Whistler Film Festival
November 30, 2011 to December 4, 2011
Celebrating its eleventh edition, the Whistler Film Festival is an international film competition that places Canadian films at the heart of the event. To recognize the vitality of this art form, the 2011 Festival will award up to $50,000 in prizes and commissions and feature six juried competitive sections and one audience award selected from up to 1,000 submissions.
The 2010 Festival presented 67 films from Canada and around the world, comprised of roughly 34 features and 34 shorts, and awarded $50,000 in prizes and commissions.
Founded in 2001, the Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a registered charity committed to celebrating, promoting and developing a strong film industry in Western Canada, and to showcasing the best films from Canada and around the world. WFFS produces one of Canada’s leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering professional development programs and opportunities for filmmakers. Under the umbrella of the WFFS, there are two main programs: the Whistler Film Festival - Whistler's annual celebration of film, and the Whistler Summit - Western Canada's premier industry forum.
WFFS also runs other year round activities in Whistler including the Reel Alternatives monthly independent film series, the Get Reel Youth Film Program, and the CFC Go West Project Lab, presented with the Canadian Film Centre, which is an intensive professional development program that invites six Western Canadian producers to meet with senior producers, financiers and sales agents in Whistler to help bring their projects from script to screen.