The 19th edition of the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) tagged as ‘Canada’s coolest film fest’ wrapped on Sunday night with the Audience Award going to the North American premiere of LIBERTÉ: A CALL TO SPY, an exciting true story about female spies during WWII. The film is an American title shot partly in Budapest and was produced, written by and stars Sarah Megan Thomas and was directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher.
The WFF Audience Award runner-up was THE CUBAN directed by Sergio Navarretta, which had its world premiere at the festival.
The WFF Audience Award for Most Popular Canadian Film went to ANTIGONE, Canada’s official submission in this year’s international film Oscars category. Directed by Sophie Deraspe, the film won four of the five Borsos Competition Awards including Best Canadian Feature.
The WFF Audience Award is a non-cash prize presented to the highest-rated film as voted by the audience.