December 1 – 20, 2020
WFF 2020 will be presented as an online experience from December 1-20, 2020, featuring film premieres, filmmaker and talent talks, and industry initiatives all scheduled for streaming convenience. The lineup will include up to 30 new feature films and five short film programs. By contrast, the 2019 festival presented 86 films with 43 features and 43 shorts.
WFF is also exploring ways to combine the virtual aspects of its programs with plans for an adapted five-day physical edition from December 2 to 6 in Whistler to premiere its slate of films to a regional audience. All physical premieres would be socially-distanced screenings contingent on the province’s reopening framework to ensure that festival venues and workplace practices meet and exceed public health guidelines. In a year of unprecedented change, the festival will mark its 20th anniversary by doing what it does best – building bridges between great films and passionate audiences, celebrating the success of their alumni and supporting domestic talent to advance their work. Driven by their love for cinema and commitment to nurturing talent, they are curating this year’s festival with the same infinite passion and coolness that they’ve always brought to the task to bring the best of WFF to our audience wherever they are.
UPCOMING WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS (COMING SOON):