Harold Greenberg Fund

Principal Photography Underway on WIDC Feature Film Award: QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM, directed by Gloria Ui Young Kim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, November, 2018 – The latest of three WIDC-supported Feature Film Award films to go to camera this year, Women In the Director’s Chair organizers and Gloryous Productions are delighted to announce that principal photography is underway on Queen of the Morning Calm, a powerful feature-length drama about a single mother and her daughter, and their journey to find the true meaning of love. Filming is currently underway in Toronto, Ontario. Queen of the Morning Calm is the story of a woman's journey to emancipation. Debra, (Tina Jung, Kim’s Convenience; Suits) is a 29-year-old Korean sex [...]

By |2018-11-29T06:55:06-07:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Principal Photography Underway on WIDC Feature Film Award: QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM, directed by Gloria Ui Young Kim

Filming on Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s feature drama Rustic Oracle kicks off in Oka and Kanesatake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Montreal, July 31st, 2018 - Produced by Nish Media, filming on Sonia Bonspille Boileau's second feature, Rustic Oracle, has begun in the communities of Oka and Kanesatake. The dramatic feature film, shot in English and due out in the fall of 2019, will raise awareness about the cause of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Rustic Oracle tells the story of an 8-year-old girl, Ivy, who tries to find out what happened to her missing sister, Heather. It also shares a story experienced by countless Indigenous families who have faced the trauma caused by the [...]

By |2018-07-31T07:21:31-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Filming on Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s feature drama Rustic Oracle kicks off in Oka and Kanesatake

WIDC Feature Film Award winner, Marie Clements’ much-anticipated feature-length drama, Red Snow has begun principal photography in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22nd, 2018, Vancouver, BC) Producers Marie Clements (MCM Inc.), Lael McCall (Principia Productions), Michelle Morris (Lily Pictures), and the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers announce the start of production on Marie Clements’ much-anticipated feature-length drama, Red Snow. Principal photography began in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, March 20, 2018. The production then moves to the interior of BC, to complete principal photography by May 31st, 2018. Clements is the writer, director, and majority producer on Red Snow. The team also includes executive producer, Carol Whiteman (Never Steady, Never Still), cinematographer Roger Vernon (The Mountain Between [...]

By |2018-04-30T14:46:37-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Feature Film Award winner, Marie Clements’ much-anticipated feature-length drama, Red Snow has begun principal photography in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Announces Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program to take place at the Whistler Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 8, 2017 (Vancouver BC) Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight Canadian women directors who will attend the highly acclaimed script development and director mentoring program WIDC: Story & Leadership, that takes place in part at the Whistler Film Festival (November 29 to December 3). Developing their second fiction feature films are Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Rustic Oracle), Jessica Bradford (Finn McKain and the Lost Toad), and Elizabeth Lazebnik (Hannah). Working on their debut fiction features are multiple doc maker crossing over to drama, Shannon Walsh (Unidentified Minor), TV [...]

By |2017-11-08T09:13:10-07:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Media Release, Story & Leasdership, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Announces Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program to take place at the Whistler Film Festival

WIDC Feature Film SUCK IT UP Tapped for World Premiere at Slamdance Film Festival

Suck It Up: 1 of 5 Films, and only Canadian Film in the “Beyond” Program Facebook: www.facebook.com/suckitupmovie Twitter: www.twitter.com/suckitupmovie Instagram: www.instagram.com/suckitupmovie     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2016 - Toronto, ON; Suck It Up, the second feature film by WIDC alumna director Jordan Canning (We Were Wolves, TIFF’14) will have its World Premiere at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival, taking place in Park City from January 20-26, 2017. The film will be screened in the Beyond program, which showcases bold and daring films from emerging filmmakers working beyond their first features. Suck It Up is one of only five [...]

By |2016-12-12T12:25:39-07:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Feature Film SUCK IT UP Tapped for World Premiere at Slamdance Film Festival

Gloria Ui Young Kim wins WIDC Feature Film Award: $190K Prize Announced

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (November 2016) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Gloria Ui Young Kim is the winner of the Women In the Director’s Chair’s 2016 national WIDC Feature Film Award, a cash and in-kind prize valued at $190K, designed to encourage more feature films directed by women. Administered by the organizers of Canada’s respected Women In the Director’s Chair program, the WIDC Feature Film Award is supported by some of Canada’s most influential screen-industry companies, and will help Kim to complete her debut feature film, Debra and Mona. As part of the award, Kim won a spot to develop [...]

By |2016-11-22T09:58:10-07:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gloria Ui Young Kim wins WIDC Feature Film Award: $190K Prize Announced

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Selects This Year’s Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 2016 (Vancouver BC) Following the launch of its collaboration with Canada Screens, to curate a new women-director-focused VOD Channel, Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight Canadian women directors who will attend the 20th anniversary session of the highly acclaimed script development and director mentoring program WIDC: Story & Leadership. Over the coming months, these eight directors-to-watch will develop their fiction feature films and web series projects, working with an ensemble of hand-picked professional (ACTRA) actors, technicians, and other industry experts in Vancouver and Whistler. A major component [...]

By |2017-11-03T13:30:44-07:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Media Release, Story & Leasdership, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Selects This Year’s Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Offers Career Advancement, Celebrates Women Directors at the Fourteenth Annual Female Eye Film Festival

For immediate release: June 8, 2016 (Vancouver, BC). Organizers are pleased to announce the next four women directors to take part in the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Career Advancement Module when it returns to Toronto for the fourteenth annual Female Eye Film Festival June 13 to 19, 2016. Selected to develop their debut feature films are award-winning short filmmakers: Geraldine Carr (Maud Mary & the Titanic) and Eva Colmers (2-57k), Winnifred Jong (The Offer) and Gloria Ui Young Kim (Flamenco). During the festival week, the directors will meet with industry experts Dan Lyon (Telefilm Canada), Gosia Kamela (Bell [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Offers Career Advancement, Celebrates Women Directors at the Fourteenth Annual Female Eye Film Festival

Soda Pictures Picks up Never Steady, Never Still for Canadian and UK Distribution as Shooting Recommences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 9 May 2016: Following an extraordinary winter shoot, which saw cast and crew taking on the challenge of filming in freezing conditions in Northern British Columbia, shooting  recommences on Never Steady, Never Still, the debut feature from award-winning filmmaker Kathleen Hepburn. Principle photography begins again May 20th in historic Fort St. James, BC. “Soda Pictures UK has a long track record in working with local up and coming talent and we are thrilled to replicate this with filmmaker Kathleen Hepburn on our first Canadian acquisition for Soda Pictures Canada,” says Edward Fletcher, Managing Director for Soda Pictures, [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Soda Pictures Picks up Never Steady, Never Still for Canadian and UK Distribution as Shooting Recommences

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