So, the Whistler Film Festival came and went. People met, discussions were had. Films were shown, people were entertained and enlightened. And, best of all, some celebrities were in town.
But now it's gone, gone, gone with only our memories to carry us forward - and all the photographs and videos of the various events. And the names of the festival winners now immortalized on trophies, on websites and newspapers.
The winners of the weekend are:
Borsos Competition: Keyhole
Whistler's New Voices International Feature Competition: Machete Langauge
Best Documentary: Kivalina V. Exxon
Best Mountain Culture Film: Rainforest: The Limit of Splendor
Best Shortwork award: The Paris Quintet in Practice Makes Perfect
Student Shortwork: No Words Came Down
MPPIA Short Film Award: Beauty Mark
Jury Special Documentary Mention: The Vanishing Spring Light
Kudos to the winners. To everyone else: You did good, but you need to do better. Better luck next time.