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The Stats of Life casting call

CBC is casting singles, couples and families for The Stats of Life. They are looking for families an [ ... ]

Seat Sponsorship Campaign

Friends of Harbourfront Theatre have embarked on a Seat Sponsorship Campaign. There are currently 22 [ ... ]

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.

www.outeastfilm.com

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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ViewFinders film fest for youth

The 13th annual ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, a production of the Atlantic Film Festival, announces its full program for educators, youth and families taking place from April 6–12 in Halifax and Dartmouth, NS. Atlantic Canadian films and filmmakers featured this year, include: Island Green, Director, Millefiore Clarkes (PE); and Queen of the Crows, Director, Harmony Wagner (PE).

902-422-3456, www.atlanticfilm.com/vf

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Some Upcoming Events

Symphony Day

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the PEISO May 26
Charlottetown The PEI Symphony Orchestra is ce [ ... ]

The Ken Barlow Effect

Coronation Street star comes to Harbourfront Theatre May 29
Harbourfront Theatre Coronation Street [ ... ]

Tribute to Neil Diamond comes to Harbour...

May 26
Harbourfront Theatre Jay White is America’s Diamond in a musical tribute to the incomparabl [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

artsVest workshops

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works direct [ ... ]

East of the Dial Season 1

ECMA-nominated podcast East of the Dial has debuted its Season 1. Since 2015, radio DJs  [ ... ]

Fine design

Profile: Elena Herweyer by Jane Ledwell Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most [ ... ]