Through the combined
support of leading western film and television industry organizations CWWA
will provide mentorship and executive producing services for an annual
award valued at nearly $120,000 in in-kind rentals including* studio rental
at North Shore Studios, The Bridge Studios, or
Vancouver Film Studios; production
equipment rentals from William F White Intl., and post production from
Deluxe, and Post Modern Sound; and other in kind support from Front Row
Insurance, and Vision Globale, towards a feature film project directed by a Canadian woman.
Open to all independent
feature film projects with a Canadian woman attached as director and set to
shoot and post in BC. For additional criteria see the Application
*rental times subject to availability.
Deadline: January 31, 2014
For more information contact: Carol
Whiteman, WIDC Producer
WIDC Feature Film Award was supported by the BC Motion Picture Production
Industry Association. The inaugural recipient was Jacqueline
Samuda for her debut feature film, BREAD.
The 2009 WIDC Feature
Film Award was presented to Katrin Bowen.
Katrin used her award to complete her feature film directorial
debut, the award–winning, AMAZON
FALLS. The film has screened at numerous festivals including TIFF,
VIFF, the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival and the Female Eye
Film Festival where it won top honors.
The 2010 WIDC Feature
Film Award was presented to Lulu Keating for her innovative coming of age
BALL, which has screened at festivals and was aired on Super Channel in
January 2013. LUCILLE’S BALL was nominated for six Leo Awards and won Best Editing
and Best Costume Design.
The 2011 WIDC Feature
Film Award was presented to Ana Valine for her feature film directorial
ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE. The project has garnered a slate of awards
including writing (Female Film Festival, Best Screenplay) and towards
mentoring Ana and the project (WIFT-Toronto Kodak Vision Award), and
completed post production, November 2013.
The 2012 WIDC Feature
Film Award was presented to Marie Clements for her feature film directorial
debut, RED SNOW. Marie is currently
further developing the project along with a slate of other projects.
The 2013 WIDC Feature
Film Award was presented to Siobhan Devine for her debut feature film, THE