Those within the Island’s film industry gathered in Charlottetown recently at the PEI Film Summit to discuss ways to make their sector prosper. The all-day session was organized by Culture PEI.
Producers, directors, editors, screenwriters, videographers, actors and others involved in filmmaking were invited to share their ideas. Two short-term goals were identified: creating a database listing who’s who in PEI’s filmmaking industry, and expanding education, training and mentorships.
“This meeting allowed us to see what each other is doing and showed how our careers are valued,” says Mark Sandiford, Executive Director of Culture PEI and a filmmaker himself. “I encourage filmmakers to work as a group or individually on the dozens of actions discussed at the summit.”
Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC)
For nearly 40 years, IMAC has provided production space, equipment, workshops and other resources to PEI filmmakers. There are currently over 100 IMAC members. Executive Director Renee Laprise says she would like to see the non-profit organization offer more studio space and expand its membership to anyone interested in the local film industry.
“This summit will help us move forward. The opportunities are out there and I can see a bright and prosperous future on PEI.”
Read IMAC Strategic Plan 2016-2021: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Hn3A9D2E3qOVc0Sm5tMlF6aGM/view.
For more information on Culture PEI, visit www.culturepei.ca.
Funding in whole or in part through the Canada/PEI Labour Market Development Agreement.