Now in its 21st year “Canada’s Coolest Festival”, the Whistler Film Festival, combines an esteemed international film competition with a concentrated industry summit organized to address the ever-changing landscape of film and media creation. Tailored to fit the moment, the festival includes in-theatre and online screenings, red carpets, talent talks and special events. Industry initiatives include a Content Summit featuring interactive sessions and networking meetings, to provide filmmakers new opportunities to connect around the globe.
WFF proudly shares net ticket proceeds with filmmakers and/or Canadian rights holders.
The 2021 festival will celebrate the vitality of cinema with eight juried competitive sections and one audience award. Up to 90 films, including about 45 features and 45 shorts from Canada and around the world will be presented.
Canadian and international filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres. Deadlines are April 1 and May 15 for early film submissions (discounted application fee); June 30 for regular submissions; and August 15 for late submissions.
Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature
Presented by Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia
Borsos Award categories:
-Best Canadian Feature ($15,000 cash + post-production prize)
Best BC Director Award
Best World Documentary
Best Mountain Culture Film
Best Canadian ShortWork ($1000 cash prize)
Best International ShortWork
Best BC Student ShortWork ($500 cash prize)