CALL 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 17th, 2017.
The Lindalee Tracey Award is presented annually at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, held in Toronto each spring.
The 2017 award winner will be announced at the Hot Docs awards night on Friday, May 5th, 2017. 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 five 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.
School projects will be accepted, as long as the person submitting the film has had full creative control throughout the process.
Your digital submissions for the award should include ALL of the items mentioned below:
– A write-up of your relevant background as a filmmaker
– A copy of your CV, which should include a history of your filmmaking and/or film production experience and education
– A brief explanation of why you made the film(s)
– A Vimeo or YouTube link and a password, if necessary, for 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. The filmmaker must have had final creative control.
We are now only accepting digital submissions, which should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ABOUT LINDALEE TRACEY
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.