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The Whistler Film Festival opens on Wednesday, November 28 and runs through Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Whistler, British Columbia Canada.

Canadian writer and director Michael McGowan’s STILL (Western Canadian Premiere) is this year’s WFF Opening Night Gala presentation, an inspirational film based on the true story of 88 year old Craig Morrison, who took on the bureaucrats and the challenges of building a home from scratch with equal aplomb. WFF’s Closing Night Gala film is the World Premiere of THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT by Canadian director, John Barnard and featuring Saskatchewan rock band The Sheepdogs.

Additional World Premieres include: BIRD CO. MEDIA by Vancouver director Jason Bourque, THE MOVIE OUT HERE directed by David Hicks, MAD SHIP directed by David Mortin, STATUS QUO? directed by Karen Cho; and TEMPTING FEAR directed by Mike Douglas.

The complete 2012 lineup:

World Premieres:
BIRD CO. MEDIA (Canada) Dir. Jason Bourque
THE MOVIE OUT HERE (Canada) Dir. David Hicks
BRUCE COCKBURN PACING THE CAGE (Canada) Dir. Joel Goldberg (World Premiere of Director’s Cut)
MAD SHIP (Canada) Dir. David Mortin
STATUS QUO? (Canada), Dir. Karen Cho
THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT (Canada) Dir. John Barnard
North American Premiere:
BLOOD PRESSURE (Canada) Dir. Sean Garrity

Canadian Premieres:
BETWEEN US (USA) Dir. Dan Mirvish
FEW WORDS (France) Dir. Candide Thovex
I AM NASRINE (UK/Iran) Dir. Tina Gharavi
KNIFE FIGHT (USA), Dir. Bill Guttentag
WHITE DEER PLAIN (China) Dir. Wang Quan’an
56UP (UK) Dir. Michael Apted

English Canadian Premieres:
BEAUTY AND THE BREAST (Canada), Dir. Liliana Komorowska
DRIVING TO THE EDGE (Dérapages) (Canada) Dir. Paul Arcand
FAIR SEX (Canada) Dir. Martin Laroche
KARAKARA (Canada/Japan) Dir. Claude Gagnon
OMERTÄ (Canada) Dir. Luc Dionne

Western Canadian Premieres:
AMERICAN MARY (Canada) Dir. Jen and Sylvia Soska
ANNA KARENINA (UK) Dir. Joe Wright
ALL THAT YOU POSSESS (Tout ce que tu possèdes) (Canada) Dir. Bernard Émond
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (Japan) Dir. Goro Miyazaki
HIT ‘N STRUM (Canada) Dir. Kirk Caouette
HOME AGAIN (Canada) Dir. Sudz Sutherland
IN THE HOUSE (Dans La Maison) Dir. François Ozon
LOVE MARILYN (USA) Dir. Liz Garbus
MEET THE FOKKENS (Netherland) Dir. Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas
PICTURE DAY (Canada) Dir. Kate Melville
STILL (Canada) Dir. Michael McGowan
THE PAINTING (France) Dir. Jean-François Laguionie
THE RABBI’S CAT (France) Dir. Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar
ZARAFA (France) Dir. Rémi Bazançon

BC Premieres:
ALTER EGOS (Canada) Dir. Jordan Galland
IT’S A DISASTER (USA) Dir. Todd Berger
MARS AND AVRIL (Canada) Dir. Martin Villeneuve
READY TO FLY (USA) Dir. William Kerig

Whistler Premiere:
THE MOUNTAIN RUNNERS (USA) Dir. Brian Young and Todd Warger

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