Whistler Film Festival opens media accreditation

Michelle Clancy | 01-10-2013

The 2013 Whistler Film Festival is now accepting applications for media accreditation from recognised Canadian and international media outlets.

The festival takes place 4-8 December and the deadline for applications is 8 November. The festival combines an esteemed international film competition with a concentrated industry summit organised to address the ever-changing landscape of film-making in the digital age. The festival hosts film-making luminaries for an intimate five-day programme featuring up to 90 films from Canada and around the world, film-maker tributes, special events and industry initiatives.

New for 2013, the Feature Project Lab, a four-day business and marketplace immersion experience presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada, focuses on strengthening dramatic feature projects from script to screen by facilitating feedback as well as collaboration on and investment in film projects that have US and international appeal.

Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, a development opportunity for emerging Aboriginal film artists working in British Columbia with short film scripts, will also be on hand. Fellows will receive feedback on their projects from established film-makers and industry professionals, and participate in WFFs ShortWork screenings and ShortWork Lab.