The Whistler Film Festival will be taking place next week, from December 4th until the 7th and Miss604.com has been accredited. I won’t be able to make it up to the snowy cobblestones of the village however freelance journalist, actress, and friend of mine (since before the term ‘BFF’ was even coined), Michelle Kim, will be covering the festivities for the site.
The 2008 Whistler Film Festival will showcase 90+ films, including premieres from some of North Americaâ€™s top directors, and will award over $42,000 in prizes and commissions. This premier event will also feature innovative industry programming through the Filmmaker Forum as well as several special events…
… The Festival kicks off with the Opening Gala, winds up with the Celebrity Challenge, a free outdoor screening and Tributes to some of the industryâ€™s greatest talents, peaks with parties, and winds down with the Awards Brunch and Closing Film. [WFF08]
Atom Egoyan’s Adoration will be screened, along with Fifty Dead Men Walking, that won an award at the VIFF this year, and Centigrade – the amazing short film by Colin Cunningham whom I got to interview for E! Online last month. [Festival Guide]
I’m looking forward to Michelle’s coverage as she not only knows her way around a gala, she has also published articles for periodicals like the Globe and Mail and the Korea Herald. She spent time working for the BBC World Service in London and has also been seen on stage in local theatre productions.
She’ll have a festival recap before jetting off to Seoul, sharing the atmosphere, the party scene, and of course the film highlights of the WFF 08. Check back in a week for her coverage and if you’d like to attend the festival yourself, tickets for most films are from $10-$12 and passes are available online.