CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON AND FANTAVIOUS FRITZ’ WORK FILM GRANT ANNOUNCES WINNING ENTRIES

JACKIE DIVES & JESSAMINE FOKS SHARE $10K PRIZE FOR VIDEO PROJECTS

ONE-TIME FUND WAS CREATED FOR WOMEN AND NON-GENDER BINARY DIRECTORS IN CANADA

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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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"Charlotte Day Wilson is a one-person powerhouse. The Toronto soul musician creates emotionally captivating songs by letting life simmer." - THE FADER

“...a lush collection of jazz-infused ballads that chug through your veins at the pace of her downtempo beats.” - CBC MUSIC  

"Charlotte Day Wilson has a voice that can hold a room." - PITCHFORK

“...satin vocals and a smouldering approach to R&B...” - EXCLAIM!

“With meticulously crafted lyrics, lurid crooning and sighing, Stone Woman gives us a scope of how much Wilson will be able to excel on a full-length...Six songs is not enough to satiate us.” - NOW MAGAZINE

"An artist in complete control who doesn't shy away from displaying her vulnerability." - KCRW

"Stone Woman is an exercise in toiling in hurt and trying to express it thoughtfully." - NOISEY

"[A] rising multi-faceted powerhouse who is bridging the worlds of soul and R&B with her infectious music and production." - V MAGAZINE

"She can shush viewers to silence with heart-wrenching lyrics and rile them up with a surprise saxophone solo-all in the same song." - HARPER'S BAZAAR

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Charlotte Day Wilson had an incredible 2018, a year that saw the release of her acclaimed second EP, Stone Woman, followed by sold-out tours across North America and Europe. She caps off the year with the release of her Spotify Singles, featuring live versions of her single "Doubt" and a cover of Dolly Parton's 1977 hit "Here You Come Again".

LISTEN: "DOUBT" / "HERE YOU COME AGAIN"

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Since its release in February, Stone Woman has been streamed over 30 million times across all platforms. For the second time, Wilson was nominated for a Polaris Music Prize (her first EP CDW was nominated in 2017), and her video for "Work" (off CDW) was awarded the 2018 Prism Prize for best Canadian music video. Wilson and the video's director Fantavious Fritz used the prize money to create the Work Film Grant, a fund that awarded $10,000 to emerging female and non-binary directors.

WATCH AND SHARE “WORK” HERE

Charlotte Day Wilson performed on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in the spring, a session that the station called "stunning." April also saw the release of "No Pain" the DJDS single featuring Wilson on vocals alongside Khalid and Charlie Wilson. In July, she performed at the after party for the Louis Vuitton men's fashion show in Paris at the personal invitation of designer Virgil Abloh.

Charlotte Day Wilson will return in 2019 with more new music. Watch for more updates.

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Charlotte Day Wilson is a 26-year-old vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto.

With roots ranging from R&B to folk, her soulful, singular voice and timeless sound garnered global attention with the 2016 release of her debut EP CDW, and through her work with friends and collaborators BADBADNOTGOOD, Daniel Caesar, and River Tiber.

The November 2017 release of single "Doubt" marked her first new music in more than a year, an intimate yet accessible anthem for the unsure, driven by the strength and honesty of her voice. As with all her previous works, Charlotte served as performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, an artist in full control of her unique creative vision.

"Doubt" also represented the opening salvo of Charlotte's second release, Stone Woman, a six-track project self-released February 23. Stone Woman is Charlotte's first project in the 18 months since CDW, and it chronicles the growth and uncertainty of that period, and a search for a sense of truth and identity.

"It's about recurring themes and issues repeating themselves in relationships," Charlotte told Pigeons & Planes in a January 2018 interview around the announcement of the EP.

"Stone Woman was a lyric I came up with for a song. As soon as the words came out of my mouth I knew there was a story I wanted to tell about this image of cold strength and beauty I was conjuring in my mind. When I was writing I kept coming back to those two words and I found an identity in them. It helped me understand how my stoic tendencies affect my relationships. It fit perfectly as the title."

The project represented a return as poignant as it was anticipated. The introductory CDW has been collectively streamed more than 25 million times and in June of 2017 it was named to the long list for the Polaris Music Prize.

"In Your Eyes", Charlotte's stirring vocal feature on BBNG's 2016 release IV, landed on the Polaris short list, while also earning BBC6 Music's Album Of The Year honour. Charlotte toured extensively in 2016 and 2017, selling out headline shows and sharing stages with Local Natives, Angel Olsen, BADBADNOTGOOD, Daniel Caesar, Thundercat, Syd, and many more.

But the release of Stone Woman marked a new chapter for Charlotte, one defined by clarity, vulnerability and strength. It was a clear statement of intent, a stirring demonstration of Charlotte's power and poise and her emergence as an essential voice in 2019 and beyond.

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CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON AND FANTAVIOUS FRITZ ANNOUNCE “WORK” FILM GRANT

“WORK” FILM GRANT ONE TIME $10,000 GRANT FOR FEMALE AND GENDER NON-BINARY DIRECTORS IN CANADA

APPLICATIONS OPEN SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 - MORE INFO HERE

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Following the 2018 Prism Prize win for Fritz' video of Charlotte's hit single “Work”, the duo is announcing a one-time film grant for female and gender non-binary directors in Canada.

The $10,000 fund was generated from a portion of the Prism Grand Prize Fritz received for the video in May. The project was originally released in January of 2017 around the International Women’s March.

Applicants to the Work Film Grant are encouraged to align with emerging musical acts (who must also be Canadian citizens). Priority will be given to music video projects but narrative short film projects will also be considered. Charlotte and Fritz first envisioned the grant as a small contribution towards easing the absence of MuchFACT funding for Canadian music video projects. The music video-focused body ceased funding projects in 2017.

With MuchFACT having issued more than $100 million to over 9000 projects since the program’s inception in 1984, the Work Film Grant is hardly a stop gap, but the musician and director saw it as a meaningful and appropriate use of the Prism Prize winnings. The remaining $5000 was donated by Charlotte to Toronto women’s shelter Sistering. 

“Many people in the filmmaking community here have supported me and my projects in one way or another over the years and this grant is a small gesture of encouragement to someone new,” said Fritz.

“The music video for ‘Work’ was created with the help of my community,” added Charlotte. “This is my way of giving back and paying it forward.”

Full criteria and submission guidelines for the Work Film Grant are available here.

Submissions will be voted on by a panel after the closing of the application period on October 26, 2018.

Interested applicants are asked to submit materials to info@workfilmgrant.com.

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