DAWN GEORGE

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

2017  Research and Creation Grant, Explore and Create Program, Canada Council for the Arts

         Travel Grant, Arts Across Canada, Canada Council for the Arts

         Analogue Creation Grant, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Halifax, NS

         Jury Award for Creative Achievement, Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ USA

         Honorable Mention - Experimental Category- Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata, CA, USA

2016  Director's Choice Award - Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ, USA

         Nominated Best Experimental Film, Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

         Finalist - Blowup Art House Film Fest, Chicago, IL USA

         Arts Nova Scotia, Professional Development Grant

         Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

         Honorable Mention, Animal Film Festival, Grass Valley, CA, USA

         Celluloid Creation Grant, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Halifax, NS

2015  Experimental Eisenstein Award, Official Selection - Blowup Art House Film Fest, Chicago, IL USA

         Best Experimental Film - Yosemite Film Festival

         Award of Excellence Experimental Category - Canada International Film Festival

         Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

         Arts Nova Scotia, Presentation Grant

         Arts Nova Scotia, Creation Grant

         Nominated Golden Sheaf Award Experimental Category, Yorkton, SK

2012  Open Grant, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Halifax, NS

         Nova Scotia Communities, Culture, and Heritage Grant to Individuals, Halifax, NS

2012  Winner Best Film, Afcoop Holiday Film Challenge, Halifax, NS

2011  Nominated Best Canadian Film, Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

2010  Centre for Art Tapes Media Arts Scholarship Program, Halifax, NS

2008  Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative One-Minute Film Program, Halifax, NS

 

PROJECTS

2017   See Weeds, Super 8mm, 16mm, digital, 3 min.  distributed by Video Pool

2016   Before, I was...snow, Super 8mm, colour, silent, 3 min.

2016   We R the World/Mold, digital video, 7 min. distributed by VideoPool

2016   Submission, HD video loop

2015   Ants on a Log, 16mm, hand painted, film loop, distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

2015   Bees 'n Trees, documentary, 12 min.

2014   Christmas in the Town, Super 8mm, colour, silent, 3min

2013   Negative Nature, Super 8mm and HD video, 6min. distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

2013   Adaptation, HD video, recorded image and CG animation, 11 min.

2012   Christmas Laundry, Super 8 mm, colour, silent, 3 min.

2011   Tough Times for Turkey, recorded image with stop motion animation, Super 8mm, colour, silent, 3 min.

2010   Gratitude, HD video, recorded images with CG animation, 6 min.

2009   Life on the Inside, 16mm black and white non-synced sound, 1 min.

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2017  Kaunas International Film Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania

         London Experimental Film Festival, London, England, UK

         Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, England, UK

         WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB

         Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, QC

         Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC

         Cine Eco, Seia, Portugal

         FIN – Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, NS

         Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver, CO, USA

         Black Maria Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

         Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

         GAZE #16 Screening Series, San Francisco, CA, USA

         Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, QC

         4th International Motion Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus

         Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AX, USA

         Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata, CA, USA

         Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Dawson City, YT

         From Her Point of View: Animated Short Films Directed by Women, WIFT-AT Screening, Halifax

         Carbon Arc, Halifax

2016  South Texas Underground Film Festival, Corpus Christi, TX, USA

         Hamilton Film Festival, Hamilton, ON

         Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

         Charlottetown Film Festival, Charlottetown, PEI

         WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB

         Pile of Bones Underground Film Festival, Regina, SK

         Hebrides International Film Festival, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

         Toronto Independent Film Festival, Toronto, ON

         Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, NS

         Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

         Kinofilm, Manchester, Manchester, England

         Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Golden, CO

2015  Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

         Hamilton Film Festival, Hamilton, ON

         Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC

         Sunrise Film Festival, River John, NS

         Lunenburg Doc Fest, Lunenburg, NS

         Woodstock Museum Film Festival, Woodstock, NY

         Columbia Gorge Film Festival, Camas, WA

         All You Need Is a Camera, Curated Screening at Echo Park Film Centre, Los Angeles, CA

         Indendence Film Festival, Denver, CO, USA

         Front Range Film Festival, Longmont/Niwot, CO USA

         FLEXfest, Gainesville, FL, USA

2014  Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, PEI

         Parrsboro Film Festival, Parrsboro, NS

         Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, NS

         Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

         Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton, SK

2013  Long Island University Big Mini Media Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA

         Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

         Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, PEI

         Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

         King Street Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, ON

2012  Afcoop Holiday Film Challenge, Halifax, NS

         Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

         Awareness Festival, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011  Afcoop Holiday Film Challenge, Halifax, NS

         Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

         Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

         Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, PEI

         Out of the Centre Scholarship Screening, Halifax, NS

2009  Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

2016   Archives of the Future, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

2015   Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival Lobby Installation, Neptune's Studio Theatre, Halifax, NS

2014   Black and White Ball, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON

2012   Animation Automation, Curator Liz MacDougall, Khyber Centre for Arts, Halifax, NS

 

COMMUNITY

2008 - 2018   Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative -- Member

2010 - 2018   Centre for Art Tapes -- Member

2013 - 2018   Visual Arts Nova Scotia -- Member

2011 - 2017   Juror for various artistic granting bodies

 

PRESENTATION AND INSTRUCTION

2017  Workshop, Eco-Processing Film by Hand, Afcoop, Halifax, NS

         Q&A, See Weeds, Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC

         Q&A, See Weeds, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, QC

         Programmer, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

2016  Panelist, Pushing Film Boundaries, Films on the Edge, Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

         Q&A, We R the World/Mold, WNDX, Winnipeg, MB

         Workshop, Cafenol and Beyond - Eco-Processing Film by Hand, Afcoop, Halifax, NS

         Artist of the Month, CFAT-July, Halifax, NS

2015  Q&A, Lunenburg Doc Fest, Lunenburg, NS

         Q&A, Negative Nature, FLEXFest, Gainesville, FL, USA

2014  Artist Talk, Negative Nature, Afcoop, Halifax, NS

         Q&A, Negative Nature Film, Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton, SK

         Artist Talk, North High School - Denver CO

 

EDUCATION

2017             Handmade Film Institute, Wilderness Film Expedition Workshop with Robert Schaller, Colorado, USA

                    Expanded Cinema Workshop with Alex MacKenzie, Denver, CO

                    Echo Park Film Center - Eco-Processing, Tinting and Toning Workhop with Lisa Marr

2008 - 2012   Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (Afcoop) and Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT)

1995 - 1996   American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, NY

1992 - 1995   Bachelor of Applied Arts Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

1989 - 1991   Claude Watson School of the Arts, Toronto, ON