Ana Valine

WIDC Alumnae Earn 28 Leo Award Nominations Including 7 for Best Direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2018, Vancouver - Organizers of the Women In the Director's Chair are thrilled to announce that WIDC alumnae and their projects have earned 28 Leo Award nominations including 7 for best direction. "Through a system of peer adjudication, with final ballot tabulation by Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants, we are pleased to confirm the following 2018 Leo Award Recipients.We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our jurors who exemplify the spirit of community service. We are grateful for their care and consideration while deliberating. On behalf of all of [...]

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WIDC Launches Directory of 220 Women Directors across Canada: And Calls for Feature Film Award Submissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Vancouver (May 22, 2017): As part of its 20th anniversary celebration and also in answer to the question, "Where are the women directors?", Canada's one of a kind national professional development initiative, Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) has launched a new alumnae directory featuring the profiles of 220 Canadian women directors from coast to coast to coast who have attended WIDC programs since its inception in 1997. Among WIDC's stellar list of screen-helmers are Alison Reid whose 2016 episode of CBC's Heartland was the highest rated in the season; and Stephanie Morgenstern, co-creator of CTV's [...]

By |2017-05-23T07:45:33-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Launches Directory of 220 Women Directors across Canada: And Calls for Feature Film Award Submissions

WIDC Feature Film Award: Now valued at $190K

WIDC Signs $120K Three-year Agreement with William F. White International – Technicolor, Skylab, MELS, and The Research House offer support to Feature Film Award for Women Directors Next submission deadline: June 30, 2016 For more information: Applications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June, 2016: Toronto, ON – Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement with William F. White International valued at $120K in kind grip and lighting equipment rentals over three years. Technicolor Toronto, Skylab Vancouver, and MELS in Montreal are providing post production services in kind. The Research House will be providing clearance [...]

WIDC Feature Film Award gets boost from Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Tattersall Sound & Picture: Jordan Canning inaugural recipient for Suck It Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December, 2015: Whistler, BC – Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are delighted to announce new sponsorship relationships with the Harold Greenberg Fund and Tattersall Sound and Picture that will disburse some significant cash and in kind services towards Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) programming. The new funds are geared to support women-directed feature film projects through five phases: script Polish, Packaging, Production, Post and Promotion. Part of the funds are earmarked for WIDC’s road-tested mentorship program. This year, the eight directors are being supported to develop their first or second feature film projects at [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Feature Film Award gets boost from Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Tattersall Sound & Picture: Jordan Canning inaugural recipient for Suck It Up

Jordan Canning Wins $120,000 Prize: WIDC Feature Film Award Announced

Vancouver, Canada (March 2015) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Jordan Canning is the winner of the 2015 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in-kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in British Columbia and supported by some of Canada’s most influential screen-industry companies. This year’s award, administered by Creative Women Workshops Association, will support Canning to complete her sophomore feature film, Suck It Up. The prestigious prize includes: in-kind rentals from North Shore Studios, The Bridge Studios or Vancouver Film Studios; production equipment rentals from William F. White International; camera package from Panavision Canada, Clairmont Camera and [...]

Award-Winning Director, Kathleen Hepburn Receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award

Banff, Canada (June 2014)– Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce that Kathleen Hepburn is the recipient of the 2014 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in Canada and supported by some of Canada’s most influential western screen-industry companies. Administered by CWWA, the award will help Hepburn complete her feature film directorial debut, Never Steady, Never Still, a heart-rending family drama about a woman and her family finding beauty and belonging through her struggle with Parkinson's Disease. The prestigious prize includes a tailored combination of in-kind [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-07:00June 10th, 2014|Categories: Feature Film Award|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Award-Winning Director, Kathleen Hepburn Receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award

Ana Valine Wins 2014 Leo Award for Best Direction of a Motion Picture

Vancouver (June 6, 2014) – WIDC Feature Film Award winner, Ana Valine took home one of the Leo Award's top prizes, Best Direction of a Motion Picture, for her feature film directorial debut, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene. An alumna of the WIDC program, Ana was the recipient of the 2011 WIDC Feature Film Award (FFA), which contributed $120,000 in-kind services and rentals towards the film’s production and post production from some of Canada’s most important screen industry companies. Ana Valine has a track record of award-winning short films including How Eunice Got Her Baby, produced through the Canadian [...]

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Award-winning director, Siobhan Devine receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award

Vancouver, Canada (March 2013) – Siobhan Devine is the recipient of the 2013 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in Canada and supported by some of Canada’s most influential western screen-industry companies. Administered by Creative Women Workshops Association, the award will help Devine complete her feature film directorial debut, The Birdwatcher, starring acclaimed Canadian actress, Gabrielle Rose. The prestigious prize includes a tailored combination of in kind rentals and services from some of Canada’s most influential companies that may include North Shore Studios, The Bridge Studios, Vancouver Film [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-07:00March 11th, 2013|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Award-winning director, Siobhan Devine receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award

$120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award for director Marie Clements

Vancouver, Canada (May 2012) – Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce that award-winning filmmaker Marie Clements is the recipient of the 2012 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in Canada and supported by some of Canada’s most influential western screen-industry companies. This year’s award, administered by CWWA, will support Clements to complete her feature film directorial debut, Stonefaces. The prestigious prize includes: in-kind rentals for one week at North Shore Studios, The Bridge Studios or Vancouver Film Studios; production equipment rentals from William F. White [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-07:00May 10th, 2012|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award for director Marie Clements

2011 winner of $120,000 Feature Film Award is Ana Valine

Through the generous support and leadership from some of the most significant companies in Canada’s film industry, Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) administers an annual award valued at $120,000 in in-kind rentals including one-week studio rental, production equipment rentals, and post production services, towards a feature film project directed by a Canadian woman. Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is a national NPO whose main activity, The Women In the Director’s Chair Workshop (WIDC) is a one-of-a-kind annual professional development program specially designed to advance the leadership and creative capacities of mid-career women screen directors of fiction, presented in partnership with [...]

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