IMAC is happy to announce our newest artist in residence Betty-Jo (B.J.) McCarville. B.J. will be with us until late August creating animated awesomeness for her installation. Ferryman is stop–animation video installation featuring an old wooden rowboat in the projection of a surreal river. The installation will combine audio, light, and moving images that evoke a conceptual journey into island culture, celestial navigation, and the mythology of the sea. The video projection will be a combination of film and animation creating the illusion of flowing water.
Betty-Jo (B.J.) McCarville is a multi-discipline artist from Charlottetown, PEI. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at Concordia University in the fall of 2010 with a shared concentration in oil painting and installation. Her artwork focuses generally on light, time, place and narrative. B.J. has organized and participated in many group art exhibitions and performances in Montreal, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Fredericton and Saskatchewan since 2007. For more information, visit www.bjmccarville.com
The Island Media Arts Festival is entering it’s 5th year of showcasing some of the best films from PEI and Atlantic Canada.
With workshops, panels, parties and of course screenings… it’s an amazing opportunity to get involved in the film community and get your film up on the silver screen!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXPENDED TO AUGUST 4TH! Festival runs October 23 – 26th. Go to the IMAF website for all the info. you need! Join the Facebook Community.
Harmony Wagner and Jason Rogerson have been selected as Finalists for the Telefilm Microbudget Feature Film program for their first feature film ‘Kuperman’. The Island Media Arts Co-op is partnering with Telefilm on this program and the film community is very excited for a feature film to be shot on PEI this year! For more info see the Telefilm press release HERE!
Also – This dynamic duo are heading to Cannes! Their short film ‘Queen of the Crows’ was selected to screen at Cannes as part of a Telefilm-sponsored event that showcases Canadian shorts. This is an exceptional opportunity for Harmony and Jason to meet the people that can get their feature ‘Kuperman’ to audiences once it is shot.
Dress like a movie star, PR your favourite film character, OR just wear your shades as IMAC hosts OSCAR-PALOOZA! a FUNdraiser for the Island Media Arts Coop!
When: Sunday March 2nd, 2014
Red Carpet: 7:30pm
Where: Haviland Club – 2 Haviland, Charlottetown
Check out a list of upcoming IMAC Workshops HERE and on the Events Calendar!
Director Harmony Wagner and producer Jason Rogerson’s script, Kuperman, was recently selected by a jury of industry professionals to represent the Island Media Arts Co-op and Prince Edward Island in Telefilm’s Microbudget Feature Film Program. The project now moves on to a national competition, where a Telefilm jury will review the 28 entries from across Canada and select 8-10 films to fund.
“This is a golden opportunity,” says producer Jason Rogerson. “A project of this scope could really bring some attention to the many great filmmakers, actors and technicians here on PEI. It could only lead to bigger things for the PEI film industry as a whole.” Produced by Periscope Pictures, Kuperman is a feature length, micro-budget comedy about Griffin Kuperman, a smalltown zero, who must face his fears, snap out of his fantasty world, and become a hero in order to save his comic book store, his friendship and himself.
The team is extremely grateful to have the support of the Island Media Arts Co-op and Telefilm Canada as they move forward with their application. If selected, Kuperman will shoot later in 2014.
Want to make a feature with Telefilm? Here’s how to qualify for their Micro-Budget Production Program (up to $120,000 from Telefilm). IMAC’s DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS Jan 3rd, 2014. More about the program on the Telefilm Website.
Read the attached guidelines and intake form and please contact IMAC if you have any questions. 892-3131 or email@example.com
IMAC Telefilm Microbudget Guidelines
IMAC Telefilm Microbudget Intake Form
This process has been organized by IMAC’s Telefilm Micro-Budget Subcommittee comprised of IMAC members Mark Sandiford, Susanne MacDonald, and Errol Richardson.
FILMS FROM HERE will present the four films that were produced by IMAC-members and selected as part of this year’s Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax. The screening takes place at 7:30pm on Friday November 15th at The Guild in Charlottetown. More info HERE.
The films have a broad range of themes and genres and combined together make for a fantastic evening’s entertainment. No Parking, a short comedy by Justin O’Hanley (2 min), Queen of the Crows, a dramatic short by Harmony Wagner (11 min), Island Green, a poetic documentary by Millefiore Clarkes (25 min), and The Crow Agenda (30 min), a humorous documentary by Jason Arsenault and Jeremy Larter.
I’m so excited to have been named IMAC’s new Executive Director. What a wonderful opportunity! I’m very passionate about both film and the arts. I am a practicing artist and filmmaker myself and have been in the film and television industry as an editor for 15 years. I have been an active part of the PEI filmmaking and arts scene since I moved here 8 years ago.
My favourite thing to do is facilitate creativity. I’m looking forward to working with the IMAC membership to help build programming and present opportunities to make this happen. The intention is to become a true cooperative where we can work together to learn and grow from each other and tell our stories. IMAC is a place for filmmakers, writers, actors, artists and anyone else interested in the media arts.
I’m anticipating a wonderfully creative time for IMAC. I look forward to hearing from members and prospective members about what they’d like to see in IMAC’s future.