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What's On, July 2024



Calling all filmmakers! The Industry Pass is your coveted ticket to WIFF’s new 2-day conference with inspiring discussions, in-depth panels, and networking opportunities with industry professionals and nominated filmmakers.

The Premium Pass comes with a bonus: a ticket of your choice to one of WIFF's Premium screenings at an Industry discount of up to $25! Don't miss this chance to enjoy this special cinematic experience.

Dates: Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th

What's Included in the Premium Industry Pass:

Friday, Oct 27th / Location: The Capitol Theatre

6pm-7:30pm | Opening Reception for Industry:
Connect with fellow filmmakers, industry professionals, and creative minds during this exclusive social gathering.

7:40pm | Screening of IRENA’S VOW:
With your pass, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket to enjoy this WIFF Prize in Canadian Film Nominee. A Q&A with Director Louise Archambault will take place after the screening.

Saturday, Oct 28th / Location: All sessions will take place at Art-Windsor Essex

10am-11:15am | Film Distribution Panel with levelFILM & Maison 4:3:
Two of Canada’s top distributors will give an inside look at navigating the intricacies of film distribution, including pitching projects, the current market, and strategies that bring films to audiences worldwide.

11:30am-12:45pm | Deep Dive into Film Funding with Ontario Creates and Telefilm:
Learn all about the funding and financing opportunities available to filmmakers, including Ontario Creates, Telefilm, grants, tax credits, and valuable information on creating successful applications.

1-2pm | Masterclass by Nominated Canadian Filmmaker Louise Archambault:
Gain insight on creating successful and impactful films from the renowned Louise Archambault, who remarkably has both of her films nominated for the WIFF Prize in Canadian Film this year, IRENA’S VOW and ONE SUMMER.

2pm-2:45pm | Lunch Break
Lunch will be provided by Thyme Kitchen

2:45pm-3:45pm | Case Study on SKINAMARINK:
Prolific Filmmaker and UWindsor Alumni, Dylan Pearce will share his experience producing the film, SKINAMARINK, which was a box office success, grossing over $2 million against a $15,000 budget.

10:45pm-12:25am | Screening of SKINAMARINK:
With your pass, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket to this cult-favourite horror film. A Q&A with Producer Dylan Pearce will take place after the screening. Location: The Capitol Theatre.

Oct 26th, Nov 1st, or Nov 5th | Premium Screening:
With your Premium pass, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket of your choice to: THE POT-AU-FEU (Opening Night Film), 299 QUEEN STREET WEST (Closing Night Film), or THE PEASANTS (Centerpiece Film)

$70 for Students (must show valid student ID)
$105 for Adults

For more information on our special guests, please visit our Industry page here.

How It Works:
1. Purchase Your Industry Pass: Buy your Industry Pass online or at our box office and get a ticket order.

2. Get Your Industry Pass Lanyard: Delegates must come to the box office and use that ticket order to collect they Industry Pass & Lanyard. [109 University Ave W – (ArtCite) from Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, November 5]

3. Collect and Choose Your Film Tickets: When you pick up your lanyard, you will receive your tickets to IRENA'S VOW and SKINAMARINK.

Also, choose one ticket to THE POT-AU-FEU (Opening Night Film), 299 QUEEN STREET WEST (Closing Night Film), or THE PEASANTS (Centerpiece Film)

Must select screening choices when picking up the pass from the box office.

4. Experience the Excitement: Use your Industry Pass Lanyard to gain access to our exclusive Industry Program.








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