Tips for Attending the 2013 Whistler Film Festival

Tips for Attending the 2013 Whistler Film Festival

Back for the 13th time, the annual Whistler Film Festival is back! With the ski season officially opening November 28th 16th (Yes, early opening!), the WFF adds to the buzz around the resort town. Applying the tips and tricks below will ensure you have a great time at the festival.

Where Are the Events Held?

Five locations are being used, all within a short walk of each other.

  • Whistler Conference Centre (WCC)
  • Rainbow Theatre (RT)
  • Millennium Place (MP)
  • Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre (SLCC)
  • Village 8 Cinemas (V8)

Become a Pass Holder

Purchasing your tickets in advance allows you to become a Pass Holder giving you priority seating. You will be seated before same day ticket holders (you are still not guaranteed a seat).


If you are attending the festival, you likely have interest in the industry. To get some great insider knowledge of what goes into the events, volunteer for a day. These events do not run without volunteers, and with a variety of roles you will be rewarded with festival swag, tickets and volunteer party after the festival as well as being part of the signature events in Whistler.

Keep up to Date with Social Media

While the organisers plan to stick with the schedule that's being released in early November, previous years has seen changes happen on the day of the event. To hear about these first, keep up to date with Whistler Film Festival on Facebook. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on these pages immediately.


Book your accommodation with a couple days to spare on each side; this will enable you to hit the ski fields before and after the Festival. Spending time in the world famous Resort town is not complete without a ride on the ski fields. Book today!

Check Film Classifications

Organisers make every effort to have the films classified prior to the event, however, most of the time this cannot occur in which case the film is R18 by default. Make sure there is a G rating if you are bringing along your kids to the films.

The Whistler Film Festival is five days of jam-packed events and entertainment. The tips above will enable you to prepare better than the rest, letting you enjoy the festival without the stress.

Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013

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