The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) combines an international film festival competition that has become a go-to destination for Canadian and British Columbia filmmakers hoping to bring their films to market. More than 12,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival including film lovers and filmmakers alike.
Creative BC is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the following WFF initiatives:
Power Pitch & Bootcamp
Six finalists receive training and rehearsal sessions from seasoned pitch master, Peter Belisito. They have one day to hone their pitches for a chance to win $1,000 cash prize and a $10,000 credit for Studio Space.
Feature Project Lab
An intense, phase-two business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers, who receive strategic advice and packaging feedback from industry experts.
Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship
A three-day creative and business immersion designed for Aboriginal Canadian talent advancing short script projects through feedback from successful, mentor filmmakers.
WFF Praxis Screenwriters’ Lab
Focused on advancing feature-length projects at the script stage into production, screenwriters engage in business tailored group discussions, one-on-one industry meetings, a boot camp pitch session and a master class with highly accomplished industry experts.
A two-day showcase and industry panel, songwriters and musicians from BC play live 20-minute sets, and meet with key music and film executives. This year’s lineup includes Alexandra Staseson, Buckman Coe, Dave Morin, Derrival, Find the Others, Kaylee Johnstone, Little India, Morning Show, Savvie, and Wooden Horsemen.
Creative BC Supports MPPIA Short Film Award
On December 5th, five of BC’s brightest emerging directors vie on stage for the sought after Motion Picture Production Industry Association (MPPIA) Short Film Award. For the first time in the Award’s history, the five finalists who will present their pitches are women. Read about it in our news section.
BC Film “The Birdwatcher” HAS ITS WORLD Premiere at the whistler film festival
For details, visit our news section
For more information on the Festival lineup and film schedule, visit the WFF website.