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Technicolor Post & Helen Hill Animated Joy Award 2013 results




The Linda Joy Media Arts Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Helen Hill Animated Joy Award and the Technicolor Post Joy Award. Selecting from a number of excellent submissions from Atlantic Canadian filmmakers and media artists is a challenging process for the jury. We are pleased to be able to recognize and support these two filmmakers and their projects in the November Joy Awards session.

The Board and staff of the Linda Joy Media Arts Society extend their heartfelt congratulations.


The Awards

(note: Award partner benefits may be cash or services)


The Technicolor Post Joy Award:

Winner: Tim Tracey

For: Canadian Ninja
Feature comedy

Award partner Technicolor  ($2,500).

Riffing on genre B movies and comically referencing America’s over-the-top action hero tradition, Tim Tracey brings us a new, all too Canadian hero, Buck North, Canadian Ninja. This comedy feature project offers up fun movie entertainment while playing with issues of Canadian individual and collective identity, meditations on life in the large cultural shadow of the United States, and what the heck is a Canadian movie anyway?
Tim is a well known figure in the local film and media arts community, having taught workshops at King’s College, the Centre For Art Tapes, and Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. His last project, the animated film KREB, winner of a past Helen Hill Animated Joy Award, went on to win Best Animated Short 2013 (AFFA), and garnered the support of a NS Art Grant. His previous animation MAN WITH NOTHING TO LOSE, won the 2005 National ZED TV animation contest 3rd place. FEAST OF FAMINE, a feature documentary, has been shown across Canada and internationally.



The Helen Hill Animated Joy Award:

Winner: Becka Barker

For: The Evolution of Max
Animated documentary

Award partner: Atlantic Filmmakers Coop ($2,500); Centre For Art Tapes ($1,100).

THE EVOLUTION OF MAX is an animated documentary about twelve year old Max Billard, who has been keeping a journal about his life and everyone in it. The journal is revealing, fascinating and intensely personal, filtering the world, friends and family through the lens of Max’s autism. Max’s love of animal and evolutionary biology colours his observations throughout. Recently, Becka Barker, at his family’s invitation, began working with Max to create an animated film based on Max’s journals. This exploration of the world as discovered by Max, highlights the normality of difference and the potential brilliance that resides in us all.
Becka Barker once attended Helen Hill’s Experimental Animation class at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) in 1998, and cites Hill as a major inspiration for her own career, so there is a circular appropriateness in her winning the Helen Hill Animated Award. Since that time Becka has taught and mentored media artists at NSCAD, the Centre for Art Tapes, the Atlantic Filmmakers’ Coop and Soonchunhyang University (ROK). Her previous films have screened internationally including her animated film ASSEMBLED. Becka has been a presenter at international conferences speaking on media arts and language.

New Brunswick Joy Award winner

The winner of the New Brunswick Joy Award 2013 is
Shawn Henry for his project Il Sol.

The 2013 New Brunswick Joy Award benefits include:

$10,000 in equipment resources from Equifilm.
$7,500 in HD Video Finishing and Audio Mixing from The PostMan Post-Production Studio.
$7,500 in post services from CinemaTick and Insurmountable Sounds.
$5,500 in equipment or facilities from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative.
$1000 cash from New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative.
$1,000 in film stock from Kodak Canada Inc.

Technicolor Post Award deadline is October 18th!

TECHNICOLOR POST JOY AWARD for filmmakers is accepting applications.

Deadline: October 18th, 5PM.
Application forms and details at LINDAJOY.COM

The Technicolor Post Joy Award is new for 2013. It provides a filmmaker with post-production support for their winning project. The project may be at any stage of production prior to post-production, but must be completed within one year.
This Award provides $2,500 in lab, audio or video services from Technicolor to the successful applicant.


Helen Hill Animated Joy Award deadline is October 18th!

Atlantic region animators and experimental filmmakers are advised that the 2013 deadline for the Helen Hill Animated Joy Award is extended!

Extended deadline for 2013: October 18th, 5PM.

Application details at lindajoy.com.

Get the application form on the Award page.
Filmmakers, animators and media artists are invited to apply for the annual Helen Hill Animated Joy Award. The winner will be announced at the Silver Wave Film Festival, November 7-10, 2013.
The Award was established in memory of Helen Hill, an artist, animator and experimental filmmaker who was influential in the Atlantic community in the late 1990s. Helen passed away in 2007. More information about Helen and her work or the Joy Awards can be found at lindajoy.com.
The annual Award provides service and material support to the winning filmmaker and includes:
$2000 in equipment and facility access plus $500 in film stock* from the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (for NS resident).
$1000 in equipment and edit suite access, plus $100 mentoring support from the Centre For Art Tapes.
$1000 in equipment and facility access from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Cooperative (for NB resident).

Get the application form on the Award page.