JACKIE DIVES & JESSAMINE FOKS SHARE $10K PRIZE FOR VIDEO PROJECTS
ONE-TIME FUND WAS CREATED FOR WOMEN AND NON-GENDER BINARY DIRECTORS IN CANADA
Today, the winning entrants were announced for the one-time Work Film Grant – a $10K fund that was donated by Charlotte Day Wilson and director Fantavious Fritz generated from a portion of the Prism Grand Prize the duo received at the 2018 awards.
The official video for Day Wilson’s song “Work,” which was directed by Fritz, was originally released in January of 2017 around the International Women’s March.
The fund was officially launched in September and after more than 150 entries, the $10K will be split between a music video and a short film, with two very deserving directors spreading the budget across their projects.
Jackie Dives’ short film “A Room for the Pain,” is an intimate and unique look into Vancouver’s overdose crisis told through the true story of a daughter’s loss of her father.
And Toronto’s Jessamine Fok’s music video treatment for Nomvdslvnd’s “Flowers While You’re Here” is a visual study of the "Herbivore Man,” a Japanese term used to coin men who embody traditionally feminine traits; a rediscovery of the conventions that surround masculinity.
The winners were selected by a volunteer Jury of four Canadian filmmakers: Daiva Zalnieriunas, Jasmin Mozaffari, Luis De Filippis and Yassmina Karajah.
Says Fritz, "We started this project as a small gesture of encouragement to someone new and the response we received was a tidal wave of what I’m confident will be a very bright future for Canadian film and music videos."
“The music video for ‘Work’ was created with the help of my community,” added Charlotte in September 2018 at the time of the fund’s announcement. “This is our way of giving back and paying it forward.”
The remaining $5000 was from the original $15K Prizm Prize was donated by Charlotte and Fritz to Toronto women’s shelter Sistering. While the Work Film Grant was always intended as a one-time fund, the duo is looking for ways to continue the funding in 2019 and beyond.
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