Filmmakers get camera offer
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.