Nadine Valcin

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Nadine Valcin is a Canadian writer, film director and film producer. She writes and produces documentaries, films of fiction, and experimental projects for nearly twenty years now. Her work examines issues related to race, language, and identity.[1] Her influences include films made by the L.A Rebellion particularly Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep and Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust and the early films of Francophone filmmakers of the National Film Board of Canada including the work of Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault and Anne Claire Poirier.

Personal and Early Life[edit]

Nadine Valcin was born in Montreal to Haitian parents. Her father André, was a surgeon and her mother Ginette, a nurse. Although her mother tongue is French, she is fluently bilingual, having learned English at a very young age. Her strong interest in both the sciences and the arts, led her to pursue a professional degree in Architecture at McGill University before transitioning to film-making. She is an alumnus of the National Screen Institute, Doc Lab, and the Women in the Director’s Chair[2] She is also highly involved with Société des auteurs de radio, Directors Guild of Canada, Women in Film and Television-Toronto, and télévision et cinema being a member.[3] She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario Canada. [4]

Films[edit]

Black Bold and Beautiful is a 40 minute documentary film about African hairstyles like cornrows, afros and braids. The film tells a story how hairstyle is a cultural and political stance as well as a symbol to black individuals.[5]

Still Waiting for Justice is a short 15 minute documentary that tells the story of a Aboriginal corrections officer who was racially harassed at his workplace. This documentary shed light on his fight for justice for the last 18 years against a government institution.[6]

Fire and Fury is a 14 minute short film that takes place in 1734 in Montreal, After a devastating event occurs, the city and the life of a slave changes for eternity.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Contribution Notes
1999 BLACK, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL[8] Director/Writer
2001 SORTIE DE SECOURS Director
2005 UNE ÉCOLE SANS FRONTIÈRES[9] Director/Writer
2006 STILL WAITING FOR JUSTICE[10] Director/Writer
2007 DERRIÈRE L’IMAG[11] Director/Writer
2007 FIRE AND FURY[12] Co-producer/Director/Writer
2009 IN BETWEEN/ENTRE DEUX[13] Director/Writer
2014 RIPPLES/DÉRIVE[14] Producer/Director/Writer
2016 WHITEWASH[15] Producer/Director/Writer
2016 HEARTBREAK[16] Producer/Director/Writer Finalist in the TIFFxInstagram[17]
2017 EMERGENCE[18] Producer/Director

Awards and Honors[edit]

2016 Chalmers Arts Fellowship

Valcin has been awarded various prizes and grants for her short film In Between. This award includes the prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship and a Drama Prize from the National Screen Institute.[19]

2011 Finalist, CBC Short Film Faceoff for In Between/Entre deux

Nadine was a finalist for the CBC Short Film faceoff for her piece In Between in 2011.CBC is a broadcast television network in Canada.[20]

2010 Golden Sheaf Awards, Nomination, Best Multicultural Short for In Between/Entre deux

In 2010 Nadine Valcin was nominated for the “Best Multicultural Short” for her piece In Between at the Golden Sheaf Awards.The Golden Sheaf Awards are apart of the Yorkton Film Festival.[21]

2009 Golden Sheaf Awards, Nomination, Best Multicultural Short for Fire and Fury

In 2009 Nadine Valcin was nominated for “Best Multicultural Short” for her piece Fire and Fury, by the Golden Sheaf Awards at the Yorkton Film Festival.[22]

2008 National Screen Institute, NSI Drama Prize for In Between

Nadine Valcin was a finalist in the National Screen Institute (NSI) where she won the drama prize for her piece In Between in 2008. Nadine received cash prizes for winning this prize. The NSI’s drama award is the longest active award that is given to Canada’s hottest new filmmakers.[23]

References[edit]

  1. "Nadine Valcin". Arts Against PostRacialism. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  2. "Rebels and Misfits Media - About us". REBELS AND MISFITS MEDIA. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  3. "Rebels and Misfits Media - About us". REBELS AND MISFITS MEDIA. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  4. "WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | Nadine Valcin". www.wmm.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  5. "WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women's Hair". www.wmm.com. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  6. Canada, National Film Board of, Still Waiting for Justice, retrieved 2018-06-13
  7. "Osgoode Hall Law School | Law - Academia.edu". osgoode.academia.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  8. "WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women's Hair". www.wmm.com. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  9. Canada, Office national du film du, Une école sans frontières (in français), retrieved 2018-06-11
  10. Canada, National Film Board of, Still Waiting for Justice, retrieved 2018-06-11
  11. "Nadine Valcin". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  12. "Osgoode Hall Law School | Law - Academia.edu". osgoode.academia.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  13. "Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre". www.cfmdc.org. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  14. "Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre". www.cfmdc.org. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  15. "Whitewash". VUCAVU. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  16. "Nadine Valcin". Arts Against PostRacialism. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  17. "Nadine Valcin short Heartbreak premieres as part of TIFF x Instagram | National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI)". National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  18. "Nadine Valcin". Arts Against PostRacialism. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  19. "2015-16 Artist in Residence: Nadine Valcin | Artists in Residence | Osgoode Hall Law School of York University". digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  20. LLC, Stage 32,. "Nadine Valcin - Nadine's Bio, Credits, Awards, and more". Stage 32. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  21. "CANADA'S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD WINNERS" (PDF). 2010.
  22. "CANADA'S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD WINNERS" (PDF). 2009.
  23. "New NSI Drama Prize shorts 2009 | National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI)". National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2018-06-11.


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