The Island Media Arts Festival 2012
Just a note to remind you of the wonderful events approaching for the Island Media Arts Festival across PEI! Everything is up online now and easy to access. You can check out the films playing, the workshops offered, and the really cool panels and presentations on the go. Not to mention the parties! Find a full IMAF Schedule here.
Here is a list of some of the highlights…
Workshop – The Insider’s View of Creating a Comedy Film – May 5-7th – REGISTER TODAY! (It’s free!)
Opening Night Reception – Hosted by MusicPEI – May 8th
Workshop – Creative Directing with Actors with Director Michael Kennedy – May 10-11th – REGISTER TODAY! (It’s free!)
Special Presentation – Chinese Cinema After the Cultural Revolution – May 10th
Panel Discussion – Realities of Low, No, and Micro Budget Films – May 11th
Bring a friend and come attend some of what IMAF 2012 has to offer. Films from across Atlantic Canada, industry professionals and filmmakers, hands-on learning experiences, and just a good time. Join the Island Media Arts Festival Facebook Group and keep up to date. https://www.facebook.com/groups/IMAFestival/
Island Filmmaker Shortlisted for Vimeo Film Festival Awards
Millefiore Clarkes, a filmmaker from PEI, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Vimeo Film Festival Awards in New York City. Her film December in Toronto is in the ‘Lyrical Category’ and is up against 11 other films to make it to the final round. Finalists are decided upon by a combination of online voting (you can vote for December in Toronto up until April 30th at http://www.peifilmandmedia.com/pei-film-needs-votes-for-vimeo) and guest judges.
December in Toronto was filmed over a six day journey when the filmmaker visited Toronto for her Christmas holidays. Before boarding the plane in Charlottetown, PEI, Millefiore’s partner said “Why don’t you film your trip with your new camera?” And that is exactly what she did. The result is a dreamlike journey through the streets, homes, and hearts of a vibrant city. Upon returning to the Island and editing the video to a score composed by PEI musician/composer Roger Carter, Millefiore uploaded the film to Vimeo. Within a day the video had “gone viral” with views coming in from around the world. Today December in Toronto has over 110,000 hits. The Vimeo Film Festival, now in its second year, has already gained a reputation as the global festival for online work. Vimeo has set itself apart in the world of online video hosting with it’s respectful community and supportive mandate of ‘by filmmakers for filmmakers’. The judges for this year’s festival are some of the global media arts community’s leading creators; Director Peter Greenaway, Actor James Franco, DSLR-Guru Philip Bloom, to name a few. To help get this east-coast filmmaker to the big apple vote for December in Toronto by going to http://www.peifilmandmedia.com/pei-film-needs-votes-for-vimeo before April 30th.
Faye – New Production
Renee Laprise and Patti Larsen are currently in pre-production with their short film Faye, a dark adult fairytale, scheduled to be shot in late May through Renee’s production company, Mugisha Enterprises Inc. “Faye offers more than just love on the dark city streets.”
Springhead Studios in Charlottetown PE is offering an in depth actor’s workshop beginning in May, led by seasoned actor Mark Fraser and DOP Brian Sharp. The workshop will focus on acting for film and television. Participants will come away from the course with footage they will be able to use for their demo reels. Contact Renee Laprise at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on dates and fees. Space is limited.