Sonia Bonspille Boileau wins WIDC Feature Film Award: Cash and in-kind totaling close to $200K to be presented at Whistler Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (November 30, 2017) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau is the winner of the Women In the Director’s Chair’s 2017 national WIDC Feature Film Award, a cash and in-kind prize valued at nearly $200K, designed to encourage more feature films directed by women. Bonspille Boileau, whose first feature was the Telefilm MicroBudget supported [...]

Top-notch Talent to Attend Whistler Film Festival for WIDC Story & Leadership Program

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October, 2015 – Vancouver BC: Eight women directors from across Canada have been selected to attend the 20th annual session of Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), which includes the pilot program, WIDC Story & Leadership. Over the coming months this top-notch group of content creators will develop their feature films and web [...]

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 [...]

Diverse Directors Selected for WIDC at Female Eye Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2015, Toronto, ON - The Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM) kicks off the Female Eye Film Festival (June 16 to 21, 2015). The award-winning director participants selected for this session of the CAM include, Toronto-based filmmakers Jackie English (Nimby), Nadine Valcin (In Between/Entre Deux), and Vancouver filmmaker, Maryam Najafi (Kayan). [...]

Stellar Group of Women Gather for Celebrated Women In the Director’s Chair Program

and Two-day Pilot Session of WIDC Whistler Film Festival Industry Immersion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 28, 2014 – Vancouver, BC, A stellar group of eight Canadian women directors, along with an ensemble of hand-picked Industry professionals, mentors, actors and crews, have been selected to attend the 19th annual Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program, and the two-day pilot session [...]

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 [...]