Thank you again to all of our film-loving patrons for helping to make WIFF 2013 such a spectacular success. Each year the festival gets bigger and better, thanks in large part to your resounding support of high-quality films and filmmakers.As part of its mandate to promote the creative economy of downtown Windsor, WIFF is pleased to provide encore screenings of two festival favourites: Short Term 12, co-winner of the WIFF 2013 People's Choice Award, and Sarah Prefers to Run. Please join us on Thursday, December 5th @ the Capitol for the WIFF WInter Series, a continuation of our monthly film series. Short Term 12, Director Destin Cretton, USA 2013 Thursday, December 5th @ 6 pm
Short Term 12 is set in a foster-care facility for at-risk youth, where the young staff try to help their troubled charges while dealing with their own life troubles. Told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at the facility, Short Term 12 is a complex, lovingly realized film that finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places.Sarah Prefers to Run, Director Chloé Robichaud, Canada 2013 Thursday, December 5th @ 8 pm Sarah Prefers to Run is a subtle and stylish exploration of sacrifice and the consequences of chasing one's desires. With a balance of drama and levity, writer/director Chloé Robichaud unfolds Sarah's personal life to reveal a refreshingly unusual protagonist, delightfully played by Sophie Desmarais. Sarah prefers to be in control, but two things nearly upend her single-minded world: an unexpected sexual attraction to fellow runner Zoey (Geneviève Boivin-Roussy) and the emergence of a medical condition that could affect her running career.
Ticket information for the WIFF Monthly Film Series is posted under the "Buy Tickets" menu at the top of the page. Also see information about WIFF 2013, including ticket prices for Opening and Closing nights, Opening Night party, adult and student passes, FlickFest, and the Short Film Program.
Festival audiences voted Louise Archambault's Gabrielle as this year's winner of the WIFF 2013 Can-Am Grand Prix of Cinema Award.Download the new WIFF app on iOS and Android to view film trailers and synopses and to get information and updates before anyone else. Click here to view and download the 2013 program schedule.
The winner of the Mark Boscariol Best of FlickFest 2013 Award was presented on Sunday, November 10th to Lionel’s Got Some Trouble Coming His Way.For information about FlickFest productions, click on FAQ.
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