About CW

Best known as the co-creator and producer of Canada's highly respected Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program, Dr. Carol Whiteman's passion for creating space for authentic creative voice to thrive has been recognized by two Governor General’s award nominations, multiple awards for promoting women’s equality in Canada’s screen industry, and is the subject of her SFU doctoral thesis. A skilled moderator and facilitator, Whiteman has presented at conferences and women's film festivals across Canada and internationally. She has also executive produced eight award-winning feature films and produced over 150 short films through WIDC.

Eight directors selected for WIDC’s Career Advancement Module: collaborating with Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Female Eye Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2021: Women In the Director’s Chair organizers are pleased to announce the eight women directors selected to take part in the latest WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM). This edition of the CAM marks a first-ever combined collaboration with two of Canada's international women's film festivals, the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and the Female [...]

International Women’s Day 2021: Patricia Rozema named Honorary Maverick at 2021 Female Eye Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, ON:  In celebration of International Women's Day, WIDC is pleased to collaborate with our colleagues at the Female Eye Film Festival to celebrate their 2021 Honorary Maverick, Patricia Rozema. The award is sponsored by Encore+ and was presented in a pre-recorded ceremony following a Best in the Biz Tribute interview. In a special Encore+ Premiere on [...]

A Tribute to WIDC Colleague, Michelle (Mickey) Mamchur

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our WIDC colleague and friend, Michelle (Mickey) Mamchur has left us far too soon. Over the past 24 months Mickey made stellar comebacks defying the odds battling disease caused by a missing chromosome and the damage it did to her organs. After many trips in and out of the [...]

By |2021-05-29T22:13:56-07:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Special Tributes, WIDC|Tags: , , |

Safe Set Resources

ACTSAFE https://www.actsafe.ca/ Actsafe is a not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries. Since 1998, we have been serving our industries by providing resources and training to employers, workers, and supervisors to achieve a healthy and safe workplace. We are always here to provide information relevant to best practices around health and safety in the [...]

By |2021-06-24T09:02:34-07:00January 10th, 2021|Categories: Featured Voices, Safe Sets|

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 [...]

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 [...]

WIDC Short Works Award: Kamloops

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) WIDC Short Works Award: Kamloops Edition presented with the supported of TELUS STORYHIVE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! For Canadian women screen directors the WIDC Short Works Award is designed to provide up to three Canadian women directors with a tailored development offering with the goal of creating one short fiction film work (2-3 minutes [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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