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Telefilm distributes $3M across four Indigenous features

Michelle Latimer’s Forgotten and Loretta Todd’s Monkey Beach are among the selected projects.

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WFF ’17: Women’s voices rise to the top

Confronting sexual assault in the industry and achieving gender parity were two of the major topics tackled at the annual Women on Top breakfast.

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In Brief: ACTRA reaches deal with advertisers

Plus: DAZN comes to Canada and the Creative Women Workshops Association and Storyhive have launched a new career accelerator program.

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In Brief: Canada to be highlighted at EFM

WIDC launches directory of women directors across the country, plus more news.

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WIDC reveals Story and Leadership participants

Rama Rau and Winnifred Jong are among eight filmmakers bringing an in-development movie project or web series to the program.

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Women in the Director’s Chair gets boost from NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is providing $75,000 to support the group’s various initiatives focused on getting more female-directed projects onto Canadian screens.

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The Birdwatcher takes Vancouver womens’ festival top prize

The prize for the dramatic feature project directed by Siobhan Devine and written by Roslyn Muir includes $120,000 in in-kind industry services.

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Marie Clements receives $120,000 feature film prize

The Women in the Director’s Chair award will support the Metis filmmaker in completing her directorial debut, Stonefaces.

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Ana Valine lands $120,000 feature film award

The prize will go to supporting Valine as she completes her feature directorial debut, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, an adaptation of the Billie Livingston novella, The Trouble With Marlene.