(Via WireService.ca) Following last year’s success, the Whistler Film Festival and Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) are once again teaming up to offer WIDC: Story & Leadership, a new four-month intensive for women screen directors focusing on fiction feature film and web series development that takes place in part at the festival December 2 to 6. (Part I takes place in Vancouver in November; the smoke should’ve lifted by then.)
Designed for women in mid-career, the program will accept eight of them, selected by jury of industry professionals. Applicants should have experience directing shorts, docs, web series, or other micro-budget screen projects. It would also be good for those crossing over to directing, such as actors, ADs, editors, script supervisors or producers with a track record of highly transferable directing skills. All applicants should be seeking to sharpen or refresh certain skill areas and/or broaden professional connections.
The director application deadline is July 31st, the actor application deadline is September 30, 2015, and you can read more about the entire program here.
(WIDC) is an internationally respected Canadian professional development offering specially designed to advance the skills, careers and screen projects of women directors.