Arts & Culture

Projections on the Plaza


Confederation Centre Plaza
Corner of Queen Street & Richmond Street

Runs 6 days a week from July 4 - Sept 29.

Discover Charlottetown is delighted to present Projections on the Plaza in partnership with Confederation Centre of the Arts and the Island's local film community. 

New in 2018 and FREE to the viewing public, Projections on the Plaza will showcase local films created by incredibly talented Island filmmakers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and/or blankets to enhance the experience! 

The following local films will be screened in rotation throughout the summer:


MONDAYS
Queen of the Crows
(Harmony Wagner) - As young Elsa struggles to cope with her reality, Claire fights to keep her from being swallowed up by the mental health system - with the help of 30,000 neighbourhood crows. This 11 minute drama utilizes the captivating beauty of Charlottetown's massive local crow population to add stunning visual and aural wonder to a heartfelt story of family challenge and triumph. Running time 11 mins

Mabel's Saga (JoDee Samuelson) - This short animation celebrates menopause through the story of Mabel. She’s juggling work, teenagers and an elderly mom. Now she’s got hot flashes and chin hairs! Running time 15 mins


TUESDAYS
Bluefin (John Hopkins) - This stunning documentary crafts a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Filmed in North Lake, PEI, the film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Running time 53 mins


WEDNESDAYS
Blobby
(Laura Stewart) - A man is followed around by a blob as he goes about his daily life. This was Laura Stewart’s final animation at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and was recognized Best Academic Film, Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival 2014. Running time 3 mins
Rainbow Valley (Alexis Bulman & Patrick Callbeck) -This film explores what PEI's favourite amusement park meant to Islanders and what it means to them almost a decade after its closure. The documentary combines film and VHS home videos with 12 interviews with people that were involved with Rainbow Valley or those whose lives have been greatly affected by the amusement park. Running time 42 mins


THURSDAYS 
A Brief History of Charlottetown (JoDee Samuelson) - The history of Charlottetown in three minutes, touching on a various interesting aspects of Charlottetown’s humble beginnings to the present. Running time 4 mins

Crow Agenda (Jason Arsenault) - Charlottetown, PEI. Winter. An excess of crows has ignited a furious debate about what to do, if anything. Once action is initiated, things don’t quite turn out as expected in this thorough, quizzical documentary. Running time 32 mins


FRIDAYS
Lennox Island (Jenna MacMillan) - Gilbert Alex Sark is a pillar of his community. This documentary celebrates his rich culture and explores how he's inspiring the next generation of youth on Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island. Running time 7 mins

Island Green (Millefiore Clarkes) - This short documentary takes a look at the changing face of PEI's agricultural industry. Island Green dares to ask: What if PEI went entirely organic? The stirring words of PEI-born poet Tanya Davis are coupled with beautiful imagery and poignant stories from the island’s small but growing community of organic farmers. Running time 25 mins


SATURDAYS
Queen of the Crows (Harmony Wagner) - As young Elsa struggles to cope with her reality, Claire fights to keep her from being swallowed up by the mental health system - with the help of 30,000 neighbourhood crows. This 11 minute drama utilizes the captivating beauty of Charlottetown's massive local crow population to add stunning visual and aural wonder to a heartfelt story of family challenge and triumph. Running time 11 mins

Mabel's Saga (JoDee Samuelson) - This short animation celebrates menopause through the story of Mabel. She’s juggling work, teenagers and an elderly mom. Now she’s got hot flashes and chin hairs! Running time 15 mins

Films will screen on the sandstone walls of Confederation Centre of the Arts overlooking Victoria Row from Mondays to Saturdays at 10:15PM, immediately following Signatures: A Canadian Spectacle.