Featured Voices: WIDC Feature Film Award Winners

Featured Voices: WIDC Feature Film Award Winners2020-02-26T17:44:14-08:00

Jordan Canning

Director, Suck It Up
“We have an opportunity to tell a story about grieving in our youth – something we rarely see on film, but a reality that more and more of us are dealing with in our 20s and 30s. I am deeply Read More »

Marie Clements

Director, Red Snow
“The WIDC Feature Film Award is a one of a kind opportunity for the making of what we feel is our one of a kind movie. I not only acknowledge this as a profound gift to a filmmaker but a Read More »

Siobhan Devine

Director, The Birdwatcher
“This script crossed my path shortly after the loss of a dear friend. I witnessed her struggle to come to terms with planning a future for her daughter that she would not be a part of, so this story hits Read More »

Kathleen Hepburn

Director, Never Steady, Never Still
“This will be my first feature as a writer / director and getting this far has been extremely daunting, but with this generous award and the WIDC by my side, it suddenly all feels very real and very achievable and Read More »

Sonia Bonspille Boilieu

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Feature Film Award, Featured Voices, Story & Leasdership, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , |

Sonia is a bilingual Mohawk filmmaker and graduate from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the last decade Sonia has developed and produced television projects in English and French ranging from children's programming [...]

Director, Rustic Oracle
“I’m extremely honoured. To me this is much more than an award to help me make my film, it’s an opportunity to be a part of the WIDC family; a community of women filmmakers and mentors I know I will Read More »
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Shelley Thompson

By |April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Feature Film Award, Featured Voices, Micro Budget, Story & Leasdership, Telefilm Canada MicroBudget Production Program, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , |

Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Shelley Thompson trained at RADA (UK), Canadian Film Centre (Screenwriting 2015), Women In the Director’s Chair (Story & Leadership 2016/17) and was recently 1 of 12 screenwriters selected for [...]

Director, Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor
“With the incredible support of the WIDC and the award sponsors, my hope is that this story will encourage what I’ve been privy to in my family: the coming together of family and community to value, advocate for and celebrate Read More »
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Pamela Gallant

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured Voices, Story & Leasdership, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: |

Pamela Gallant is the award-winning director of the half-hour drama La voisine (Atlantic Film Festival) and the documentary Port-au-Port (Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois). She has directed, shot or edited more than seventy mid-length to [...]

Director, Monica's News
“I am truly grateful for this award. You have given me a golden key and I am all the more moved that this award stems from an organization that has worked tirelessly to champion women’s voices and creative stories.”
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Katrin Bowen

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Feature Film Award, Featured Voices, WIDC, Women Directors|

Katrin Bowen is a Vancouver based director whose award-winning films include feature films, RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE, AMAZON FALLS, and shorts FINANCIALLY STRAPPED, SPITTING REALITY, SOMEONE, ALMOST FORGOT MY BONES, and SANDCASTLE. Released in [...]

Director, Amazon Falls
“I felt a huge amount of support while at WIDC 2007, from the course and my fellow directors, and to still have the program behind me is a great way to make my first feature.  The WIDC Feature Film Award Read More »
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Lois Brown

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Career Advancement, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: |

Lois Brown is a seventh-generation Newfoundlander. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1977 with an undergraduate degree in Drama and returned to St. John’s where she has maintained a multidisciplinary practice. She [...]

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