Charlottetown Film Festival

Cheryl Wagner

Festival DIrector

Screenings at City Cinema

64 King Street, Charlottetown, PEI

​Charlottetown Film Festival

Mailing address:

PO Box 693
Charlottetown PE  C1A 7L3


Phone:     +1.9023881081


City Cinema

 As ChFF’s Festival Director, I am pleased as punch to report the 4th Annual Charlottetown Film Festival will take place on the weekend of October 12th-14th at our wee gem of a theatre – City Cinema. 

Devoted to celebrating and showcasing the works of emerging Atlantic filmmakers – with a special focus on Island screen artists - our ‘little film festival of big dreams’ has accomplished so much since its inception in 2015 under the umbrella of The Charlottetown Film Society. 

Amazingly, close to one hundred films have been screened – a banquet of feature films, documentaries, short dramas and comedies, animation, music videos. Something for everyone. And all share the important task of telling OUR stories to each other and the entire world, thanks to the efforts and big dreams of the determined regional filmmakers we spotlight. 

But for ChFF18 we are trying something new - working with a theme. Life is a Balancing Act. Many of the films selected will explore the ol’ up-and-down we all face – maybe mental, physical, spiritual or even some interesting patchwork of all three. The Opening Night Gala on Friday, October 12th will mark the Island debut of Mille Clarkes’ much anticipated NFB documentary The SONG and the SORROW – dedicated to the music and memory of Gene MacLellan and follows his daughter Catherine as she journeys to understand her father and face her own struggles with depression. Not to be missed.

An important function of any film festival is the opportunity it provides for networking and skills development. Friendly accessible receptions right across Water Street at NEXT DOOR and informing panels are
hallmarks of the Charlottetown Film Festival. We are committed to continuing on this path of nurturing our growing film culture here on
Prince Edward Island and throughout Atlantic Canada.