Gloria Ui Young Kim

WIDC announces directors selected for first online edition: CAM St John’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 2020: Women In the Director's Chair organizers are pleased to announce the four women directors selected to take part in the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) taking place in collaboration with the St John's International Women's Film Festival. This augmented online edition runs October 13 to 24, 2020 with follow up career coaching through March 2021. This session of the CAM includes award-winning filmmakers from British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland. Developing a diverse slate of films are, BC-based director-producer Esra Çilingir (Angel) who has sixteen years experience as an executive producer and second unit [...]

By |2020-10-21T15:55:11-07:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC announces directors selected for first online edition: CAM St John’s

WIDC alumnae earn 8 directorial achievement nods for upcoming DGC Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National, September 22, 2020 - When the Director's Guild of Canada announced the nominees for their annual Awards, WIDC organizers were delighted to see that 54% (22/41) of the directorial achievement nominees were women, and that nearly 40% of those women nominees are WIDC alumnae. WIDC alumnae nominees include: Feature Film: Sonia Bonspille Boileau, Rustic Oracle Documentary: Michelle Latimer, Inconvenient Indian Comedy Series: Jordan Canning, Baroness Von Sketch Show (Eps. 401) Comedy Series: Joyce Wong, Workin' Moms (Eps. 405) Family Series: Siobhan Devine, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables (Eps. 118) Family Series: Nimisha Mukerji, Gabby Duran [...]

By |2020-09-24T09:59:14-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media Release, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC alumnae earn 8 directorial achievement nods for upcoming DGC Awards

Queen of the Morning Calm Bows at Whistler Film Festival 2019

  WIDC Feature Film Award winner Gloria Ui Young Kim’s debut feature Queen of the Morning Calm will have its world premiere at the 2019 Whistler Film Festival.  Kim (Flamenco Movie, Why Do I Dance?) is also winner of Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. The film starring Tina Jung (Kim’s Convenience, Make It Pop), Shaun Benson (The Boys, Killjoys), Jesse LaVercombe (Mary Goes Round, American Gods) and introducing newcomer, Eponine Lee, is up for Whistler’s prestigious Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature. Screenings: Saturday, December 7th, 5:00pm @ Village 8 Cinemas – Theatre 8 Sunday, [...]

Principal Photography Underway on WIDC Feature Film Award: QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM, directed by Gloria Ui Young Kim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, November, 2018 – The latest of three WIDC-supported Feature Film Award films to go to camera this year, Women In the Director’s Chair organizers and Gloryous Productions are delighted to announce that principal photography is underway on Queen of the Morning Calm, a powerful feature-length drama about a single mother and her daughter, and their journey to find the true meaning of love. Filming is currently underway in Toronto, Ontario. Queen of the Morning Calm is the story of a woman's journey to emancipation. Debra, (Tina Jung, Kim’s Convenience; Suits) is a 29-year-old Korean sex [...]

By |2018-11-29T06:55:06-08:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Principal Photography Underway on WIDC Feature Film Award: QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM, directed by Gloria Ui Young Kim

WIDC Launches Directory of 220 Women Directors across Canada: And Calls for Feature Film Award Submissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Vancouver (May 22, 2017): As part of its 20th anniversary celebration and also in answer to the question, "Where are the women directors?", Canada's one of a kind national professional development initiative, Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) has launched a new alumnae directory featuring the profiles of 220 Canadian women directors from coast to coast to coast who have attended WIDC programs since its inception in 1997. Among WIDC's stellar list of screen-helmers are Alison Reid whose 2016 episode of CBC's Heartland was the highest rated in the season; and Stephanie Morgenstern, co-creator of CTV's [...]

By |2017-05-23T07:45:33-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Launches Directory of 220 Women Directors across Canada: And Calls for Feature Film Award Submissions

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 program, the WIDC Feature Film Award is supported by some of Canada’s most influential screen-industry companies, and will help Kim to complete her debut feature film, Debra and Mona. As part of the award, Kim won a spot to develop [...]

By |2016-11-22T09:58:10-08:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gloria Ui Young Kim wins WIDC Feature Film Award: $190K Prize Announced

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Selects This Year’s Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 2016 (Vancouver BC) Following the launch of its collaboration with Canada Screens, to curate a new women-director-focused VOD Channel, Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight Canadian women directors who will attend the 20th anniversary session of the highly acclaimed script development and director mentoring program WIDC: Story & Leadership. Over the coming months, these eight directors-to-watch will develop their fiction feature films and web series projects, working with an ensemble of hand-picked professional (ACTRA) actors, technicians, and other industry experts in Vancouver and Whistler. A major component [...]

By |2017-11-03T13:30:44-07:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Selects This Year’s Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Offers Career Advancement, Celebrates Women Directors at the Fourteenth Annual Female Eye Film Festival

For immediate release: June 8, 2016 (Vancouver, BC). Organizers are pleased to announce the next four women directors to take part in the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Career Advancement Module when it returns to Toronto for the fourteenth annual Female Eye Film Festival June 13 to 19, 2016. Selected to develop their debut feature films are award-winning short filmmakers: Geraldine Carr (Maud Mary & the Titanic) and Eva Colmers (2-57k), Winnifred Jong (The Offer) and Gloria Ui Young Kim (Flamenco). During the festival week, the directors will meet with industry experts Dan Lyon (Telefilm Canada), Gosia Kamela (Bell [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Offers Career Advancement, Celebrates Women Directors at the Fourteenth Annual Female Eye Film Festival
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