SPOTLIGHT August 2019: Carol Whiteman, Feminist Film Advocate, Activist, President of Women in the Directors Chair

In Canadian women’s filmmaker circles, mention of Carol Whiteman’s name is cause for applause. As President of the non-profit Women in the Director’s Chair, Whiteman can be credited with mentoring more than 250 women directors through the arduous process of making their first films — from concept to premiere. Any female filmmaker who is working in Canada or has aspirations to do so ought to have Whiteman’s name on her must meet list.

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Women Rule Whistler Film Festival – Literally! – Katherine Brodsky reports

Whistler Film Festival (WFF) was founded some 14 years ago by Shauna Hardy Mishaw, who is currently its executive director. WFF, a significant player within the Canadian film fest circuit,i known for its intimate, casual environment, Mishaw’s loyal and tireless admin team consists largely of women, most of whom have been with the festival for years, supporting WFF and setting the stage for film-centric hospitality through which filmmakers and industry honchos mingle, and deals are made not only via scheduled one-on-one meetings, but also in the hot tub or on the ski slopes. Read on…

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