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What's On, July 2024



A nationally recognized, industry-leading cultural destination.

Our Mission

WIFF is a cultural, charitable organization that celebrates the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian and international film and filmmakers. Delivering exceptional experiences through film, WIFF strengthens and enriches community while promoting the creative economy.

Our Values

Diversity of Programming



Quality Of Life


Urban arts community

WIFF Board Members

  • Marty Beneteau (Chair)
  • Lysande Bisson
  • Katharen Bortolin (Secretary)
  • Matt Ciarma
  • Diana Kao
  • Dylan Kristy
  • Pat Papadeas (Vice-Chair)
  • Jeffrey Patterson
  • Liz Pettapiece-Phillips
  • Mary-Ann Rennie
  • Renée Trombley (Treasurer)

WIFF Staff

  • Vincent Georgie
    Executive Director and Chief Programmer
  • Hayden Freker
    Managing Director
  • Erika Sanborn
    Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Austin Di Pietro
    Director of Operations & Special Events
  • Lana Oppen
    Technical Director
  • Jen Holson
    Director of Patron Services
  • Asil Moussa
    Manager of Finance & Administration
  • Nuha Elalem
    Print Traffic & Digital Asset Manager
  • Nathalie MacDonald
    Industry Relations Manager
  • Maria Cusumano
    Digital Creation Coordinator
  • Idriss Askour
    Assistant Technical Director
  • Elizaveta Gorshkova
    Assistant Digital Asset Manager

    Kelley O’Donnell
    Assistant Director of Patron Services
  • Jocelyn Levadoux and Danis Sharda
    Volunteer Coordinators
  • Emily Roe
    Merchandising Coordinator
  • Nate Parent
    Special Events Coordinator
  • Niklas Pizzolitto
    Executive Assistant to Vincent Georgie
  • Dave Houle
    Creative Lead
  • Omran Abouhassan, Alex Bernier, Kyle Cacilhas, Tristan Oliver, Igho Ogbobine, Herschelle Pinto and Andrea Saeid
    Venue Managers
  • Andre Capaldi, Jaclyn Meloche and Jacqueline Watty

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