FilmPEI Signature Presentation at ART IN THE OPEN – SATURDAY AUG 28

Film PEI presents a showcase of experimental shorts by acclaimed digital artists and animators from Eastern Canada including, Deborah Caitlin, Andrea Dorfman, Tori Fleming, Teresa Kuo, General Khan, Ruth Marsh, Skins workshops and Steve Woloshen.
Cultural dimensions are expanded through the interface of digital and physical in dreams audiences experience wide awake. Including stop motion, hand drawn animation, optical printing processes, scratched and painted film, machinima avatars, and taxidermy.
Also happening in the same locations is an epic media arts performance by Tasman Richardson at 11:30pm closing out Art In The Open.
Curated by Norah Pendergast
Part of Art in the Open
August 28th 8:30pm
located at Confederation Centre library wall on Richmond st.
Innovation PEI Charlottetown – Great Things Happen Here Art In The Open . Art à ciel ouvert

Intro to Producing Bootcamp

Ever wondered what it takes to get a movie made? Then check out the FilmPEI Intro to Producing Bootcamp! 

!!!!!!!! THE IN-PERSON BOOTCAMP RUNS FROM SEPT 10 to 12, 2021!!!!!


• EMERGING PRODUCERS with SOME EXPERIENCE/TRAINING – this is a great course to level up your skills

• Those with NO EXPERIENCE are welcome but you will need to prepare using our digital course (see below).

Last year FilmPEI ran a zoom version of the Intro to Producing program led by industry producer Walter Forsyth. This 16 hour entry level program gives participants a deep understanding of producing from building a pitch to taking a project to market. The the intention of this program is to train more PEI producers to support the creation of local content. 

With the new PEI Film Production Fund  now in place,  the PEI film sector is buzzing with opportunity! In order to accelerate the development of local producers we are offering the  Intro to Producing program again but this time participants will watch the EIGHT recorded videos of last year’s program. and then  the instructor Walter Forsyth will run a weekend Intro to Producing Bootcamp that will recap the digital program and offer new content.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Send an email telling us you are interested.

Step 2: We will send you a password for the video links. Sixteen (16) hours of the original program are recorded via zoom. These are the raw zoom files but they give you the information you will need for the next step.

Step 3:  September 10 to 12, 2021 (Friday to Sunday), instructor Walter Forsyth will be running Intro to Producing Bootcamp in person at FilmPEI in Charlottetown. Over 2.5 days (15 hours of instruction) Walter will do a quick review of the material from the videos and then move on to more detailed information.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:   The Intro to Producing Bootcamp is open to anyone who has participated in or watched the 16 hours of original instruction or has the equivalent knowledge. Register at

FEE:  General Public $250 /   FilmPEI Members $125

FilmPEI has a ‘pay what you wish’ option for members.Ask about membership and payment options.

This course is ideal for any new producer wanting to apply to the Film4Ward program.DEADLINE: Register BEFORE July 26, 2021.

More about Intro to Producing Bootcamp:

FilmPEI is presenting this online workshop series to introduce new producers to the world of producing. In this workshop producer Walter Forsyth will go through all the practical details you should think of when developing and producing a narrative fiction film. Choosing the right project, building a team, the shoot itself and what to do with your film to get you to the next phase of your career will all be touched on in this series.
This program is good for:

  • Course outline:

    Week 1: What is Producing
    Week 2: Intellectual Property and Development
    Week 3: Funding and Pitching
    Week 4: Pre-production
    Week 5: Production
    Week 6: Post-Production
    Week 7: Marketing
    Week 8: Festivals and Making Money

    • filmmakers who have to self produce and want a comprehensive to do list
    • filmmakers who want to learn the role and importance of a producer and how having a producer frees up the director to focus on their creative vision
    • people with entrepreneurial souls interested in helping filmmakers tell their stories

