Whistler Film Festival

December 1 – 20, 2020

Canada’s Coolest Film Fest celebrates 20 years in 2020 with virtual events over 20 days, from December 1 to 20. The Whistler Film Festival will be presented as an online experience featuring film premieres, filmmaker and talent talks, and industry initiatives all scheduled for streaming convenience.

2020 Film Lineup

The lineup will include up to 30 new feature films and five short film programs and organizers are 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 physically-distanced screenings contingent on the province's reopening framework to ensure that festival venues and workplace practices meet and exceed public health guidelines. More information at whistlerfilmfestival.com.

WFF will begin announcing 2020 programming in September 2020, including confirmation of a physical edition if possible, with passes and tickets available for purchase at that time.


Please check back in September for more information on 2020 festival tickets, passes and industry access.

Content Summit

Whistler Film Festival's Content Summit industry programming will be delivered virtually over the three week period to connect filmmakers with decision-makers and the marketplace, and will feature interactive information sessions, practical workshops, intimate conversations and masterclasses, virtual “Whistler Aprés” networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings.

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


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