What a year!
Well it's certainly been a year that's for sure ... haha! There have been a few set backs with provincial funding cuts to programming BUT we pulled together as a group and I think made amazing strides toward building the film and television industry here on PEI. We've also seen the blossoming of many of our members as creative makers and IMAC is proud to have been a part of this evolution through our various programs and support systems.
This was the first year IMAC sponsored experimental media at Art In the Open.
We also worked with a local artist,
Judith Scherer to put on an incredible
experimental media/dance piece.
We partnered with UPEI on a program that taught media to Aboriginal youth. And with the help of National Canadian Film Day we were able to screen the documentary "Trick or Treaty?" on Lennox Island.
We helped with the production of the first PEI Telefilm Micro-Budget Production Program feature "Kooperman" by Jason Rogerson and Harmony Wagner.
And IMAC was a big supporter of the Charlottetown Film Festival which was extremely successful this year and showcased many of our talented filmmakers.
To top it off our signature program, PEI Screenwriters' Bootcamp entered its ninth year with 30 participants getting one on one mentoring with some of the industry's top talent.
The coming year will see workshops and more specialty programming and screenings, as well as partnerships with a variety of organizations. We are excited to see what unfolds for us in 2016!!
Have a wonderful holiday!
Renee Laprise, Executive Director IMAC
(Just a side note that IMAC is closed for the holiday. See you Jan 4th!)