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Bluefin wins again

Bluefin wins again
John Hopkins’ documentary wins prize in San Francisco

Bluefin, directed by John Hopkins, recently screened at the 14th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF), its San Francisco premiere, and was the winner of the IOFF Wildlife Award.

John Hopkins’ Bluefin immerses audiences in a tale of epic stakes set in North Lake, PEI, the “tuna capital of the world.” Bluefin explores the baffling
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Keeping Canada Safe

A new CBC TV series and online project “Keeping Canada Safe” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a day in the life of several PEI residents who keep the province safe. A Kensington police chief and his team uncover violations during a roadside stop-check. That show aired March 16 on CBC. In Summerside, mothers and Search and Rescue volunteers work together to help ensure that loved ones
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Mighty Pebble Games releases Miner Meltdown

Mighty Pebble Games releases Miner Meltdown

Prince Edward Island indie video game development studio, Mighty Pebble Games, has launched its first game Miner Meltdown to Steam Early Access.

Miner Meltdown is a 2D team-based competitive multiplayer game. Players must scour the map for minerals, upgrade their gear, and attempt to blow up the opposing team while avoiding monsters, traps, and environmental pitfalls.

James O’Halloran, owner of
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Dreams on film

Dreams on film
Mahdi Selseleh pursues a career in filmmaking

by Cassandra Bernard

A young Mahdi Selseleh sits at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown ready to share his story.

Mahdi has just graduated from Colonel Gray High School last June and is already experiencing a professional career in the film industry. He was born in Iran and ever since grade three he has been acting and writing
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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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