DAWN GEORGE

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

AWARDS and GRANTS
2017             Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2017             Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Analogue Film Grant, Halifax, NS
2017             Jury Award for Creative Achievement, Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ, USA
2017             Honorable Mention - Experimental Category - Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata, CA, USA
2016             Director's Choice Award - Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, N, USA
2016             Nominated Best Experimental Film, Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB
2016             Finalist - Blowup Art House Film Fest, Chicago, IL USA
2016             Arts Nova Scotia, Professional Development Grant
2016             Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2016             Honorable Mention, Animal Film Festival, Grass Valley, CA, USA
2016             Celluloid Creation Grant, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Halifax, NS
2015             Experimental Eisenstein Award, Official Selection - Blowup Art House Film Fest,  Chicago, IL USA
2015             Best Experimental Film - Yosemite Film Festival
2015             Award of Excellence Experimental Category - Canada International Film Festival
2014             Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2014             Arts Nova Scotia, Presentation Grant
2014             Arts Nova Scotia, Creation Grant
2014             Nominated Golden Sheaf Award Experimental Category, Yorkton, SK
2012             Open Grant, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Halifax, NS

2012             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, 3min
2016             Before, I was...snow, super 8mm, colour, silent, 3 min.
2016             We R the World/Mold, digital video, 7 min. Distributed by Video Pool
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 8mm, 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.

2001             A Day in the Life (collaboration with Corey Kirschner), performance and audio recording

 SELECTED SCREENINGS

Dec 2017         London Experimental Film Festival, London, England, UK
Nov. 2017         Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB
Nov. 2017         Hamilton Film Festival, Hamilton, Ontario
Nov. 2017         Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, England, UK
Oct. 2017          SIMULTAN - Possible Futures, Timisora, Romania
Oct. 2017          WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB
Oct. 2017          Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, QC
Oct. 2017          Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC
Oct. 2017          Cine Eco, Seia, Portugal
Oct. 2017           Parrsboro Film Festival, Parrsboro, NS
Sept. 2017         FIN - Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, NS
Sept. 2017         SuperNova Digital Animation Festival, Denver, CO, USA
Sept. 2017         Black Maria Film Festival at Anthology Film archives, New York City, NY
June 2017         GAZE Screening Series, San Francisco, CA USA
June 2017         Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS
May 2017          Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, QC.
May 2017          4th International Motion Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus
April 2017          Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ, USA
April 2017          Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata, CA, USA
April 2017          Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Dawson City, YT
March 2017       West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, WV, USA
March 2017       From Her Viewpoint: Animated Short Films Directed by Women, WIFT-AT
March 2017       Carbon Arc, Halifax
Feb. 2017          Oxford Film Festival, Oxford, MS, USA
Nov. 2016          South Texas Underground Film Festival, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Nov. 2016          Hamilton Film Festival, Hamilton, ON
Nov. 2016          Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB
Oct. 2016           Charlottetown Film Festival, Charlottetown, PEI
Oct. 2016           WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB
Sept. 2016         Pile of Bones Underground Film Festival, Regina, SK
Sept. 2016         Hebrides International Film Festival, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Sept. 2016         Toronto Independent Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Sept. 2016          Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, NS
June 2016          Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS
Feb. 2016           Kinofilm, Manchester, Manchester, England
Feb. 2016           Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Golden, CO, USA
Nov. 2015           Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB
Nov. 2015           Hamilton Film Festival, Hamilton, ON
Oct. 2015            Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC
Oct. 2015            Sunrise Film Festival, River John, NS
Sept. 2015          Lunenburg Doc Fest, Lunenburg, NS
Sept. 2015          Woodstock Museum Film Festival, Woodstock, NY, USA      
Aug. 2015           Columbia Gorge Film Festival, Camas, WA
June 2015           All You Need Is a Camera, Curated Screening at Echo Park Film Centre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
June 2015           Indendence Film Festival, Denver, CO, USA
April 2015            Front Range Film Festival, Longmont/Niwot, CO USA
Feb. 2015            FLEXfest, Gainesville, FL, USA
Oct. 2014            Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, PEI
Oct. 2014            Parrsboro Film Festival, Parrsboro, NS
Sept. 2014          Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, NS
June 2014           Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS
May 2014            Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton, SK
Nov. 2013           LIU Big Mini Media Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Nov. 2013           Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

May 2013            Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, PEI

April 2013           Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

Feb. 2013           King Street Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, ON

Dec. 2012           Afcoop Holiday Film Challenge, Halifax, NS

Nov. 2012           Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

May 2012            Awareness Festival, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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 - 2017          Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative -- Member

2010 - 2017          Centre for Art Tapes -- Member

2013 - 2017          Visual Arts Nova Scotia -- Member

2011 - 2017          Juror for various artistic granting bodies

PRESENTATION, INSTRUCTION, CURATORIAL
       2017                 Programmer, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS
       2016                 Panelist, Pushing Film Boundaries, Films on the Edge, Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB                      
       2016                 Q&A, We R the World/Mold, WNDX, Winnipeg, MB
       2016                 Workshop, Caffenol and Beyond - Hand Processing Film, Afcoop, Halifax, NS
       2016                 Artist of the Month, CFAT - July, Halifax, NS
       2015                 Q&A, Lunenburg Doc Fest, Lunenburg, NS
       2015                 Q&A, Negative Nature, FLEXFest, Gainesville, FL, USA
       2014                 Artist Talk, Negative Nature, Afcoop, Halifax, NS
       2014                 Q&A, Negative Nature Film, Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton, SK
       2014                 Artist Talk, North High School - Denver CO

EDUCATION

2017                    Handmade Film Institute, Wilderness Film Expedition Workshop, Colorado, USA

2017                    Expanded Cinema Workshop with Alex MacKenzie, Denver, CO

2017                    Echo Park Film Center - Eco-Processing, Tinting and Toning Workshop 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 Polytechnic University, Toronto, ON






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Dawn George,
9 Oct 2017, 09:11