Application Deadline: WIDC Feature Film Award (FFA)

June 30, 2020
All Day

WIDC Feature Film Award (FFA)

Through the combined support of leading Canadian screen industry organizations, WIDC provides mentorship and executive producing services for an annual national award valued at up to $200,000 in-kind rentals, facilities and services towards a first or second narrative fiction feature film project directed by a Canadian woman.

Application deadline: July 5, 2020
(new annual deadline)

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Application Deadline: WIDC Story & Leadership - Directors

July 30, 2020
All Day

WIDC 2019-20

Led by seasoned professionals, this WIDC program will be delivered in four parts over the course of four months, including master classes and hands-on workshops with ACTRA actors and IATSE camera teams, the popular WFF Industry Immersion presented in collaboration with the Whistler Film Festival, and tailored follow up over the three months following the workshop. Focusing on fiction feature film, web and television series development, a jury of industry professionals will select eight mid-career women screen directors. Director Participants must be prepared to attend the entire program and plan to direct the project they submit for development to the program. All dates may be subject to change.

Director Application Deadline: July 30, 2020
Actors Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Program dates: November 20, 2020 to March 31, 2021

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Application Deadline: WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) St John’s International Women’s Film Festival

August 15, 2020
All Day
St John's, NL

WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM)

OutReach Initiative

Application Deadline: August 15, 2020 (SJIWFF, St John’s, NL)

Timed to take place in sync with Canadian International Women’s Film Festivals, currently in Vancouver, Toronto and St John’s, the CAM is an intensive stand-alone module of the WIDC program designed for mid-career women screen directors to identify and practice their personal leadership style, develop internal and external confidence, explore what you love about being a storyteller for screen, process feedback from Industry experts (Telefilm Canada representatives, seasoned producers, directors, agents), and learn how leverage all of this to advance your projects and career.

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Application Deadline: WIDC Story & Leadership - Actors

September 30, 2020

WIDC 2019-20

Led by seasoned professionals, this session of the WIDC program will be delivered in four parts over the course of four months, including intensive master-classes and workshops in Vancouver where directors workshop their original scripts with ACTRA actors and IATSE camera teams. Focusing on both fiction feature film, web or television series development, up to sixteen full or apprentice members will be selected for the acting ensemble based on the casting needs of the eight directors' scripts. Actors must be prepared to commit full days to the workshop (8:30 am to 6:00 pm).  Travel and accommodations are provided for actors selected from outside the Lower Mainland Vancouver.  Breakfast and lunches, plus honorarium for workshop days, and parking (if needed) are offered.

Actors Deadline: September 30, 2020
Program Dates: November 20, 2020 to March 31, 2021
Actors will attend Part 1 only, November 23 to 29, 2020 (dates may be subject to change)

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