Bell Media to Sponsor Whistler Film Festival

May 15, 2012
Posted by: Leslie Wootton

Whistler, B.C. May 15, 2012: The Whistler Film Festival Society is pleased to announce anew multi-year sponsorship arrangement with Bell Media. As the official multimedia companyof the Whistler Film Festival, the new sponsorship will bring enhanced coverage for the fivedayevent through Bell Media properties including CTV, E!, and are thrilled about our new sponsorship with Bell Media,ai??? says Shauna Hardy Mishaw,Executive Director of the Whistler Film Festival Society. ai???Our alignment with Canada’spremier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital mediaenhances our commitment to promote Canadian talent, and build the national profile of boththe Whistler Film Festival and the Media is proud to partner with the Whistler Film Festival, an emerging force on theinternational circuit,ai??? says Mirko Bibic, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer and Executive Vice-President for Bell Media and BCE Inc. ai???This partnership reinforces our longstanding supportof the film industry in Canada, and we look forward to sharing this premiere festival with ouraudiences place November 28 to December 2, 2012, the 12th annual Whistler Film Festivalcombines an esteemed international film competition with a concentrated industry summitorganized to address the ever-changing landscape of filmmaking in the digital age. TheFestival hosts filmmaking luminaries for an intimate five-day program of screenings, tributes,industry initiatives and special events. Within its eleven-year history, the Whistler Film Festivalhas become one of Canada’s most important and recognized showcases for film. Renownedby filmmakers and film lovers alike, the Festival is a place where artists are celebrated,audiences are inspired, and new ideas enter the cultural dialogue. Find out more Whistler Film Festival is supported by Telefilm Canada, the Province of British Columbiaand the Resort Municipality of Whistler, and is sponsored by Bell Media’s CTV, ETALK and E!properties, Variety, the Directors Guild of Canada – British Columbia, American Airlines,Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb.- 30