Eight Directors selected to develop feature films and series at WIDC Story & Leadership, in collaboration with Whistler Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 2021 (Vancouver BC), Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight Canadian directors selected to attend the Women In the Director’s Chair Story & Leadership program, presented in collaboration with the Whistler Film Festival. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, WIDC is internationally known as one of Canada’s highly effective script [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Demystifying Web Series with Independent Production Fund’s Andra Sheffer

As a special add-on offering to the Female Eye Film Festival, WIDC presents an insider information session: Demystifying Web Series with the Independent Production Fund’s award-winning CEO, Andra Sheffer. Learn about web series development; best practices; program offerings, guidelines and project selection process. Facilitated by WIDC producer, Carol Whiteman, this particular WIDC session is open to the public and will [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]