Jan 15

Wharf Rats Feature Film

wharf ratsThe PEI filmmaking team of Jason Arsenault, Robbie Carruthers and Dennis Trainor are on their way to producing a feature length film based on their tv-show concept ‘Wharf Rats’ which they developed for the CBC/CineCoup online competition ‘ComedyCoup’. Wharf Rats lead the ComedyCoup competition by way of audience views and votes online, but in the end their project did not win the grand prize of $500,000 to develop a TV pilot. But this Island-team won something perhaps even better; a chance to develop and shoot a feature film on PEI! The team is currently in talks with the production company CineCoup and writing the feature-script. If all goes according to plan, they could be filming this feature in the summer of 2015 right here on PEI! Read The Guardian article!

Jan 15

IMAC Film Club

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Come out  and watch some cool films and chat with other film fans.  Monthly draws for free tickets too!

Details here.

Jan 15

Microbudget Filmmaking 101

Join us Thurs, January 15 at 6:00pm for our first IMAC workshop of 2015!!!

Microbudget Filmmaking 101 with IMAC members and creators of Kooperman, Harmony Wagner and Jason Rogerson.

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Dec 14

Shortest Day – Screening


KIDS!!!! COME AND CELEBRATE SHORTS! on December 21st at City Cinema.

Have you heard of The Shortest Day, an annual cross country celebration of short films?  From December 19-21 join us for free screening of some of the best in Canadian shorts.  What better way to welcome the Winter solstice while celebrating our talented filmmakers?

From Newfoundland and Labrador to Yukon, more than 60 participating venues – movie theatres, cultural centres, associations, festival and libraries – will join the celebration and hold free screenings of one or several of the three thematic programs: Kids, Family and Comedy. A wonderful opportunity for audiences to discover talented Canadian filmmakers who have been honoured here and abroad on the festival circuit.

This is a family friendly event! Come out to City Cinema on Dec 21 at 2pm … there may even be a surprise guest.  For more info click here.

(sponsored by the Film Society)

Oct 14


imadeafilm“I Made A Film” YOUTH FILM CHALLENGE has been announced as part of the 2014 Island Media Arts Festival (IMAF2014) programming lineup. IMAC, IMAF2014 and the City of Charlottetown want to encourage the next generation of Island filmmakers to show what they can do! Entry to the contest has been extended to NOVEMBER 7TH!

Youth between 9 and 18 can WIN!!!! cash prizes of $100 each for the English and French language categories. The theme is “How I See It”. Films can be in anything from comedy to stop motion to horror to fan film. You can shoot on any kind of camera and any length, even a 6 second micro film using the Vine app is great!

The winners and other selected entries will be screened in the “I Made A Film” booth during the IMAF2014 red carpet festivities at the Guild from October 23rd to 26th.

Go to the IMAF website for more info. and submission forms etc!

Oct 14

IMAF 2014 Was a Hit!

cheryl-wagnerFor any of your film buffs in and around Charlottetown from the 23-26th – you probably caught some of the amazing festival that was The Island Media Arts Festival – 5th season running. IMAF is the cornerstone of the film community on PEI and offers opportunities to screen local and regional works, get connected, learn and celebrate. Leading the charge with IMAF is the Curator Cheryl Wagner and IMAC’s ED Renee Laprise. IMAF has ‘earned praise’ in this Guardian Article.

See you all next year!

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Oct 14

IMAF 2014 On Its Way!

imafThe little festival of big dreams highlighting some of the best film and media work from Atlantic Canada is kicking off on Oct. 23rd and running to Oct. 26th. Almost all the screenings, parties and panels are taking place at The Guild in downtown Charlottetown. You can purchase individual tickets for screenings at the door or a full film festival pass for $35! 

This year’s festival features some acclaimed features such as Gia Milani’s ‘All the Wrong Reasons‘ and John Walker’s ‘Arctic Defenders‘ as well as a fantastic roster of PEI and atlantic-produced shorts in the genres of drama, documentary, experimental and more!

Network and learn the filmmaking craft through free panels and presentations as well as IMAF parties. Go HERE for a full schedule and more info.

Sep 14

Pitch Perfect – IMAF Workshop

jan millerPitch Perfect is a master class for screenwriters with the internationally acclaimed Jan Miller on Oct. 23rd from 10 ­to 4 PM as part of the 2014 Island Media Arts Festival.

Interested writers should submit a synopsis of their screenplay and a short bio to Cheryl Wagner by October 9th. 10 to 12 applicant’s projects will be selected with a focus on graduates from the PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp. Each writer will do a 5 minute pitch to Ms. Miller who will provide a 10 minute analysis and expert suggestions for next steps. Those not selected are welcome to audit this very special process with a world­class expert. No fee is required.

Pitch Perfect is sponsored by Women in Film and Television – Atlantic Chapter.

Aug 14

REEL YOUTH Screening and Vine Making Workshop

RY-button-300x172Screening and workshop for youth taking place on September 26, 2014 from 9:30am to 12:30pm at City Cinema in Charlottetown. 

As part of our IMAF2014 celebrations we are screening short films from the Reel Youth Film Festival based out of Vancouver ( These films were judged by a youth jury as the best of the best films made by youth around the world.  After this screening our workshop instructors will lead youth through a workshop on the art of making 6 second films using the Vine application. Young film makers will walk away with the inspiration and skill to make their own short films which they may want to enter into our I Made A Film” Youth Film Challenge opening on Oct. 1st, 2014

This event is for ages 9 to 18 and is FREE to attend however numbers are limited so registration is required. Contact Kele Redmond, Project Coordinator at 902.566.5548 or

To find out more about the “I Made a Film” Youth Challenge contest go to

Presented by IMAC, IMAF and the City of Charlottetown.

Aug 14

Film and Video Art Screenings

IMAC members have two exciting outdoor screenings/projection events coming up. Come on out to see our member’s works on the big (big) screen(s)…

pingo_1Land Feed the Farmer_ImageAugust 22ndThree Oceans and One Land/ Land Feed the Farmer are two new works by IMAC members Judith Scherer and Millefiore Clarkes (respectively). Three Oceans is a dance/choir/3-screen video projection work that celebrates the land and the idea of a country. Land Feed the Farmer is a contemporary music video collaboration between father and daughter Gerard L. Clarkes and Millefiore Clarkes that celebrates the work of all who harvest food from land and sea. The event will take place at the Victoria Park Arboretum (Salamander Clearing) on August 22nd at 8pm. For more info go to

RV_Still_01August 25th – The Rainbow Valley documentary by IMAC members Patrick Callbeck and Alexis Bulman is being premiered on the giant screen at the Celebration Zone in Charlottetown on August 25th at 8pm.  This is their first film and has already made great strides by being accepted into the Atlantic Film Festival.  We are so proud to have been a part of the making of this film through the IMAC Project Assistance Program. For more info go to