Eight directors selected for WIDC’s Career Advancement Module: collaborating with Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Female Eye Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2021: Women In the Director’s Chair organizers are pleased to announce the eight women directors selected to take part in the latest WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM). This edition of the CAM marks a first-ever combined collaboration with two of Canada's international women's film festivals, the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and the Female [...]

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 [...]

WIDC alumnae nab three best direction awards: 2020 CSA’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2020, Toronto, ON - With twenty-one nominations going into the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, WIDC alumnae have picked up seven awards, including three for Best Direction. The annual CSA's are presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and due to COVID-19 were presented virtually this year. In the Feature Film category, Kathleen [...]

WIDC Alumnae at 30th St John’s International Women’s Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2019 - WIDC alumnae are playing a huge part of this year's 30th annual St John's International Women's Film Festival. This is an historic must see must be at event at one of the world's oldest and highly respected women's film festivals. Six WIDC alumnae-directed feature films are screening including the opening and closing [...]

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 (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 [...]

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 [...]

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