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Arthritis Awareness Month

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this fall the Arthritis Society will offer free education [ ... ]

Pottery in the Park

The fall session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown will b [ ... ]

Island Media Arts Festival

Island Media Arts Festival
Call for submissions for Island-wide event in May

The Island Media Arts Festival is coming up in May. There is a call for film and video submissions and the Selection Committee is ready.

In its inaugural year, the Island Media Arts Festival (IMAFestival) is about “connections” according to organizers: “connections” with the community across Prince Edward Island. The festival will showcase the
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Thrills & Spills

Thrills & Spills
Island filmmaker plans NASCAR TV series with Kirk Shelmerdine

Island Filmmaker Diane Barnes has joined forces with NASCAR’s Kirk Shelmerdine in making a comedy series primarily set on PEI called, Thrills & Spills.

Having shot some footage for a demo a couple years back, Diane and her writing partner, Dave Francis from Halifax, decided to keep the project brewing until they found the perfect
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Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Int. Office Meeting Room—Noon

Peter Murphy, self described as “big and gregarious,” sits at the far end of the conference table. He’s dressed for winter—scarf wrapped around his neck, face red from the cold, sunglasses hide his eyes.

Dave: Tell me about your background.

Peter: I drew comic books for ten years. I was asked by some pretty shady companies to draw
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Angora Napkin On Line

Angora Napkin On Line
Animation adaptation of graphic novel seeks television spot

Angora Napkin, a graphic novel by Troy Little (IDW Publishing) has been adapted into an animated pilot, which streamed online the week of October 30 to November 5 at www.thedetour.ca.

As part of Teletoon’s Detour Pilot Project, Angora Napkin was one of ten pilots selected from over 200 submission from across Canada in an effort to
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He Shoots, He Scores

He Shoots, He Scores

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

It was a once in a life time experience, really, I felt very grateful.” Filmmaker Adam Perry is trying to sum up what it felt like to have a scene from his movie, Jiggers, set to a score played by a symphony orchestra.

It seems an unlikely pairing at first—an off the wall, first time feature film and a classical music score. But that, really, was the point. The
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Chef Abroad Season Two

Since earning a huge following in Canada with three original television series, The Inn Chef, Chef at Large, and Chef at Home, Michael Smith has been poised to take on the world. Cellar Door Productions and Ocean Entertainment have now combined their expertise in lifestyle and documentary television production to create Chef Abroad. The show, financed through the Canadian Television Fund’s
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Screenwriter’s Bootcamp

Screenwriter’s Bootcamp
3rd annual training week held in Mount Stewart

Recently, 16 emerging writers from across the Atlantic Region were treated to five days of training in the art of screenwriting for film and television as part of the 3rd annual PEI Screenwriters' Bootcamp. The Island Media Arts Coop, in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and with the support of provincial and municipal governments, hosted the event
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Whose Dog Is It Anyway?

“Whose Dog Is It Anyway?” (an 11-minute short film) marks Sex and the City writer/executive producer Cindy Chupack’s directorial debut. The film will be part of The 2nd Annual Prince Edward Island International Film Festival which hits the silver screen at The Guild in Charlottetown. The festival will showcase 40 independent films from around the world.

In this New York tale, Emma (Sarah Paulson),
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PEI Film Festival

PEI Film Festival
Second year for festival of Canadian and international films

The 2nd Annual Prince Edward Island International Film Festival hits the silver screen in Charlottetown showcasing independent films from around the world in a weekend run of almost forty films.

Opening the festival will be a special showcase of the Prince Edward Shorts supporting local filmmakers from PEI and the Maritime
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Manatee Bay 3D world

Manatee Bay 3D world

Telos International hosted a beta test of its new online virtual world, Manatee Bay, part of the City of Sinners & Saints series, at the Atlantic Technology Centre in Charlottetown in April. Telos invited a group of 14 testers to enter the 3D world and give feedback as they prepared for the upcoming worldwide launch.

Manatee Bay is a light-hearted, comedic, cartoon world where visitors can
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Some Upcoming Events

Tétreault & Scarfone

Classical cello and piano September 23
Harbourfront Theatre Stéphane Tétreault, cello, and Marie- [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Daily
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Places, Paths, and Pauses Marlene Creates Running until Sep [ ... ]

21st century Anne

Producing a 54-year-old play for a modern audience Select dates to September 22
Homburg Theatre Ann [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]