss, Scott MacInnes, Trimpin, and guests

Lafayette String Quartet, Andrew Schloss, Scott MacInnes, Trimpin, and guests

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 general; $10 students, seniors, and members. Tickets availabe at the door or in advance:

On Friday, November 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m., The Lafayette String Quartet, Andrew Schloss, Scott MacInnes, Trimpin, and others will come together perform a selection of works by David A. Jaffe. This versatile composer’s compositions range from the acoustic to the electronic. The concert will encompass a broad spectrum of Jaffe’s output from the old time fiddle-inspired Cluck Old Hen Variations to the Canadian premiere of The Space Between Us for radio drum, two string quartets, piano, and robotic percussion designed by Seattle’s Trimpin, who returns to Open Space to install the robotic instrument to the ceiling. Also, on this concert, The Lafayette String Quartet will present the world premiere of the newly commissioned string quartet Fox Hollow.

Mounting the works of David A. Jaffe is no small feat. Come see this concert that reaches the cutting edge of acoustic and robotic composition.



Super Channel Development Fund call for submissions

EDMONTON (Nov 4, 2013) – Super Channel, Canada’s only national English pay television network, is now accepting submissions for the Super Channel Development Fund.

Super Channel is committed to helping launch Canada’s next generation of filmmaking talent and to enabling established filmmakers reach audiences in Canada and around the world. Through the Super Channel Development Fund we offer crucial financing to Canadian feature films, feature-length documentaries and series.

For information on what we’re looking for, criteria, eligibility and the submission process, please go to

Upcoming submission deadlines for development financing:
November 29, 2013 / February 14, 2014 / May 16, 2014

Super Channel encourages the advancement of content by and about women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.


Documentary Film Production Program offered at Royal Roads University,
taught by Dwayne Beaver.

Dates: Sats & Suns, Nov 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, Dec 1, 2013

Length: 3 weekends
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $325 + applicable taxes

The art of factual-based filmmaking is explored in this three weekend intensive workshop that will empower you to develop your ideas from premise to script to shooting plan to completed film. Learn how to write, think and translate abstract concepts into narrative and visuals while gaining a command of the hands-on production process. You’ll be guided by a Gemini Award winning director and learn the ropes in a fun and engaging way that will result in completed film.

For more information, please see the website:

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


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 11 Nov 2013
Still Mine, 102 min, 2012

This feature by director Michael McGowan (ONE WEEK, a MM fave ) filmed in the New Brunswick is an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years. Based on true events and laced with wry humor, STILL MINE tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold). Pg more.

6:30 pm Monday 18 Nov 2013
The Angels’ Share, 101 min, 2012

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. Happily, this is a surprisingly touching and nuanced treatment of what might be expected to be a just caper film – elements of The Full Monty. Pg13 more

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 Disappeared, Random Acts of Romance, All the Wrong Reasons and more!


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