LINDALEE TRACEY AWARD

For Emerging Canadian Filmmakers working in the spirit of Lindalee Tracey

 

About Lindalee

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.

“With every ounce of my love I wish our son, Liam, a lifetime of meaning and prosperity. This century is yours, Liam. Take care of our country and the dreams of poor people. Work diligently for justice and human rights, appreciate what you’ve borrowed and remember that all of us share the commonest root. It is an inheritance to be proud of, not to be ignored.”

Lindalee Tracey from her first book: “On The Edge: A Journey into the Heart of Canada”

The 13th Annual Lindalee Tracey Award


2019 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

The Award

DEADLINE: March 13, 2019

Every year, White Pine Pictures presents the Lindalee Tracey Award to honour an emerging Canadian filmmaker working in the spirit of Lindalee Tracey, whose films reflect a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice and a joie de vivre.

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.

The award is presented annually at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, held in Toronto each spring. 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.

Last year’s winners were Tim Tracey for his animated film, Kreb, which screened at prominent festivals and was recognized with awards including the Screen Nova Scotia Award – Best Short Film, Atlantic Film Festival – Best Animated Short, and Houston Worldfest – Platinum Remi – Animated Short; and Fazila Amiri for her film The Red Bicycle which also won Best Story Award at Amnesty India International Film Festival.

For any questions or more information, please contact Mike Connors at White Pine Pictures
michael@whitepinepictures.com
416-703-5580

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the Lindalee Tracey Award, you must be an emerging Canadian artist who has completed at least one independent film or video (This can include school projects). 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.).

Submission Process:

Submissions for the Lindalee Tracee Award are open from Monday January 14th, 2019 – Wednesday March 13th, 2019
Please e-mail submissions to Mike Connors | 
michael@whitepinepictures.com

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 brief explanation of why you made the film you wish to submit
  • A copy of your CV, which should include a history of your filmmaking and/or film production experience and education
  • A Vimeo or YouTube link (with a password if necessary) to the film or TV production you wish to submit.

 

Films for submission can be:

  • Any length
  • Any genre
  • Completed or a “work-in-progress” (which may or may not have been publicly screened or broadcast)
  • Films that were completed for school projects. 

*The filmmaker submitting MUST have had final creative control*