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Senior’s College Spring Sessions

PEI’s Senior’s College presents another term of courses in April. Common Birds and Plants of PE [ ... ]

Garden Club bus tour

The Garden Club of PEI is offering a bus tour to Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, NB on June 17, 201 [ ... ]

Miner Meltdown now available

Mighty Pebble Games, a PEI indie video game development studio, launched its first game Miner Meltdown to Steam Early Access in February. 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 all the while avoiding monsters, traps, and environmental pitfalls along the
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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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Film, Food & Idea

New film festival and youth conference planned for PEI

The PEI Film, Food & Idea Festival, an innovative new cultural festival featuring films, salon-style dinners, and inspirational talks, will take place July 13–16, 2017 in Charlottetown. It includes a youth conference that will provide training and tools focusing on social entrepreneurial initiatives. The Festival’s format will give
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Real stories

Real stories
Profile: Jenna MacMillan

by Jane Ledwell

"I want my work to be a love letter to the East Coast, the people who live here,” says filmmaker Jenna MacMillan. She’s hoping that she won’t have to write that letter from Toronto, where she works six months a year.

Increasingly accomplished and recognized as a documentary filmmaker, Jenna’s heart is also divided between telling true stories and fictional
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Quest for love

Singing to Myself

Review by Emily Jelliffe

After viewing Harmony Wagner’s film, Singing to Myself, my impression as I stood up to clap with the full house of satisfied viewers was a pulling sensation at my heart.

It wasn’t just the beautiful Jenn Grant song that ran with the ending credits, or the delightful closing scene in the film that moved me. It was the storytelling of two main
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New Anne of Green Gables films

Breakthrough Entertainment has secured a relationship with the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc. to globally represent merchandising interests related to their new Anne of Green Gables film franchise. L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter Kate Macdonald Butler manages the family owned company, Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc., which authorized and endorsed the new Breakthrough film adaptations
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Some Upcoming Events

A Carriage House Concert

April 9
Beaconsfield Carriage House Beaconsfield Historic House will present A Carriage House Concer [ ... ]

O Canada

MacNaught exhibit by Eddy Schwartz April 4 (Opening) to May 31
MacNaught History Centre and Archives [ ... ]

80 by 8 photography

Anna Karpinski’s students exhibit at The Guild Until March 27
Gallery @ The Guild 80 by 8, perspe [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Servant of Song

Profile: Jon Rehder by Jane Ledwell Jon Rehder describes himself as a “jack-of-all-trades” mus [ ... ]

eWatch Safe Exchange Zone

Police adopt recommendation from Youth Retention Advisory Board City of Charlottetown Police Servic [ ... ]

Legal community undertakes cultural comp...

The Law Society of P.E.I. is collaborating with the Mi'kmaq community in response to the Truth and R [ ... ]