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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 8th, 12:00pm @ Village 8 [...]

Eight Canadian directors selected to develop their feature films and series: WIDC Story and Leadership – WFF Industry Immersion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 19, 2019 (Vancouver, BC) Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight directors selected to develop their narrative feature films and series at the WIDC’s four-month Story & Leadership program that begins November 22 in Vancouver. Tapped earlier this year for the Canadian Academy’s directors program for women, Kim Albright is polishing her feature With Love and a Major Organ set to go to camera in 2020 with Telefilm funding. And DGC BC District member Nimisha Mukerji is developing a new drama series Reign of Durga. This year’s WIDC [...]

By |2019-12-09T12:56:52-08:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Media Release, Story & Leasdership, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Eight Canadian directors selected to develop their feature films and series: WIDC Story and Leadership – WFF Industry Immersion

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

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 |2019-11-01T17:27:52-07:00November 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 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

WIDC Announces 2019 BANFF Fellowship Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2019 - WIDC organizers are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 WIDC BANFF Fellowship sponsored by Telefilm Canada. WIDC alumnae Cjay Boisclair and Melanee Murray Hunt will attend the BANFF World Media Festival, June 9 to 12, 2019. Cjay Boisclair is the recipient of the 2018 WIDC Short Works Award: Kamloops edition supported by TELUS STORYHIVE. Her charming short, Stood Up will soon begin its festival run. Cjay is developing her debut feature drama The Bench based on her award-winning script of the same name about a homeless teen in a small [...]

By |2019-07-21T06:27:38-07:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Banff World Media Fellowship, Media Release, Uncategorized, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Announces 2019 BANFF Fellowship Recipients

Four Western-based Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module Vancouver

Collaborating with Women In Film and Television Vancouver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -March 2019: Four western-based women directors have been selected to partake in the next edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) slated to take place during the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival, March 5 to 10, 2019. Aiming to generate career momentum while they develop pitch materials for their next screen projects are BC-based filmmakers Michelle Brezinski, Monique Hurteau, Jean Parsons and Alberta-based action director, Suza Singh. Each of these talented and award-winning directors is developing multiple projects for the screen, including an action Western television series [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:57:19-08:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, Outreach, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four Western-based Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module Vancouver

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

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

Meet the Four Directors selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module at FeFF 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 25, 2018: Organizers of the Women In the Director’s Chair program are pleased to announce the four directors selected to take part in the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) at the Female Eye Film Festival, June 25 to July 1, 2018. Aiming to generate career momentum while they develop pitch materials for their next screen fiction projects ON-based filmmakers Joyce Wong whose debut feature Wexford Park  has been winning festival awards; Turkish-Canadian short-filmmaker Sibel Guvenc, and Directors Guild of Canada member, Vanessa Shah, and BC-based filmmakers Meeshelle Neal whose Leo Award-winning short film Mental [...]

By |2018-07-04T19:17:54-07:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meet the Four Directors selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module at FeFF 2018