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Lindsay McIntyre wins WIDC Feature Film Award: Close to $250K in-kind services and rentals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (December 2021) - Multi-award-winning, multi-disciplinary Canadian artist and filmmaker of Inuit and Scottish descent, Lindsay McIntyre is the winner of the Women In the Director's Chair's 2021 Feature Film Award, an in-kind prize valued at nearly $250K, and designed to back the production of more narrative feature films directed by women. This year's award [...]

Eight Directors selected to develop feature films and series at WIDC Story & Leadership, in collaboration with Whistler Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 2021 (Vancouver BC), Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight Canadian directors selected to attend the Women In the Director’s Chair Story & Leadership program, presented in collaboration with the Whistler Film Festival. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, WIDC is internationally known as one of Canada’s highly effective script [...]

Eight directors selected for WIDC’s Career Advancement Module Fall 2021 Edition: collaborating with Reelworld Film Festival and St John’s International Women’s Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 4, 2021: Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight women directors selected to take part in the 25th Anniversary session of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM). The Fall 2021 edition of the CAM marks a first-ever combined collaboration with Canada’s Reelworld Film Festival and the St John’s [...]

WIDC Featured Voices: Elizabeth Lazebnik, Be Still

WIDC Feature Voices: Back Story, September 2021 – We met with WIDC alumna and Talent to Watch Mentorship Award winner, Elizabeth Lazebnik to talk about the world premiere of her debut feature film, Be Still, now screening at  the Vancouver International Film Festival. In this Back Story interview we cover five big C’s: the Calling, the Creative, the Collaboration, the Cast, and the [...]

Women In the Director’s Chair Launches 25th Anniversary including new collaboration with Reelworld Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2021 – Kicking off the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), organizers are delighted to announce that the Reelworld Film Institute / Reelworld Film Festival will become an official community collaborator. Together with the St John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF), the three organizations will co-present the Fall 2021 Online [...]

Joy Haskell to receive 2021 WIDC Banff World Media Festival Fellowship

Vancouver, Canada (May 2021) – Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce that BC-based Indigenous filmmaker, Joy Haskell is the 2021 recipient of the WIDC Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) Fellowship. Made possible through a long-standing partnership, the fellowship is designed to provide one WIDC alumna the opportunity to network and advance her projects at [...]

Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s, Pour toi Flora, will be first Indigenous-led drama series for CBC radio-Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2021 - On April 27, 2021, radio-Canada announced its first-ever drama production written, directed and produced by Indigenous creators. Pour toi Flora, a miniseries consisting of six hour-long episodes, will premiere on the ad-free premium streaming service ICI TOU.TV EXTRA in 2022 before its linear-TV broadcast on ICI TÉLÉ as well as APTN. According to [...]

WIDC Featured Voices: Leah Cameron, The Communist’s Daughter

WIDC Feature Voices: Back Story, April 2021 - We met with WIDC alumna and Talent to Watch Mentorship Award winner, Leah Cameron to talk about the launch of her debut web series, The Communist's Daughter, now available on CBC Gem. In this Back Story interview we covered five big C's: the Calling, the Creative, the Collaboration, the Cast, and the Completion. Enjoy! The Calling... Q: [...]

Celebrating National Canadian Film Day 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021 - Happy National Canadian Film Day! Our friends at Reel Canada have been hard at work preparing a showcase of Canadian talent and their films for audiences to enjoy TODAY!! 15 WIDC alumnae titles are showcased on their website including: Spotlight on Contemporary Films (5/36 are WIDC alumnae titles) The Body Remembers When the [...]

Acquired by Elevations Pictures, Marie Clements’ award-winning feature Red Snow launches in U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2021 - Zhoh Daatsik Pictures has announced that Marie Clements’ award-winning narrative feature debut Red Snow has been acquired by Elevation Pictures and released in the US. The film released across all digital platforms to US audiences on March 16th and will be available to own on DVD on March 30th. Following its World Premiere screening at [...]

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