WIDC Alumnae earn eight nominations for Achievement in Direction at 2022 CSA’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 2022: When the Canadian Academy announced the nominees for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards - the CSA's - WIDC alumnae and their associated projects had earned forty-one nods, including eight nominations for Achievement in Direction. Nominations include: Best Direction of an MOW Sharon Lewis, Death She Wrote Danishka Esterhazy, I Was Lorena Bobbitt Gloria Ui [...]

Eight directors selected for WIDC’s Career Advancement Module Fall 2021 Edition: collaborating with Reelworld Film Festival and St John’s International Women’s Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 4, 2021: Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight women directors selected to take part in the 25th Anniversary session of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM). The Fall 2021 edition of the CAM marks a first-ever combined collaboration with Canada’s Reelworld Film Festival and the St John’s [...]

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 [...]