Island Media Arts Fesival + this town is small = tres cool

On May 12th the Island Media Arts Co-op will kick off the 2nd annual Island Media Arts Festival! Four days of Island wide screenings, panel discussions and workshops… and of course there will be parties, this is PEI and one thing we love to do besides celebrate our creative makers is party.

This town is small has partnered with the IMAFestival this year to coordinate a media art installation in a vacant store front in downtown Charlottetown. Following in the footsteps of the IMAC art@night film installations around downtown as part of the ECMA Arts Linkages Program, this town is small has secured 63 University ave. as a location to present experimental media art curated by Judith Scherer. The media art installation will run every night during the festival. It is really exciting to have media art presented once again on the street in downtown Charlottetown, and this town is small is stoked to be the space finder and collaborator on this project.

Our small town sessions will also be screened during the festival. One session from each filmmaker, Milles Clarkes and Adam Perry will be showcased during regular screenings, and all of the small town sessions will grace the screen at the IMAF Opening night party hosted by Music PEI- this party is FREE and open to the public.

Showcasing sessions:
still from small town session: Now and Then by Catherine MacLellan, filmed by Mille Clarkes, sound by Adam Gallant
Now and Then (Catherine MacLellan) will be playing at:
Web Works and Comedy Screening
The Guild, Charlottetown
Fri May 13th
still from small town session: Harbour Town by John Connolly, filmed by Adam Perry, sound by Adam Gallant
Harbour Town (John Connolly) will be playing at:
The CBC Gala – 10 of PEI’s Best Shorts
The Guild, Charlottetown
Sun May 15th

This is an incredible festival with an Island wide scope. I encourage everyone to pick up a festival pass ($40.00 for full access – totally worth it) at The Guild box office in Charlottetown and check out what our media artists have been up to!

For a full schedule of festival events and locations please visit HERE!

poster for the 2011 Island Media Arts Festival by Holly Noel
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