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The Linda Joy Helen Hill Animated Award is now accepting applications.

More info from the Linda Joy site, and The Application

the award provides special incentives for NS and NB residents:

$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).

Daniel Egan has written a nice piece on women animators who “shook up the industry” for Smithsonian Magazine. Please be sure to read it!

The Florestine Collection and other films will be shown for free at 7 Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque in Venice CA:

For more info, please see the announcement here:

Call for applications for The Toronto Animated Image Society –
Remembering Helen Hill: A Mentorship Residency with Amy Lockhart
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking proposals for a commissioned, mentored project. Selected artists will be inspired by the work of the late Helen Hill, her style of animation, and contribution to the animation community. As a former student of Helen Hill, Amy Lockhart will facilitate the residency; mentoring artists in the creation of their new works. Media and themes can include but is not limited to: mix cut-outs, collage imagery, found elements, social activism, home made- hand made, Super 8, 16mm or new tech-low tech.

Selected artists will receive:

  • TAIS Full Studio Membership, worth $150 includes studio space & equipment access
  • $400 cash honorarium
  • Two day intensive workshop with Amy Lockhart
  • Mentoring & support from an experienced instructor

Each application must include:

  • Project description 200 to 300 words
  • CV, resume, or brief bio
  • Samples of recent work (i.e., CD or DVD for time-based artists; maximum of 10 images on CD for visual artists)
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope. Submissions without a SASE will not be returned.

This mentorship residency will culminate in a full day celebration! In Summer 2012 at Cinecycle, Amy Lockhart will facilitate an afternoon children’s animation workshop in the format of a “tea party”. In the evening, the commissioned works will be presented in conjunction with the Toronto premiere of The Florestine Collection (which was started by Helen Hill and completed by Paul Gailiunas) as well as a retrospective of Helen Hill’s films, highlighting her experimental animation practice, and her invaluable contribution to the animation community.

Selected artists will be announced on Friday, March 9, 2012

Contact and mailing address for submissions:
TAIS Programming Committee
Toronto Animated Image Society
60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1X9

Email: tais@bellnet.ca
Phone: 416-533-7889
Digital submissions can be submitted via email through a file hosting site or via ftp link. Please do not send large files via email.

A Celebration of Helen Hill evening of screenings will be held at the Harvard Film Archive on October 28, 2011. Among those films being shown will be “Vessel” “Upperground Show” “Rain Dance” and “The Florestine Collection”. The films will be introduced by Helen’s mother, Becky Lewis.


For more information, please see the Harvard Film Archive page of the event.

Atlanta Georgia’s Contraband Cinema will be screening “The Florestine Collection” at their next event on Thursday October 6th.


For more info, please see the program at contrabandcinema.com

Several films of Helen’s will be screened at the next meeting of the Columbia University Cultural Memory Colloquium, on Monday, September 26th at 6pm.

Professor Jenny Davidson will be presenting “Madame Winger Makes a Film” “Mouseholes” and “The Florestine Collection”

For more info, please see the facebook info page

The Tapp’s Arts Center will be hosting a screening of The Florestine Collection on May 9 — Helen Hill’s birthday, — along with two short films.

Starting at 7 p.m., and admission is $5, with proceeds benefitting the Helen Hill Media Education Center. Call 803-609-3479 for more.

Tapp’s Art Center: 1644 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Please see the updated information about The Florestine Collection

Helen and Paul’s film, The Florestine Collection premiered at the Ann Arbor Film Festival on March 22.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, there are the following screenings coming up:

Saturday, April 22 (see previous post)
Indie Grits Film Festival
at the Town Theatre
1012 Sumter Street
Columbia, South Carolina

Saturday, May 7
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Vancouver, B.C.

For questions about these screenings or to schedule another screening, please contact: floodedfilms@yahoo.com

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