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 [...]

Cameras roll on WIDC Feature Film Award winner Kim Albright’s debut feature: With Love and a Major Organ shoots in Vancouver, BC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 14, 2022 (Vancouver BC): Cameras have started rolling on Vancouver-based Canadian-British-Filipina director, Kim Albright’s debut feature film With Love and A Major Organ with regional production funding from Telefilm Canada, along with the WIDC Feature Film Award which includes in kind sponsorships from screen industry companies across the country. The off-beat comedy screenplay is [...]

Lindsay McIntyre wins WIDC Feature Film Award: Close to $250K in-kind services and rentals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (December 2021) - Multi-award-winning, multi-disciplinary Canadian artist and filmmaker of Inuit and Scottish descent, Lindsay McIntyre is the winner of the Women In the Director's Chair's 2021 Feature Film Award, an in-kind prize valued at nearly $250K, and designed to back the production of more narrative feature films directed by women. This year's award [...]

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 [...]