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Ashley Anne Clark and Jared Perry are the two jury-selected artists for the inaugural year of the Pa [ ... ]

Sexual health walk-in clinic

A sexual health walk-in clinic will offer Islanders another way to access sexual health services, in [ ... ]

Counting blessings

Counting blessings
Profile: Adam Perry

by Jane Ledwell

By the time October arrives, Adam Perry’s seventeen-and-a-half minute short film, A Blessing from the Sea, a “violent thriller” filmed on PEI’s west coast (near Tignish) with mainly Island talent, will have debuted as the closer of the short-film gala at FIN: The Atlantic International Film Festival.

“The film ends on a tense moment, a tense scene” Adam says
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A Blessing from the Sea

A Blessing from the Sea
Island film premieres at Atlantic Film Festival

A short film shot near Skinners Pond and Tignish using largely PEI talent and an Island script will premiere at FIN: the Atlantic International Film Festival in September. A Blessing from the Sea is directed by Adam Perry, written by Perry and Jason Arsenault and produced by Jenna MacMillan and Jason Arsenault.

The film tells the story of two Irish
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Charlottetown Film Festival international exchange

The 3rd Annual Charlottetown Film Festival, which runs from September 29 to October 1 at City Cinema, is sending a slate of nine short films by Island filmmakers to the Shetland Islands as part of an exchange with their annual film festival Screen Play.

Cheryl Wagner, Executive Director of ChFF17 confessed: “It was difficult to narrow it down to just nine from the deep well of remarkable works by
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Casting call for family violence prevention videos

At the beginning of September, actors should look for a casting call to be part of a unique in Canada video series aimed to help recognize signs of family violence in everyday settings—and to take action to safely intervene.

There will be up to twenty on-screen speaking roles for male, female, and non-binary actors of a variety of ages, abilities, and backgrounds. For those successfully cast,
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Bluefin in UK

Bluefin in UK
John Hopkins’ film nominated at Raindance festival

PEI Filmmaker John Hopkins’ NFB feature documentary Bluefin is continuing its run on the international festival circuit. Most recently the film has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary Award at Raindance, the UK’s largest independent festival (September 20 to October 1), and will screen at the festival. Raindance received a total of 7,500
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Kooperman at Fundy Fan Fest

Kooperman at Fundy Fan Fest

Kooperman, a feature length film comedy produced by Charlottetown’s Periscope Pictures, recently screened at Fundy Fan Fest in St. John, New Brunswick.  Fittingly, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Comic Book Men), who receives a shout out in the film, also appeared at St. John’s premiere pop culture festival.

Starring Dylan Miller, Andrew Murray, Matt Harper, Sharlene MacLean, Carl Peterson, Adi Vella,
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Miner Meltdown launched by Charlottetown gaming studio

PEI indie video game development studio Mighty Pebble Games has officially launched its first game, Miner Meltdown, to Steam. The game was in Early Access (beta), but has now been launched in full to the Steam store.

James O’Halloran, owner of Mighty Pebble Games, says, “I’m really excited to put the finishing touches on the game. It’s been over two years in the making and I had a ton of fun
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SOFT SNOW

SOFT SNOW
Art in the Open performance at Beaconsfield

Art in the Open will be presenting SOFT SNOW at Beaconsfield’s The Carriage House as part of their festival this summer on August 26. SOFT SNOW is an immersive video projection and musical performance based on the original contemporary classical musical score by Gerard Luther Clarkes. It is a piece for three voices, a piano and a flute. The piece takes
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Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker
James Redford presentation at PEI FEST

PEI Fest Executive Director, Colin Stanfield has announced a collaboration with Jamie Redford and the Redford Center to bring environmental films, panels and a keynote presentation to the inaugural film, food, and ideas festival taking place July 13 to 16 in Charlottetown. Highlighting the collaboration will be Netflix’s Sundance award-winning documentary Chasing
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ViewFinders winner

The ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, a festival of film, video and media for youth, has announced its award winners for the ViewFinders Youth Film Competition, presented by DHX Media. Award winners included Logan Fulford from Stanhope who was Best Drama Runner Up (Prize: GorillaPod SLR Zoom and GripTight Mount) for Wrath of God. Each year ViewFinders presents the best in regional,
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Some Upcoming Events

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]