The 2023 Lindalee Tracey Award
by Staff Editors
(January 16, 2023 – Toronto, ON) Beginning in 2007, White Pine Pictures has honoured the late Lindalee Tracey with an award presented to an emerging Canadian filmmaker working in the spirit of Lindalee Tracey. To anyone who knew her or knows her work, that means someone whose films reflect a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice and “a joie de vivre”.
The first recipient was filmmaker Trevor Anderson for his project Rock Pockets. Last year the award went to Avazeh Shahnavaz (pictured above) for her production titled, The Untouchable.
The award is presented each year at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and includes $5,000 in cash from the Lindalee Tracey Fund, a $5,000 in-kind voucher from Sim for camera equipment rentals, and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture by Andrew Kuntz.
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). An “emerging artist” is defined 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.).
Click here to submit and for more information.