Carolyn Saunders wins 2022 WIDC BANFF World Media Festival Fellowship Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2022, Vancouver, BC. – Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce that award-winning Canadian/UK writer/director, Carolyn Saunders is the 2022 recipient of the WIDC BANFF Fellowship Award. Made possible through a long-standing partnership, the fellowship is designed to provide one WIDC alumna with the opportunity to network and advance her projects [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]