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ALPHA sessions & open house

Explore life, faith and meaning in an open and safe environment. ALPHA is a series of interactive se [ ... ]

TD Always on Stage

TD Always on Stage (formerly City Stages) presents live music in downtown Charlottetown, principally [ ... ]

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

2014 Tourism video

A new tourism promotional video for 2014 has topped 300,000 views on YouTube says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. The video premiered in late Nov. At that time, 2 contests were announced: one from PEI 2014 Inc. and one from Tourism PEI. The 1st is for Islanders who help encourage friends and family to visit the Island in 2014. Residents who share the video with 3 people get a
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Film Goes Viral on nfb.ca

Mark Sandiford produced Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny back in 2006, premiering that year at the Atlantic Film Festival. The following year it won a Gemini award for best reflection of Canada’s racial and cultural diversity. Over the past eight years, it’s had steady success with educators and at community screenings. But on Jan 16 this year, 3 months after the National Film Board of Canada
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Yes We Cannes!

Yes We Cannes!

Emma Zinck’s application to participate in the prestigious Creative Minds Filmmaker Institute in Cannes this May was successful. The 19-year-old Island film student, currently in her 2nd year of studies at Queen’s University, will join a select group of young filmmakers from around the world to meet at the Cannes Film Festival in France in order to showcase their work while learning from
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Some Upcoming Events

The Red Dirt Road

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

Music from the Hills of Home

Tuesdays
Harmony House Janet McGarry and her band Wildwood have a new show, Music from the Hills of  [ ... ]

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

August 23–27
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, sexual content
Dir: Desiree Akhavan, US, 90 min. Chl [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Going pro

Profile: Brielle Ansems by Jane Ledwell When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moo [ ... ]

Richard Vickerson art

by Richard Vickerson The windows of my studio open onto a few old maple trees. They were once part  [ ... ]

Law Foundation funding

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island announced its grant funding for 2018 recently. Among the  [ ... ]