IMG_1001Lindsay McIntyre is a Canadian film artist of Inuk/settler Scottish descent working primarily with analogue film. Her process-based works circles themes of portraiture, place, form and personal histories with strong links to Canada’s North. She has created 38 short films and does film projection performance. Working primarily with 16mm film and experimental, handmade and documentary techniques, she also makes her own 16mm film hand-coated with silver gelatine emulsion. Interested simultaneously in the apparatus of cinema, portraiture, representation and personal histories, she bridges gaps in collective experience and remains dedicated to integrating theory and practice, form and content. Current research involves the autoethnographical exploration of intergenerational trauma and the grandmother effect as a biological survival mechanism, as well as a SSHRC funded research and creation project linking land use, art practices, cultural knowledge and resource extraction in the circumpolar north. Beginning with her first feature The Words We Can’t Speak (currently in development), she hopes to share authentic stories from the generations of urban Inuit who have been displaced from Inuit Nunangat. Recent projects include the Telus Optik Local documentary Final Roll-Out: The Story of Film (2018), an award-winning short Where We Stand (2015), about the state of analogue film in the digital age, and a monumental projection-mapping public installation on the Vancouver Art Gallery about the legacy of residential schools, If These Walls (2019). She is also a skilled Cinematographer (LAKE, 2019 by Alexandra Lazarowich/NFB, Alain Clavier, 2020 by Matthew Rankin/National Parks as well as for all her own works). She has won awards for her production design (LIFT by Katrina Beatty, A Frosty Affair by Dylan Pearce) and for her editing (Undertow, 2017 by Wes Miron, as Editor/ Production Designer/Lead Actor, which won the Rosie for Best Short Film, AMPIA 2017 and screened in Not Short on Talent at the Berlinale).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 Hnatyshyn REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award and her personal documentary Her Silent Life won Best Experimental Film at imagineNATIVE in 2012. Her award-winning short documentaries, experimental films and expanded cinema performances have been seen around the world including at Ann Arbor, Anthology Film Archives, Pleasure Dome, Mono No Aware, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Analogica, WNDX, imagineNATIVE, Images, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Raindance, One Flaming Arrow and Black Maria and can be found in several permanent collections. She is a member of the EMO Collective and is an Assistant Professor of Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design on unceded Coast Salish territories.

 

 

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