IMAC News

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Mar 16

Celebrating Island Women Filmmakers

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IMAC in partnership with the Advisory Council on the Status of Women will be screening the work of 16 women at 7pm on March 8, 2016 at the Guild in Charlottetown. Tickets are $10 plus service charge and will be going back to the filmmakers as a screening fee.

As a ramp up to this IMAC did interviews with several woman filmmakers – you can see those on our youtube channel!

 

28
Jan 16

IMAC FilmClub February film is ‘Youth’

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Come join us Thursday, February 11 at City Cinema for the 7:00pm screening of youth.

We will gather together as a group afterward and head to an agreed upon location for a drink and a chat about the film! Those who attend the discussion will be entered in a draw to win two City Cinema tickets. So come join us!

Click here for the event information.

Youth

Rated 14 Accompaniment (Crude Content, Nudity) ~ Runs 123 minutes

Dir.: Paolo Sorrentino, Itlay/France/Switzerland

Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda

European Film Awards Winner for Best European Film, Director, and Actor.
Academy Award nominee for Best Song.


“Gloriously shot and scored, Youth is an exquisite meditation on art and aging by Paulo Sorrentino (Oscar winner for The Great Beauty). Ardent and artful, every frame of the movie is filled with ravishing images that evoke Sorrentino’s idol, Fellini. Youth is a feast for actors. Both Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine are wonders to behold. Keitel, in fine form, seizes the role of a man who thirsts to make one last film ‘testament’, while Caine plays his best friend, a composer who won’t come out of retirement, even for a knighthood. Rachel Weisz is sublime as Caine’s daughter. And fasten your seat belts for Jane Fonda, in a juicy role as an aging Hollywood star. But it’s Caine, in the best and most moving performance of his later career, who reflects the soul of this hypnotic and haunting film that attempts to reconcile youth and age, not set them apart.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

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Jan 16

IMAC Film School is in session!

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IMAC is excited to announce that our workshops are back! We will be offering several workshops throughout the year to help you improve your skills and advance your artistic practice.  We are starting with Intro to Filmmaking (using the EX1 camera) lead by Jason Rogerson.  See more about that course here.

More workshops will be added as they are booked. Keep an eye out for:

• Intermediate Filmmaking (using the Black Magic Pocket Cinema camera)

• Advanced Filmmaking (using the F3 camera, slider and jib)

• Experimental Digital Media

• Field Sound Recording (using the sound devices recorder, lav mic and boom kit)

• Audio Post Production

• Experimental Sound

• Intro to Editing

• Intermediate Editing (on FCP X)

• Intermediate Editing (on Adobe Premiere)

• Online Editing and digital output

• Intro the After Effects

• Advanced After Effects

• Producing 101

• Production Management 101

• Transferring digital files to DCP for festival submission

NOTE: more workshops will be added throughout the year.

07
Jan 16

IMAC Film Club – “Suffragette”

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IMAC Film Club in association with Charlottetown Film Society and WIFT-PEI invite all to come screen Suffragette with us on Tues Jan 26 at 7pm. We will be meeting afterward to have a drink and discuss the film. All who come to the discussion will be eligible to win 2 tickets to City Cinema for future screenings.
See the EVENT LISTING for more information.
04
Jan 16

Telefilm Micro-Budget Production Program 2016

Want to make a feature with Telefilm? Here’s how to qualify for their Micro-Budget Production Program (up to $127,500 from Telefilm).

The process is two-tiered. As a partner in this program IMAC is asked to recommend 1 feature film and 1 webseries project in English language and 1 feature film and 1 webseries project in French language. In order to do this fairly all submissions are reviewed by an IMAC jury. The filmmakers selected are then given notes to improve their application and that application along with a recommendation letter from IMAC are sent to the Telefilm jury where the final decision is made. Winners are typically notified by mid April.

The deadline for the IMAC jury is Jan 18th, 2016. Please fill out the intake form and include with submission to director@imac.coop.

Please contact IMAC if you have any questions.902- 892-3131 or director@imac.coop.

For more about the program go to the Telefilm Website. Telefilm is currently updating their guidelines. Read about the changes that are happening this year. 

In 2014 IMAC’s application to this fund was accepted and two IMAC members, Jason Rogerson (Producer) and Harmony Wagner (Director) were successful in securing funding for their low-budget feature film ‘Kooperman’ which is currently on the festival circuit. 

 

07
Dec 15

The Shortest Day – film screening Dec 20th!

Shortest DayLogoThe Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and the Island Media Arts Coop brings you a series of eight of the best recent Canadian short films.

Click here for more details.

07
Dec 15

The Charlottetown Film Festival

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The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to making a vital contribution to film culture on the Island, is launched the inaugural Charlottetown Film Festival at City Cinema on October 16th, 2015

In its first year, the Charlottetown Film Festival showcased and celebrated screen works by filmmakers from Prince Edward Island and all of Atlantic Canada, with a special focus on short films, web series and music videos.

At the helm as Executive Director is industry veteran Cheryl Wagner who curated IMAF  ‘the little film festival of big dreams’ in both 2013 and 2014, under the banner of the Island Media Arts Co-op. Screenings, workshops and industry panels combined with lively receptions delivered a memorable weekend for film fans and filmmakers at City Cinema last October.

Saving you a seat in 2016…

 

20
Nov 15

IMAC Website Maintenance

IMAC’s website is currently under maintenance. We are updating information and fixing glitches as we go. You can still navigate the site but you may find issues. Apologies for any inconvenience. We hope to have all issues resolved early next week.

Thanks for your patience!

16
Nov 15

WIFT- Vancouver discusses “From Our Dark Side” competition

“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.

 

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Nov 15

Louise Lalonde and her NFLD Adventure

Louise Award 2015 copyA 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 CanadaNoora 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).


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