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Be an In-School Mentor

Who can be a mentor? You can! Kids need real people with real experience to help them realize their  [ ... ]

Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn new skills such as impromptu speaking, communication, and leadership skill [ ... ]

New Executive Director at IMAC

New Executive Director at IMAC

The Island Media Arts Coop has appointed a new executive director, Jim Bruce. Jim has replaced the former director, Lennie MacPherson, as of February 1.

Having worked for many years as an executive creative director for international advertising agencies such as McCann-Erickson and Ogilvy & Mather in many parts of the world, Jim says that he feels that the Coop should focus on “the creative
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Arts on PEI Mini-docs

Will Beckett releases his 5th

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William Beckett is a writer, web designer and photographer from Charlottetown, PEI. He is a graduate of the University of King's College School of Journalism and a current Marketing and Advertising student at Holland College. William has lived on PEI for over a decade, acquainting himself with various facets of Island culture. With this
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Youth Connection

Youth Connection
Island Media Arts Festival expands to include youth video projects

As the Island Media Arts Festival, organized by the Island Media Arts Co-op, draws closer—May 8–13—Island filmmakers are putting the finishing touches on their media works for submission.

“Among Island film and video producers, there’s a considerable youth sector which is being encouraged to send in their video projects,” states
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Rick Gibbs

Rick Gibbs

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart: Describe yourself as a filmmaker.

Rick Gibbs: I’d boil it down to “team player.” My favorite gigs have always been as part of a crew, from gofer/PA to Director/DP, the collaborative energy is what I most enjoy. In recent years I’ve enjoyed working with younger filmmakers; passing on whatever experience and knowledge I might have to the next
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Mark Sandiford

Mark Sandiford

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart: How did you get into filmmaking?

Mark Sandiford: I grew up in Montreal a few blocks away from the NFB. My older sister had a lot of friends who worked there making shorts and experimental films and I idolized those people. I turned 14 in 1967 and spent every day of that summer at Expo 67 visiting every pavilion and watching every film. That was a
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Reel to Reel

Reel to Reel
Profile: Derek Martin

by Jane Ledwell

In the lobby of City Cinema, the perforated edges of a film glide through Derek Martin’s fingers. He is spooling film from the large reel used in the projector booth onto smaller reels, to be shipped by bus to its next showing. In 18 years running City Cinema, hundreds of films have passed through Derek’s fingers in this physical, painstaking process that is
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Holden Lecture DVD

On October 24, Patrick Holden spoke to a packed house at the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead on the topic of “Sustainable Food Systems for the 21st Century: The Challenge for Prince Edward Island.” Holden is the founder of The Sustainable Food Trust, based in the United Kingdom. He came to the Island to give the 2011 lecture in a new annual series named for his long-time friend Dr. George McRobie.
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Louise Lalonde

Louise Lalonde

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Dave: How did you get involved in filmmaking?

Louise: At the age of 48, I found myself at a crossroads when a friend came along and offered me a producer assistant job on a feature film being shot in Halifax, The Magic of Marciano, starring Nastassja Kinski.I’ve never seen the final cut, and as far as I know, it never even made it to video, but that doesn’t matter
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Silence, Bloodhound!

Silence, Bloodhound!
Susan Rodgers and son Christopher collaborate on video

by Peggy Miles

It’s a collaboration that seemed like a natural fit for Summerside filmmaker Susan Rodgers and musician Christopher Rodgers. I speak of Susan’s latest project, a film set to music…the music of Christopher, her son.

Susan is the face of Blue Mountain Entertainment, producer of documentaries, short films, feature dramas and more.
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Make PEI Your Home

Videos profile life on the Island

Videos, produced by the Population Secretariat, were created as promotional tools to assist in increasing the awareness of Prince Edward Island across Canada and internationally. The videos profile a number of individuals from different walks of life including a born and bred Islander, a refugee family, an interprovincial migrant and three videos from immigrants
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Some Upcoming Events

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

Support the Girls

Until September 22
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity
Dir: Andrew Bujalski, US, 90 min. Regina  [ ... ]

Hip Hop at Holland College

Snak the Ripper and others at Florence Simmons September 22
Florence Simmons Performance Hall   [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]