DAWN GEORGE

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

AWARDS and GRANTS
2016             Director's Choice Award - Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ
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             Before, I was...snow, super 8mm, colour, silent, 3 min.
2016             We R the World/Mold, digital video, 7 min. 
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

May 2017           4th International Motion Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus
April 2017          Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Dawson City, YT
April 2017          Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ, USA
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, Halifa
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
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       
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
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

Dec. 2011           Afcoop Holiday Film Challenge, Halifax, NS

Nov. 2011           Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB

April 2011           Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, NS

May 2011            Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, PEI

Feb. 2011           Out of the Centre Scholarship Screening, Halifax, NS

April 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 - 2016          Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative -- Member

2010 - 2016          Centre for Art Tapes -- Member

2013 - 2016          Visual Arts Nova Scotia -- Member

2011 - 2016          Juror for various artistic granting bodies

2012 - 2016          Women in Film and Television Atlantic -- Member, Volunteer Coordinator for 2013 Conference

PRESENTATION AND INSTRUCTION
       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
       2009                 Instructor, Viewfinders 48 Hour Film Challenge, Halifax, NS

EDUCATION

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 University, Toronto, ON






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Dawn George,
4 Apr 2017, 13:24