Instructor Bio:
Walter Forsyth is the producer of Shandi Mitchell’s feature film, The Disappeared, nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards. He won TIFF’s 2011 Pitch This! award and received a Sundance Doc Fund grant. Walter also produced the Andrea Dorfman/Tanya Davis short “How To Be Alone” and wrote and directed several award winning documentaries including 30 Takes: Three decades of Independent Filmmaking in Atlantic Canada, LSD 25 and Nova Scotia Folk Art. As the Executive Director of The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative Walter founded the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival. He’s also has worked as a programmer for the Atlantic Film Festival and has been on the board of directors at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and DOC Atlantic. Walter teaches film studies and is the Development Coordinator at Lunenburg Doc Fest.


Be sure to check out, join our mailing list and watch our social media for exciting updates about FilmPEI programming and the PEI film industry!

Are you interested in a career in Arts Administration? FilmPEI is hiring!

Executive Assistant Intern

28 week contract (starting July 26, 2021)


Position Description and Duties


FilmPEI is seeking an Executive Assistant Intern to provide administrative support to the Executive Director. Daily responsibilities will include conducting research, entering data into our system, and handling information requests. They will also perform clerical duties, such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, scheduling meetings, setting up travel arrangements, and taking notes at meetings. Our ideal candidate can manage a large, diverse workload and knows how to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Executive Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer phone inquiries, direct calls to the proper department, and provide basic company information
  • Take memos, maintain files, and organize, photocopy, and collate documents as needed
  • Light bookkeeping
  • Assist with communications, social media, newsletter, branded content
  • Arrange travel, accommodations, itineraries, and all correspondence related to arrangements as needed
  • Assist in the planning, organizing and implementation events, such as the AGM, workshops, training programs, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and data, as well as maintain files, records, and correspondence for meetings

Executive Assistant Requirements and Qualifications


The funding for this position requires that the applicant have a Post-secondary degree or diploma.

Preferred Skills:

  • Past training/experience in Events Management and/or Film Studies
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • A working knowledge of Quickbooks, Mailchimp, WordPress
  • Experience scheduling appointments and updating calendars
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record

As this is an internship there will be a large training component. We are looking for a team member who:

  • is eager to learn
  • has a positive attitude
  • is self-sufficiency
  • is a self-starter
  • like a challenge
  • is resourceful
  • is open to collaboration
  • has excellent time management skills
  • is receptive to critique and wants to get better
  • has ambition
  • has and entrepreneurial spirit
  • loves the arts


 You are eligible for this position if:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are unemployed or underemployed;
  • are a college or university graduate; and
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Please send your resume and cover letter to before July 19th, 2021.

Only those chosen for interview will be contacted.

Meet the inaugural participants of NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition

The National Screen Institute, in partnership with FilmPEI and Creative PEI, are pleased to introduce the participants of our newest course, NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition, as training begins today. Each producer will be trained by industry professionals to create a pitch package for a project currently in development.

We are so happy to welcome these five talented producers to this inaugural program. Below, you can find more information about the program and participants. Please let me know if I can help you further or put you in touch for an interview.

Thank you,

Rachel Young, NSI Alumni Outreach Coordinator

Top L-R: Emma Fugate, Logan Fulford. Bottom L-R: Nathan Carter, Susan Rodgers, Shane Mountain

Meet the inaugural participants of NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition

[Read this announcement on the NSI website]

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), in partnership with FilmPEI and Creative PEI, is pleased to welcome five producers from Prince Edward Island who begin training today through NSI’s newest online producing program NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition.

NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition is a five-week, part-time, online training program designed to help producers develop essential skills and prepare a pitch package for a project currently in development.

This is a pilot program created to foster the growth of producing professionals in the region and increase the reach of PEI production across Canada and globally. The curriculum will be tailored to the needs, experience and location of participants.

We are proud to introduce the five selected PEI producers and their projects, as training begins today. Full bios can be found at the end of this announcement.

