A nationally recognized, industry-leading cultural destination.
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)
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
Maria Cusumano Data Asset Manager
Asil Moussa Administrative Coordinator
Nuha Elalem Assistant Data Asset Manager & Print Traffic Coordinator