A few words with...Lindsay McIntyre


Lindsay McIntyre is a film artist from Edmonton of Inuit/Settler descent. Her process-based practice is largely analog and deals with themes of portraiture, place, form and personal histories.  Working primarily with 16mm film and experimental, handmade and documentary techniques, she also makes her own 16mm film, hand-coated with silver gelatin 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. She was a member of The Double Negative Collective, the recipient of the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Excellence in Media Arts for 2013 and a REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in 2017.  She holds an MFA in Film Production from Concordia and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from The U of A and currently teaches Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Since Lindsay arrived in Halifax in May, she has taught several highly-praised celluloid workshops, mentored two local artists, and heroically saved one HIFF staff member from a locked room.

We asked her a few questions about her taste in film.

Describe your Filmmaking style in 3-5 words
Severely Analogue. Chaotic.

Current film trend that you love/hate.
Hate: digital film look. Why not just shoot film?

Other filmmakers that inspire/influence you, living or deceased.
Rankino, my film crush.

Lindsay will present her short film, her silent life. followed by an expanded cinema performance on Thursday, June 7 at 9 pm at the Bus Stop Theatre.

This will be followed by a presentation of the works created by the two local artists that Lindsay has been mentoring during her stay.