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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Women in the Director’s Chair announces the winners of the 2019 WIDC CBC Films Talent Development Award

CBC Films renews WIDC commitment of $35,000 for 2020 in support of underrepresented voices   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 5, 2019 (Vancouver BC) Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the 2019 winners of the WIDC CBC Films Talent Development Award, a $10,000 story development prize supported by CBC Films that will cover Story [...]