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Choral music weekend in Cornwall

With Paul Grambo and Leo Marchildon Choral director Paul Grambo, who teaches and performs out of Lo [ ... ]

Fall bike auction

The Charlottetown Police Services semi-annual Bike Auction is taking place on September 22. The Fal [ ... ]

AirCanada enRoute Film Festival

AirCanada enRoute Film Festival

PEI animator Laura Stewart’s most recent animated film, Blobby, has been selected to be a part of Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival. Blobby is a short stop motion animation about an old man who is followed around his home by a blob as he goes about his daily life. As a part of the festival, Blobby will be broadcast on AirCanada’s in-flight entertainment systems for the month of Nov, and take part
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PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp

Just recently, 23 writers from across the region spent 5 days at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown working on scripts for Canadian feature films, television, and web series as industry professionals mentored the 3 groups in writing screenplays. The first 4 days of the event were filled with lectures, assignments, and one-on-one meetings; and the final day was spent with guest producers who formed
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OUTeast Film Festival

The 3rd edition of OUTeast Film Festival took place in Halifax, NS in June. At OUTeats Brunch, organizers put a spotlight on the upcoming Halifax-shot feature film Heartbeat, written and directed by Andrea Dorfman. Heartbeat star Tanya Davis, from PEI, shared songs and stories from the set and gave a sneak-peek into the world of the film and its creation.

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Search for Best Canadian Films

Movie lover Dave Stewart has created a blog with the intent of compiling a list of the best Canadian films, and he needs the public’s help to do it. Stewart has created a blog called Maple Leaf Movies in order to “promote Canadian films, determine a roster of the country’s finest, and to explore the films on that list,” he says on his blog.

“In the end, the best that a list like this can do is to
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Women of Confederation

Women of Confederation
JoDee Samuelson’s new animated film

When local filmmaker, artist and Buzz columnist JoDee Samuelson was a student at UPEI recently, she was struck by the fact women were rarely mentioned in any of the course material. “It seems women are completely absent from history,” says Samuelson, “except for rare exceptions like Madame Curie, Florence Nightingale, or our own Lucy Maud Montgomery. I wanted to
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Lost Dreams

A Colonel Gray High School student has won the PEI It’s Your Job young workers video contest for the second year in a row. The video contest challenged students to create a video about the importance of safety on the job. Grade 12 student Dane Cutcliffe created the winning video, Lost Dreams, a compelling story of the impact of a workplace injury. Cutcliffe has won a $1,000 prize and $1,000 for
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Fuel for the Fire

Fuel for the Fire
Profile: Harmony Wagner

by Jane Ledwell

Film-maker Harmony Wagner thought filming Victoria Park crows would be the easiest part of her short film, Queen of the Crows. “They’re so abundant down there, I didn’t think it would be a problem,” she says. But when the time came for writer/director Harmony and her partner, producer Jason Rogerson, to weave them into the narrative of a story about an
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Hanako and Anne

A new television series on the NHK network in Japan about the woman who translated Anne of Green Gables to Japanese has resulted in a renewed interest in Prince Edward Island as a tourism destination, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“Since ‘Hanako and Anne’ was announced, we’ve been looking at ways to maximize opportunities for the province’s tourism product in one of our
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Island Filmmakers Update

Two Island filmmakers’ projects have recently been recognized through their selection for the 2014 NSI Online Short Film Festival. Jenna MacMillan’s short film, In a While, tells the story of twenty-something Paul who is asked to check in on his aging grandfather, Russell. Kyle Simpson’s documentary, Beard Life, is a film where Al Douglas spends the last day with his beard before shaving it off
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Queen of the Crows Goes to Cannes

Queen of the Crows Goes to Cannes
PEI short film selected to screen at prestigious film festival in France

Written and directed by Island filmmaker Harmony Wagner, and produced by Jason Rogerson of PEI’s Periscope Pictures, the eleven-minute film Queen of the Crows will play in the CANADA: Not Short On Talent program at the Short Film Corner during the Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of CBC’s 3-2-1 Award, Queen of the Crows tells the
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Some Upcoming Events

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

Louise Mould exhibit

Until September 21
Robertson Library, UPEI Sailing to the Shores of Generosity: an Exhibit by L [ ... ]

The Red Dirt Road

Margie Carmichael’s stories adapted into new production Until September 21 (select dates)
The Mack [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]