Showcase Your Film at Canada’s Whistler Film Festival 2024: How to Submit

Image: WFF
Image: WFF

Short Summary:

The Whistler Film Festival (Canada) invites film submissions for its 24th edition, happening December 4-8, 2024, in Whistler, B.C. The festival will feature up to 100 films, including 40 features and 60 shorts, alongside industry panels and events. Submissions are open until August 15, 2024, with early bird pricing available. WFF offers 15 awards across seven categories, with a total prize value of over $36,500.

The Whistler Film Festival (WFF), set in Whistler, British Columbia, is now accepting film submissions for its upcoming 24th edition, scheduled for December 4 to 8, 2024. This prominent festival aims to showcase around 100 films, encompassing 40 feature films and 60 short films from both Canadian and international filmmakers. The event is not only a film exhibition but also a significant industry gathering, featuring up to 30 panels and events for professionals, which last year attracted over 13,000 attendees.

Filmmakers worldwide are encouraged to submit their films of any length and genre through the FilmFreeway platform, starting March 1, 2024. To encourage early submissions, the festival has introduced 'early bird' pricing, with the final deadline for submissions being August 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm PT.

Central to the Whistler Film Festival's mission is its commitment to highlighting Canadian cinema. The festival organizes seven competitive categories and hands out 15 awards, with prizes totaling over $36,500, including both cash and in-kind contributions. Among these is the distinguished Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, which offers awards in several categories including Best Canadian Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Performance, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

In addition to these, the festival also presents the Best BC Director Award, the World Documentary Award, the Mountain Culture Award, the ShortWork Award (open to both Canadian and international films), the BC Student ShortWork Competition, and the Audience Award.

The Whistler Film Festival extends its gratitude to the Government of Canada, Telefilm Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the Resort Municipality of Whistler for their financial support. It also acknowledges the significant backing from its leading sponsors, including Paramount +, Creative BC, the Directors Guild of Canada - British Columbia, Tourism Whistler, RBC, William F. White International, and Whistler Blackcomb. This support underscores the festival's importance as a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work to a global audience and for industry professionals to connect and collaborate.