Whistler Film Festival
Experience fresh films, special guests, industry connections, epic events and time to play at 'Canada's coolest film fest'.
Dates:
Daily: Dec 04 - Dec 08
Cost:
Tickets for each event must be pre-purchased.

2019 Film Festival Event


The Whistler Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 2001, the festival is held the first weekend of December and includes juried competitive sections, the Borsos Awards, and the Pandora Audience Award. This year's lineup includes leading award season fare and quality Canadian features - more than any other Canadian film festival this year. This year WFF is opening with Katharine O'Brien’s LOST TRANSMISSIONS, starring Simon Pegg and Juno Temple.

2019 Film Highlights Include:

  • Lost Transmissions (Canadian Premiere) | Director, Katharine O'Brien, to be in attendance with lead actor, Simon Pegg
  • Spinster (World Premiere) | Director, Andrea Dorfman, to be in attendance with lead actor, Chelsea Peretti
  • The Irishman (Canadian Festival Premiere) | Director: Martin Scorsese
  • From the Vine (Western Canadian Premiere) | Director, Sean Cisterna, to be in attendance with lead actor, Joseph Pantoliano
  • The Aeronauts (Western Canadian Premiere) | Director: Tom Harper
  • Liberate: A Call to Spy (North American Premiere) | Director: Lydia Dean Pitcher
  • Antigone (Western Canadian Premiere) | Director: Sophie Deraspe

2019 Program Highlights:

  • 86 fresh films, comprising of 43 features and 43 shorts from 15 countries
  • 11 first-time feature films
  • 13 feature films directed by women
  • 67% of the program premiering Canadian features – more than any other Canadian film festival this year
  • 15 film awards and $146,500 in cash and prizing
See the Full Film Lineup here 


WFF Industry Summit


Explore. Connect. Create! | December 5 - 7
Whistler Conference Centre / Maury Young Arts Centre

Featuring 30 interactive sessions designed to foster business collaborations, WFF’s Summit aims to provide practical intel for filmmakers and dealmakers, as well as spark debate through a variety of high-level keynotes and panel discussions on topics that include finance, marketing, distribution, technology and export. With up to 1,000 expected delegates including industry executives, filmmakers and digital trailblazers from across North America and beyond, Whistler is the place to be, connect and deal this December.

See the Full Industry Summit Schedule here.


Lodging Deals


The party don’t stop there. Make the most of your time at the festival and stay with our special accommodation rates.




How to WFF


Unsure of how to get here or where to get passes or tickets for all our fantastic films and events? Not to worry, there are many easy options for enjoying the best of what the 18th annual Whistler Film Festival has to offer!

See all How To & FAQ's here


About WFFS


The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a charitable cultural organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler. WFFS produces one of Canada’ s leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering project development programs and opportunities for filmmakers, both within and beyond our borders.