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The Gil Cardinal Legacy Fund Recipient Named

The Gil Cardinal Legacy Fund is pleased to announce the recipient of the Gil Cardinal Legacy grant. Daniel Foreman will receive $2500 towards the production of a trailer/demo for his first feature film “The Horned Serpent”.

The jury felt that Mr. Foreman and this project reflected important themes, some of which were also found in Mr. Cardinal’s work. Gil Cardinal was an award-winning filmmaker from Edmonton, Alberta, known for exploring raw subject matter such as substance abuse, the foster care system and the struggles of his own cultural identity and Métis ancestry.

The Gil Cardinal Legacy Fund was launched in 2016, in memory of the David Billington Award-winning filmmaker. Each year a grant valued at $2,500 will be awarded to an emerging Aboriginal filmmaker to help make a demo for their first film, short film, documentary, web, mobile or television project. This Grant is specifically intended to assist in the preparation of a professional demo or sizzle reel that would enable a project to be considered for development by a broadcaster or other media entity.