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Queen of the Morning Calm Bows at Whistler Film Festival 2019

WIDC Feature Film Award winner Gloria Ui Young Kim’s debut feature Queen of the Morning Calm will have its world premiere at the 2019 Whistler Film Festival.  Kim (Flamenco Movie, Why Do I Dance?) is also winner of Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. The film starring Tina Jung (Kim’s Convenience, Make It Pop), Shaun Benson (The Boys, Killjoys), Jesse LaVercombe (Mary Goes Round, American Gods) and introducing newcomer, Eponine Lee, is up for Whistler’s prestigious Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature. Screenings: Saturday, December 7th, 5:00pm @ Village 8 Cinemas – Theatre 8 Sunday, December [...]

Announcing 2019 WIDC CAM Toronto Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November, 2019 - Toronto, ON - Organizers of Canada's Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program are pleased to announce the four directors selected to take part in the 2019 Toronto Career Advancement Module presented during the 17th annual Female Eye Film Festival, November 7 to 10, 2019 at the Scotiabank Cinema and Hyatt Hotel downtown. Each of the four directors are developing original feature films that they plan to direct, including Lora Campbell originally from St John's, Newfoundland who is developing the comedy, Let's Do This; producer crossing over to directing, Jessica Petelle developing Age [...]

By |2019-11-02T22:15:15-07:00November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Announcing 2019 WIDC CAM Toronto Directors

WIDC Announces Career Advancement Module Director Participants St John’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 2019: Women In the Director's Chair organizers are pleased to announce the four women directors selected to take part in the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) slated to take place during the 30th annual St John's International Women's Film Festival, October 15 to 20, 2019. This session of the CAM includes actor/filmmakers from both Ontario and Newfoundland. From Toronto are Penny Eizenga, a recent alumna who is developing a limited series inspired by Canadian icon Gordon Pinsent, and Molly Flood who is developing a new comedic web series, Band Ladies. Newfoundland-based theatre and film [...]

By |2019-10-10T16:42:22-07:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Announces Career Advancement Module Director Participants St John’s

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 |2018-11-29T06:55:06-08:00November 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 |2017-11-08T09:13:10-08:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Media Release, 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 |2016-12-12T12:25:39-08:00December 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 |2016-11-22T09:58:10-08:00November 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, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Selects This Year’s Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program