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Experience Adventure on Film and More at Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival
WFF Adventure Film Series to include films, speakers, photo competition and exhibition.
Whistler, B.C. (March 29, 2017): The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) announced today the return of its 4th annual Adventure Film Series from May 19 to 21 as part of Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival (GO Fest) running over the Victoria Day long weekend. New for 2017, WFF’s Adventure Film Series will expand to feature six film screenings complimented by a speaker series, photo competition and exhibition.
“Whistler is a renowned outdoor adventure destination that attracts thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies,” says WFF’s Executive Director, Shauna Hardy Mishaw. “WFF’s Adventure Film Series presents an exciting lineup for outdoor enthusiasts to experience adventure on film, and through photography and the personal stories of adventurers themselves.”
WFF’s Adventure Film Series is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures through the power of the story. Above all else, it is a gathering for like-minded people who get together to celebrate the wonder of wild places and outdoor adventure. Through a combination of films and conversations, WFF’s Adventure Film Series will feature an action packed program of the best outdoor films from around the world, with select screenings followed by a speaker series covering aspects of mountain and adventure culture.
New this year, WFF in collaboration with Mountain Life Magazine introduces a photography competition to the Adventure Film Series with the winning photo to be featured in the summer issue of Mountain Life Coast Magazine which hits the stands June 1. The top three photos will also be featured online on mountainlifemedia.ca. The contest is open to all ages and the top ten photos will be determined by an online, social voting system channel through WFF’s Facebook page with the winning photo and runner ups to be selected by a Mountain Life jury. The deadline to submit is May 1. The winner will be announced on the final night of the series on May 21. Details are available at whistlerfilmfestival.com/events/adventure-film-series/.
There will also be a free adventure photography exhibition to experience in the Maury Young Arts Centre Gallery during GO FEST, featuring a selection of competition photos and photos from the participating films. All events will take place at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Tickets will be available for purchase when the lineup is announced in mid April.
WFF’s Adventure Film Series is supported by GO Fest, an initiative of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) funded through the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative. GO Fest is part of the RMOW’s Festivals, Events and Animation program, and is one component of the larger May long weekend strategy. WFF’s Adventure Film Series is sponsored by Mountain Life and is supported by Arts Whistler.
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The WFF Adventure Film Series is a program produced by the Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS), a cultural charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler. The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) will celebrate its 17th edition from November 29 to December 3, 2017 with fresh films, special guests, lively celebrations, and unique industry initiatives.
GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, will take place May 19 to 22, 2017 in Whistler, located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometers (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. GO Fest celebrates the convergence of winter and summer in North America’s premier four-season mountain resort. GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival is part of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) Festivals, Events & Animation (FE&A) program and is funded through the Resort Municipality Initiative.
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