The Whistler Film Festival has unveiled the films screening as part of its 19th edition from Dec. 4 to 8.
Organizers received over 800 submissions this year and whittled it down to 86 offerings, including 43 features and 43 shorts from 15 counties.
“Dedicated to showcasing meaningful stories that spark conversation, WFF is proud to present award season fare and quality Canadian content, with over half of the feature offerings representing world, North American and Canadian premieres,” the release says.
Lost Transmissions, directed by Katharine O’Brien and starring Simon Pegg and Juno Temple will open the festival with the story of two L.A. music scene fans who are battling mental health issues.
Other films include Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Antigone, directed by Sophie Deraspe, Emile Goudreault’s Compulsive Liar (Menteur), Hope Gap, directed by William Nicholson, and Tom Harper's The Aeronauts, to name just a few.
The closing festival film this year will be a double bill of Grosso’s Loveletters to Canada and The Tony Alva Story.
To see the full lineup visit whistlerfilmfestival.com.