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 [...]

Joy Haskell to receive 2021 WIDC Banff World Media Festival Fellowship

Vancouver, Canada (May 2021) – Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce that BC-based Indigenous filmmaker, Joy Haskell is the 2021 recipient of the WIDC Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) Fellowship. Made possible through a long-standing partnership, the fellowship is designed to provide one WIDC alumna the opportunity to network and advance her projects at [...]

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 [...]

WIDC alumnae rack up 37 nominations: Leo Awards 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2020, Vancouver, BC - An announcement made by the Leo Awards this week, confirms that Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) alumnae and their projects have garnered a whopping thirty-seven nominations, including six for Best Direction and eight for Best Program. Leading the pack with ten nominations, Karen Lam's latest feature film, The Curse [...]