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 films:
Plus a short, Melody by the indomitable Anne Wheeler, one of WIDC favorite mentor directors, and local Newfoundland director, Jackie Hynes mentor directed the FRAMED West short, One Shot.
Alumnae are speaking and presenting on panels throughout the festival’s industry forum including: Sherry White (Little Dog), Stephanie Morgenstern (X-Company, Flashpoint), Lori Lozinski (The Body Remembers…), Jordan Canning (Baroness Von Sketch Show, Schitt’s Creek), Karen Lam (Evangeline), along with lunch and learns with the filmmakers of Black Conflux, Rustic Oracle.
Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) is an internationally respected Canadian professional development offering, founded in 1997 through an initial collaboration among ACTRA, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Women In Film and Television Vancouver. WIDC is specially designed to advance the skills, careers and fiction screen projects of women directors. With 260 director alumnae across Canada who have directed 100’s of hours of quality screen entertainment, WIDC is presented with major support from Telefilm Canada, CBC Films, and appreciates the participation and support of ACTRA National, UBCP-ACTRA, Actra Fraternal Benefit Society, and ACTRA Alberta, Creative BC, Independent Production Fund, as well as in kind support from, Panavision Canada, SIM Group, Poste Moderne, Keslow Camera Film and Digital, William F. White Intl., Walters Lighting & Grip, North Shore Studios, Encore Vancouver, Technicolor Toronto, Skylab Vancouver, White Hart Productions, The Bridge Studios, Vancouver Film Studios, The Research House Clearances Inc, Descriptive Video Works, Front Row Insurance, National Captioning Canada; Line-21, and community collaborations with 1st Weekend Club, WIFT Vancouver’s International Women In Film Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, St John’s International Women’s Film Festival, and the Whistler Film Festival. Contact: email@example.com | www.widc.ca | facebook.com/widc.ca | @WIDC_ca | #WIDC