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 [...]

By |2021-05-29T22:13:56-07:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Special Tributes, WIDC|Tags: , , |

Safe Set Resources

ACTSAFE Actsafe is a not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries. Since 1998, we have been serving our industries by providing resources and training to employers, workers, and supervisors to achieve a healthy and safe workplace. We are always here to provide information relevant to best practices around health and safety in the [...]

By |2021-06-24T09:02:34-07:00January 10th, 2021|Categories: Featured Voices, Safe Sets|

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 [...]

WIDC announces directors selected for first online edition: CAM St John’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 2020: Women In the Director's Chair organizers are pleased to announce the four women directors selected to take part in the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) taking place in collaboration with the St John's International Women's Film Festival. This augmented online edition runs workshop sessions October 13 to 24, 2020 with follow up career [...]

WIDC alumnae earn 8 directorial achievement nods for upcoming DGC Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National, September 22, 2020 - When the Director's Guild of Canada announced the nominees for their annual Awards, WIDC organizers were delighted to see that 54% (22/41) of the directorial achievement nominees were women, and that nearly 40% of those women nominees are WIDC alumnae. WIDC alumnae nominees include: Feature Film: Sonia Bonspille Boileau, Rustic Oracle [...]