Thanks for this!!!! I will apply!!!!

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> On Jul 8, 2015, at 5:55 PM, Nickels Sunshine <> wrote:
> Independent filmmakers & media artists!
> Apply now for the 2016 Orphan Film Symposium's Helen Hill Award.
> Recipients are funded to participate in the symposium and screen their
> work. NYU presents the next edition of "Orphans" April 6-9, 2016, at
> the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center's
> Packard Theater in Culpeper, Virginia.
> The Orphan Film Symposium biannually confers its Helen Hill Award,
> jointly administered by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies and the
> University of South Carolina's Film and Media Studies Program.
> Established in 2008, this award honors work that affirms the artistic
> legacy, lived values, and everyday passions of the late filmmaker,
> artist, activist, and educator Helen Hill. In a media culture
> dominated by corporate interests and consumerist values, the Helen
> Hill Award supports independent, innovative filmmaking of exceptional
> talent. The award goes to filmmakers whose work celebrates and
> embodies such things as creativity, self-expression, animation,
> small-gauge film, homemade movies (and all things made by hand),
> collaboration, generosity, liberal spirituality, activism, love, play,
> community, and connection.
> Recipients screen and discuss their work at the biennial Orphan Film
> Symposium, attended by an eclectic mix of media artists, scholars,
> archivists, curators, programmers, distributors, preservationists,
> educators, collectors, and other film enthusiasts.
> The award funds recipients' travel and accommodations at the four-day
> event. Past awardees: James Kinder and Naomi Uman (2008);  Danielle
> Ash and Jodie Mack (2010); Jo Dery and Jeanne Liotta (2012); andWerner
> Nekes (2014).
> To apply, e-mail a PDF file to Laura Kissel <>
> Include:
> an artist statement (150 words or less);
> filmography (noting awards and exhibitions);
> a link to sample works viewable online.
> Indicate HELEN HILL AWARD APPLICATION in the subject line.
> DEADLINE: September 4, 2015
> Questions about the award? Write to Prof. Laura Kissel (USC Film and
> Media Studies)
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