With seven weeks to go, the first wave of guests has been unveiled for this years’ Whistler Film Festival (WFF).

The festival, that runs November 29th to December 3rd features the WFF Summit, with 25 interactive sessions as well as keynotes and panel discussions on topics that include finance, marketing, distribution, technology and export.

Guests announced include presidents and producers from a range of production companies across the industry including:

  • Bill Bromiley – President, Saban Films
  • Bruce Cowley – Senior Director, CBC Documentary Channel
  • Christina Davila – Creative Executive, Stage 13/Warner Bros Digital Network
  • Howard Barish – Founder and President / Executive Producer, Kandoo Films
  • Jeff Sackman – Executive Producer, Someone Else’s Wedding
  • Kim Fox – Partner, MadRiver
  • Kirk D’Amico – President and CEO, Myriad Pictures
  • Kristen Konvitz – Agent, International and Independent Film, ICM
  • Nate Bolotin – Co-Founder, XYZ films
  • Olivia Thomas Steier – Original Programming Executive, Fullscreen

In a media release WFF’s Director of Industry Programming Angie Nolan said “The Whistler Film Festival’s Summit has become a must-attend event for Canadian talent looking to expand their intel and network within the industry… This is in direct correlation to the high-level executives and creatives who now make Whistler a chosen stop in their fall festival circuit.”

The festival also features 11 talent programs ‘designed to provide creative and business immersion experiences’ according to a release. They include the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, Power Pitch, Stars to Watch and Music Showcase among others.

The full WFF film lineup will be available online on November 1st in addition to the 16 films already announced. Tickets are now available to purchase here.


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