The 2009 Whistler Film Festival took place from December 3 to 6 and Whistler Water was proud to be the official water supplier of the festival. It showcased 80 films, including 36 feature and midlength films and 44 shorts, and more than 60 percent were Canadian. The Festival featured a record 33 premieres, including three world premieres, one North American, five Canadian premieres, four English Canadian, eleven Western Canadian and nine BC premieres with five world premieres, eight Canadian premieres, and nineteen B.C. premieres, and awarded a record $54,500 in cash prizes and commissions and over $100,000 in production services. Festival highlights included a record number of sponsored parties and special events, and the Live@Whistler Studio presented by American Express which served as the Festival’s live and interactive site featuring daily interviews with celebrity guests, artists and filmmakers.
The Whistler Film Festival is marked the end of a very busy year for Whistler Water. Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2010.