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World Premieres at 2018 Whistler Film Festival

WFF Film World Premiere

Canada’s coolest film festival returns to Whistler early this December. The Whistler Film Festival is back and better than ever for its 18th edition, taking place from November 28th to December 2nd, 2018. Get ready for five days packed full of film premieres, special guests, industry functions, talent programs, and other epic events.

This year, the festival brings 85 new films which include 50 feature films and 35 shorts. WFF selections come from over 12 different countries and include more female-directed films than ever before.

The Whistler Film festival is set to open with Josie Rourke’s ‘Mary Queen of Scots’. Starring two Oscar-nominated actresses, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots is Rourke’s directorial debut which beautifully explores the chaotic life of Mary Stuart as she struggles to reclaim her rightful throne as Queen of Scotland.

WFF features seven World Premieres, such as; Jon Silverberg’s stirring ‘Woodland’, Shane Belcourt’s comedic mission to Mars – ‘Red Rover’, and Maja Zdanowski’s ambitious multi-character drama titled ‘In God I Trust’.

More world film premieres at WFF 2018 include:

  • Nose to Tail
  • Bella Ciao!
  • Acquainted
  • The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova
  • Honey Bee
  • Into Invisible Light

You can take a look at some of the movie trailers below!

Woodland | 87 mins | Directed by Jon Silverberg

Set in 1989, Jake, an out-of-work photojournalist who struggles with addiction and a troubled past, takes a job as watchman of a wilderness lodge on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, alongside veteran handyman Sparky. Jake sets up a darkroom to develop the photos he shoots, which begin to reveal disturbing premonitions of their future.

Red Rover | 100 mins | Directed by Shane Belcourt

Damon spends his waking hours searching for elusive something. Whether it’s for deeper meaning, love, or just “treasure” on the beach with his metal detector, but to no avail. So when Damon meets an offbeat musician named Phoebe handing out flyers for a one way trip to Mars, a bond quickly forms.

In God I Trust | 97 mins | Directed by Maja Zdanowski

Redemption, violence and faith define a young black man, a reckless white nationalist and a pair of travelling vacationers during a random encounter within Northern Idaho. Maja Zdanowski's captivating vision and depiction into what truly makes her real-life characters tick will put you at the edge of your seat.

WFF Talent Programs

Are looking to establish yourself in the film industry? The Whistler Film Festival offers 11 talent programs for 70+ Canadian artists; including actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, and musicians.

The WFF Talent Programs offer artists a unique opportunity to get their foot in the door of the industry and advance their projects from script to screen in a supportive environment. If you’d like to find more information or apply for a WFF Talent Program, you can visit the official Whistler Film Festival website.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane