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WIDC Alumnae Win Top Awards at 12th Annual Female Eye Film Festival

(Toronto, ON) June 22, 2014 Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) alumnae directors, Paula Kelly, Lulu Keating, Annie Bradley and Christine Buijs received top honours at the 12th Annual Female Eye Film Festival’s closing ceremonies held at the prestigious Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto. Paula Kelly took home the festival’s top prize, Best Of Show, for her debut feature, [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00June 22nd, 2014|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Award-Winning Director, Kathleen Hepburn Receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award

Banff, Canada (June 2014)– Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce that Kathleen Hepburn is the recipient of the 2014 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in Canada and supported by some of Canada’s most influential western screen-industry companies. Administered by CWWA, the award will help [...]

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 [...]

By |2014-06-09T21:58:51-07:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , |

Ana Valine Wins 2014 Leo Award for Best Direction of a Motion Picture

Vancouver (June 6, 2014) – WIDC Feature Film Award winner, Ana Valine took home one of the Leo Award's top prizes, Best Direction of a Motion Picture, for her feature film directorial debut, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene. An alumna of the WIDC program, Ana was the recipient of the 2011 WIDC Feature Film Award (FFA), which contributed $120,000 [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00June 6th, 2014|Categories: Feature Film Award|Tags: , , , |

Gail Harvey Honoured As Female Eye Film Festival 2014 Honourary Director

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, Carol Whiteman, President & CEO, Creative Women Workshops Association and Producer, The Women In The Director's Chair program will moderate the Female Eye Film Festival’s Best In The Biz Tribute honouring Gail Harvey’s impressive career as a film and TV director. 4:00PM - 5:30PM The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street Tickets: free GAIL HARVEY is [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , |

WIDC Award-Winner Siobhan Devine’s debut feature building momentum: The Birdwatcher launches IndieGoGo campaign

VANCOUVER (February 25, 2014) – To keep project momentum going on Siobhan Devine’s Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Feature Film Award-winning debut feature The Birdwatcher, the BC-based filmmaking duo, director Devine, and writer, Roslyn Muir are creating an IndieGoGo campaign to help supplement the in kind rentals and services being provided by some of Canada’s pre-eminent industry organizations, including [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release|Tags: , , |

NBCUniversal Boosts Women Screen Directors: Benefits to WIDC Program

June, 2013: Toronto, BC – At its annual WIDC Launch Event, June 23, 2013, Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) announces a significant cash sponsorship boost from NBCUniversal towards a series of women director-focused initiatives under the Women In the Director’s Chair banner. Starting in 2012 a benefits package funded by NBCUniversal enabled CWWA to develop and deliver new Women In [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00June 7th, 2013|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , , , |

Award-winning director, Siobhan Devine receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award

Vancouver, Canada (March 2013) – Siobhan Devine is the recipient of the 2013 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in Canada and supported by some of Canada’s most influential western screen-industry companies. Administered by Creative Women Workshops Association, the award will help Devine complete her feature film directorial [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00March 11th, 2013|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release|Tags: , , , , , |

$120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award for director Marie Clements

Vancouver, Canada (May 2012) – Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce that award-winning filmmaker Marie Clements is the recipient of the 2012 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in Canada and supported by some of Canada’s most influential western screen-industry companies. This year’s award, administered [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00May 10th, 2012|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release|Tags: , , , , |

Wendy Ord wins 2011 WIDC Banff Fellowship

Vancouver, Canada (June 2011) – Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Women In the Director’s Chair (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 BANFF. Award-winning filmmaker Wendy Ord [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00June 10th, 2011|Categories: BANFF Fellowship, Media Release|Tags: , , |