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 [...]

Women In the Director’s Chair Selects Nine Women and Non-binary Directors For Spring Edition of Career Advancement Module

Pictured: Top: Lisa Robertson, Marielle Quesney, Katelyn McCulloch, Gianna Isabella, Rolla Tahir Bottom: Mily Mumford, Frieda Luk, Anna Wheeler, Gia Milani FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2022: Women In the Director’s Chair organizers are pleased to announce the nine women and non-binary directors selected to take part in the upcoming edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM). Celebrating its [...]

WIDC Alumnae earn eight nominations for Achievement in Direction at 2022 CSA’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 2022: When the Canadian Academy announced the nominees for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards - the CSA's - WIDC alumnae and their associated projects had earned forty-one nods, including eight nominations for Achievement in Direction. Nominations include: Best Direction of an MOW Sharon Lewis, Death She Wrote Danishka Esterhazy, I Was Lorena Bobbitt Gloria Ui [...]

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 [...]

Greetings for Black History Month 2022 from WIDC alumna Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell

Published by permission: Greetings to the Lakehead community during Black History Month 2022 Of course, we know that Black people have been in Canada since the 1600s. Don’t we? We know that is not since time immemorial, like Indigenous peoples, whose territories we occupy, but 400 years is a good long time. And we know that the contributions of [...]