Saturday, January 31, 2009

Submissions Sought from Emerging Filmmakers

Two thousand dollars in cash and three thousand dollars worth of film stock will be awarded on the opening night of Hot Docs (May 10) to a single emerging filmmaker.

The 3rd Annual Lindalee Tracey Award, named for the award winning filmmaker and author, have sent out the call for submissions. Guidelines are below, and additional information can be found at or at

From Emerging Canadian Filmmakers
Working in the Spirit of
Lindalee Tracey

* a passionate point of view
* a strong sense of social justice
* a sense of humour

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.

The Lindalee Tracey Award is presented yearly 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. Last year’s winner was Elizabeth Lazebnick, who won for her docu-drama Abeer

This year’s award winner will be announced at the Hot Docs awards night on May 10, 2009. At that time, the winner will be awarded $2,000 in cash, film stock donated by Kodak Canada worth $3000, and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture commissioned to honour Lindalee.

We are now welcoming submissions for this year's award.
The deadline is March 9th, 2009.

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 submissions for the award should include:

- 4 copies of 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 submissions to:

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

Further Information:

No comments: