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Three Winnipeg women filmmakers win prize packages to create original short films: Inaugural WIDC Short Works Award presented in collaboration with Winnipeg Film Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 2018: Organizers of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) in collaboration with the Winnipeg Film Group are pleased to announce the winners of a new Short Works Award specially created to offer Manitoba-based women filmmakers the opportunity to direct screen fiction. All three directors attended an intensive story development lab which also brought in professional ACTRA actors to workshop the scripts. Following the lab Angela Froese’s short comedy A Round Tuit, the story of a strange creature that magically shows up on the door-steps of unsuspecting procrastinators, was greenlit for immediate production. Cast [...]

By |2018-05-29T11:19:24-07:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Release, Outreach, Uncategorized, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Three Winnipeg women filmmakers win prize packages to create original short films: Inaugural WIDC Short Works Award presented in collaboration with Winnipeg Film Group

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

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

Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) to present the $120K Feature Film Award

Since our initial launch in 1996, the Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program has had a presence at the BANFF Festival, and we are pleased to be back and part of the Festival's 35th Anniversary celebrations. This year at our annual WIDC Launch Event, Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is presenting our $120K Feature Film Award, rolling out our new web space, WIDC.ca that was developed with the support of NBCUniversal, and celebrating the achievements of our 180+ women director alumnae! WIDC is presented in partnership by CWWA, The Banff Centre and ACTRA, with major support from Telefilm Canada and William [...]

By |2014-06-09T21:58:51-07:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) to present the $120K Feature Film Award