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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 [...]

Kim Albright wins 2020 WIDC awards for debut feature, With Love and a Major Organ

CBC Films renews WIDC commitment for 2021 in support of underrepresented voices FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 18, 2020 (Vancouver BC): Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are delighted to announce that Vancouver-based filmmaker Kim Albright is the 2020 winner of two major WIDC awards: the CBC Films WIDC Talent Development Award worth $10,000 cash, and the WIDC [...]

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

  We gratefully acknowledge that the WIDC program originates from the traditional and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xmkym (Musqueam), Swxwu7mesh (Squamish), and slilwta (Tseil-wau-tuth) Nations. We also acknowledge the Indigenous Nations on whose traditional lands our guests and participants live, work and create. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Novmeber 2020: Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers [...]