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Writing Symposium

The PEI Writers’ Guild will host a writing symposium this summer. Sponsored by Innovation PEI, wit [ ... ]

PARC Playwrights’ Colony

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) will host the 2019 PARC Playwrights’ Colony from May 5 [ ... ]

Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) is now officially named FilmPEI. The name change reflects the growing role of the organization to support and sustain media arts and to build a vibrant film industry on Prince Edward Island.

Along with the new name, FilmPEI is getting a new home and asking Islanders to help them build it. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign (fundrazr.com/supportfilmpei) which runs from February 1 to 28, and hope to raise $10,000 to help pay for the rebrand and the move to the new space.

“With the Province of PEI’s recent funding announcement to develop the film industry, it is an exciting time for film on the Island,” says Renee Laprise, Executive Director of FilmPEI. “A strong film industry means more jobs for all parts of the industry, from actors and set builders, to caterers and drivers. It also means more customers for restaurants and local businesses all across the Island.”

FilmPEI’s new space will include a production studio, sound booth, animation studio, editing suite, event space and more. It will be the creative hub of PEI’s film community: a place to support and encourage filmmakers at all levels; to inspire excellence in film and video; and to act as a resource for the wider arts community of PEI.

“We have already received a number of fantastic videos of support, which we will share throughout the campaign,” says Laprise. “We hope more people will join in supporting FilmPEI to build PEI’s film future.” 

FilmPEI (formerly Island Media Arts Cooperative) provides a pool of talent, resources, equipment and space for productions and to facilitate creative careers on Prince Edward Island. 

www.filmpei.com

 

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Some Upcoming Events

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

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

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]