Career Advancement

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

Meet the Four Directors selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module at FeFF 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 25, 2018: Organizers of the Women In the Director’s Chair program are pleased to announce the four directors selected to take part in the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) at the Female Eye Film Festival, June 25 to July 1, 2018. Aiming to generate career momentum while they develop pitch materials for their next screen fiction projects ON-based filmmakers Joyce Wong whose debut feature Wexford Park  has been winning festival awards; Turkish-Canadian short-filmmaker Sibel Guvenc, and Directors Guild of Canada member, Vanessa Shah, and BC-based filmmakers Meeshelle Neal whose Leo Award-winning short film Mental [...]

By |2018-07-04T19:17:54-07:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meet the Four Directors selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module at FeFF 2018

WIDC Announces Vancouver Career Advancement Module Director Participants: Supported with the participation of TELUS STORYHIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 2018: Organizers of the Women In the Director’s Chair program are pleased to announce the four directors selected to take part in the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) at the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival, March 5 to 11, 2018. Aiming to generate career momentum while they develop pitch materials for their next screen fiction projects are BC-based filmmakers Laura Adkin whose short film The Ride Home screens at the festival, Veronika Kurz winner of the 2017 BC MPPIA Whistler Film Festival Short Film Award, and a STORYHIVE Female [...]

By |2018-03-01T22:57:18-07:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Career Advancement, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Announces Vancouver Career Advancement Module Director Participants: Supported with the participation of TELUS STORYHIVE

WIDC Organizers to Deliver New TELUS STORYHIVE Career Accelerator For Emerging Content Creators in Prince George, BC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Organizers of the internationally respected Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program are pleased to announce that they have been funded by TELUS STORYHIVE to deliver a new professional development offering for emerging content creators this summer. The Career Accelerator presented by Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA), supported by STORYHIVE, is designed to enhance the capacity of up to 6 emerging Canadian British Columbia or Alberta-based writers, directors, and producers to advance and achieve their career and project goals, primarily in scripted production. In keeping with WIDC’s mandate to increase [...]

By |2018-03-01T22:11:09-07:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Organizers to Deliver New TELUS STORYHIVE Career Accelerator For Emerging Content Creators in Prince George, BC

Three Award-winning Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement in Toronto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 31, 2017: WIDC organizers are pleased to announce the four women directors selected to partake in the next edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) slated to take place June 19  to 24, 2017 during the Toronto's Female Eye Film Festival which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The CAM is specially designed to be a career accelerator by focusing on the directors individual career paths and using their upcoming screen projects as case studies as they develop pitch materials and plans to advance those projects. Developing their debut feature films are Toronto-based filmmakers [...]

By |2018-03-01T22:12:43-07:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Three Award-winning Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement in Toronto

WIDC Announces Career Advancement Module Vancouver Director Participants: Supported with the participation of TELUS Optik Local

WIDC Announces Career Advancement Module Vancouver Director Participants: Supported with the participation of TELUS Optik Local FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 2017: 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 March 7 to 12, 2017 during the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival. Aiming to generate career momentum while they develop pitch materials for their next screen projects are BC-based filmmakers Jessica Bradford whose short films have won CSA and Leo awards, doc filmmakers, Shannon Walsh and Brit Kewin, and Alberta-based filmmaker, Paige K. [...]

By |2017-02-27T05:39:18-07:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Announces Career Advancement Module Vancouver Director Participants: Supported with the participation of TELUS Optik Local

Announcing Directors for WIDC Career Advancement Module St John’s

WIDC CAM St John's 2016 Director Participants (L to R) Emily Bridger, Wanda Nolan, Melanie Oates, Carolyn Saunders FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 2016: Organizers of the Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program are pleased to announce the four women directors selected to partake in the next edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) slated to take place at the St John's International Women's Film Festival, October 18 to 24, 2016. Newfoundland-based filmmakers selected to develop their next screen projects include, Emily Bridger, who was just named the 2016 winner of the RBC Michelle Jackson (MJ) Award for [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Announcing Directors for WIDC Career Advancement Module St John’s

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Offers Career Advancement, Celebrates Women Directors at the Fourteenth Annual Female Eye Film Festival

For immediate release: June 8, 2016 (Vancouver, BC). Organizers are pleased to announce the next four women directors to take part in the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Career Advancement Module when it returns to Toronto for the fourteenth annual Female Eye Film Festival June 13 to 19, 2016. Selected to develop their debut feature films are award-winning short filmmakers: Geraldine Carr (Maud Mary & the Titanic) and Eva Colmers (2-57k), Winnifred Jong (The Offer) and Gloria Ui Young Kim (Flamenco). During the festival week, the directors will meet with industry experts Dan Lyon (Telefilm Canada), Gosia Kamela (Bell [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Offers Career Advancement, Celebrates Women Directors at the Fourteenth Annual Female Eye Film Festival

Five BC-based filmmakers selected for WIDC career advancement during Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - On March 7, 2016 five BC-based female filmmakers will have a jump start to the 11th annual Vancouver International Women In Film Festival (March 8 to 13, 2016) as they begin the Women In the Director's Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM) at the Sandman Hotel and Suites on Davie.  These directors are offered the rare opportunity to focus in on their career plans with mentorship support from Canada's acclaimed WIDC program. Director participants selected for this session of the CAM include, Kate Green, Julia Hutchings, Fumiko Kiyooka, Sara McIntyre, and Adelina Suvagau. See Directors' Bios [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Five BC-based filmmakers selected for WIDC career advancement during Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

Diverse Directors Selected for WIDC at Female Eye Film Festival

 For Immediate Release, Toronto, ON:  The Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM) kicks off the Female Eye Film Festival (June 16 to 21, 2015). The award-winning director participants selected for this session of the CAM include, Toronto-based filmmakers Jackie English (Nimby), Nadine Valcin (In Between/Entre Deux), and Vancouver filmmaker, Maryam Najafi (Kayan). Each has a slate of feature film and series projects they are developing. Also, being awarded a private WIDC mentorship is alumna Christine Buijs (Divorce Photographer) who has been selected to pitch at the FeFF’s inaugural LIVE PITCH! initiative. The WIDC master class will [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00June 14th, 2015|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, Uncategorized, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Diverse Directors Selected for WIDC at Female Eye Film Festival