Experience “Canada’s coolest film fest” in North America’s premier mountain resort destination.
Held over the first week of December, the Whistler Film Festival combines an esteemed film competition with an intimate industry Summit that in 2015 attracted 13,332 attendees including 855 industry delegates.
From November 30th to December 4th, the Whistler Film Festival will welcome film fans and filmmakers to experience its 16th edition with fresh films, special guests, epic events, innovative industry Summit and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premiere mountain resort destination.
WFF combines an esteemed film competition with an intimate industry Summit that in 2015 attracted 13,332 attendees including 855 industry delegates. To recognize the vitality of the art form, WFF 2016 will feature ten juried competitive sections with 15 awards and one audience award selected from up to 1,000 submissions. Approximately 90 films from Canada and around the world (including 45 features and 45 shorts) will be presented.
Over the years, WFF has established an impressive track record for launching new films and filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a ‘filmmakers festival’ through its coveted competitions and non-competitive sections that celebrate the best in independent Canadian and world cinema. Did you know that WFF features the second largest cash and commission festival prize for a Canadian film in the country?
The Whistler Film Festival has been recognized as ‘Canada’s coolest film festival’, ‘one of the top 30 film festivals in the world’ by Variety, ‘Whistler’s Best Arts & Cultural Event of 2013 & 2014’ by Whistler’s Pique Newsmagazine, and is consistently rated as one of the top film festivals in the country by film fans and filmmakers alike.