WIDC Calendar

WIDC Calendar 2014-08-11T19:33:31+00:00

Application Deadline: WIDC Feature Film Award (FFA)

June 30, 2017
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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 award valued at nearly $190,000 in-kind rentals, facilities and services, and cash equity investment towards a first or second narrative fiction feature film project directed by a Canadian woman.

Application deadline: June 30, 2017

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Application Deadline: WIDC Story & Leadership - Directors

July 31, 2017

WIDC 2017-18


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.

Director Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Actors Deadline: September 30, 2017

Program dates: November 18, 2017 to March 18, 2018

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

September 15, 2017
All Day

WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM)


OutReach Initiative

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017 (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, 2017

WIDC 2017-18


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, 2017
Program Dates: November 19, 2017 to March 19, 2018
Actors will attend Part 1 only, November 23 to 27, 2017 (dates may be subject to change)


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Application Deadline: WIDC Career Advancement Module - Vancouver

January 15, 2018

WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM)


OutReach Initiative

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2018 (Vancouver, BC)

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. Identify and maximize your personal leadership style, learn how to navigate the continuum of confidence, and how articulating what you love about being a storyteller for screen can give you a competitive advantage, discover tips about reading the room while pitching your projects, process feedback from Industry experts (selected from Telefilm Canada representatives, seasoned producers, distributors,  directors, agents), and learn how to leverage all of this to advance your screen fiction projects and career. The 2017 session of the Vancouver CAM was presented with the participation of TELUS.

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