Lindalee Tracey Award deadline - March 12
UPDATE - The deadline to submit applications for the 4th Lindalee Tracey Award for emerging Canadian filmmakers is Monday, March 15. Submissions can be any genre, any length and are for Canadian filmmakers.The Lindalee Tracey Award is presented yearly at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival held in Toronto each spring.
A jury of experienced filmmakers and writers who worked with Lindalee Tracey, including last year's recipient of the Lindalee Tracey Award, will select this year's winner. Eligible filmmakers are individuals who have 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.
This year's award winner will be announced at the Hot Docs awards night on Friday, May 7th, 2010. At that time, the winner will be awarded $5,000 in cash, courtesy of the Lindalee Tracey fund, $3000 in film stock or services and $6000 in cash, courtesy of Kodak Canada, and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture commissioned to honour Lindalee.
Submissions for the award should include 5 copies of the following:
- 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. DVDs will not be returned.
Please forward your submission to:
White Pine Pictures
822 Richmond St. W., Suite 301
Toronto, ON M6J 1C9
In 2007, the first Lindalee Tracey Award was presented to Trevor Anderson for his film Rock Pockets. 2008's winner was Elizabeth Lazebnik, who won for her docu-drama, Abeer. Last year, co-winners of the award were Will Inrig, for his documentary, The Fantastic Ballet of the Mind and its Master, and Laura Bari for her documentary, Antoine.
Lindalee Tracey was an award-winning filmmaker, author, entertainer 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.