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.
Diversity of Programming
Increasing the exposure of Canadian and international film to all audiences and offering programming which appeals to and is representative of people in our community.
Developing and nurturing respectful relationships with each other, our volunteers, audience, partners and the film industry.
Being a vehicle to increase knowledge of film and the film industry.
Quality Of Life
Contributing to the quality of life for Windsor-Essex residents that comes from having a vibrant arts community.
Operating under the highest standards that will ensure the continuance of the festival for years to come.
Urban arts community
Being part of a cultural hub and vibrant arts community in the downtown core.
WIFF Board Members
Marty Beneteau (Chair)
Katharen Bortolin (Secretary)
Pat Papadeas (Vice-Chair)
Renée Trombley (Treasurer) WIFF Staff
Executive Director and Chief Programmer Vincent Georgie
Hayden Freker Managing Director
Erika Sanborn Director of Marketing & Communications
Austin Di PietroDirector 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 Consultants
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