Congratulations to PEI’s Harmony Wagner for being selected Five in Focus: Atlantic.
“Five in Focus: Atlantic” Directors Announced
OTTAWA (February 1, 2018) – Women in View announced the selected directors for the “Five in Focus: Atlantic” initiative at CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa today. Launched at Prime Time in 2017 as a three year initiative, Five in Focus illustrates the depth and diversity of directing talent by shining a spotlight on five women directors, each year. The program was designed to bring together producers and broadcasters to identify and promote Canadian women media creators.
“Five in Focus was one of the most professionally gratifying experiences for me. It was instrumental in helping me sign with an agent as well as getting me in front of producers which resulted in my first TV directing gigs.” said director Gloria Ui Young Kim, one of the 2017 Five in Focus directors. “This invaluable spotlight helped me to advance my career in the most meaningful way.”
For year two, Women in View has partnered with Women in Film and Television- Atlantic and Telefilm Canada to turn the spotlight on five women directors from the Atlantic region. “We have so many talented women in Atlantic Canada working outside the mainstream. It’s exciting to see our directors given the chance to step up and show the rest of Canada what they have to offer,” says Kimberlee McTaggart, WIFT-AT chair.
Each of the five directors will participate in an Industry Day organized by international consultant Jan Miller, in Halifax on March 2 where they will have customized one-on-one meetings with producers, and a Master Class with some of Canada’s most respected media creators. This will be followed by their full participation in WIFT-AT’s Women Making Waves conference which begins the evening of March 2 and continues March 3 with a remarkable line-up of talent. The Five in Focus 2018 directors are available for interviews.
Five in Focus: Atlantic is supported by the Status of Women Canada and Telefilm Canada.
Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) is now officially named FilmPEI. The name change reflects the growing role of the organization to support and sustain media arts and to build a vibrant film industry on Prince Edward Island.
Along with the new name, FilmPEI is getting a new home and asking Islanders to help them build it. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign http://fundrazr.com/supportfilmpei ,
which runs from February 1 to 28, and hope to raise $10,000 to help pay for the rebrand and the move to the new space.
“With the Province of PEI’s recent funding announcement to develop the film industry, it is an exciting time for film on the Island,” says Renee Laprise, Executive Director of FilmPEI. “A strong film industry means more jobs for all parts of the industry, from actors and set builders, to caterers and drivers. It also means more customers for restaurants and local businesses all across the Island.”
FilmPEI’s new space will include a production studio, sound booth, animation studio, editing suite, event space and more. It will be the creative hub of PEI’s film community: a place to support and encourage filmmakers at all levels: to inspire excellence in film and video; and to act as a resource for the wider arts community of PEI.
“We have already received a number of fantastic videos of support, which we will share throughout the campaign,” says Laprise. “We hope more people will join in supporting FilmPEI to build PEI’s film future.”
FilmPEI (formerly Island Media Arts Cooperative) provides a pool of talent, resources, equipment and space for productions and to facilitate creative careers on Prince Edward Island. www.filmpei.com
(902) 892 3131
IMAC is proud to support this amazing project. It’s all ages so get yer butts out to it! You don’t have to play, you can just be a spectator to the awesome. The last time this happened it was PACKED!
Friday, Nov 17 at 8 PM – 12 AM
56 St Peters Rd, Charlottetow
From the Facebook Event:
“Searching out and bringing together a community of experimental music, sound art, and electro-acoustic noisemaking.
Performances and conversation followed by an open jam. Bring your ideas, your gear, and your friends.
Admission is by donation, proceeds will go towards rental of the space for this and future events. All ages are welcome.
A PA system will be available to plug in to if you are coming to jam. If you are interested in performing a set piece and/or talking about your experience, process, or sound please join this group and post a message to see if time is available:
IMAC’s Mental Health Comedy Group presents a night of stand up comedy in the Gallery@theGuild
Sunday Nov 26th from 6 to 8 pm (doors open at 5pm).
Very limited seating. Pay what you wish.
The Island Media Arts Cooperative has embarked on a new peer program to support the creative expression of people living with mental illness and addictions. Over the last 2 months, program developer, Dave Hicks has spent time working with one group to develop filmmaking skills and another group to develop stand up routines. Next session Dave will be working with another group to develop sketch comedy skits and create comedy films.
IMAC is pround to support the creative development of the diverse voices of our community.
For more information on this program please contact Dave Hicks at imaccomedyclubprogram@gmai
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 22, 2018. Please fill out the intake form and include with submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: AN UPDATED INTAKE FORM WILL BE UP SHORTLY.
Please contact IMAC if you have any questions.902- 892-3131 or email@example.com.
For more about the program go to the Telefilm Website.
IMAC has had 3 of its applications to the program accepted over the last 5 years. The feature film ” Kooperman” Jason Rogerson/Harmony Wagner, the webseries “Lovely Witches Club” Renee Laprise/Patti Larsen and the webseries “Wharf Rats” Jason Arsenault/Jenna MacMillan.
Know anyone in the Guelph area? BF plays there next Sat!
Lovely Witches Club has been selected to participate in The [Interactive] Incubator Project (IIP) and initiative of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival this coming October. “This is an exciting development for our project! We are very honoured and very excited to have been chosen,” Renee Laprise, Producer of the Lovely Witches Club web series, winner of the Telefilm/TalentFund Micro-budget Production Program.
The [Interactive] Incubator Project (IIP) was designed to help women kickstart their interactive, web-based or multi-platform projects. Launched in 2014, the IIP focuses on storytelling and connects creators with the expertise to help develop, focus and network their projects, ranging from webdocs, interactive documentaries to video games. The IIP is open to women creators from Atlantic Canada and Quebec.
This year’s winning participants will receive training, support and in-kind services, including:
• Accommodation and travel assistance to join us in St. John’s, NL from October 17-23.
• Festival Pass to the 28th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.
• Full access to attend all [Interactive] Film Industry Forum workshops, panels and industry training sessions.
• Exclusive invites to all VIP galas, networking events and parties.
• Private project consultations and guidance from leading industry experts to further strengthen your project concept and direction.
• 1-year subscription to Celtx Studio’s Full Production Plan.
• A secured spot in our Face 2 Face Pitch Session.
IMAC is proud to support the Charlottetown Film Festival with a sponsorship of their ‘Acting for Camera’ workshop.
Charlottetown Film Festival will showcase and celebrate screen works by filmmakers from Prince Edward Island and all of Atlantic Canada.
At the helm as Executive Director is industry veteran Cheryl Wagner. Screenings combined with lively receptions promise to deliver a memorable weekend for film fans and filmmakers at City Cinema.
SAVING YOU A SEAT… Sept 29, 30, Oct 1