Whistler Accommodation Rentals For The Whistler Film Festival
7th annual Whistler Film Festival returns November 29
to December 2, 2007. This four-day extravaganza
will feature inspiring films, dynamic industry sessions,
cool parties and invaluable networking opportunities
on and off the slopes at North America's number one
ski resort. Don't miss the action!
Since its inception in 2001, the Whistler Film Festival
has evolved from being perceived as a regional event
to being a noteworthy addition to the global film festival
circuit, complete with world premieres, renowned guests
and an innovative professional development program.
With each passing year, the Festival continues to garner
higher awareness levels among consumers, generate invaluable
buzz and notoriety within the film industry, and earn
national and international media attention.
The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a non-profit
cultural and educational organization committed to promoting,
developing and celebrating a strong film industry in
Western Canada, and to presenting the best films from
this region, Canada at large and around the world to
our community. WFFS strives to support artistic innovation,
to profile new technology, and to provide a stimulating
and enriching cultural experience for local, national
and international audiences.
The 2006 Whistler Film Festival was
great with the Opening Gala, winds up with the Filmmaker
Tribute, peaks with the 6th Anniversary Party and winds
down with the Awards Brunch.
Kicking off the Festival, this event features one of
the top film selections of the Festival preceded by
the world premiere of Whistler Stories and followed
by a festive party with entertainment.
FREE Outdoor Screening
After a day of skiing, head to the village for a free
Outdoor Screening in the Skier’s Plaza. Enjoy
hot chocolate while catching some of the best shorts
of the fest. Screening starts at 5:00pm sharp!
Tribute to Norman Jewison
Join us for a tribute to one of Canada’s most
celebrated filmmakers. Norman Jewison has been a vibrant
force in the motion picture industry for four decades.
He has been personally nominated for four Oscars; his
films have received 46 nominations and 12 Academy Awards.
He has also been nominated for three Best Director awards.
In 1999, Mr. Jewison received the prestigious Irving
G. Thalberg Award at the Academy Awards. He was named
an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982, and a Companion
to the Order of Canada, our country’s highest
civilian honour, in 1992. Most recently, Mr. Jewison
was presented with the Governor General’s Performing
Arts Award in 2004. Mr. Jewison will discuss his work
in an informal conversation with noted journalist and
author Brian D. Johnson, augmented by highlights from
his illustrious career.
The Whistler Film Festival Celebrity Challenge is an
invite-only dual-slalom race on Whistler Mountain, involving
industry celebrities, filmmakers, and ski/snowboard
pros. This event promises to garner a high level of
publicity and excitement during the Whistler Film Festival.
Proceeds from this “fun-raising” event go
towards the Whistler Film Festival Society’s (WFFS)
professional development programs for independent Canadian
The festival’s annual Anniversary Party to held
at Whistler’s infamous Bearfoot Bistro celebrates
the achievements of the Canadian filmmakers at the festival.
Join industry delegates, filmmakers and special guests
to honor the talent behind some of the finest films
showcased at this year’s festival. Highlights
include the presentation of the:
Borsos Award for Best New Canadian Feature Film presented
by the Directors Guild of Canada – BC District
Council ($15,000 cash prize)
Best Actor and Actress Awards, Borsos Competition presented
by the Union of BC Performers ($500 cash prize and $1,000
value gift package per award)
Best Cinematographer Award, Borsos Competition presented
by Kodak Canada ($5,000 film stock award)
Best Documentary Award presented by CBC Newsworld ($5,000
Best Short Film Award presented by Movieola - The Short
Film Channel ($1,000 cash prize)
Best Mountain Culture Film Award presented by Whistler
Blackcomb (non-cash award)
Best Short Script Award presented by Citytv ($5,000
People’s Choice Award for Best Feature Film of
the Festival (non-cash prize; audience award)
Tickets are limited and subject to availabilty. Special
event tickets if available can be purchased through
the online Box Office or through the Whistler Festival
Box Office from November 15 to December 2.
For more Whistler Film Festival village rental
accommodation information, please view our
properties online or contact
us directly and we would be pleased to assist you.