Marie Clements

A71 acquires Canadian distribution for WIDC Feature Film Award winner Marie Clements’ Red Snow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, ON - October, 2019 - Following World Premiere screenings at the Vancouver International Film Festival and Edmonton International Film Festival in September and the recent screening at the 2019 ImagineNATIVE Festival in Toronto, Canadian distributor A-71 has acquired Canadian theatrical distribution rights to acclaimed Métis-Dene playwright/director/producer/ screenwriter Marie Clements’ narrative feature debut Red Snow.  A71 will bring the film to Canadian screens for a nation-wide sneak peak on November 4th with a Northern communities tour and additional release dates planned for January, 2020. Filmed on location in Canada’s Northwest (Yellowknife and Dettah) and the desert [...]

By |2019-11-01T17:27:52-08:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A71 acquires Canadian distribution for WIDC Feature Film Award winner Marie Clements’ Red Snow

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 [...]

By |2018-04-30T18:48:46-08:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Media Release, Uncategorized, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Alumnae Earn 28 Leo Award Nominations Including 7 for Best Direction

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 |2018-04-30T14:46:37-08:00March 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

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 |2017-05-23T07:45:33-08:00May 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

Top-notch Talent to Attend Whistler Film Festival for WIDC Story & Leadership Program

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October, 2015 – Vancouver BC: Eight women directors from across Canada have been selected to attend the 20th annual session of Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), which includes the pilot program, WIDC Story & Leadership. Over the coming months this top-notch group of content creators will develop their feature films and web series, working with an ensemble of hand-picked professional actors, technicians and other industry experts. A major component of the program takes the form of an Industry Immersion at the 15th anniversary Whistler Film Festival (December 2-6), and culminates with a [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: Media Release, Story & Leasdership, Uncategorized, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top-notch Talent to Attend Whistler Film Festival for WIDC Story & Leadership Program

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

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