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Watershed Photo Contest

The Friends of Covehead and Brackley Bays are sponsoring a photography contest that is open to any f [ ... ]

Charlottetown Fix it Fair

The City of Charlottetown will host a Fix It Fair in March to connect Charlottetown residents with c [ ... ]

IMAC is now FilmPEI

IMAC is now FilmPEI

Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) is now officially named FilmPEI. The name change reflects the growing role of the organization to support and sustain media arts and to build a vibrant film industry on Prince Edward Island.

Along with the new name, FilmPEI is getting a new home and asking Islanders to help them build it. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign (fundrazr.com/supportfilmpei
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Bluefin making a splash

Bluefin making a splash
Latest award is Best Documentary at California Film Awards

Prince Edward Island Filmmaker John Hopkins’ National Film Board documentary Bluefin was the Grand Winner and recipient of the 2017 Best Documentary Feature at the California Film Awards recently in San Diego. 

The California Film Awards recognizes and celebrates important world cinema that represents the forefront of aesthetic,
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Youth Video Contest

The City of Charlottetown is working on a Community Energy Plan and gathering feedback from the public on how they can improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and continue to shift toward a more sustainable future. The youth of the Charlottetown are the future, so they want to hear from you.

Create a short video showcasing your idea(s) for how Charlottetown can become a more
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The Child Remains

The Child Remains
The Charlottetown Film Society screening at City Cinema

A special screening of award-winning Nova Scotia filmmaker, Michael Melski’s latest feature film, The Child Remains, is planned for January 21 at 2 pm at City Cinema, Charlottetown. The film was selected as one of five to be presented at the Charlottetown Film Society’s Popup Festival celebrating Telefilm Canada’s 50th Anniversary.

The story
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Bluefin set for Toronto premiere

On December 19 at 6:30 pm, the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is hosting the Toronto premiere of writer/director John Hopkins’ NFB documentary Bluefin as part of Hot Docs’ Films Changing the World Series, which brings together must-see docs revealing staggering new perspectives and stories. Hopkins, winner of the 2017 Wildlife Award at San Francisco’s International Ocean Film Festival as well as Best
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The Lost Gardens

The Lost Gardens
Rabbit Hole Studios wins at Gameacon Crystal Awards

On October 28, 2017, The Lost Gardens, by Island company Rabbit Hole Studios, was named Fan Favorite Digital Game in this year’s Gameacon Crystal Awards held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Gameacon Crystal Awards honour the best indie titles of the year, present at the event, in multiple categories (best gameplay, best art, best music and
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PEI-made film on addictions

A new Prince Edward Island-made short film speaks to the importance of seeking help as the first step in recovering from addiction.

Health PEI commissioned Island filmmaker Jenna MacMillan to bring greater awareness to addictions and their relationship to mental health. The 10-minute documentary-style short includes interviews with clinicians from a variety of services available to Islanders and
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Pop Up Film Festival

Pop Up Film Festival with The Spirit of Open Mic directed by Joscelynne Bordeaux, Three Point Hitch by Kier Kenny, Black Guitar by Devin Cassario and Beautiful Edge by Monica Lacey, plus other short films, takes place at 7:30 pm November 3 at Hot Shots Lounge, 101 Longworth Ave, Charlottetown. Info: 902-940-5864

Wapikoni: Cinema on Wheels

As part of Wapikoni Mobile’s first-ever coast-to-coast tour, Wapikoni: Cinema on Wheels will be stopping in various cities and communities across the Maritimes to bring a selection of award-winning short films with compelling stories and visuals directed by Indigenous youth from Eastern Canada to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous public across the country, hoping to help bridge the gap between
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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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Some Upcoming Events

Black Umfolosi at PEI Brewing Company

March 2
PEI Brewing Company One of the top vocal groups from Africa is coming back to Charlottetown  [ ... ]

Audience on stage

Atlantic String Machine presents a unique performance February 24
Homburg Theatre Members of Atlant [ ... ]

Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble

Benefit for Anderson House February 27
The Pourhouse The Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble will perform a [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]

PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before Janu [ ... ]

New leadership

Small Halls Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary  Small Halls Inc., the well-known arts organizati [ ... ]