The 3rd Annual Charlottetown Film Festival, which runs from September 29 to October 1 at City Cinema, is sending a slate of nine short films by Island filmmakers to the Shetland Islands as part of an exchange with their annual film festival Screen Play.
Cheryl Wagner, Executive Director of ChFF17 confessed: “It was difficult to narrow it down to just nine from the deep well of remarkable works by our local filmmakers. Films can be such ambassadors. I think with this exchange, we are sending a great introduction to Prince Edward Island out to the world.”
The list includes Mille Clarkes’ dramatic Islands, JoDee Samuelson’s animations A Short History of Charlottetown and Uncle Bob’s Hospital Visit, Jason Rogerson’s silly Lucky Seven, the adolescent drama Harmony Wagner’s Queen of the Crows and Jenna MacMillan’s documentary Lennox Island showcasing PEI’s First Nations people—the Mi’kmaq.
ChFF17 is pleased that the Shetlands will join Iceland and Ireland as the annual “International Atlantic Island Outreach” participant and on October 1 at 7 pm Island audiences can learn more about our “neighbour” across the North Atlantic at the Shetland Shorts screening.
The 3rd annual “little film festival of big dreams” kicks off on September 29 with the Opening Night gala Seeing is Believing. This celebration of our Island filmmakers brings 14 shorts including Adam Perry’s A Blessing From The Sea to the City Cinema screen at 7 pm.
The Charlottetown Film Festival is offering film fans 12 screenings comprised of over 50 films on the weekend September 29, 30 and October 1 at City Cinema thanks to the support of its major sponsors Innovation PEI, Telefilm Canada, CBC, and the Vancouver Film School.
Get all the details at www.charlottetownfilmfest.com.