Emerging filmmakers: submissions now open for 2019 Lindalee Tracey Award

About the Lindalee Tracey Award

Submissions are now open for the annual Lindalee Tracey Award. The award celebrates emerging Canadian filmmakers working in the spirit of Lindalee Tracey, whose films reflect a passionate point of view, strong sense of social justice and joie de vivre. The submission deadline is March 13, 2019.

In 2007, the first Lindalee Tracey Award was presented to NSI Drama Prize alumnus Trevor Anderson for his film Rock Pockets. In 2017, Roxann Whitebean (NSI IndigiDocs) was an award finalist.

To be eligible for the Lindalee Tracey Award, you must be an emerging artist with 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.), and have completed at least one independent film or video, excluding school film projects.

The Lindalee Tracey Award is presented yearly at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto. The winner receives $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.

About Lindalee

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.

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