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Heritage interpretation

Call for papers for upcoming conference in Sydney, NS Heritage interpretation in Atlantic Canada— [ ... ]

Parks Canada is hiring

Parks Canada is offering students the opportunity to work in a hands-on environment on Prince Edward [ ... ]

Ready for next year

Charlottetown Film Festival goes forward

The annual Charlottetown Film Festival (ChFF) operates under the auspices of The Charlottetown Film Society. The event showcases and celebrates remarkable works by filmmakers from PEI and Atlantic Canada. The Festival is typically held in October and most recently showcased 65 regional films over three days.

Since its inception four years ago, Executive
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Charlottetown Film Society fundraising campaign

The Charlottetown Film Society was established in 2012 with a primary objective to purchase City Cinema in downtown Charlottetown and to continue to operate it as a non-profit. The Society hopes to complete the purchase and assume the operation of the Cinema by early 2019. A fundraising campaign has been launched to support the final step of that journey.

In 2018 the Society was approved as an
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FIN call for entries

The 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival call for entries is officially open.

FIN is currently accepting fiction, documentaries, and animation in both short and feature-length formats from all local, national and international filmmakers. Providing an immersive escape and experience for movie-lovers, filmmakers, and industry professionals worldwide, FIN Atlantic International Film
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Changes for PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp

Changes for PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp
Four new workshops added for 2019

FilmPEI has announce the addition of four workshops to be offered during this year’s PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp. Year thirteen of this event will see an increase in training opportunities for anyone interested in developing projects for all forms of screen-based entertainment.

Emerging and mid-career screenwriters, producers and production managers will
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2019 FIN Kids Film Competition

2019 FIN Kids Film Competition
Call for entries

The 2019 FIN Kids Film Competition Call for Entries is officially open for Atlantic Canadian youth ages 18 and under. This youth film competition, presented by FIN Kids and DHX Media, is an opportunity encouraging young people to create their very own short films, five minutes or less, to share with an audience on the big screen. 

Easy and free to enter, past
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Canadian Labour International Film Festival

The tenth anniversary Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) returns to PEI December 3 at 7 pm at CUPE’s Donalda MacDonald Boardroom at 26 Paramount Drive, Charlottetown. This Festival brings the best of labour themed documentaries and animated features to locations across Canada.  

This year’s films include the following:

On Your Own

In this 27 minute film from Director
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National broadcast

National broadcast
Singing To Myself scheduled for AMI-TV

Island-made feature film, Singing To Myself, will broadcast nationally on AMI-TV. Also known as the Accessible Media Inc. network, AMI is a Canadian specialty channel that broadcasts programming for those who are visually or hearing impaired, providing described video and closing captioning for all content. The film will air on December 1, with three more
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Another award for The Song and the Sorrow

Another award for The Song and the Sorrow

The Song and the Sorrow is a new documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada and directed by PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. It tells the story of JUNO-Award-winning musician Catherine MacLellan as she seeks a deeper understanding of her father, the late Gene MacLellan, and his struggle with mental health. 

The film premiered at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival in
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Film 4Ward Program winners

Film 4Ward Program winners
$80,000 in funding distributed to Island Filmmakers

Film 4Ward grew out of the PEI Culture Action Plan consultations with local filmmakers who identified the need for content and skill development in order for PEI filmmakers to access national and global film and TV markets. In response to this, the Province of PEI worked collaboratively with FilmPEI and a committee of several filmmakers to
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The Song and the Sorrow

The Song and the Sorrow
Millefiore Clarkes documentary wins in Halifax and Lunenburg

Best Atlantic Short Documentary was presented by FIN Atlantic International Film Festival held in Halifax, Nova Scotia to The Song and the Sorrow, directed by Millefiore Clarkes, produced by Rohan Fernando and Paul McNeill.

The film followed PEI musician Catherine MacLellan in her journey to learn more about the life of her father,
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Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

February 15–18
Charlottetown Emmy-Award winning entertainers, Imagination Movers, will bring their [ ... ]

Raised on TV #3

February 15 & 16
The Guild Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a loo [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]