IMAF – the Island Media Arts Festival – is PEI’s little film festival of big dreams. That dream began in 2010 when the festival, which showcases and celebrates films from the entire Atlantic region, was launched by IMAC – the Island Media Arts Co-op.
IMAF has grown to become the single most important media arts festival on Prince Edward Island and is now an established part of the lively and ever-growing cultural life on PEI. For the first time, IMAF2014 will be held in the fall – Oct 23rd to 26th. Over these 4 days, film fans and filmmakers are invited to check out a host of unique films, industry panels, informing workshops and welcoming receptions. The Guild in Charlottetown will be the spot to be that weekend.
In November the IMAF2014 will hit the road and travel to both Summerside and Georgetown bringing the best of PEI films seen at the CBC Closing Gala on Oct 26th.
IMAF has a rich history of diverse programming that emphasizes community, industry, and artistic connections within the Atlantic Provinces. The focus is short films, but the festival presents a program of terrific variety which includes documentaries, music videos, experimental work, and first features. We are always looking for excellence in craft, connection to all facets of the human experience and compelling stories told with passion and conviction.
Last year, IMAF received over 200 submissions from across the region, screened more than 60 films and saw record attendance at The Guild, located on the corner of busy Queen Street and trendy Victoria Row.
IMAF2014 promises to be four days of inspiration and a celebration of big dreams made real. Please join us.