Analog Mentorship: Call for Applications

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Deadline for Applications: Monday March 26th, 2018 at Midnight

AFCOOP is accepting applications for two local artists to take part in a mentorship program with Lindsay McIntyre, an award-winning film artist from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lindsay McIntyre will be AFCOOP’s Analog Artist In Residence, a new one-time project that will include public workshops, individual mentorships and a final presentation at the Halifax Independent Film Festival (HIFF).

During Lindsay’s time in Halifax, she will present a series of workshops on analog filmmaking including making your own film emulsion, special film effects, how to use AFCOOP’s extensive inventory of analog equipment and more. In addition to the public workshops, two local artists will be selected by a peer jury to study with Lindsay during her stay in Halifax. Participants will be selected based on their interest in and experience with analog filmmaking as evidenced by their letter of intent and prior work. This mentorship is suitable for artists who have made a least one film using celluloid. The mentorship will take part in May 2018 and will conclude with a public presentation of works-in-progress or completed pieces at HIFF 2018, June 6th-9th.

Applicants will need to provide the following:

  1. Artist Statement / Letter of Intent
  2. Filmography
  3. Sample of Work via online link (analog-based work preferred)

The Artist Statement / Letter of Intent should include your qualifications for the mentorship, what you hope to learn and a description of the project you’d like to develop with Lindsay to present at HIFF. Analog support material is favoured but digital work will be accepted as well if it is more relevant to your application.

These materials should be submitted via a PDF labelled with your first and last name. Applications can be emailed to josh@afcoop.ca with the subject line “Mentorship Application.” Successful applicants will be notified by April 9th 2018.

This project is generously supported by funding from Arts Nova Scotia.

Lindsay McIntyre Bio:

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Lindsay McIntyre is a Canadian film artist of Inuit/Scottish descent working with analog film. Her process-based works circles themes of portraiture, place, form and personal histories with strong links to Canada’s North. She has created 30 short films and does film projection performance. Her works involve experimental and documentary techniques, and since 2011, handmade emulsion.  She holds an MFA in Film Production from Concordia in Montreal and a BFA with Distinction from the University of Alberta.

She was a member of The Double Negative Collective and the recipient of the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Excellence in Media Arts for 2013 and the 2017 REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation. Her award-winning work has been shown at venues worldwide including Ann Arbor, Anthology Film Archives, Mono No Aware, International Film Festival Rotterdam, l’Alternativa, imagineNATIVE, Images Festival, HEFF, Exis, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, One Flaming Arrow, Raindance and Black Maria. Her work can be found in several permanent collections. She taught at the University of Alberta before moving to Vancouver to teach Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University.