MEDIANET NEWS September 18, 2014

1. Call for member’s works for MediaNet’s Flux Media Art Gallery
2. Update on MediaNet’s ACTIVATE! program
3. Cinema Salon Presents Mood Indigo, Sept. 25
5. Around Town: Talk by filmmaker Hiraki Sawa at Camosun College, Sept. 20


1. Call for member’s works for MediaNet’s Flux Media Art Gallery

On October 17, MediaNet will be beta testing our new gallery space (in the MediaNet office) to be called Flux Media Art Gallery.
Flux gallery will be dedicated solely to the exhibition and presentation of works of media art, and will feature screenings, exhibitions and artists’ talks.

We will be showing works by MediaNet members in two shows: October 17 – November 6 and November 7 – 28.
There will be a soft opening for members and guests where all works will be shown.

Deadline for submissions:
October 3 for works exhibited October 17 – November 6
October 30 for works exhibited November 7 – 28

Please send submissions via email to or drop off your dvd at the MediaNet office.

2. Update on MediaNet’s ACTIVATE! program

MediaNet’s ACTIVATE! program has been modified to reflect member needs. ACTIVATE! will now be an ongoing program with 2 to 3 productions in process throughout the year. Currently we are tailoring 3 projects to our individual members needs. As soon as any one of the projects is complete we will accept another proposal for your activate project.

The changes will allow us to provide ongoing production and post production mentorship for the ACTIVATE! projects in a way that will provide working skills to the participants and maximize the quality of their productions.
3. Cinema Salon Presents Mood Indigo
Sept. 25, 6pm – 8:45
Main Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
Free to Attend

Mood Indigo is the latest film by Michel Gondry, Director of the Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, among others. His latest film is is a surreal love story, in which the idyllic marriage of a young couple is threatened when the wife becomes sick, due to a flower growing in her lungs.
Staring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. The film is in French with English subtitles.

The screening will be followed by a discussion by Victoria artist and filmmaker Scott Amos.

Watch the trailer:


The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Presents the work of
filmmaker Hiraki Sawa
Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds
Opening Sept. 19 Exhibition continues to Jan. 11, 2015

This is the first comprehensive exhibition of Sawa’s work in Canada, featuring intimately scaled and monumental video works from throughout the artist’s career. Ranging from Dwelling (2002), in which tiny airplanes travel throughout the interior spaces of a typically British flat, to recent works like Lineament (2012), which was inspired by a friend suffering from amnesia, all of Sawa’s images possess a subtly fantastic quality resulting from his dexterous combination of live footage and animation.

Hiraki Sawa will be speaking at Camosun College at 7pm on Sept. 20
Fischer building 100, Lansdowne Campus
Free to attend
The 5th Annual Latin American and Spanish Film Week
Continues to September 21
University of Victoria

The Hispanic Film Society of Victoria is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Latin American and Spanish Film Week! Regular Cinecenta prices apply, and tickets will be available at the box office at the screening of each film. All films will be shown with English subtitles.
You can see a list of the films and trailers for each on our website: and “Like” us on Facebook: “5th Annual Latin American and Spanish Film Week at Cinecenta”.


The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for its NSI Features First course, presented in association with Telefilm Canada.

NSI Features First is a development training launch pad for writer/producer teams working on their first or second feature film. Teams receive market-driven training and a cash award to put towards a story editor and further project development.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: the 8fest 2015
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
the 8fest seeks your 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm or other small gauge film projects (such as loops and installations) for our 2015 installment next January 30th to February 1st.

Films can be:
– Experimental, animated, personal, handmade

– Diary and essay films, documentaries

– Live performance and music mixed with film

– Films from everyday culture – historical footage, home movies

the 8fest exhibits all work on film. Works selected for the festival, therefore, must be finished on small-gauge film (8mm, Super-8, 9.5 mm., Ultra Pan 8). We do not exhibit projects on video or digital.

the 8fest uses professional small-gauge projection equipment including Elmo GS-1200 and ST-1200 models. Our technicians and programmers have many years experience specializing in small-gauge film formats and technology. The greatest care will be taken in handling, previewing, and projecting films.

Submission forms online at


March 19 to 29, 2015 Registration

Deadline: October 1, 2014
Regulations and Entry Form:

The call for submissions to the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) has officially begun! You may now submit your most recent productions to our 33rd edition, which will take place from March 19 to 29, 2015.

The FIFA accepts short, medium-length and feature documentaries, as well as works in media arts.

The festival regulations and entry form can be found on our website:

Registration deadline: October 1, 2014

Register by September 5, 2014 and benefit from a discount on the registration fee.

No registration fees for short films of 10 minutes and less.

Presenting close to 250 films and videos annually, in several of Montreal’s major cultural institutions, to more than 32,000 viewers, the FIFA is the world’s largest competitive festival of films on art. Open to all artistic disciplines, the FIFA will ensure that your film is promoted throughout the world through its various public awareness activities, Market, Video Library, and marketing and communications strategies. Each year, the FIFA offers more than $20,000 in awards to the winners of the competition. Several films will eventually be presented as part of the international tour.

To find out more about the festival’s next edition, as well as the 5th International Market of Films on Art (MIFA), held from March 25 to 28, 2015, we invite you to subscribe to our Professional Space or to our newsletter via our website, and to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


Images Festival

Our annual Call for Submissions for Live Images and Off Screen projects and for On Screen films and videos is now live. Please click on the link below for forms, guidelines and more info.

Images Festival


(proposal to present ON SCREEN, OFF SCREEN, LIVE IMAGES program)

(film + video in the cinema)

(film + video in the cinema)


The Awesome Foundation (awards $1000 a week for innovative ideas)
Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art, A Blade of Grass,



David Simmon’s Screen Actors Studio
845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.
Ph: 250-595-1339. / e:

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 22 Sep 2014
Northern Grease, 75 min, 2014

Not a European destination Northern Grease follows skateboarder/snowboarder/surfer dudes, Beyond Boarding, as they travel in a vegetable oil fueled bus throughout British Columbia and Alberta on a mission to understand Canadian resource extraction projects, visit industrial towns, interview the people involved with and affected by resource extraction, and learn about some of the problems presented by practices like fracking and building transmission lines. They find a complex and disturbing landscape, against which environmental stewardship is threatened by misinformation and biased marketing. Along the way, the boys spend time with the people who, using alternative and renewable energy sources, lead lifestyles that present solutions. All in all, Northern Grease tells a story of awareness, criticism, and forward thinking, against a backdrop of our country’s beautiful wilderness, (amazing boarding, skiing, surfing footage) and fascinating people.

6:30 pm Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Good Will Hunting, 1997, 126 min

The most brilliant mind at America’s top university isn’t a student, he’s the kid who cleans the floors. Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who is failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Finally forced to deal with his past, Will discovers that the only one holding him back is himself.

6:30 pm Monday 29 Sep 2014
Her, 126 min, 2014

While that cat’s away, (Bruce is on holiday), Mark Clarkson, philosopher and MM concession guy, and Gene Furbee, film producer (Huntington’s Dance), Laughing Yoga practitioner and psychotherapist, will present a favourite film of theirs – HER.

Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man, becomes intrigued with a new advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” (voiced by Scarlet Johansson), who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.


The Canadian First Weekend Club

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Coming to Theatres: It Was You Charlie, the Grand Seduction, Laurence and Holloman and more!


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The next newsletter with be on October 2, 2014