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Four Western-based Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module Vancouver

Collaborating with Women In Film and Television Vancouver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -March 2019: Four western-based women directors have been selected to partake in the next edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) slated to take place during the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival, March 5 to 10, 2019. Aiming to generate career momentum while they develop pitch materials for their next screen projects are BC-based filmmakers Michelle Brezinski, Monique Hurteau, Jean Parsons and Alberta-based action director, Suza Singh. Each of these talented and award-winning directors is developing multiple projects for the screen, including an action Western television series [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:57:19-07:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, Outreach, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four Western-based Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module Vancouver

A Tribute to WIDC Alumna, Pepita Ferrari

Pepita and I met at the 1998 WIDC workshop at the Banff Centre for the Arts, a meeting that sparked a life long friendship, numerous trips, a multitude of film projects, and more than one wild adventure. The mid-January cold in Banff was literally breathtaking – but we both found the WIDC experience invigorating. Stacey Curtis was our mentor and she inspired us all with her enthusiasm and can-do attitude. Pepita used the workshop to explore an idea she’d been thinking about for a while – the dramatization of the story of Emma Edmonds, a 19th c. New Brunswick [...]

By |2019-03-04T21:35:15-07:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: WIDC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Tribute to WIDC Alumna, Pepita Ferrari

Shelley Thompson wins WIDC Feature Film Award $200K Prize to be presented at Whistler Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (November 2018) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Shelley Thompson is the winner of the Women In the Director’s Chair’s 2018 national WIDC Feature Film Award, an in-kind prize of services and rentals valued at up to $200K, designed to encourage more feature films directed by women. Nova Scotia-based Thompson, best known for her portrayal of Barbara Lahey in the hit Canadian program Trailer Park Boys, will use this year’s award to shoot her debut feature film, Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor, a drama about a young transgender woman who returns to the family farm [...]

By |2018-11-29T16:10:50-07:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC Awards|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shelley Thompson wins WIDC Feature Film Award $200K Prize to be presented at Whistler Film Festival

WIDC announces winner of 2018 Short Works Award: Kamloops edition

WIDC announces winner of 2018 Short Works Award: Kamloops edition Supported by TELUS STORYHIVE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 31, 2018: Organizers of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) are pleased to announce that Kamloops-based filmmaker Cjay Beauclair has won the 2018 WIDC Short Works Award Kamloops edition presented in collaboration with TELUS STORYHIVE. Local writer/directors Vesta Giles and Hayley Gray were runners-up in the competition. Prior to the selection of the winner, the three finalists attended an intensive story development lab led WIDC producer Carol Whiteman and veteran story consultant Linda Coffey who is based in the [...]

By |2019-05-20T12:04:25-07:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC announces winner of 2018 Short Works Award: Kamloops edition