OTHER INITIATIVES



 WIDC FEATURE FILM AWARD - Valued at nearly $120,000 in in kind rentals from western film and television industry organizations. For more details.

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CWWA Supports 3 Canadian Women's Film Festivals:

ST JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (St John's IWFF)

St John's IWFF Contact:

Kelly Davis, Executive Director
St John's International Women's Film Festival
P.O. Box 984, Station C
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5M3
Canada
T: 1.709.754.3141
E: info@womensfilmfestival.com
w: http://www.womensfilmfestival.com 

 

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL (Vancouver IWIFF)

Vancouver IWFF Contact: 

Rachelle Chartrand, WIFTV President
Women In Film and Television Vancouver / IWFF 
#503-207 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H7
Canada 
T: 1.604.685.1152
E: info@womeninfilm.ca
W: http:www.womeninfilm.ca

FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL (FeFF)

FeFF Contact:

Leslie Ann Coles, Founding Director
Female Eye Film Festival
50 Wallace St.
Woodbridge, ON
L4L 2P3
Canada
T: 1.905.264.7731
E: la@femaleeyefilmfestival.com
W: http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com


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OTHER INITIATIVES

WIDC ONLINE - powered by NBCUniversal.

The WIDC ONLINE project involves an whole-sale redesign and relaunch of the CWWA / WIDC web site and will include space for WIDC Director alumnae to promote their work since attending WIDC, a public discussion forum, and private mentorship space.  Public roll-out TBA

WIDC CAREER ADVANCEMENT MODULE

Timed to take place in sync with Canadian Women's Film Festivals (e.g. St John's, Toronto, Vancouver) this is a weekend workshop for identifying and practicing your leadership style, developing confidence, discovering what you stand for as a story-teller for screen and learning how to market yourself. WIDC ONLINE is linked with this MODULE.

WIDC SIM  2.0 - (based on the format of the WIDC SIM) 

Developed through the support of NBCUniversal, this is a Vancouver-based weekend workshop for developing new Feature Film Scripts with dynamic and diverse characters; Director Leadership skills, and Director Prep.  SIM 2.0 will be led by WIDC Producer, Carol Whiteman with Jungian Expert, Dr Carolyn Mamchur, a senior Mentor Director and other industry professionals.

 

WIDC INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS SUMMIT - powered by NBCUniversal.

An international gathering of women directors to discuss a variety of topics related to being a female story-teller for screen; looking at new distribution models and technologies and how women can leverage their our brands of leadership styles, skill-sets and talents in the fast changing landscape of screen-based media.

Delivery Date / Location TBA.

 

VISION 101: 15 YEARS OF Women In the Director's Chair - this is a special project designed to celebrate women filmmakers through a critical analysis of what it is to be a director who happens to be female. We will be seeking submissions from the over 130 women directors that will have attended WIDC since 1997. Contact us if you are interested in being part of this special project!

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Other Offerings:

Copyright and Ownership
Meet with Entertainment Lawyers Sandra Richmond and Diana Cafazzo, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP*, who provide insights about navigating the legal realm of intellectual property rights, chain of title, optioning, etc. Participants have the opportunity to seek advice on steps to take their own projects to the next stage. Followed by a by-invitation reception (5- 7 pm).

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Sponsored by:  Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond

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Working with Actors - Casting
Meet with seasoned casting director; learn casting techniques and test original material through a simulated audition process, working with professional actors. Followed by a by-invitation WIDC reception.

Date: TBA

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Sponsored by: TBA 

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PAST WIDC SESSIONS

Working with the Sound Designer
WIDC Alumnae met with awarded-winning Sound Designer, James Fonnyadt and Re-resording Mixer, Kelly Cole, who provided insights about the craft of sound design and post production sound process. Participants had the opportunity to gather feedback on their original projects.

Date: May 11, 2007
Duration: 1-day
Location: Sharpe Sound Studios, North Vancouver, BC
Sponsored by: Canada Council for the Arts and Sharpe Sound Studios
Ten travel bursaries were awarded.

Working with the Broadcaster
Janice Talbott, CHUM Television provides insights into working successfully with the Broadcaster. WIDC Alumnae had an opportunity to gather valuable feedback on their own original projects.

Date: May 11, 2007
Duration: 1-day
Location: Sharpe Sound Studios, North Vancouver, BC

Contact us for more information.





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