Whistler Film Festival
Experience fresh films, special guests, industry connections, epic events and time to play at 'Canada's coolest film fest'.
Dates:
Daily: Nov 28 - Dec 02
Cost:
Tickets for each event must be pre-purchased.

2018 Films


The lineup for the 2018 Whistler Film Festival is here. This year's festival features 85 films including 50 features, 35 shorts and represent 12 countries. This year’s festival selectionsm include leading award season fare, quality Canadian content and more female-directed films than ever before (46% of the lineup). This year WFF is opening with Josie Rourke’s MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, starring two of last year’s Oscar nominated best actresses, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

2018 Film Highlights Include:

  • Mary Queen of Scots (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Josie Rourke
  • On the Basis of Sex (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Mimi Leder
  • Stockholm (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Robert Budreau
  • Momentum Generation (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Jeff & Michael Zimbalist
  • At Eternities Gate (Western Canadian Premiere) | Director: Julian Schnabel
  • ROMA (Western Canadian Premiere) | Director: Alfonso Cuaron

2018 Program Highlights

  • 85 fresh films from over 12 countries, including leading award season fare
  • Meritable Canadian content
  • 46% of films are directed or co-directed by women or non-binary individuals
  • 16 first time feature films
  • 64% of program premieres Canadian features
See the full film lineup here.


WFF Industry Summit


November 29 - December 2
Whistler Conference Centre / Whistler Arts Centre

Connect with established industry leaders and creators as well as the latest innovators and disruptors.

Featuring four themed days with 30 interactive sessions designed to foster business connections and collaborations, WFF’s Content Summit aims to provide practical intel for filmmakers and dealmakers, as well as spark debate through high-level keynotes and panel discussions on topics that range from finance, marketing, distribution and technology to export.

With up to 1,000 expected delegates from across North America and beyond, Whistler is the place for industry to get intel, connect and deal plus see great films

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.