The CTV WIDC Director Development Award is designed to acknowledge and encourage the work of mid-career female directors of live action fiction for television.  Selected from applicants across Canada, this award will be presented annually at the WIDC Launch Event held during the Banff World Television Festival.


 As an incentive towards the development of her own skills and/or her next directing project, the $10,000 cash award will help fund opportunities like shadowing a master director on a television series, building her directing skills tool kit, attending other festivals or markets including the Banff World Television Festival, MIP, or if she is not already an alumna, pending director selection jury approval, attending the WIDC program .


The award will also provide career planning assistance facilitated by CWWA. 


Make sure your application is complete. Check that you have included:

Contact information

The application cannot be processed if this is not complete. (WORD version of the application form available by clicking the WIDC Producer link below)


Cover Letter

Outlining a plan for using the award to develop you as a director and your project(s), including how you plan to acknowledge the award (e.g. in the credits of the finished productions).

Project Synopsis & The Script (if available)

Synopsis may be up to two pages plus a list of attached personnel, their titles and one-line bios.


Resume/CV/Bio/Photo of the Director

Include professional CV/Resume, Filmography, 100-word Bio (in WORD or text format), and a print quality electronic portrait (JPG 300dpi) of the director.

Pro. D. Program Synopsis

Professional Development Program synopsis may be up to 1-page plus a confirmation of acceptance if available, or submit a detailed Pro D. Plan if not attending a formal program.



Outlining how you will spend the $10,000.  Must include a line item for attending the award presentation at the WIDC Annual Launch Event in Banff, June 2009.


For additional criteria see the Application Form.

Next Application Deadline: March 31, 2009

For more information contact: Carol Whiteman, WIDC Producer