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VFC Innovation Jam

Venture for Canada’s Innovation Jam is a chance to build new skills and networks, and demonstrate  [ ... ]

Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Presented by The Gahan House The Gahan House has expanded across the Maritimes, and to celebrate th [ ... ]

Screenwriters Bootcamp

Screenwriters Bootcamp
Submissions being accepted for workshops held in June

This coming June, the Island Media Arts Coop (IMAC) will be hosting the eleventh PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp, a professional development workshop series for emerging screenwriters and producers from Atlantic Canada. These writers and producers will participate in five days of intensive professional development and be part of networking
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Micro-grants to PEI teen filmmakers

In 2016 the Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) ran the Young Island Voices project challenged youth to tell their own stories with film and three teens took up on the offer: Keelin Fremlin, Alexander Cairns, and Zaneta Ambassa.

Seventeen-year-old, Keelin Fremlin submitted two short films. The first, A Cup of Tea, follows a little girl (played by Evie Grace Mawson) living with an alcoholic
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Charlottetown indie game studio to launch video game

Charlottetown indie game development studio, Mighty Pebble Games, is set to launch their first game Miner Meltdown on February 23. The game, developed by James O'Halloran, has been in progress for approximately a year and a half. He says, "I'm very excited to launch Miner Meltdown. It's been a full-time job since July 2015 and with the help of Skills PEI, Innovation PEI,
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Film, Food & Idea

New film festival and youth conference planned for PEI

The PEI Film, Food & Idea Festival, an innovative new cultural festival featuring films, salon-style dinners, and inspirational talks, will take place July 13–16, 2017 in Charlottetown. It includes a youth conference that will provide training and tools focusing on social entrepreneurial initiatives. The Festival’s format will give
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Real stories

Real stories
Profile: Jenna MacMillan

by Jane Ledwell

"I want my work to be a love letter to the East Coast, the people who live here,” says filmmaker Jenna MacMillan. She’s hoping that she won’t have to write that letter from Toronto, where she works six months a year.

Increasingly accomplished and recognized as a documentary filmmaker, Jenna’s heart is also divided between telling true stories and fictional
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Quest for love

Singing to Myself

Review by Emily Jelliffe

After viewing Harmony Wagner’s film, Singing to Myself, my impression as I stood up to clap with the full house of satisfied viewers was a pulling sensation at my heart.

It wasn’t just the beautiful Jenn Grant song that ran with the ending credits, or the delightful closing scene in the film that moved me. It was the storytelling of two main
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New Anne of Green Gables films

Breakthrough Entertainment has secured a relationship with the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc. to globally represent merchandising interests related to their new Anne of Green Gables film franchise. L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter Kate Macdonald Butler manages the family owned company, Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc., which authorized and endorsed the new Breakthrough film adaptations
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The Guest Book: Susan Rodgers

Island inspiration

When I pointed my old Sunfire east in 2008 to return home to Prince Edward Island after an exhilarating year at Vancouver Film School, I had no clue what awaited me. I left my soul behind in that mountain-hugged city—my son, the promise of film and television work, new friends, great coffee. I was scared to death.

I chose to take a chance on carving out a career in film on my
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BLUEFIN wins at Lunenberg DocFest

Island filmmaker John Hopkins continues to rack up accolades for his work by winning the prestigious Best Atlantic Filmmaker Award recently at Lunenburg DocFest in Lunenburg Nova Scotia for his new NFB produced feature documentary BLUEFIN.

John Hopkins says, “Wow, this is amazing. BLUEFIN has sold out at both Atlantic Film Festival and Lunenburg DocFest! Many feel the doc is an emotional and
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Lighthouse keeper

Lighthouse keeper
Profile: Cheryl Wagner

by Jane Ledwell

Oh my heart—“ begins Cheryl Wagner, with a flourish of her hands, “I was in a movie theatre waiting for a film to start, and I reached for a seatbelt.” She mimes the gesture for belting up and then for embarrassed confusion. “In a way,” she says, “we need psychological seatbelts to watch a film. You invite into your brain forever images that are possibly
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Some Upcoming Events

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

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

UPEI Winter’s Tales

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

Tétreault & Scarfone

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

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 [ ... ]