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The Whistler Film Festival is seeking submissions for our 13th edition, which runs from December 4 to 8, 2013 in Whistler, British Columbia.
We are seeking independent films of all shapes and sizes demonstrating distinct visions, unique perspectives and fresh new voices. Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines: May 31 for early film submissions (discount on application); June 28 for regular film deadline; and July 26 for late film deadline with the WithoutABox extended late film deadline on August 2.
Featuring up to 90 films comprised of about 40 features and 50 shorts, 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. Renowned for its intimate nature, the Festival hosts filmmaking luminaries for an intimate program of screenings, tributes, industry initiatives and special events.
Last year's guests included Daniel Radcliffe (HARRY POTTER franchise), Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER), actor James Crowmwell and director Michael McGowan (STILL MINE), Chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Martin Katz (Borsos Jury Head), horror directors the Soska Sisters (AMERICAN MARY), director Sean Garrity (MY AWKWARD SEXUAL ADVENTURE), director Martin Villeneuve and actor Caroline Dhavernas (MARS & AVRIL), actor Kristanna Loken (LOVE ORCHARD), musician Bruce Cockburn (PACING THE CAGE) and many more.
Cinematic excellence is at the heart of the Whistler Film Festival. To recognize the vitality of this art form, the 2013 Festival will feature six juried competitive sections and one audience award. Award categories include the Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature, World Documentary Film Award, Mountain Culture Award, the International and Canadian Shortwork Awards, and the BC Student Shortwork Award. All feature length films are eligible for the Audience Award selected by the Festival-going public who cast their votes for the most popular film.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, the Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature presented by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia honors independent vision, original directorial style and the diversity of talent found in Canadian independent film. Up to eight feature films of new, narrative work by Canadian filmmakers will be eligible. For consecutive nine years, Borsos competition entries have exuded the creative fire and artistry embodied by filmmaker Philip Borsos, known for his inspiring work on the award- winning films The Grey Fox (1982), and Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990). All films must be Western Canadian Premieres. An international jury of three will award a $15,000 CDN prize, the second largest cash prize for a Canadian film after TIFF. Esteemed jury presidents have included Martin Katz, Bruce Greenwood, Ivan Reitman, Atom Egoyan, Donald Sutherland, Robert Lantos and Norman Jewison. Our 2012 winner was Kate Melville's directorial debut, PICTURE DAY.
From the personal to the political, WFF's World Documentary Competition will showcase up to eight innovative and unique documentaries from around the world. With courageous viewpoints and a deep-rooted desire to explore, these films capture the human spirit in its many guises and often challenge us to look at our world from a new perspective. All films must be Western Canadian Premieres. An international jury of three will select the winner.
Up to four films will be eligible for the Whistler's Mountain Culture Film competition. As a reflection of the festival's unique setting, this award honours films from around the world that capture mountain places and experiences with a cinematic flourish. All films must be Western Canadian Premieres. A jury of three will select the winner.
Whistler's ShortWork Competition will showcase up to 50 short films (under 50 minutes in length) within three short film programs or coupled with our feature films. Presented with verve and limited only by their duration, these short films display the extraordinary talent, dynamism and creative exploration found in the work of some of the world's most interesting filmmakers. A jury of three will select the International winner and a Canadian winner, which is eligible for a $1,000 cash prize.
Film submission guidelines are available at www.whistlerfilmfestival.com. For more information, please email
or call 604-938-3203.
Thank you from the Whistler Film Festival Programming Team!
Paul Gratton Angie Nolan Ellie Irwin
Director of Programming Programming Manager Programming Coordinator