MEDIANET NEWS September 26, 2013

Coming Up at MediaNet:Crossing Channels screening series – Kevin Schmidt at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Screening at Camas Books – anOther History of Progress Sept. 29; MediaNet’s Activate workshop, weekends, September 21 – October 7; Members – Janet Rogers at BC Culture Days and Member’s video for sale; Around Town – film screening at Open Space tonight

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

September 23 – October 13 Kevin Schmidt
Presenting two works – Long Beach Led Zep, and Wild Signals

Kevin Schmidt works across diverse media, with a strong focus on photography and video. His practice is an investigation into transcendent possibility in a culture where “all that is solid melts into air.” He has a strong interest in landscape, music, and popular culture. After graduating from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1997, Schmidt has received considerable national and international recognition for his work, and has exhibited in Vancouver, Newfoundland, and Germany. Schmidt lives in Vancouver, and is represented by the Catriona Jeffries Gallery.

For information on Art Gallery hours and admission please go to

2. Camas Books and MediaNet present the screening of anOther Story of Progress
7pm on Sunday Sept 29 at Camas Books, 2620 Quadra St.
Free to attend.

anOther Story Of Progress covers various issues, such as environmental destruction, indigenous resistance and insurrection – from a primitivist perspective. It also features primitivist thinkers such as John Zerzan and Layla AbdelRahim, as well as activists Vandana Shiva and Ana Maria Lozano from Justicia y Paz – to mention just some of the people appearing in the film.

More info


3. MediaNet’s Activate workshop
Weekends, September 21 -October 7
Cost $150 MediaNet members, $180 public

To register, please contact
Registration for the program closes this Friday, September 27.

Activate schedule

Weekend 1 Sat Sept 21 & Sun 22
Saturday 21 Sept 1-4 pm. Activate orientation and meet
Sun 22 sept 1 – 4 pm. MN Cameras and Equipment

Weekend 2 Sat Sept 28 & Sun 29
Sat 28 Sept 1-4 pm Shooting for the Editor with Anna Malkin
Sunday Sept 29 – Video Cinematography & Audio Techniques

Weekend 3 Sat Oct 5 & Sun Oct 6
Sat 5 October – Story Editing – 10 to 5
Sunday Oct 6, 10 – noon – Intro to iMovie
Sunday Oct 6, 1-5 pm Intro to Final Cut Pro X

ACTIVATE drop in Saturdays 1 to 5. MN open 1 to 5 with priority given to Activate Participants.
Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Activate Screening (and MN christmas party) Thursday 5 December

4. Members

Janet Rogers reading of poetry at BC Culture Days

Continental Poetry
10am Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St.

Come and hear poetry by Victoria’s Poet Laureate Janet Rogers,
followed by open mic poetry for all. Coffee and treats will be served.

At noon in Spirit Square, the Francophone Society is hosting multi-cultural performances including
music by Standing Nation Drum.


MediaNet member Jon Dowdall is selling copies of his film Funner Destroys Shakespeare
if you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Jon




BC Culture Days Sept 27-29

Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

For a list of activities

Open Space
510 Fort St.

VestAndPage present
sinoofin The Movie
8pm Thursday, September 26.
Admission by donation

Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes have been working together under the name VestAndPage in performance art,
filmmaking, visual art and writing as independent curators since 2006.
In sinoofin, the duo have created a number of performance works in outstanding places around the world, including India, Kashmir,
Antarctica, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

VestAndPage will also be conducting a performance workshop called FRAGILE LIMITS
September 26, 27 at 10am-5pm and September 28 10am-2pm. Admission to workshop is $20.
workshop is limited to 15.

Jason Lim Performance
8pm, Friday September 27

Jason Lim is a performance artist who has performed in
more information


National Screen Institute
Aboriginal Documentary Production Award

Apply now for training and mentorship and up to $1600 towards the production of a short documentary. And a trip to Hot Docs!

More information:


Looking for filmmakers to make videos of Governor General’s Award Winners

We are looking to pair directors with the 2014 winners to create artistic two-minute video portraits. The commissioned directors will be acknowledged in every way possible as creators of these videos. The video portraits will be shown on Council’s web site, YouTube channel and the video wall in the public space of the Council’s new building. They will also be shown on the websites and at events of partner organizations such as the National Gallery of Canada at the award ceremony at the Governor General’s residence. The commissioned directors and IMAA members are encouraged to show the works as well.
Each video is to be an artistic portrait of the recipient, in which the commissioned artist has complete creative control. Please consult the attached document for more details.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 4, 2013

If you have any questions please contact:

Lolita Boudreault
Canada Council for the Arts

1-800-263-5588 x4557 | 613-566-4414 x4557


Ian Reid

Conseil des arts du Canada

1 800 263-5588 poste 5203 | 613 566-4414 poste 5203


The Cultural Human Resources Council is offering on-line courses for artists in
” The Art of Managing your career,” with sections on self-promotion, project management,
budgeting and legal considerations.

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


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 30 Sep 2013
Hit ‘n Strum, 91 min, 2012

A barrier is crossed between a young executive woman and a scruffy, homeless street musician when she hits him with her car in a distracted moment. She is gradually drawn into his world of puzzling ideals as she tries to make up for the accident. Set in downtown Vancouver and written, protagonist acted, even the songs composed and performed by once “Hollywood North” stuntman, now director, Kirk Caouette. Pg more and listen to a song from the film.

6:30 pm Monday 7 Oct 2013
Rob Stewart’s Revolution
with climate scientist and Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver

Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger – it’s humanity itself. more

With special guest: film interviewee, Climate Scientist and Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver.

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: Watermark, The Ghosts in Our Machine, The Art of the Steal and more!


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