FilmPEI is looking to create a 3-year strategy for the organization that takes fullest advantage of the digital transformation of the film/media sector. To do this, we need to understand the current digital state of the organization, assess the needs of the membership and wider film/media arts community, identify gaps and consider what role and supports the organization could offer with a more digitally robust infrastructure and presence.
Hi PEI Screenwriters. We are trying to gauge interest and needs in the screenwriting community here on PEI.
So please take this short SURVEY!
Once we have a handle on who’s out there and what’s possible, we’ll look into providing ways that we could provide some development support for a few projects.
If you do have a project in development and are looking for some help, send along a 150-word description of what you are working on and some of the background. Write it as though we were having a chat about what you’ve done with your project and what is your end goal.
For example, you might say something like: I have a first draft of a feature and I want to take it to the next draft. The story is about a farming family on the verge of ruin and the every day hero who comes to their rescue. There are limited locations and a small cast, so very doable by Canadian standards, etc. The theme is: Always look for the open window, there is usually one.
Remember that story matters most:
- If you submit a documentary, make sure you have a strong unique story to tell that will attract an audience.
- If you submit a comedy, make the submission funny.
- If you submit high drama, your proposal needs to draw strong emotions; and
- If it’s more of a dramedy, be sure there is some of each in your submission.
Send your answers, questions, and submission in the body of an e-mail and address it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please no attachments in the email.
Starting Monday FilmPEI will be resuming our normal hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Thomas will only be available at FilmPEI from 1 to 5pm. But gear can be picked up or dropped off throughout the day.
PLEASE GIVE US 48 HOURS NOTICE FOR GEAR RENTAL. We still need to disinfect between uses and that will take time.
Facilities may only be used by General and Producer members when FilmPEI staff are on site. Starting June 8 Producer members may rent the facilities outside of regular hours. Renters must follow strict protocols when using FilmPEI facilities. Rentals must be booked 48 hours before use.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO BOOK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS. Renee will be in the office usually in the mornings but for everyone’s safety we would like to know who’s coming and when.
COMING INTO THE SPACE:
FilmPEI, like all businesses, must adhere to the PEI Public Health Office’s regulations and have a COVID-19 focused operational plan in place. We have sanitization stations around the space and a sanitization protocol. ANYONE COMING INTO THE SPACE WILL SIGN IN SO AS TO KEEP A RECORD IN THE CASE THAT CONTACT TRACING IS NECESSARY.
DO NOT COME TO FILMPEI IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING ANY SIGNS OF COVID-19 SUCH AS:
• feeling feverish
• new or worsening cough
• and/or difficulty breathing
We’ve been advised to keep track of financial losses.
The excel spreadsheet below was shared online and at the moment I don’t have the original creator to credit. I’ll update this info when we get it.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
To Our Valued Members and Clients,
FilmPEI is monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 and want to take this time to update you on what we are doing moving forward. With the revelation that a case has been identified on PEI, and taking into consideration that staff have ‘at risk’ family members, we have decided that as of today all programming will be suspended until further notice. As well, FilmPEI’s facility will be closed to the public and equipment will be not be accessible at this time.
NOTE: A decision about postponing PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp will be made prior to March 27, 2020.
FilmPEI’s Executive Director and Technical Director will be available to offer services remotely during regular business hours. Please contact the Executive Director by email or phone to book appointments or for any questions or clarifications.
We would like members/clients to monitor themselves for any symptoms, and if you have been out of Canada in the past 14 days to refrain from booking appointments with the Executive Director. We are following all public health advice regarding COVID-19 and as we monitor the situation we will post any updates on social media and on our website.
*Please note due to the nature of the virus and the ongoing issue that this may change at any time.*
January 27, 2020
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,
FILMPEI is seeking proposals from consultants to conduct research, assess digital maturity/needs and develop a four-year strategy for the organization.
Proposals must be received no later than 4:00PM, on Friday, February 7, 2020. All responses must be submitted digitally with the subject line FilmPEI DIGITAL STRATEGY PROPOSAL RFP RESPONSE. All submitters will be emailed a notice of receipt. If you do not receive a notice of receipt by 5:00PM Friday, February 7, 2020 please contact FilmPEI immediately either by email or by phone.
EMAIL TO: email@example.com
Proposals will not be accepted after the date and time stated above. Incomplete submissions that do not conform to the requirements specified herein will not be considered.
Thank you for your interest in working with FilmPEI on this project. We look forward to receiving your proposal.
Executive Director, FilmPEI
FILM 4WARD 2020 ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECTS
Charlottetown, PE, (December 6, 2019) – FilmPEI is excited to announce the four successful productions that are being supported by this year’s Film 4Ward program. The successful entries include: Emerging Production – Wraith of Malpeque (horror/comedy) with Nathan Carter (Producer) and Justin O’Hanley (Director) ; Established Productions – Sorry, Mommy (psychological thriller) with Louise Lalonde (Producer) and Donna Davies (Director), The Rolling Pin (drama) with Emma Fugate (Producer) and Trilby Jeeves (Director), and Chase the Ace (comedy) Jason Arsenault (Producer) and Jeremy Larter (Director)
“Competition for the second year of Film 4Ward was stiff,” says FilmPEI’s Executive Director, Renee Laprise. “There were a lot of really amazing projects put forth and we were excited to see so many new names and producer/director pairings.”
Projects were assessed by a jury of nationally acclaimed producers and directors from off-Island. Film 4Ward workshops and mentoring will begin in January and films are expected to be produced in the early spring with final delivery happening by the end of June 2020.
The pilot year of Film 4Ward saw many local people trained by industry level crew and producers. Many of these people went on to work on the feature film “A Small Fortune” which shot on PEI in the fall. The four short films that were produced through Film 4Ward are currently on the festival circuit and will air on CBC and CBC Gem. Jenna MacMillan’s Sunnyside won the Best Actor award for its lead, Sophia Bell at the 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival.
“We’re always happy to support the Film 4ward Program to help develop, grow and sustain homegrown, independent film on Prince Edward Island,” says Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, Matthew MacKay. “A successful film industry benefits all Islanders, as it directly impacts our provincial economy and cultural identity.”
Film 4Ward is an incubator program for film/media production on Prince Edward Island that aims to support PEI’s film and television sector through training opportunities and production funding. Leveraging industry expertise across PEI and Canada, participants will be trained by industry professionals through a series of workshops and job shadowing opportunities. Four film projects will receive production funding of up to $20,000 and in-kind facilities and services each year. Film 4Ward is funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, through Innovation PEI and the Culture Action Plan, with additional funding provided by Telefilm Canada and CBC, and administrated by FilmPEI.
For further information, contact:
Renee Laprise, Executive Director