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Livable Income

November 20 (International Children’s Day-UN) PEI Working Group for a Livable Income in partnershi [ ... ]

Festive Wreath Contest

It’s time for the annual Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition. Show off your  [ ... ]

Five New Short Films

As part of Charlottetown’s 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada designation, the City of Charlottetown, in partnership with the Island Media Arts Coop (IMAC), the Island Film Factory (IFF) and the Interactive Media Alliance (IMA), has announce the creation of five original short films and interactive media works.

Local filmmakers and media artists were invited to submit proposals that incorporated in

Angora Napkin Online

Writer/artist Troy Little, the co-creator of the cult favorite Angora Napkin announced recently that he will begin serializing his Eisner nominated graphic novel online.

Angora Napkin is the pop music trio Beatrice, Molly & Mallory who optimistically stumble into trouble with the macabre. It’s a quasi-sexy romp that walks a fine line between nice and nightmare.

Angora Napkin was created by

Festival a Success

Festival a Success
Re-cap of 2nd Island Media Arts Festival

The second annual Island Media Arts Festival, held in May, was an inspiring success. There were Directing Workshops with Canadian director Michael Kennedy; panel sessions with industry experts including Gerry Flahive, Julie Giles, Evan Jones, Rick Hancox, and Louise Bourque; a special screening and keynote with George Semsel, Professor Emeritus of Film; a

Island Film Factory

Island Film Factory
Independent Island producers form new organization

In effort to support Prince Edward Island’s film and digital media scene and foster new growth, a group of independent Island producers have formed the Island Film Factory, an organization dedicated to the promotion and expansion of the entertainment industry on PEI.

“Film and digital media is a great export for PEI,” says President Mark

Wave Award to Cheryl Wagner

Wave Award to Cheryl Wagner

Islander Cheryl Wagner was honoured with a Wave Award for her outstanding achievements in television and new media in Halifax in March. Presented at the inaugural film, television and new media conference Women Making Waves, hosted by the Atlantic chapter of Women in Film and Television (WIFT-AT), Wagner was one of four recipients of the juried prize for outstanding contribution to the field.


PEI Music Videos

PEI Music Videos

Island Image Makers
by Dave Stewart

With the ECMAs taking place here on PEI this month, it seemed fitting for Island Image Makers to get all music-like and focus on Island music videos. I asked some of the folks who’d previously been the subject of an Island Image Maker profile for their picks for favourite PEI music videos. Here’s what some of them had to say:

Peter G. Murphy: Racoon Bandit – Hat.

Small Town Sessions

Small Town Sessions
Becka Viau imagines and produces collaborations

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

It’s supposed to be a collaboration between a band, filmmakers and an old building. But the building isn’t quite doing its part. Filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes is setting up some lights and the electrical system at All Soul’s Chapel is finding that a bit much. Beautiful light streams in through the stained glass windows,

Lucky 7 Wraps

Lucky 7 Wraps
Short film finishes shooting in Charlottetown

Lucky 7, the winner of the inaugural CBC 3-2-1 Award, has finished shooting on location in Charlottetown. Written and directed by Jason Rogerson and produced by Harmony Wagner of Periscope Pictures, the short film won the funding prize at last year’s Island Media Arts Festival. With additional support from the Island Media Arts Co-op and the PEI

Mille’s Viral Film

Mille’s Viral Film
Documentary racks up Vimeo hits

The new short documentary by local filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes entitled December in Toronto recently went “viral.” At noon on January 7 Millefiore Clarkes posted her video on the website By noon on January 8 her video had been watched by 11,000 people from locations across the globe, and after four days online it had reached over 40,000. “It was an

IMAC Projects

The Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) has a number of projects beginning in 2011.

IMAC will present a series of workshops titled “Lights, Camera, Workshops!” beginning in February and running until April. Thanks to the Community Cultural Partnership program implemented by the Province of PEI, IMAC is able to offer these weekend-long workshops with no fee for participants. Areas covered include:

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Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

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

Yr. Obedient Servant

An evening with Samuel Johnson  November 22 | November 24
Watermark Theatre | Haviland Club Th [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]