Lindsay McIntyre

Lindsay McIntyre
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Lindsay McIntyre is a film artist from Edmonton, AB, who works with 16mm film using experimental, handmade and documentary techniques as well as doing projection performances [1]. A passion for analogue film and a desire to feel the materiality of film is at the core of McIntyre’s work [2]. This means she works with and handles film reels in a way that is akin to drawing, her first art practice [3-4]. She works in handmade emulsion, light play, animation and celluloid manipulation and is one of a few dozen film artists worldwide working on handmade emulsions.

McIntyre is inspired by the production of home movies, their role in the realm of nostalgia and how they relate to other memorabilia or souvenirs [5]. Her short films include themes of portraiture, place, form and personal histories [6]. McIntyre describes her productions as “moving-picture portraits” and she is interested in the notion of “prosthetic memories” [7], which means exploring lost ideas obscured by the passage of time [8]. Many of her films navigate a deep but fractured connection to her personal and family history in Nunavut [9].

McIntyre was a member of The Double Negative Collective in Montreal and the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Excellence in Media Arts in 2013 as well as a REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in 2017. Her work has been shown at international venues such as Mono No Aware, International Film Festival Rotterdam, WNDX, The Williamsburg International Film Festival, imagineNATIVE, Experiments in Cinema and Raindance, and in countries such as Spain, England, Germany, Ethiopia, France, the US and Canada. Her work can be found in several permanent collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts in Edmonton. Her films have won numerous awards in Canada and internationally. She teaches Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC, and is of Inuk and settler Scottish descent.



2010: Received Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from Concordia University, Montreal, QC.
2001: Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Major in Drawing and Painting from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB.

Artist Work

About Lindsay McIntyre


Film, Graphic Arts, Installation, Photography

Artistic Community:

North Vancouver, BC

Date of Birth:

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April 21, 2023 Profile edited by Lindsay McIntyre
June 1, 2019 Profile edited by Lindsay McIntyre