Taking place as part of inaugural GO Fest  (Whistler Great Outdoors Festival) this weekend, Whistler Film Festival ‘s Adventure Film Series features a 20-film lineup from six countries comprised of a selection of the world’s best independent outdoor, adventure films from extreme sport to activism through adventure. The series includes eight screenings over three days from May 16 to 18, 2014. Sailing, Surfing, Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Free skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ultra Marathon Running and Paddling are among some of the film themes, which include five features and three short programs.
WFF’s Adventure Film Series Schedule:
- The Summit- Friday, May 16, 6:00pm
- Desert Runners – Saturday, May 17, 1:00pm
- Maidentrip – Saturday, May 17, 4:00pm
- Mountain Biking Showcase – Saturday, May 17, 7:00pm
- Reel Rock 8 Tour – Saturday, May 17, 9:30pm
- Sport Shorts – Saturday, May 17, 1:00pm
- Storm Surfers – Sunday, May 18, 4:00pm
- Tell It On The Mountain – Sunday, May 18, 7:00pm
All films are Whistler premieres and family friendly. All screenings take place at Millennium Place in Whistler. Tickets  are $10 for adults and $8 for children (12 and under). Weekend All Access Passes are $60.
Call For Submissions : Taking place December 3rd to 7th, the 14th annual Whistler Film Festival combines an esteemed international film competition with a concentrated industry summit organized to address the ever-changing landscape of filmmaking in the digital age. The Festival hosts filmmaking luminaries for an intimate five-day program of screenings, tributes, industry initiatives and special events.
To recognize the vitality of this art form, the 2014 Festival will feature six juried competitive sections and one audience award selected from up to 1,000 submissions. Up to 90 films, including about 40 features and 50 shorts from Canada and around the world, will be presented. Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines.
- Submissions Opened: May 1, 2014
- Early Bird Deadline: May 30, 2014 (discount on application)
- Regular Film Deadline: June 30, 2014
- Late Film Deadline: July 31, 2014
- Extended Late Deadline: August 8, 2014
Call For Applications : Canadian screenwriters are invited to apply to the WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab , an intense five day workshop presented by the Whistler Film Festival and Praxis Centre for Screenwriters. In this its year in partnership with WFF, this program will be held from December 1 to 5, 2014 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit.
Designed to advance Canadian creative talent, the WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab focuses on strengthening feature length scripts by facilitating feedback and mentorship from veteran screenwriters and story editors. Up to 8 screenwriters will be invited to participate in the 2014 WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab.
Each year, Praxis holds a national call for entries seeking new screenplays by Canadian writers. This year, Whistler Film Festival Society is proud to announce the new Whistler Film Festival Praxis 2014 Screenwriters Lab, a joint feature script development program for Canadian screenwriters that aligns Praxis’ flagship feature screenplay competition with WFF’s slate of project development programs. Over thirty Praxis scripts  have been produced to date, including most recently Chris Trebilcock’s The Dark Stranger and Jacob Tierney’s The Trotsky, which opened the Whistler Film Festival in 2009.
Following careful jury selection, eight writers are invited to a five-day workshop to be held during the Whistler Film Festival from December 1 to 5, 2014. Each selected screenwriter is carefully matched with a Creative Advisor (veteran screenwriter or story editor) and engaged in one-on-one story sessions, to analyze the writer’s intentions, rewrite, rethink, and chart a course for further development and ultimately production. Advisors  include numerous highly accomplished screenwriters and story editors.
Writers who complete the 2014 Screenwriters Lab will be given an invitation-only opportunity to apply for part two of the program, the Summer Readings Series  in Vancouver in Spring 2015, where their new screenplay drafts will be professionally cast for table readings and further feedback.
Feature film screenplays in all genres can be submitted to the competition. Writers must be Canadian citizens or landed Immigrants. All rights remain with the writer. Praxis has no proprietary interest in any of the projects.
Summer Camp For Kids : Create your own film this summer with WFF’s hands on camps taught by The Director’s Cut. Learn how to write, film, edit and star in your own project in just five days. New for 2014, Whistler Film Festival Summer Film Camps for Kids  are a perfect fit for young minds fascinated by film.
Campers will learn how to create their short film from beginning to end with our fun, informative and hands-on programs. Campers will work as a team using professional equipment alongside The Director’s Cut instructors and WFF facilitators, who all have extensive experience in making their own films and are excited to share their knowledge to mentor the next generation of young filmmakers.
Everyone will have an opportunity to work with the equipment, to perform in front of the camera and to take turns at all the behind-the-scenes jobs involved in filmmaking. Campers will also present their films they created on the final day of the program for family and friends at the Friday Popcorn and Red Carpet Film Festival, and receive a copy of their film to take home on a USB bracelet.
Camp 1: LEGO® Stop Motion Animation Camp & Blockbuster Movie Trailer Camp
July 7 – 11, 2014
Unleash your inner Tim Burton with The Director’s Cut by creating your own stop motion animation film. You and your film crew will create and design sets, backgrounds and characters using your own toys (Lego, or free standing toys). Learn how to write a script and make it come alive. Shoot your stop motion film in eye popping HD, edit in iMovie adding voice overs, sound effects, music and titles. After you complete your stop motion animated film, stick around to script and film a live action movie trailer. Learn how to use the digital video camera, shoot from multiple angles and the art of creating your own movie trailer. Premiere your film at the Friday Popcorn and Red Carpet Film Festival for family and friends! All participants receive a USB bracelet with their final films on it.
Camp 2: Digital Film Production Camp
July 14 – 18, 2014
Unleash your inner Spielberg with The Directors Cut by creating a blockbuster short film. Work in small film crews to write, produce, act in and edit a blockbuster film under the guidance of a local film maker. Shoot your film in eye popping HD and use the latest Apple equipment including iMovie or Final Cut X. Special FX opportunities will be available during filming, including use of a Green Screen. Film crews will also create a movie trailer to help market their upcoming film release. Premiere your film at the Friday Popcorn and Red Carpet Film Festival for family and friends! All participants receive a USB bracelet with their final films on it.
Camps run 9am to 4pm daily at Millennium Place in Whistler, BC.
Each camp is limited to 15 campers with one instructor per three campers. All of Director’s Cut instructors are first aid certified.
Cost: $595 (plus applicable taxes) – Campers are required to pack lunch, drinks and snacks.