Every December, Whistler one of the most magical parts of the Canada, stages a five day film festival that attracts industry moguls, celebrities and movie buffs from all over the world. This year marks the 14th edition of the Whistler Film Festival, that runs from December 3 to 7 and will feature a lineup of innovative and original films from all over the globe along with opportunities to connect with the people who create them. In addition to film screenings, the Whistler Film Festival includes an impressive schedule with awards ceremonies and tributes, industry initiatives and charity events.
Attendees will get to view 87 films, from 18 countries, selected from over 700 submissions. The film lineup represents a broad spectrum of genres with 41 feature films and 46 shorts, including 22 world premieres.
The Whistler Summit offers three days of networking opportunities and business programs with debates, conversations and discussions among industry insiders while the Whistler Film Festival Feature Project Lab is a business and marketplace immersion experience, giving six producers a chance to focus and strengthen their projects.
The China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition attempts to match experienced writers and producers with Chinese studios with three new projects arising from the initiative. The Paxis Screenwriters Lab in an intensive five-day workshop designed to advance Canadian creative talent, focusing on strengthening feature length scripts by facilitating feedback and mentorship from veteran screenwriters and story editors.
Festivities include opening and closing galas, a Celebrity Challenge Ski Race, a WFF Music Café and the awards brunch. There will also be a special award presented to English-Canadian actress Kim Cattrall, whol will be recognized as the festival’s Tribute and Maverick Award honoree. The tribute will take place at the Whistler Conference Centre December 6.
For film buffs who ski, the slopes will be open and ready for action. For additional information click on www.whistler.com.
Whistler, a favorite of esoteric skiers who appreciate its enchanting beauty, is Canada’s top year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 75 miles)north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.. There are plenty of places to bed down in from hotels to townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also hosts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.