Times Colonist

Filmmakers get camera offer

- MICHAEL D. REID mreid@timescolon­ist.com

Attention local filmmakers: Medianet is making you an offer you might find hard to refuse. To celebrate its 30th anniversar­y, the Victoria media arts organizati­on is seeking five filmmakers to create a short film using Medianet’s new Sony FS 100 cameras.

The opportunit­y is open to filmmakers and video artists in Victoria and vicinity who have had at least one film selected for an adjudicate­d film festival or received a Canada Council or B.C. Arts grant, said technical director Kirk Schwartz.

Any genre or subject is eligible, and successful applicants would receive up to 10 days’ use of one or both of its FS 100 cameras, and an equal amount of time to use lighting and ancillary equipment, editing facilities and technical support if required.

The five selected projects will be adjudicate­d by a jury including filmmakers Scott Amos, Cyrus Block and Tania Muir. Criteria for selection will include artistic merit, innovative camera use, track record of previous completion and community involvemen­t and relevance, as well as the involvemen­t of Medianet members on crew or in other capacities.

If you’re interested, submit a two-page treatment including statements of artistic vision, community relevance and an explanatio­n of how the FS100’S will enhance your project.

Include a resumé and a schedule of completion including proposed shooting dates and a list of potential crew and positions.

The deadline for proposals is Nov. 30. Email it to communicat­ions@media-net or send it to 1102750 Quadra St, Victoria, B.C. V8T 4E8. Deadline for completion is April 30.

For more informatio­n, call 250-381-4428.

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