By Posted on: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Louise Moyes to make contribution to the RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award

'Magdalena 1'  BW by PAUL Pope dancer Lisa Porter Low Res

Louise Moyes is celebrating the art of community, and the community of art.

The docudance pioneer will donate proceeds from Opening Night of her latest show, “Moore-Gallant: A Docudance,” to the RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award.

The award is administered by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and is given annually to a promising female filmmaker who residing in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was founded in honour of St. John’s filmmaker and student mentor Michelle Jackson, who passed away suddenly in 2008.

“I believe strongly in making performance a community event. It is a community event,” says Moyes. “Michelle Jackson made a short film for a previous show of mine, ‘Florence’, so there is a very special connection there for me. It was a natural fit to collaborate with the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival to support the RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award, raising money and awareness at the same time.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Louise Moyes for this fundraising initiative,” says Maggie Keiley, Interim Executive Director of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. “The RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award is something we are really proud of and we’re so excited to have a respected, celebrated and talented artist like Moyes helping us honour Michelle and support emerging filmmakers in the province.”

“Moore-Gallant: A Docudance,” is based on the works of expat Montreal writer Mavis Gallant, who has lived in Paris since 1950, and Newfoundland writer Lisa Moore, who lives in St. John’s. Both acclaimed short story writers, their rich lives, words and the rhythms of language lend themselves ideally to a Louise Moyes’ docudance. The performance also includes three short films starring Lisa Porter.

“Moore-Gallant: A Docudance” opens at the LSPU Hall on March 6 and runs until March 9. Tickets are available at the RCA Box Office online at www.rca.nf.ca or at the LSPU Hall at 753-4531.
Come on out and join us for this wonderful fundraising event and show!

For more information about the RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award, pleaseclick or contact:

Sarah Smellie
The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
sarah@womensfilmfestival.com
754-3141 (office) 689-0296 (cell)

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