  • Nathan Carter – The Secret of Ridgemoor Resort
  • Emma Fugate – Fire in Her Heart
  • Logan Fulford – Sea Salt
  • Shane Mountain – Incident
  • Susan Rodgers – Like a Song

“Partnering with FilmPEI and Creative PEI has provided a unique opportunity to develop a customized training program addressing the needs of producers in what is often an underserved region,” says NSI program manager Jessica Gibson. “Prince Edward Island is full of talented and hardworking filmmakers and we believe we have found a group of producers ready to take their careers to the next level.”

“Our partnership with the National Screen Institute, and the passion shown from each participant, proves that this training is both appreciated and beneficial,” says FilmPEI executive director Renee Laprise. “We are always looking for new opportunities to support PEI filmmakers and we are excited to see what comes from this program.”

NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition begins with in-depth online training from May to June where students will attend two to three mandatory sessions a week ranging in length from one to three hours.

Participants will take part in interactive group discussions, round tables, peer reviews and hear from national industry experts on topics such as business affairs/contracts, labour and employment law, pitch consultations, project workshopping and more. Students will also receive mentorship from national industry professionals.

During the program, students will prepare a pitch to present at the Pitch for Your Life competition at the 2021 PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp this fall where one pitch will win $15K towards a proof of concept.

NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition created and delivered by the National Screen Institute; presented by Creative PEI in association with FilmPEI; funded by SkillsPEI and Canada Media Fund.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Since 1986, the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) has supported creators from across Canada to tell unforgettable stories through industry-informed training and mentoring in film, television and digital media. Propelled by a visionary network of donors, private and public organizations, board members and staff, the National Screen Institute is the only national training institute in Western Canada for writers, directors and producers. Many of Canada’s top creators got their first break at NSI.

NSI is committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas and various religious groups.

About FilmPEI

FilmPEI is an innovative and socially conscious film industry association and media arts cooperative 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.

About Creative PEI

PEI Cultural Human Resources Sector Council Inc. was founded in 2006 to foster the growth of the culture sector in PEI through the development of the cultural workforce. In 2011, the organization rebranded as Culture PEI to reflect the fact that it had become the de facto leader and voice for the culture sector in the province. In November 2017, the organization rebranded again to establish a new role as Prince Edward Island’s creative sector catalyst. The new name: Creative PEI.

All media enquiries:

Rachel Young, NSI Alumni Outreach Coordinator

Meet this year’s students

Nathan Carter

Nathan is a producer and filmmaker from Prince Edward Island. He graduated from UPEI in 2017 with a bachelor of science and decided to pursue filmmaking by launching Wrong Horse Productions – producing commercials, documentaries and providing post production services as a full-time occupation. He is also the content producer for local Island artist Problematic.

Nathan works with a number of local directors producing music videos viewed by millions globally, as well as developing marketing strategies to maximize audience growth and engagement. Nathan’s first short film The Wraith of Rustico Vale was part of the 2019-2020 Film 4Ward program and is currently in post production to be released this spring.

Emma Fugate

Emma became involved with the filmmaking community through her accounting business, working with independent producers. After taking a production accounting course in 2011 she became interested in working in the industry, initially in accounting and subsequently as a producer/writer/director.

She now volunteers with FilmPEI (president from October 2017 to 2019), Charlottetown Film Society (treasurer and founding board member since 2012) and Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (treasurer and board member from 2015 to 2018) and has attended many industry events (Hot Docs, Women Making Waves, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Produced By L.A.) developing an extensive network of industry mentors and contacts.

Emma has credits for writing, directing and producing two music videos and has produced three dramatic short films, one of which she wrote and directed. She has several projects currently in development – a short documentary, a documentary series and a musical drama feature film based on the music of Jill Chandler (lead actor in Fire in Her Heart).

Logan Fulford

Logan Fulford was born in England and moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2007. He has completed over 25 short films in that time and is currently in pre-production on an Atlantic Canada TV series. After studying film production at Concordia University in Montreal, Logan now works as a writer, director, producer and art director.

