2012 Whistler Film Festival
Announces Call For Submissions
Taking place November 28 to December 2, 2012, the 12th annual 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. Renowned for its intimate nature, the Festival will host filmmaking luminaries for a five-day program of screenings, tributes, industry initiatives and special events.
Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines: May 31 for early bird film submissions (discount on application); June 29 for short films; and July 6 for feature films. > Find out more.
Celebrate the summer solstice with Hollywood North’s business leaders and media luminaries on Thursday, June 21 from 7pm at North Shore Studios.
Enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine from the Jack Evrensel’s award winning restaurants including Araxi, CinCin, West, Blue Water and Thierry, and a host bar featuring Sterling Vineyards, Whistler Brewery and feature cocktails from Ketel One Vodka. The evening features impressive entertainment including a live performance by velvet-voiced Whistler songstress Ali Milner, complimented by special guest appearances, a luxurious raffle, and silent and live auctions featuring priceless items and experiences.
Funds raised at this spectacular evening directly support the Society’s annual film festival and project development programs for Canadian filmmakers. > Buy tickets
More Accolades For Machete Language
Whistler’s 2011 New Voices International Feature winner received awards at the Latino Film Festival of Montreal recently inlcuding Best Actor to Andres Almeida and Best Actress to Jessy Bulbo.
Joanna Make A Friend Goes To Cannes
Whistler’s 2010 MPPIA Short Pitch Award winner Jeremy Lutter’s Joanna Make A Friend will receive it’s European premiere at Cannes as part of Telefilm’s Canada: Not Short On Talent program of 25 Canadian shorts curated by Danny Lennon.
Leo Award Nominees Announced
BC’S celebration of artistic excellence in film and television returns to Vancouver on May 25 and 26. Whistler films that received nominations include Daydream Nation (2010) – 5 Nominations; Doppleganger Paul (2011) – 5 Nominations; Marilyn (2011) - 8 Nominations; and Joanna Makes a Friend (2011) – 8 Nominations.
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.
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