The intended outcome of this Program is to discover and develop the next generation of Canadian filmmakers, and to allow them to establish their voice and sensibility through a first feature. This WIDC Award offers a one-year mentorship, a spot at Story & Leadership plus WIDC's partner nomination for Telefilm Talent to Watch program funding. As determined by the CWWA [...]
$200,000 in-kind prize towards a first or second, scripted fiction live-action feature film project directed by a Canadian woman*, anywhere in Canada.
Gain tools to identify and lean into your personal leadership style. You will learn about the continuum of confidence and how articulating what you love about being a storyteller for screen can give you a competitive advantage.
A one-of-a-kind professional development award program delivered in four parts over the course of four months; focusing on the development of live-action screen fiction (feature film, web and TV series) and offering pathways to effective authentic leadership.
Women In the Director’s Chair Selects Nine Women and Non-binary Directors For Spring Edition of Career Advancement Module
Pictured: Top: Lisa Robertson, Marielle Quesney, Katelyn McCulloch, Gianna Isabella, Rolla Tahir Bottom: Mily Mumford, Frieda Luk, Anna Wheeler, Gia Milani FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2022: Women In the Director’s Chair organizers are pleased to announce the nine women and non-binary directors selected to take part in the upcoming edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM). Celebrating its [...]
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 [...]
Cameras roll on WIDC Feature Film Award winner Kim Albright’s debut feature: With Love and a Major Organ shoots in Vancouver, BC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 14, 2022 (Vancouver BC): Cameras have started rolling on Vancouver-based Canadian-British-Filipina director, Kim Albright’s debut feature film With Love and A Major Organ with regional production funding from Telefilm Canada, along with the WIDC Feature Film Award which includes in kind sponsorships from screen industry companies across the country. The off-beat comedy screenplay is [...]