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.
The Board of Directors are involved media artists and supporters of the arts and filmmaking community who are open to hearing ideas and suggestions from the wider membership. Click on the bios and get to know your Board of Directors!
Nils Ling – President - Bio
Millefiore Clarkes – VP - Bio
Susanne MacDonald – Treasurer - Bio
Monica Lacey – Secretary - Bio
Craig Harris – Member at Large - Bio
Laura Cieczkowski – Member at Large - Bio
Mark Sandiford – Member at Large - Bio
Many thanks as well to outgoing board members who gave their time and dedication to the co-op over the past year: Mary-Helen McLeese, Jenna MacMillan and Margaret Magner.
Five Producer Members of IMAC will have their films screened at the upcoming Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax (Sept 12th -19th). Harmony Wagner’s CBC 321-Award-Winning film ‘Queen of the Crows’ will play at the Atlantic Shorts Gala. Justin O’Hanley’s comedic (one-man) short film ‘No Parking’, Jason Arsenault and Jeremy Larter’s documentary ‘The Crow Agenda’ about Charlottetown’s relationship with the crow population in Victoria Park, and Millefiore Clarkes’ NFB documentary ‘Island Green’ about organic farming on PEI will also play throughout the festival during the Atlantic Shorts Showcases. Congrats to all!
The PEI Screenwriter’s Bootcamp which took place in May at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown was a hit! The energy from the group of seventeen on the last day was a testimonial to a constructive and exhilarating five days.
The workshop instructors for 2013 were Bill Boyle, Tom Shoebridge and Mark Hand. Producers who came to hear pitches were: Cheryl and Harmony Wagner (Periscope Pictures), Mark Sandiford (Beachwalker Films), Gretha Rose (Cellar Door Productions), Donna Davies (Ruby Tree Films), and Marguerite Pigott (Super Channel). Marguerite Pigott also delivered an impressive two-hour session on pitching. The industry dinner was loads of fun and the lobster meal supplied by Cellar Door Productions was as good as it gets. Part of the wrap activities included a meal provided by BDO Canada and a motivational talk by Gretha Rose of Cellar Door Productions.
WIFT-AT and Cultural Affairs PEI sponsored an extra workshop on screenwriting facilitated by Bill Boyle which took place during The Island Media Arts Festival and was open to the public.