Thursday, January 24, 2013

Call for submissions: Lindalee Tracey Award 2013

The Lindalee Tracey Award 2013 is now open for submissions.

For Emerging Canadian Filmmakers Working in the Spirit of Lindalee Tracey, whose films reflected:

- a passionate point of view
- a strong sense of social justice
- a joie de vivre

We are now welcoming submissions for this year’s award!

The deadline to submit entries is March 8, 2013.

Printable Award One Sheet

About Lindalee:
Lindalee Tracey was an award-winning filmmaker, author, entertainer and also a beloved wife and mother. Through her extensive body of work and indefatigable personality, Lindalee brought great joy to the world. She was passionate about bringing issues of social justice into her work, and championed people who are often ignored, underestimated or forgotten. Equally, she celebrated those who rise above disadvantage.

Lindalee passed away on October 19, 2006, at age 49, after a five-year battle with breast cancer. At the time of her passing, Lindalee’s family, friends and admirers created this award in her honour.

The Award:
The Lindalee Tracey Award is presented annually at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, held in Toronto each spring. In 2007, the first Lindalee Tracey Award was presented to Trevor Anderson for his film Rock Pockets. After receiving the award, Trevor has gone on to make eight more short films. His short; The High Level Bridge was selected to screen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, and over 40 other festivals worldwide, proving the impact the endowment can make.

Says Anderson, “The Lindalee Tracey award has helped me to take myself seriously as a professional filmmaker. I had been slogging away on my own in the Prairies and I now feel like I have a community and support within the industry.”

Other winners include the short drama Forgotten, by Ayanie Mohamed, which received kudos from fellow Somali-Canadian K’Naan who sent his congratulations from across the globe via email. The 2011 winner was Quebec filmmaker Alexandre Hamel for his work Clé 56, which gave us a quick look inside a Montreal psychiatric hospital.

Last year’s winner was Jasmine Oore from Nova Scotia with her film entitled, Glamour Guts, a short instructional film on how to live glamourously with intestinal disease.

The 2013 award winner will be announced at the Hot Docs awards night on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. The winner will be awarded $5,000 in cash from the Lindalee Tracey Fund, $5,000 in post-production services from Technicolor and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture by Andrew Kuntz, specially commissioned to honour Lindalee.

To be eligible for the Lindalee Tracey Award, you must be an emerging artist. We define emerging artist as an individual who has less than three years of training or experience in media arts, which can be formal (university or college studies) or informal (production courses, workshops, hands-on experience in production, etc.). The emerging artist must also have completed at least one independent film or video, excluding school film projects.

Submission Process:
Your submissions for the award should include 6 copies of ALL below mentioned items…

- A DVD of up to two films or TV productions, any length, any genre, completed or as a work-in-progress, which may or may not have been publicly screened or broadcast, but was not a school film project. The filmmaker must have had final creative control.
- A write-up of your relevant background as a filmmaker
- A brief explanation of why you made the film(s)

Please ensure you have back-up copies of your work. We regret that DVDs will not be returned.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. A jury of experienced filmmakers and writers who worked with Lindalee, including last year’s recipient of the Lindalee Tracey Award, will select this year’s winner.

Please forward your submission to:

Alicia Giammaria
White Pine Pictures
822 Richmond St. W., Ste 301
Toronto, ON M6J 1C9

Contact Information
phone: 416-703-5580 x.230


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