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Whistler Film Festival

November 29, 2023 - December 3, 2023

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ABOUT THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

The Whistler Film Festival connects audiences, filmmakers, and industry with the films we love, industry insights we need and the human connection that we crave. Events included film premieres, industry summits, talent programs, parties and special guest appearances by actors and directors.

Recognized as “one of 50 film festivals worth the entry fee in 2020 and 2022” by Moviemaker
 

Impact
Our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

WFF is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity that includes gender parity, Indigenous values, experiences of racialized communities and traditionally marginalized groups, and to expanding our efforts to increase diversity among our people and in our programs to reflect diverse stories on the screen and behind the scenes.The Whistler Film Festival Society is situated on the shared traditional and unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Lil̓wat7úl (Lil’wat) Nations.

Since 2001, our programs and local cultural initiatives have served over 150,000 filmmakers and film fans. Of the 1,475 films that have been presented, hundreds launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition and acclaim as a result, propelling Canadian content and our domestic talent worldwide. WFF has proudly presented 162 awards and commissions valued at $1.7 million, attracted and launched some of the top talent of our time, and established a community of over 2,805 filmmaker and industry alumni.

With over $23.2 million invested in our affiliated programs to date by cause-driven organizations, companies and people, and 2.6 million volunteer hours generously donated, WFF has generated over $80 million worth of exposure for Whistler, BC, Canada and domestic talent.

In 2021, WFF further solidified its reputation and reach, generating 27.3 million media and marketing impressions that globally showcased BC, Canada and our domestic talent. The Whistler Film Festival and its Talent Programs collectively generate over $24.6 million GDP, 6.2 million in tax revenue and support 390 full-time jobs.
 

About WFFS

The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art and business of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of talent culminating with a must-attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler each December.

WFFS fulfills its mission through producing:

  • A highly respected and recognized international film festival (WFF) and Content Summit that draw artists, industry, audiences and global exposure for Canadian talent
  • Supplemental year-round film and event programming that enriches community life beyond the festival
  • Market-driven, domestic talent development and promotion programs with proven impact
  • Film and talent programming that nurtures gender parity, inclusivity and diversity

 

DEADLINES & FEES

Opening Date
March 1, 2023

Notification Date
October 31, 2023

Event Date
November 29 – December 3, 2023

 

Early
Official
Late
Extended
Feature Films
April 30, 2023: $40
June 30, 2023: $50
July 31, 2023: $75
Aug 15, 2023: $100
Short Films
April 30, 2023: $20
June 30, 2023: $25
July 31, 2023: $40
Aug 15, 2023: $50
BC Student Shortworks
April 30, 2023: $10
June 30, 2023: $20
July 31, 2023: $25
Aug 15, 2023: $30

 
Visit the Whistler Film Festival website for more information.

Details

Start:
November 29, 2023
End:
December 3, 2023
Event Category:
Website:
https://whistlerfilmfestival.com/

Venue

N/A

Organizer

Whistler Film Festival Society