Mar 16

A Request for Proposals

Culture PEI, in partnership with the Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC), is requesting proposals from consultants and consulting firms with experience building business strategies for cultural organizations and with specific knowledge of the film and television industry in Canada to create a five year strategic plan for the Island Media Arts Coop.

Please see the attached RFP for more info on content and deadline dates.



Mar 16

Telefilm Micro-Budget Production Program projects chosen to move forward to national jury.

We are excited to announce that there will be 2 projects moving forward to the national Telefilm jury for their Micro-Budget Production Program. LOUISE LALONDE’s French language documentary Garolou a.k.a. Lougarou. And Lovely Witches Club an English Language webseries by RENEE LAPRISE and PATTI LARSEN.

Garolou a.k.a. Lougarou - LOUISE LALONDE
garolou_picSYNOPSIS: In 1973 two francophone musician brothers, Michel and Marc Lalonde, made their way from Ontario to Prince Edward Island, and as many before them, discovered paradise and embraced the hippie lifestyle, touring with a children’s theatre troupe and performing on the local bar scene. Shortly after their arrival, they connected with two Island musicians and formed a French progressive rock band with a unique classical and medieval sound. The cultural and social upheaval Canadians were experiencing in the seventies paved the way for French Canadian music. They went on to make gold records and tour across Canada and as far away as Europe, even opening for Super Tramp and touring with the likes of Zacharie Richard and Joe Cocker. The band members went their separate ways in 1983 and reunited for a brief tour in the early 90’s, releasing a live album. This is their story.

“Louise came to me to talk about how she could apply with a French language film but the closest French language partner was NBFilmCoop. So I talked to Telefilm and was thrilled when they gave us last minute French partner status. Louise has had a busy year having received funding from Canada 150 for her documentary ‘Food for Victory’. Next year we hope other French language filmmakers may apply. We are able to recommend a webseries and a feature film so lots of opportunities! Congratulations Louise and good luck!”

Renee Laprise
Executive Director, IMAC


Lovely Witches Club  - RENEE LAPRISE and PATTI LARSEN
lwc logoReese MacDonald, a struggling filmmaker from the big city, is hired by the
witches of Prince Edward Island to document their lives … Oh, and save the Island’s magic.

Check out the trailer at

“We were delighted with the quality of the submissions,” says IMAC president Nils Ling. “All the teams submitting took the process really seriously. But the LWC presentation had it all – a rock solid creative team, intriguing story, high quality trailer and pitch video, and a far reaching marketing strategy. We are fairly confident this project will be the second Island production to get major Telefilm funding.”

Nils Ling
President, IMAC

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!


Jan 16

IMAC FilmClub February film is ‘Youth’


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.


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


Jan 16

IMAC Film School is in session!

IMAC film school logo

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.

Jan 16

IMAC Film Club – “Suffragette”

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.
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

Please contact IMAC if you have any questions.902- 892-3131 or

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. 


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.

Dec 15

The Charlottetown Film Festival


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…


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!