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 [...]

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 [...]

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