Application Deadline: WIDC Story & Leadership - Directors

August 5, 2019
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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: August 5, 2019 (new annual deadline)
Actors Deadline: September 30, 2019

Program dates: November 22, 2019 to March 31, 2020

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Application Deadline: WIDC Nominees for Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program

January 15, 2020

This program targets emerging Canadian talent, supporting them in the production and promotion of their first feature-length film, or a digital (web series) project.  The emphasis of the program is focused on the innovative use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement. Support will be through a non-repayable financial contribution of up to $125,000 per feature film project and a commensurate contribution calculated per minute for web series projects.

WIDC is a nominating partner for this program. Visit Telefilm Canada for criteria.

NEW WIDC Nominee Application Deadline: January 15, 2019*
*Nominating Partner submissions open February 18, 2019

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