Featured Voices: WIDC Feature Film Award Winners2022-02-03T00:55:32-08:00

Pamela Gallant

Pamela Gallant is the award-winning director of the half-hour drama La voisine (Atlantic Film Festival) and the documentary Port-au-Port (Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois). She has directed, shot or edited more than seventy mid-length to feature-length documentaries filmed and broadcast throughout North America and Europe for a host of different [...]

Sonia Bonspille Boilieu

Sonia is a bilingual Mohawk filmmaker and graduate from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the last decade Sonia has developed and produced television projects in English and French ranging from children's programming to socially driven documentaries. Sonia won the PRIX DE LA DIVERSITÉ at the 2011 Gala des Prix [...]

Shelley Thompson

Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Shelley Thompson trained at RADA (UK), Canadian Film Centre (Screenwriting 2015), Women In the Director’s Chair (Story & Leadership 2016/17) and was recently 1 of 12 screenwriters selected for the NY Writers Lab 2018 (supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman) for her feature [...]

Siobhan Devine

Born and raised in the UK, Siobhan moved to Canada with her family as a teenager. She has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in drama and is an alumna of the Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program. Devine worked for several years in public relations for non-profit children's [...]

Ana Valine

“dark, stylish and often lyrical drama that’s just quirky and comical enough” Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail review: Sitting on the Edge of Marlene Ana Valine is an award-winning writer and director who is recognized as one of Canada’s exciting new filmmakers. She has written, directed and produced fiction, [...]

Gloria Ui Young Kim

Born in Seoul, Korea, writer/director Gloria Ui Young Kim comes from a long line of media makers. She’s an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab, TIFF Talent Lab,  NSI Shaw Media Diverse TV Director’s Program, CBC Diverse Creators Workshop and Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC). She recently [...]

Lulu Keating

Lulu Keating is an award-winning writer, producer and filmmaker whose work has been presented internationally. Her work is predominantly independent dramas and documentaries, and she has also produced for the NFB, CBC and History Television.  Her films have screened at festivals from Chicago to Copenhagen and her work has been [...]

Katrin Bowen

Katrin Bowen is a Vancouver based director whose award-winning films include feature films, RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE, AMAZON FALLS, and shorts FINANCIALLY STRAPPED, SPITTING REALITY, SOMEONE, ALMOST FORGOT MY BONES, and SANDCASTLE. Released in fall 2012, the sexy and hilarious RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE was funded by Telefilm Canada. [...]

Jordan Canning

Jordan Canning has directed more than a dozen short films that have played at festivals all over the world, including Tribeca, TIFF and Interfilm Berlin. She directed all twenty-three episodes of the award-winning web series SPACE RIDERS: DIVISION EARTH. The show won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Digital [...]

Marie Clements

Marie Clements has ignited her brand of artistry within a variety of mediums including film, TV, radio, and live performance. Her latest project, the feature drama Red Snow has won Most Popular Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Canadian Feature Film at the Edmonton International [...]

Kathleen Hepburn

Kathleen Hepburn is a 2014 alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program, and the Canadian Film Centre’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Writers’ Lab. She is a co-founder of Experimental Forest Films. Her debut feature film NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, which was awarded the WIDC Feature Film [...]