The Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival will present a new prize in memory of the late Canadian documentary filmmaker Lindalee Tracey.

Endowed by Tracey's colleagues, friends and family, the prize will be awarded annually to an emerging Canadian filmmaker who exemplifies Tracey's approach to the documentary form: 'with passion, humour, a strong sense of social justice and a personal point of view.'

The award-winning director, writer and narrator of 14 documentary films, among them Bhopal: The Search for Justice, Abby, I Hardly Knew 'Ya and The Anatomy of Burlesque, Tracey was also print and broadcast journalist. She died in October 2006 at age 49 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

North America's largest documentary festival, Hot Docs runs April 19-29, 2007 in Toronto. The inaugural Lindalee Tracey Award will be presented on April 27.