WIDC Announces Career Advancement Module Vancouver Director Participants: Supported with the participation of TELUS Optik Local

WIDC Announces Career Advancement Module Vancouver Director Participants: Supported with the participation of TELUS Optik Local FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 2017: Four western-based women directors have been selected to partake in the next edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) slated to take place March 7 to 12, 2017 during the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival. Aiming [...]

WIDC Nominates alumnae Shelley Thompson and Winnifred Jong for Telefilm Canada MicroBudget Program

2017 Telefilm Canada MicroBudget Production Program Nominees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National, February, 2017 - The organizers of Canada's acclaimed Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program are delighted to announce that recent Story and Leadership alumnae Winnifred Jong  and Shelley Thompson have been nominated for consideration for the 2017 Telefilm MicroBudget Production program. Nominated with producer Lynn Matheson, writer/director Shelley [...]

Gloria Ui Young Kim wins WIDC Feature Film Award: $190K Prize Announced

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (November 2016) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Gloria Ui Young Kim is the winner of the Women In the Director’s Chair’s 2016 national WIDC Feature Film Award, a cash and in-kind prize valued at $190K, designed to encourage more feature films directed by women. Administered by the organizers of Canada’s respected Women In the Director’s Chair [...]

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 [...]

Women In the Director’s Chair and Whistler Film Festival co-present WIDC Story & Leadership: A new 4-month intensive for women screen directors

      For Immediate Release, July 8, 2015, Whistler BC - Following a successful collaboration last year, Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) and the Whistler Film Festival have officially launched the WIDC: Story & Leadership, a new 4-month intensive for women screen directors focusing on fiction feature film and web series development that takes place in part at [...]

Women In the Director’s Chair Launches 2016 Slate of Programs

Director Participants Selected for Career Advancement Module at Female Eye Film Festival For Immediate Release, Vancouver, BC – Over this coming year, twenty-two Canadian women directors will receive the equivalent of over $300,000 in kind in mentorships and awards from Canada’s one-of-a-kind Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), a celebrated career and project development program specially designed for mid-career women [...]

Jordan Canning Wins $120,000 Prize: WIDC Feature Film Award Announced

Vancouver, Canada (March 2015) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Jordan Canning is the winner of the 2015 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in-kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in British Columbia and supported by some of Canada’s most influential screen-industry companies. This year’s award, administered by Creative Women Workshops Association, will support Canning to complete [...]

New WIDC WFF Industry Immersion to send women directors to Whistler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 20, 2014 – Vancouver, BC Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce a first-time collaboration with the Whistler Film Festival. The WIDC WFF Industry Immersion will offer a practicum to eight mid-career women screen directors as part of the upcoming session of the popular Women In the Director’s Chair Story Incubation Module, WIDC SIM [...]

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