Building on its 40-year history, FilmPEI strives to support and encourage filmmakers at all levels and provides the space, resources and infrastructure to inspire excellence in film, video and new media projects.
FilmPEI is a unique hybrid film focused organization dedicated to building a thriving ecosystem in PEI.
As an innovative and socially conscious film industry association and media arts cooperative, FilmPEI is focused on growing vibrant careers and developing a thriving sector. The organization fosters film production on PEI by providing infrastructure training, communication, advocacy and opportunity creation.
The organizations’ objectives are:
- To provide mentorship, training, equipment, infrastructure and a safe space for filmmakers and media artists to learn, share, exchange ideas, and hone their craft.
- To facilitate the production of Island films that showcase a diversity of voices and experiences.
- To facilitate opportunities to build the filmmaking industry on PEI
- To encourage the entrepreneurial, economic, and business aspects of professional filmmaking
- To represent the interests of FilmPEI members with government, key stakeholders and the general public.
- To serve as an information hub about festivals, publications, conferences, grants, websites and any other sources of information about the media arts.
FilmPEI acknowledges that the land on which it operates is the traditional unceded territory known as Mi’kma’ki. FilmPEI respects the history, spirituality, and culture of the Mi’kmaq people who have lived on Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) for over 15,000 years. In respect and gratitude FilmPEI provides free memberships and access to workshops for all Mi’kmaq filmmakers. FilmPEI also encourages Indigenous representation on the board of directors and allocates resources within the organization to help further build capacity in the Indigenous filmmaking community. It is the intention of the organization to be a strong ally by promoting self-directed growth in the Indigenous media arts.