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Celebration for Dr. Hendrick Visser

The Community of Crapaud would like to invite all residents and patients, past and present, to celeb [ ... ]

Central Queen's Wildlife Federation AGM

Central Queen's Wildlife Federation (CQWF) is holding its AGM from 10–11:30 am on April 29 at the  [ ... ]

Youth film competition

The Atlantic Film Festival has just announced its 14th annual ViewFinders Youth Film Competition for Atlantic Canadians ages 18 and under. Deadline for submissions is May 5 at 5 pm.

Presented by DHX Media and produced by ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, the competition accepts short films less than five minutes long from youth participants living in New Brunswick, Newfoundland
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The Guest Book: Millefiore Clarkes

Local vision

I’ve been mulling over how best make my point here. I keep coming back to the idea of a list. Lists are perhaps not the most poetic way to communicate but I’m hoping it’ll create the desired effect (I’m trying to impress you). OK here we go: Singing to Myself, Not My Brother, Just Passing Through, Pogey Beach, Lovely Witches Club, A Blessing from the Sea, The King vs. Jupiter Wise,
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Bluefin wins again

Bluefin wins again
John Hopkins’ documentary wins prize in San Francisco

Bluefin, directed by John Hopkins, recently screened at the 14th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF), its San Francisco premiere, and was the winner of the IOFF Wildlife Award.

John Hopkins’ Bluefin immerses audiences in a tale of epic stakes set in North Lake, PEI, the “tuna capital of the world.” Bluefin explores the baffling
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Keeping Canada Safe

A new CBC TV series and online project “Keeping Canada Safe” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a day in the life of several PEI residents who keep the province safe. A Kensington police chief and his team uncover violations during a roadside stop-check. That show aired March 16 on CBC. In Summerside, mothers and Search and Rescue volunteers work together to help ensure that loved ones
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Mighty Pebble Games releases Miner Meltdown

Mighty Pebble Games releases Miner Meltdown

Prince Edward Island indie video game development studio, Mighty Pebble Games, has launched its first game Miner Meltdown to Steam Early Access.

Miner Meltdown is a 2D team-based competitive multiplayer game. Players must scour the map for minerals, upgrade their gear, and attempt to blow up the opposing team while avoiding monsters, traps, and environmental pitfalls.

James O’Halloran, owner of
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Dreams on film

Dreams on film
Mahdi Selseleh pursues a career in filmmaking

by Cassandra Bernard

A young Mahdi Selseleh sits at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown ready to share his story.

Mahdi has just graduated from Colonel Gray High School last June and is already experiencing a professional career in the film industry. He was born in Iran and ever since grade three he has been acting and writing
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Film competition

From Away is a film competition for Atlantic Canadian post-secondary students produced by the Atlantic Film Festival as part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

Films must not exceed ten minutes in length and in instances where multiple languages are used those films must feature English subtitles. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2017. For information on the competition and to
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Screenwriters Bootcamp

Screenwriters Bootcamp
Submissions being accepted for workshops held in June

This coming June, the Island Media Arts Coop (IMAC) will be hosting the eleventh PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp, a professional development workshop series for emerging screenwriters and producers from Atlantic Canada. These writers and producers will participate in five days of intensive professional development and be part of networking
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Micro-grants to PEI teen filmmakers

In 2016 the Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) ran the Young Island Voices project challenged youth to tell their own stories with film and three teens took up on the offer: Keelin Fremlin, Alexander Cairns, and Zaneta Ambassa.

Seventeen-year-old, Keelin Fremlin submitted two short films. The first, A Cup of Tea, follows a little girl (played by Evie Grace Mawson) living with an alcoholic
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Charlottetown indie game studio to launch video game

Charlottetown indie game development studio, Mighty Pebble Games, is set to launch their first game Miner Meltdown on February 23. The game, developed by James O'Halloran, has been in progress for approximately a year and a half. He says, "I'm very excited to launch Miner Meltdown. It's been a full-time job since July 2015 and with the help of Skills PEI, Innovation PEI,
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Some Upcoming Events

Tommy’s Honour

May 19–27
City Cinema PG, language warning. Dir: Jason Connery, UK, 117 min. Peter Mullan, Ja [ ... ]

Island Nature Trust dinner and auction

April 28
Red Shores Charlottetown Island Nature Trust’s 33rd annual fundraising dinner and auction [ ... ]

Visiting orchestra

National Arts Centre Orchestra with soloist James Ehnes May 1
Homburg Theatre The PEI Symphony Orch [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Resistance fighter

Profile: Kathleen Hamilton by Jane Ledwell Contrivances and secrets—lies—they cause a lot [ ... ]

A Passion for Nature

Thérèse D'Amour exhibit opening at Gallery 18 Gallery 18 in New London has announced an exhibitio [ ... ]

HC students pass Emerit tour guide exam

Three students enrolled in Holland College’s Tourism and Travel Management program have successful [ ... ]