Whistler Film Fest Kicks Back into High Gear with Hybrid Model and Contenders ‘Lost Daughter’ and ‘Power of the Dog’

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Whistler Film Fest Kicks Back into High Gear with Hybrid Model and Contenders ‘Lost Daughter’ and ‘Power of the Dog’
The Whistler Film Festival is back with a hybrid offering that includes online and in-theater screenings, alongside various talent programs, masterclasses, workshops and its Content Summit. The fest will kick off opening night with the Canadian premiere of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter,” starring Olivia Colman, Ed Harris and Dakota Johnson.

This year, the festival has received more than 1,550 submissions from all over the world.

From Dec. 1-31, national online audiences can enjoy 31 features and 35 shorts. Wff will share net proceeds of its online offerings on a 50/50 basis directly with the filmmakers or Canadian rights holders.

From Dec. 1-5 audiences in Whistler, B.C. will share in the big-screen experience with 31 features, including 15 premieres and six short film programs bowing exclusively in-theater.

Special presentations include Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter,” about an outsider seeking redemption, starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish, as well as Paolo Sorrentino’s coming-of-age story “The Hand of God,
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