Eight Canadian directors selected to develop feature films and series: WIDC Story & Leadership – WFF Industry Immersion

  We gratefully acknowledge that the WIDC program originates from the traditional and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xmkym (Musqueam), Swxwu7mesh (Squamish), and slilwta (Tseil-wau-tuth) Nations. We also acknowledge the Indigenous Nations on whose traditional lands our guests and participants live, work and create. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Novmeber 2020: Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers [...]

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 [...]

WIDC Selects Six Directors for Career Advancement in Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Updated March 4, 2020 – Vancouver, BC – Organizers of Canada's Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program are pleased to announce six directors have been selected to take part in the 2020 Vancouver Career Advancement Module presented during the 15th annual Vancouver International Women In Film Festival (VIWIFF), March 3 to 8, 2020. Developing original [...]

WIDC announces winner of 2018 Short Works Award: Kamloops edition

WIDC announces winner of 2018 Short Works Award: Kamloops edition Supported by TELUS STORYHIVE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 31, 2018: Organizers of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) are pleased to announce that Kamloops-based filmmaker Cjay Beauclair has won the 2018 WIDC Short Works Award Kamloops edition presented in collaboration with TELUS STORYHIVE. Local writer/directors Vesta Giles [...]