The Whistler Film Festival combines an esteemed international film competition with a concentrated industry summit organized to address the ever-changing landscape of filmmaking in the digital age.
The Festival hosts filmmaking luminaries for an intimate five-day program of screenings, tributes, industry initiatives and special events.
To recognize the vitality of the art form, WFF will feature seven juried competitive sections and 14 awards with $146,500 in cash and prizes to be awarded ($31,500 in cash prizes and $115,000 in prizes), plus one audience award selected from up to 1,000 submissions. Up to 90 films (45 features and 45 shorts) from Canada and around the world, will be presented.
Women On Top Series
The second part of the Women on Top Series continues at the Whistler Film Festival with a networking luncheon and keynote address on November 30 featuring Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. There, Di Nonno will speak about the institute’s latest research on gender representation in media, and why equal representation of women on screen matters.
The keynote luncheon will be followed by the Women on Top Workshop themed Making Media Equitable, which will extend the experience by providing further insight into what is happening globally and in Canada to address gender equality and diversity by exploring who is working to implement inclusion and what filmmakers can to do to support the mandate.
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