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“From Our Dark Side” is a national English-language contest seeking the best in CANADIAN WOMEN-DRIVEN Genre film ideas. Women writers from coast to coast can submit a max. 5-page genre film concept – be it thriller, horror, fantasy, sci-fi or a combination thereof.
IMAC has organized a Skype discussion to be projected on the big screen at Springhead Studios on Nov 26th. Organizers will talk about the contest, offering tips and information to strengthen applications. Our own Cheryl Wagner will be taking a peek at submissions from anyone who’d like to get feedback on their concepts.
This competition is open women writers whether they are IMAC/WIFT members or not.
For more info on the competition go to the link http://www.womeninfilm.ca/National_Genre_Concept_Competition.html.
See the IMAC EVENT for more deets on the Skype presentation.
A group of four Atlantic Canadian female media creators took part in the second annual Interactive Incubator Program at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival recently, among them Louise Lalonde, PEI Producer and Member of Women in Film and Television-Atlantic and IMAC.
The winners were selected to advance their original interactive web series with the help of industry consultants The four women were given full access to the Festival screenings, VIP Galas, and parties, plus they attend the [Interactive] Film Industry Forum workshops and panels.
They were also matched with leading industry experts from across Canada for one-on-one consultations and meetings to further refine, strengthen and develop their projects, including Nina Sudra from VICE Canada; Noora Abu Eitah from Secret Location, and Gosia Kamela from Bell Media. Winners will also received a $2000 voucher for film gear rental from William F. White International Inc.
“Spending five days surrounded by female filmmakers who are willing to share their expertise and advice has to be one of the finest opportunities a media creator can be given, and I want to thank the organizers”, said Louise Lalonde.
At the conclusion of the week, the four participants took the opportunity to pitch their projects to producers and organizations at the Face 2 Face Pitch Session.
Photo from left to right: Michelle Rex-Bailey (NL), Andrea Levesque (NS), Noora Abu Eitah (Secret Locations), Allie Duff (NL), Louise Lalonde (PEI), and Nina Sudra (Vice Canada).
IMAC would like to congratulate its Lifetime Member Dave Ward for winning Best Experimental or Animated Film with his film “A Talk in the Garden” at last weekend’s Silverwave Film Festival in New Brunswick.
Using an uncut roll of film as a backdrop, the filmmaker remembers a dream with a punch line as well as a moment experienced beyond the mundane.
Still from the film “A Talk in the Garden” by Dave Ward.
A huge congrats to Harmony Wagner and Jason Rogerson for all the hubbub over their feature film Kooperman. Hopping from festivals to HalCon and now selling out 2 shows at Cineplex. These people ROCK!
This year marked the first year of the Charlottetown Film Festival and it was a blast! This festival grew out of IMAC’s Island Media Arts Festival that ran for 5 years. Now hosted by the Charlottetown Film Society, the Charlottetown Film Festival took place at City Cinema in mid October and since this was its first year the festival’s theme was Firsts. Several first features from across the Maritimes screened over the weekend as well as a first feature from an Atlantic neighbour, Iceland. The screenings were all very well attended and the parties at The Next Door Lounge and Local 343 were packed! Most of the Island filmmakers were in attendance and VIPs from CBC and Telefilm were also there. Thank you to Curator Cheryl Wagner and Coordinator Extraordinaire Mary-Helen MacLeese.
Harmony Wagner leads an Acting for Camera Workshop.
Jenna MacMillan wins the WIFT Salute Award!
IMAC is thrilled to announce the presentation of IMAC member Judith Scherer’s newest media/dance piece on Aug 28th in Victoria Park.
The dance-performance THE DISTANCE TRAVELED explores relations between celestial and human motion – our constant traveling through space/the universe as we stand in stillness. This stillness is countered by the motion of dance. The rotation of the earth is made visible through a video sequence of a time-laps land and sky scape, shifting from night to sunrise, to day, to sunset and night.
Judith Scherer has created many dance-performances in Prince Edward Island over the last 25 years. Her last piece at Art in the Open also incorporated video projections. This year should be special as there will be a video wall, which will allow the video to be seen even in daylight.
To be performed at dusk in Victoria Park, Arboretum, Charlottetown on Aug. 28, approx. 20:00 pm
(rain date: Aug. 31)
THE DISTANCE TRAVELED
for 3 dancers and single channel video installation
concept and direction: Judith Scherer
in collaboration with:
dancers, Taryn Verkerk, Megan Connors
video: Eileen Brady, Brian Sharp
electro-acoustic music: Shawn Ferris
costumes: Karyn MacPhee
Co-presented by Art in the Open and Confederation Centre Art Gallery. This project was made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Island Media Arts Co-operative and the Prince Edward Council of the Arts.
IMAC is excited to announce that several of its members have films screening at the Atlantic Film Festival this coming September. This is testament to the passion of our filmmakers who work hard to stay on the Island and make high quality, creative pieces with little resources to work with. IMAC so very proud of you all! Congrats!
Check out the details in the links below:
Tiny Town Media
Little Bay Islands
IMAC is proud to sponsor the Island Fringe Festival play “Blindness: A Dark Comedy” written and directed by IMAC producer Mariève MacGregor.
Who doesn’t like a little dark comedy? Based on the director’s experience with losing her vision over the last 3 years, this play looks at the worldthrough a blind woman’s eyes- and it’s hilarious.
Starring Ellen Carol, Andrea Filion, Lana Mill, Anna Lacroix, Mariah Duffley, Lauren Thompson, and Anthony Welsh, with music composition by Justin Amador and accompanied by Charlotte Large and Tony Reddin.
Performance dates/ times are:
Thursday Aug. 6 @6pm
Friday Aug. 7 @6pm
Saturday Aug. 8 @ 4:30pm
Sunday Aug. 9 @6pm
Rained-out location will be at the Culinary Institute.
This show is among 7 other shows in this year’s Island Fringe Festival and runs approx. 40minutes.
All shows are by donation and the proceeds go directly back to the artists.
Come on out to our latest equipment orientation and check out a cool new camera!
More info here.