Lindsay McIntyre

Add to List

Profile Details

  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   British Columbia
  • City:   North Vancouver
  • How do you Identify?:   Inuit/settler Scottish
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted, Narrative Film, Documentary, and Other
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Interested In:   TV Writing Room, Directing TV For Hire, Directing Film/Digital for Hire, Directing Music Videos/Commercials, Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, and Shadowing
  • Contact Information:
  • Link:


Lindsay McIntyre is a filmmaker of Inuit and settler Scottish descent with an MFA from Concordia in Film Production and a BFA from the University of Alberta. Although having made 35 short films over the past 20 years, she is only just returning to narrative film work. Recent projects include the Telus Optik Local-funded documentary Final Roll-Out: The Story of Film (2018), an award-winning short Where We Stand (2015), about the state of analogue film in the digital age and a monumental projection-mapping public installation on the Vancouver Art Gallery about the legacy of residential schools, called If These Walls (2019). She has also won awards for her production design (LIFT by Katrina Beatty , A Frosty Affair by Dylan Pearce) and for her editing (Undertow by Wes Miron, for which she also did the production design and played the leading role. The film won Best Short Film at the AMPIA awards in 2017 and screened in Not Short on Talent at the Berlinale). In her own works, she generally prefers to do things the hard way.  She applies her interest in film chemistry, analogue technologies and structure to make award-winning short 16mm films and expanded cinema performances. Her experimental film works are often processed-based, involve documentary techniques and she even makes her own 16mm film with handmade silver gelatin emulsion.Her award-winning short films and expanded cinema performances have been programmed around the world including at Ann Arbor, Anthology Film Archives, Pleasure Dome, Mono No Aware, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, WNDX, imagineNATIVE, Images, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Raindance, One Flaming Arrow and Black Maria and can be found in several permanent collections. She was honoured with the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2017) and was named the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award recipient for Excellence in Media Arts by the Canada Council for the Arts (2013). She is Assistant Professor of Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design on unceded Coast Salish territories.