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Whistler's festivals and events drive many guests to the resort. Members can leverage these important events for business success by being aware of upcoming opportunities, preparing in advance and finding unique ways to welcome guests.

December 3 - 7, 2014 - Whistler Film Festival

This year, the Whistler Film Festival will celebrate its 14th edition as one of Canada's leading festivals, attracting over 10,000 attendees including 600+ industry insiders. Featuring innovative and original films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, the five-day Festival will be filled with premieres, star-studded guests, lively celebrations and unique industry initiatives.

Key things to know about the Whistler Film Festival

Number of 2013 participants: 9,494 attendees (approx. 3,708 unique visitors); includes 550+ accredited industry guests and delegates. (115 volunteers)
Demographics of the participants:
Attendees between 25 and 55 years of age (73%) 
Attendees 55+ (35%)
67% of attendees have no dependents, while, 33% had dependents
Average HHI is above $75,000; including 42% HHI above $100,000
72% of the visitors came from outside the Whistler area
Majority of attendees (84%) were BC residents; 10% other Canada, 6% other/International
63% stayed overnight (average length of stay 3.4 nights
Event locations & times:
Whistler Conference Centre: 9AM – 12AM on Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
Rainbow Theatre: 9AM – 12AM on Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
Village 8 Cinemas: 9AM – 12AM on Dec. 4, 5, 6 & 7
Millennium Place: 9AM – 12AM on Dec. 4, 5, 6 & 7
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre: 9AM – 5PM on Dec. 5 & 6
Westin Whistler Resort & Spa: 9AM – 6PM on Dec. 3, 4, 5 & 6
Whistler Mountain: 9AM – 3 PM on Dec. 6

How can your business leverage this event:

  • Create a festival themed desert or drink or entrée item at your restaurant or café, OR feature festival/event theme products at your store.
  • Show your WFF spirit by adding a Film Festival theme and or décor to your business and or store-front inviting the general public to step inside.
  • Join the Whistler Film Festival Celebrity Ski Challenge: Register a team for WFF’s Celebrity Challenge on December 7th. This dual-slalom race on Whistler Mountain is open to corporate teams of four novice, intermediate or expert skiers and/or snowboarders that join filmmakers, directors, producers, actors/actresses and athletes in a fun, guess your time, slalom race. The team with most accurate times wins. The race is followed by an on-mountain luncheon and awards presentation. Proceeds raised from this fun-raising” event support WFF’s annual programs for Canadian artists. Register by November 15th.
  • Sponsor the FEST or a film screening. contact This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it regarding sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship package >>
  • Become a Hospitality Partner. Learn more >>
  • Advertise in the Festival Program. Advertising opportunities >>
  • Volunteer: WFF requires up to 150 volunteers donating over 1,500 hours. Volunteer and receive a swag package, film tickets, attend the wrap party and get “behind the curtain” 

Generate buzz with Whistler Film Festival on social media:

Link to WFF Film Trailers and WFF Live footage and photos leading up to and at the Festival. 

Facebook >>
Suggested posts:

Prepare to be inspired at the 14th annual @WhistlerFilmFestival December 3rd – 7th. Passes on sale now at whistlerfilmfestival.com

Prepare to be inspired. Discover fresh films from Canada and around the world and connect with the people who created them @WhistlerFilmFestival. See the full schedule and find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com

On November 5th @WhistlerFilmFestival will be announcing the full film schedule online at whistlerfilmfestival.com. This is a festival not to be missed!

Twitter >>
Suggested Tweets:

Prepare to be inspired at the @whisfilmfest. With special guests and exclusive events, it’s the festival not to be missed! #WFF14

Passes for the @whisfilmfest on sale now at whistlerfilmfestival.com #WFF14

The full schedule for the @WhistlerFilmFestival will be announced on November 5th. It’s the festival not be missed! #WFF14