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WSSF Artistic Events and Competitions

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival has a creative side! There are multiple events based highlighting the creative talent we have in Whistler. Artists, photographers, videographers, actors, and comedians all have the opportunity to showcase their work, compete and potentially win a lot of money.

WSSF State Of The Art

Creative Events and Competitions:

Friday, April 8th

State of the Art Opening Party – Throughout the 10-day festival artists from far and wide masterpieces are displayed in the Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre. It’s not a paint-inside-the-lines type of show. A community of urban street and snow ingenuity artists will push the boundaries of the State of the ART. This is the opening party to celebrate the artists and their work.
Time: 8:00 PM 
Where: Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, April 10th

Multiplicity – Elevation. Imagination. Inspiration. Unique and passionate personalities of the mountain world partake in adventurous visual storytelling. Speakers will use photography, slide shows, video and intriguing anecdotes to spark the audience's imagination.
Time: Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm 
Cost: $20.00
Where: Whistler Conference Centre

Tuesday, April 12th

Whistler Comedy Showdown – Lots of laughs and prizes to be won. Stand up comedy competition featuring newbies, familiar and funny Sea to Sky faces and experienced comics.
Time: Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM 
Cost: $20.00 
Restrictions: 19+
Where: Buffalo Bill’s Bar and Grill 

WSSF Filmmaker Showdown

Wednesday, April 13th

Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown – Filmmakers and their teams must make a 3-5 minute short film in only 72 hours and within a 100km radius of Whistler. This includes shooting, editing and producing. They will be given a prop that must be incorporated into the film and otherwise teams have the freedom to make whatever sort of film they wish.
Time: Doors 8:00pm, Show 9:00pm 
Cost: $27.00
Where: Whistler Conference Centre

Thursday, April 14th

Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown – The Preeminent Action Sports Photography Event in the World. A celebration of commitment to still images that capture both time and the human spirit. Five photographers will showcase the images they have taken throughout their entire careers. The photographers competing this year include:
1. Jussi Grznar
2. Jonathan Mehring
3. Scott Rinckenberger
4. Krystle Wright
5. Gabe L’Heureux
Time: Doors 8:00pm, Show 9:00pm 
Cost: $32.00
Where: Whistler Conference Centre

WSSF Photograph

Friday, April 15th

Intersection Presented by Bromley Baseboards – Chosen teams must put together a 5 – 7 minute ski/snowboard film. The catch is they have only seven days to shoot, edit and produce the film. It must be shot within 100km radius of Whistler and must contain 30 seconds of park footage and 30 seconds on Whistler Blackcomb in bounds terrain.
Time: Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM
Cost: $25.00
Where: Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, April 17th

Best of the Fest – Recap all the good times had! The winning films and slide shows from the Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown, Intersection and the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown will all be shown.
Time: Doors 8:00pm
Cost: $25.00 (All proceeds go to The Whistler Refugee Response Group)
Restrictions: 19+
Where: GLC (Garibaldi Lift Company)

All the artistic events are incredibly inspiring, what teams and individuals come up with is amazing. Don't miss out, purchase your tickets now!