Jordan Canning wins WIDC feature award

The $120,000 in-kind prize will support the completion of Canning's second feature film, Suck It Up.
Jordan Canning

Jordan Canning has won the 2015 Women in the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, a prize intended to support feature films directed by women in British Columbia.

The $120,000 in-kind prize will support the completion of Canning’s second feature film, the comedy/drama Suck It Up. The in-kind award includes rentals from North Shore Studios, The Bridge Studios or the Vancouver Film Studios, production equipment rentals from William F. White, a camera package from Panavision Canada, Clairmont Camera or SIM Digital, and post production support from Encore. The award also includes insurance support from Front Row Insurance.

Canning’s debut feature, We Were Wolves, premiered at the Toronto International Film festival last year. She also directed all 13 episodes of Space Riders: Division Earth, which won 2015 Canadian Screen Award for best web series.

Previous WIDC feature film award winners include Ana Valine (Sitting on the Edge of Marlene), Katrin Bowen (Amazon Falls) and Siobhan Devine (The Birdwatcher).