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Telus Optik Local Supports Web Series Roundtable at WIDC in Whistler

Telus Optik Local Supports Web Series Roundtable at WIDC in Whistler As announced in November 2015,  during WIDC Story & Leadership program at the 2015 Whistler Film Festival, Telus Optik Local sponsored a special web series roundtable for this year's eight women directors. Telus also supported a Director's Chair scholarship for a BC or Alberta-based director developing a web series at the inaugural WIDC Story & Leadership program. This year's recipient of the Telus Optik Local WIDC Director's Chair was Marie Clements who is developing a web series entitled, Crooked Bones, based on a true story of First Nations artist [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Telus Optik Local Supports Web Series Roundtable at WIDC in Whistler

Top-notch Talent to Attend Whistler Film Festival for WIDC Story & Leadership Program

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October, 2015 – Vancouver BC: Eight women directors from across Canada have been selected to attend the 20th annual session of Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), which includes the pilot program, WIDC Story & Leadership. Over the coming months this top-notch group of content creators will develop their feature films and web series, working with an ensemble of hand-picked professional actors, technicians and other industry experts. A major component of the program takes the form of an Industry Immersion at the 15th anniversary Whistler Film Festival (December 2-6), and culminates with a [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: Media Release, Uncategorized, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top-notch Talent to Attend Whistler Film Festival for WIDC Story & Leadership Program

Demystifying Web Series with Independent Production Fund’s Andra Sheffer

As a special add-on offering to the Female Eye Film Festival, WIDC presents an insider information session: Demystifying Web Series with the Independent Production Fund’s award-winning CEO, Andra Sheffer. Learn about web series development; best practices; program offerings, guidelines and project selection process. Facilitated by WIDC producer, Carol Whiteman, this particular WIDC session is open to the public and will include a moderated Q&A.   Friday June 19 5 pm to 7 pm Room 107, ArtsScape YoungPlace 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON Admission Free. Space is limited.   ABOUT ANDRA SHEFFER Andra Sheffer is the CEO of two private funds [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Demystifying Web Series with Independent Production Fund’s Andra Sheffer

Diverse Directors Selected for WIDC at Female Eye Film Festival

 For Immediate Release, Toronto, ON:  The Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM) kicks off the Female Eye Film Festival (June 16 to 21, 2015). The award-winning director participants selected for this session of the CAM include, Toronto-based filmmakers Jackie English (Nimby), Nadine Valcin (In Between/Entre Deux), and Vancouver filmmaker, Maryam Najafi (Kayan). Each has a slate of feature film and series projects they are developing. Also, being awarded a private WIDC mentorship is alumna Christine Buijs (Divorce Photographer) who has been selected to pitch at the FeFF’s inaugural LIVE PITCH! initiative. The WIDC master class will [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00June 14th, 2015|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, Uncategorized, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Diverse Directors Selected for WIDC at Female Eye Film Festival
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