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ALPHA sessions

Explore life, faith and meaning in an open and safe environment. ALPHA is a series of interactive se [ ... ]

Rising Youth Grants

Rising Youth Community Service Grants empower young people ages 15–30 to imagine ideas that can su [ ... ]

FIN Film Fest winners

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from this region and around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax into an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with film lovers and filmmakers alike.

After a highly successful 38th year, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces its award winners for the event, September
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Triple threat

Triple threat
Profile: Emma Fugate

by Jane Ledwell

Emma Fugate has three different business cards: “One for my accounting business, one for my role as president of Film PEI, and one as a partner in Onset Communications, a (film industry equipment) start-up.” 

Side roles as an organizer of Playing with Choir or treasurer of West Kent Home and school, the Charlottetown Film Society, and Women in Film and
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Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season

Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12 with the film Puzzle.

Agnes (Kelly MacDonald), a taken-for-granted suburban wife and mother, discovers a gift and passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which draws her into a new world where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

All films are screened at Cineplex Cinemas Summerside,
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Charlottetown Film Festival: Pogey Beach and more

Charlottetown Film Festival: Pogey Beach and more
Web series now becomes a feature film

—Submitted by Cheryl Wagner, Executive Director, Charlottetown Film Festival

Yes, it is rude, crude, and not for a prude, but hiding under the tsunami of f-bombs, Jeremy Larter’s first feature film Pogey Beach has heart. 

It is a love story. A coming-of-age story. A high–five to the importance of family. But most of all Pogey Beach is a triumph. A triumph
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The Song and the Sorrow enters festivals

The Song and the Sorrow enters festivals

The Song and the Sorrow is a new documentary produced by the National Film Board and directed by PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. The Song and the Sorrow follows JUNO-award winning musician Catherine MacLellan as she journeys to understand her father, Gene MacLellan, and his legacy of music and mental health struggles.

The film will have its premier at The Atlantic International Film Festival in
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Ice boat song and video

Robert Palmer has written an original song and produced a video that depicts the progression of transportation across Northumberland Strait from the use of ice boats to the modern day Confederation Bridge. The video that illuminates this story was created from pictures given to Rober by ferry crew members who worked for CN Marine and Marine Atlantic. You can hear the song and view the video at youtu.be/IZVtZtMtVIw.

The Song and the Sorrow

The Song and the Sorrow
Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival

The 4th Annual Charlottetown Film Festival has announced it will open with Island director Mile Clarke’s NFB documentary The Song and the Sorrow which takes an intimate look at the path of dealing with mental illness in the lives of musical icon Gene MacLellan and his daughter Catherine. 

The film
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Bluefin on the Plaza

Bluefin on the Plaza
Outdoor projection of film by John Hopkins

The documentary Bluefin written, directed, and shot by Island filmmaker John Hopkins, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), has been selected by Discover Charlottetown, in partnership with the Confederation Centre of the Arts, to headline Projections on the Plaza outdoor series over this summer. 

Powered by four army-grade
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Projections on the Plaza

The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screenings taking place in downtown Charlottetown all summer long. Presented by Discover Charlottetown and Confederation Centre of the Arts, Signatures: A Canadian Spectacle Under the Stars and Projections on the Plaza will run nightly, Monday to Saturday, until the end of September and are free to the public. 

Returning after a successful debut
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Rachel Beck video

Rachel Beck will kick off a Canadian tour with a new music video for her single, “Hearts On Fire” premiering on Exclaim.ca. Created in collaboration with ECMA award-winning director, Jenna MacMillan, filmed in PEI, the video features a cast of her friends and loved ones. “Hearts On Fire” comes from Rachel’s first self-titled solo venture. The new track follows the first single, “Reckless Heart,”
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The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

Juliet, Naked

October 5–11
City Cinema 14A, coarse language
Dir: Jesse Peretz, US, 98 min. Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawk [ ... ]

Down With Demon Rum

September 30
The Haviland Club Down With Demon Rum: Stories and Songs of Rum Running on Prince Edwar [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]