Exceptional ExperiencesThrough Film

Our Mission

WIFF is a cultural, not-for-profit organization that celebrates the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian and International Film and Filmmakers. Through unique programming, education and exhibition, WIFF strengthens and enriches community while promoting the creative economy.

Our Values


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 for youth, audiences and the film industry


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


Being part of a cultural hub and vibrant arts community in the downtown core

WIFF BoardMembers

Marty Beneteau

Lysande Bisson

Katharen Bortolin

Barb Davis

Ryan Donally (Vice-Chair)

Angela Kaye

Mori McIntosh

Kim Nelson

Jeff O’Brien

Pat Papadeas (Secretary)

Renée Trombley

Lynne Watts (Chair)

Martha Winterbottom (Treasurer)

WIFF Staff

Vincent Georgie
Executive Director and Chief Programmer

Hayden Freker
Managing Director

Lana Oppen
Technical Director

Anthony Dalla Bona
Manager, Marketing & Signature Events

Jen Holson
Director of Patron Services

Keely Murdock and Nate Parent
Volunteer Coordinators

Maria Cusumano
Data Asset Manager

Dylan Kristy
Social Media Coordinator

Nuha Elalem
Assistant Director of Patron Services

Cherry Theresanathan
Projection Coordinator

Matthew Sabelli
Manager, Mark Boscariol 48-Hour FlickFest

Alan Bull
Print Traffic Coordinator

Lotus Pupulin
Guest Relations Coordinator

Shivani Bhardwaj
Patron Services Coordinator

Marcin Pulcer & Richard Veroszlinden

Dave Houle
Graphic Design and Layout


WIFF Honorary Ambassadors

Nick Cacciato

Peter Coady

Denise Deziel

Debra Henderson

Mike Lesperance

Priyanka Philip

Michael Reboulis

Lou Tortola

Interested In Volunteering?

WIFF is an entirely volunteer-run festival. We are always looking for enthusiastic film lovers to join our team!