Shane Mountain

Shane is an emerging Canadian writer who recently wrote, directed and produced his first short film The Seventh Man (FIN Reel East Coast Shorts, ChFF Islanders to Watch), having won the funding with a live pitch at the Pitch For Your Life competition at the 2019 PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp.

Shane is currently working on a marketing plan, funded through an investment by the provincial government’s innovation department, with mentor producer Walter Forsyth, to market, pitch and attach talent to The Seventh Man feature film.

Shane has also been accepted into the National Screen Institute’s Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition with his original TV series Incident which has garnered attention from Bell Media and Space Channel, having received a letter of intent in 2018.

Shane has been writing for over a decade, he has had two scripts place in the top 20% in the Nicholl Fellowship in 2014 and 2015. He had four projects selected for workshops at the PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Shane works with the GiFTed Writers group and, as co-founder, has supplied materials for three short story collections published by the group. Shane is a graduate of the Holland College journalism program 2006.

Susan Rodgers

Susan used to work as a museum curator and is now a writer and filmmaker – ‘If you believe it, you can achieve it!’

After she was named a finalist in the Atlantic Writing Awards in 2011 (for unpublished manuscripts) she started writing novels: her Drifters series (A Song For Josh) was supposed to be three books in total but has expanded to 15. The Dallas White series is growing too! She’s currently writing the fourth book in that series and developing the second book, Like A Song, into a feature film.

Her dream of shooting a feature was realized in the spring of 2020 when her first movie Still The Water was completed. Susan’s mother always said she had her head in the clouds – and she was right! She loves to ‘imagine’ – especially intense, angsty stories with themes of healing, hope and forgiveness.

She just finished a feature screenplay called Kristian’s Cross. She’s about to start the edit on a short documentary for the NFB, and is thrilled that her Drifters book series has been optioned for television.

Susan lives with her two kittens and her partner Steve in Prince Edward Island and she makes frequent trips to Vancouver to visit her son Christopher, his gal Eunsong and their sweet puppy Winston.

“Music has the power to heal” – music, a great cuppa joe … and maybe love …




Creative PEI, FilmPEI and the National Screen Institute have partnered to bring you the pilot program: NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition .

FIVE local producers will be chosen for this intensive training program which will include online class instruction, project workshopping and pitch consultation.

Producers will gain knowledge and insight from internationally recognized mentors and leave the program pitch ready.

The five producers will then be eligible to present at the “Pitch for Your Life” competition at the 2021 PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp in June where one pitch will win $15,000 toward a proof of concept.

NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition is funded by SkillsPEI and The Canada Media Fund.

Pitch for Your Life prize funded by Innovation PEI. 

For more info click the links below:

 NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition

PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp

FilmPEI Re-Opens March 4th

FilmPEI will be open by appointment only during the time of the
PEI circuit breaker.

Please message Thomas Mears ( for tech/facilities rentals.

Please message Renee Laprise ( for other inquiries.

Masks in FilmPEI are mandatory.

This is a very busy month for us so please make sure you have booked your
gear and an appointment to pick up and drop off well in advance.

Thanks for understanding.

FilmPEI staff

March 1 to 3 closure

FilmPEI will be closed from Monday, March 1  for three days accordance with the latest provincial ‘modified red’ alert. We may resume appointment only operations on Thursday, March 4 depending on what the next three days bring. All online programming will continue as planned. If you’ve rented facilities or gear for pickup in the next three days contact

Feb 25, 2021

Second snow day this week!
FilmPEI will be on an appointment only basis today. Please contact if you have a pressing need.
Tech related inquiries can be sent to Please note that Thomas is not available at all today and bookings are on hold until tomorrow.
NOTE: we are already seeing a sharp rise in March/April gear rentals. We will try to accommodate everyone but it’s going to take some juggling. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday Feb 23, 2021

Happy snow day! Fourth week in a row!

FilmPEI is open on an appointment only basis today.

Email if you are in need of anything.