Whistler Film Festival returns for 15th year with inspiring stories

Dec 19 2017, 6:31 pm

When you think of Whistler, you likely think of the great outdoors and fresh mountain air. What you might not know however is that the resort also plays host to Canada’s coolest film festival, which celebrates its 15th anniversary from December 2 to 6.

Loved by filmmakers and film lovers alike, the Whistler Film Festival is a place where artists are celebrated, audiences are inspired and new ideas enter the cultural dialogue. The festival features 89 innovative and original films from around the world alongside opportunities to connect with the people who created them.

Signature Series - Kim Cattrall on the Red Carpet

Image: Signature Series – Kim Cattrall on the Red Carpet

This year’s five-day festival is crammed full of premieres, honoured guests, lively celebrations, and unique industry initiatives.

Festival-goers can look forward to 46 features and 43 shorts exhibited on eight screens in six venues. You can expect:

  • 17 world premieres
  • 5 North American premiers
  • 11 Canadian premieres
  • 25 Western Canadian premieres
  • 20 British Columbia premieres
  • 9 Whistler premieres
Image: Whistler Film Festival Opening Gala "Still"

Image: Whistler Film Festival Opening Gala “Still”

And, as if the stellar lineup of great cinema wasn’t appealing enough on its own, you can also enjoy some of Whistler’s signature winter activities while you’re at WFF.

Soak up the culture and extend your stay with Moderate rooms from $109 per night. Click here for the best price on accommodation, guaranteed.

Whistler Film Festival 2016

When: December 2 to 6

Where: Whistler, BC

Find more information on the festival.


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