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The 2012 Helen Hill Award

The University of South Carolina, the Nickelodeon Theatre, and New
York University’s Department of Cinema Studies invite independent
filmmakers to apply now for this special award.

To honor the legacy of Helen Hill — filmmaker, educator, animator,
self-made preservationist, and native of Columbia, South Carolina —
the award supports independent filmmakers of exceptional talent.
Recipients are funded to participate in the biennial Orphan Film
. They also receive a supply of
Kodak film stock.

New York University hosts the 8th Orphan Film Symposium, April 11-14,
2012, at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image.
There the recipient will screen work for an eclectic audience of
archivists, scholars, artists, curators, collectors, distributors, and

Jurors select filmmakers whose work affirms Helen Hill’s artistic
legacy, lived values, and everyday passions. Submitted films should
celebrate and embody 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.

To apply for the award, provide:

* an artist statement (150 words or less);
* biography and filmography (noting awards and exhibitions);
* DVD of sample works.


Applications must be postmarked by August 29, 2011, and mailed to:

Laura Kissel, Director
Film & Media Studies Program
Welsh 406
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

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