PEI filmmaker and WIFT-AT member, Millefiore Clarkes recently had her short lyrical documentary film ONCE again TORONTO screened at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, alongside her music video Stealin’ for musician Catherine MacLellan. ONCE again TORONTO is also currently selected in the National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival and can be viewed here
Just Passing Through
A web series funded by the Independent Production Fund entitled Just Passing Through wraps shooting on PEI this week. PEI filmmaker Jeremy Larter and his brother Jason are at the helm of the production, along with WIFT-AT member Jenna MacMillan. The story revolves around the relationship of Owen Stephens and Terry and Parnell Gallant; rough and tumble cousins from PEI who arrive unannounced on Owen’s Toronto doorstep. They swear they’re “just passing through” Toronto to sweet jobs in Alberta. But like every family reunion, this one turns out to be more than Owen’s bargained for. Coming May 2013. To find out more about Just Passing Through you can join their Facebook group here:
Millefiore Clarkes received the 2013 MusicPEI Award for the Best Music Video. She directed the video ‘People I Love’ for the band English Words. The video is in the style of a lyrical documentary and captures the revelry at a PEI cottage party. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmU_qFQmCIU
Several PEI Women filmmaker’s films will be featured in the Culture Days screening OUR SHORTS ARE SHOWING – put on by the Charlottetown Film Society and The Island Media Arts Co-op. This screening features some of PEI’s best short films of all genres and is FREE to the public. The event takes place on Sunday September 30th, 2pm at City Cinema in Charlottetown. Featured films include; JoDee Samuelson’s The Bath, Jenna MacMillan’s Fine Tuning, Kristin Santos’ Cannonball, Sandi Hartling’s Eat Work Sleep, Susan Rodger’s Silence Bloodhound, and Harmony Wagner’s Vast. Go here for more info.
by Cheryl Wagner
From May 8-13, Prince Edward Island was a-buzz with independent film makers and film fans as the third annual IMAF opened its doors and turned off the lights, screening over 60 short films from all four Atlantic provinces.
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Halifax Independent Film Festival 2012 April 10th-14th
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This year’s festival will feature screenings by visiting filmmakers Tom Sherman and Paul Clipson, along with screenings of The Forgotten Space by Alan Sekula, Movement Revolution Africa by Joan Frosch and Alla Kovgan, screenings of new work by many local filmmakers, and a retrospective of the work of Janie Geiser – among more. As well, HIFF 2012 will premiere POSE by AFCOOP 2012 Filmmaker in Residence Eva Madden-Hagen. As an added incentive, enter to win a Google Android Tablet from AFCOOP and The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF)!
- To kick off ‘ Daffodil Month’ The PEI chapter of WIFT-AT has scheduled a special screening of the controversial NFB feature documentary PINK RIBBON INC. from legendary director Léa Pool on April 1st at City Cinema in Charlottetown. A lively discussion is anticipated après.