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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
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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.

Cheryl
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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.
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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,
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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
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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 Vimeo.com. 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
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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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Food Country

Food Country
Michael Smith web series features PEI people, places and food

The Culinary Alliance of Prince Edward Island has announced that it has partnered with Chef Michael Smith to showcase the province’s culinary excellence in a new original online web video series, Food Country. The ongoing weekly series features Chef Michael Smith’s food adventures as he sources ingredients throughout the province then
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Adam Perry

Adam Perry

Island Image Makers
by Dave Stewart

Adam Perry is part of a small but choice group of PEI filmmakers I first became aware of about 5 years ago. They were (are) all making interesting, mostly short flicks that reflected PEI with a more wide-reaching sense of humour. Recently, Adam worked with Chef Michael Smith and the Culinary Alliance of Prince Edward Island to create “Food Country,” a web series
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Lucky 7

Lucky 7
Jason Rogerson’s new film project receives CBC 3-2-1 award

After culminating seven successful seasons of Sketch-22 and producing more than 80 short films on a shoestring over the last ten years , Charlottetown’s creative powerhouse Jason Rogerson says that he feels pretty darn lucky to have been awarded CBC’s 3-2-1 Award. The $12,500 prize will go toward his next short film, Lucky 7, a story of an
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