Friday, February 21, 2014

Call for submissions: Lindalee Tracey Award

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and White Pine Pictures has put out a call for submissions for the 2014 Lindalee Tracey Award.

The Lindalee Tracey Award honours an emerging Canadian filmmaker with a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice, and joie de vivre.

Lindalee Tracey was an award-winning filmmaker, author, and entertainer, as well as 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 Lindalee Tracey Award is given annually at the Hot Docs Awards Presentation. Past winners included Rodrigo Barriuso and Antoine Bourges (2013), Jasmine Oore (2012), Alexandre Hamel (2011), Philip Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji (2010), Laura Bari and Will Inrig (2009), Elizabeth Lazebnick (2008), and Trevor Anderson (2007).

The winner will receive $5000 in cash from the Lindalee Tracey Fund, $5000 in post-production services from Technicolor and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture by Andrew Kuntz, specially commissioned to honour Lindalee.

2014 Applications

The 2014 application period is now open.

Final Deadline: March 14, 2014

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.

Your application package for the award should include six copies of each of the following:
  • 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.

A jury of experienced filmmakers and writers who worked with Lindalee, including last year’s recipients of the Lindalee Tracey Award, will select this year’s winner.

Please forward your application package to the following address:

Maxim Gertler-Jaffe
White Pine Pictures
822 Richmond St. W., Ste 301
Toronto, ON M6J 1C9

(P) 416.703.5580 x237

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