Siobhan Devine

Announcing the Eight Women Directors Selected for WIDC Story & Leadership – Whistler Film Festival Industry Immersion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 12, 2018 (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 28 to December 2). We also celebrate the four WIDC alumnae whose feature films bow at this year’s festival. This year, five of the eight directors selected are performers crossing-over to directing feature films. Developing their first features are CBC Heartland star Michelle Morgan (The Plains), Penny [...]

By |2019-01-22T06:52:51-08:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Media Release, Story & Leasdership, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Announcing the Eight Women Directors Selected for WIDC Story & Leadership – Whistler Film Festival Industry Immersion

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

Canadian Women Directors Get VOD Channel on October 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, BC -- For anyone who’s ever wondered where they can find more films directed by women, First Weekend Club's Canada Screens will launch a new VOD channel dedicated exclusively to female directors, curated by Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC).  In addition, each feature film will be paired with a complimentary woman-directed short film, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. The channel, which will grow from Canada Screens’ existing line up, will include film titles such as Louise Archambault’s “Gabrielle,” Chloé Robichaud’s “Sarah Prefers to Run,” Kari Skogland’s “The Stone Angel,” Larysa Kondracki’s “The Whistleblower,” Sara St. Onge’s [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: Canada Screens, Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Canadian Women Directors Get VOD Channel on October 27

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 [...]

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 |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00June 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

Five BC-based filmmakers selected for WIDC career advancement during Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - On March 7, 2016 five BC-based female filmmakers will have a jump start to the 11th annual Vancouver International Women In Film Festival (March 8 to 13, 2016) as they begin the Women In the Director's Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM) at the Sandman Hotel and Suites on Davie.  These directors are offered the rare opportunity to focus in on their career plans with mentorship support from Canada's acclaimed WIDC program. Director participants selected for this session of the CAM include, Kate Green, Julia Hutchings, Fumiko Kiyooka, Sara McIntyre, and Adelina Suvagau. See Directors' Bios [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Five BC-based filmmakers selected for WIDC career advancement during Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

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 |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00December 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

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