$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.
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 [...]
Published by permission: Greetings to the Lakehead community during Black History Month 2022 Of course, we know that Black people have been in Canada since the 1600s. Don’t we? We know that is not since time immemorial, like Indigenous peoples, whose territories we occupy, but 400 years is a good long time. And we know that the contributions of [...]
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. Telefilm Canada. As determined by the CWWA Board, all WIDC Director alumnae are eligible to apply for this nomination and award. For application criteria see WIDC and Telefilm Canada [...]
Workshop sessions run through the month of March 2022, coinciding with host festivals. In addition to workshop sessions designed to build a strategic career plan, participants receive passes to both festivals’ online offerings, and follow up career coaching which will extend through June 2022.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (December 2021) - Multi-award-winning, multi-disciplinary Canadian artist and filmmaker of Inuit and Scottish descent, Lindsay McIntyre is the winner of the Women In the Director's Chair's 2021 Feature Film Award, an in-kind prize valued at nearly $250K, and designed to back the production of more narrative feature films directed by women. This year's award [...]