Whistler Film Festival

December 4 – 8, 2019

Visit Whistler in early December for Canada’s ‘coolest’ film festival. The Whistler Film Festival is five action-packed days of fresh films, epic events, industry connections plus time to enjoy the delights of the resort from skiing to après, fine dining and more.

Here's a look at what happened for 2018. Please check back again for information on the 2019 event.

2018 Films

The 2018 edition of the Whistler Film Festival features 85 innovative and original films from around the world and $146,500 in cash and prizes to be awarded.

2018 Film Highlights

  • Mary Queen of Scots (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Josie Rourke
  • On the Basis of Sex (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Mimi Leder
  • Stockholm (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Robert Budreau
  • Momentum Generation (Canadian Premiere) | Director: Jeff & Michael Zimbalist
  • At Eternities Gate (Western Canadian Premiere) | Director: Julian Schnabel
  • ROMA (Western Canadian Premiere) | Director: Alfonso Cuaron

2018 Program Highlights

  • 85 fresh films from over 12 countries, including leading award season fare
  • Meritable Canadian content
  • 46% of films are directed or co-directed by women or non-binary individuals
  • 16 first time feature films
  • 64% of program premieres Canadian features

Whistler Film Festival - 2 night stays available from $160 CAD / $125 USD per night

Find rooms during the Whistler Film festival from only $160 CAD / $125 USD per night (based on a 2 night stay). If you’re looking for the best value, plan a midweek stay or extend your weekend for the best rates.

Ticket Packages

Choose your films first! Purchase your ticket packages before single tickets go on sale and get first pick of your films. Single film tickets go on sale November 15. Buy packages online

Film and Event Tickets

Buy tickets to films and events. Single film tickets go on sale November 15. Buy tickets online

Patron Circle Access

Become a member of our Patrons Circle to get access to galas, films, receptions, parties and more. Buy Patron Circle Passes online

Industry Access

Don't miss out on the action! Industry Passes are available online - view the Industry Summit schedule and buy Buy Industry Access online

Whistler Summit

Featuring 25 interactive sessions designed to foster business collaborations, WFF’s Summit aims to provide practical intel for filmmakers and dealmakers, as well as spark debate through a variety of high-level keynotes and panel discussions on topics that include finance, marketing, distribution, technology and export. With up to 1,000 expected delegates including industry executives, filmmakers and digital trailblazers from across North America and beyond, Whistler is the place to be, connect and deal this December.

Discover more Summit highlights and how to participate. Summit Overview and Summit Schedule.

About the Whistler Film Festival Society

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, both within and beyond our borders.

Host Hotel


Westin Resort & Spa


Preferred Partner Hotels

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Resort Quest Whistler
Coast Blackcomb Suites
Whistler Peak Lodge

Festival Accommodation Partners

Aava Whistler
Delta Whistler Village Suites
Evolution Whistler
Hilton Resort and Spa
Nita Lake Lodge
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Stoney Creek Lagoons
Summit Lodge Resort & Spa
Sundial Hotel
Tantalus Lodge Logo


Whistler Village Inn and Suites


Insider's Guide to Whistler Film Festival

WFF Meets Winter
Things to do in Whistler

In between industry events and screenings, there's time to check out Whistler's winter wonderland in and out of the Village.

Audain Art Museum Whistler

Moments of Inspiration:
A Whistler Arts Itinerary

Prepare to be surprised and delighted when you uncover our creative side, where art is woven into everyday life and you're invited to join the fun.

Whistler Lodging Deals

Winter 2019/20 Stay & Ski Packages
Sale on Now!

Book by November 15, 2019 and save up to 35% on lodging.

Photos from Past Whistler Film Festivals

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