Career Advancement Module (CAM)

Career Advancement Module (CAM) 2016-12-16T06:47:22+00:00


WIDC: Career Advancement Module (CAM)

October 18 to 23, 2016: St John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF)
March 7 to 12, 2017: timed with the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival (VIWIFF)
June TBA, 2017: Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF), Toronto


Producers Representative, Marina Cordoni (MCE) presents pitching pointers at 2016 CAM Sessions.

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, from Telefilm Canada representatives, seasoned producers, distributors,  directors, agents (selected each session), and learn how to leverage all of this to advance your screen fiction projects and career.

The CAM offers a tailored leadership master class for up to four mid-career women filmmakers in each session.  The program includes a Full Festival pass to the host festival, one to one meetings with CAM mentors and experts, a group wrap up Exit Session on the final day of the Festival to debrief, confirm follow up goals and timeline for 3 monthly follow up “Career Goal” check-ins after the Festival.


  • To work with mid-career women content creators (writers, directors, producers) in identifying and achieving their career and project goals, primarily in scripted production.
  • To develop confidence and capabilities in areas including but not limited to self-promotion, communication, leadership, strategic planning, and creative solutions.
  • To develop a set of trusted allies who can help spring-board the advancement of participants’ careers and project(s).



Tuition is scholarshipped by WIDC through major sponsorship from Telefilm Canada.  Festival Passes are provided compliments of the host Festival.
Costs of travel & lodging* may vary and are the responsibility of the participant.
*Contact WIFTV for possible discount on hotel accommodations in Vancouver.

The Vancouver session of the CAM is presented
with the participation of Telus Optik Local TELUS_EN

How to Apply & Application Deadlines

Application Fee: $52.50 (incl. GST)

Application Forms:



Application Deadline (extended): January 15, 2017




Application Deadline: April 15, 2017



Application Deadline: August 15, 2017




*WIDC reserves the right to change WIDC CAM dates or personnel and / or make cancellations without notice.

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