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Whistler Film Festival Looking To Be Canada’s Top ‘Indie Film Fest’

Crowds gather at Whistler Film Screening

Tucked away in the mountainside resort, this year’s Whistler Film Festival is looking like it will be a magical event with the presence of Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe and a growing feeling of Canada’s top ‘indie film fest.’From Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, the Whistler Film Festival celebrates its 12th birthday creating what will certainly be a magical film festival with its unique Chinese Canadian Gateway program. With the country’s second largest prize for new Canadian films, this hidden and obscured Canadian Film Festival is slowly becoming the ‘Sundance’ Whistler event no one can miss.

Canadian Filmmakers Look to Strike Rich in Whistler…

As part of Whistler’s multimillion dollar deal with Chinese filmmakers, the Whistler Chinese Canadian Gateway program is looking to create a unique opportunity for Canadian filmmakers. At this year’s WFF, there are 12 Canadian writer-producer teams pitching story ideas to three Chinese studios with upwards of $15 million in production financing available to win.

This years ‘Hollywood North’ film fest opens on Nov. 28 with the premiere of Michael McGowan’s Still and closes on Dec. 2 with the world premiere of The Sheepdogs Have At It – a documentary on an independent unsigned band from Saskatoon who graced the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.


With Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe in Whistler, its fitting that the Whistler Film Festival takes place in a magical resort of not just epic film makers, but in North America’s top ski resort that had received epic proportions of snow for its opening week. Why not grab yourself a place to stay in Whistler and make a week of it to enjoy the best of Whistler’s indoor and outdoor events.