How To WIFF

You love the Windsor International Film Festival and want to get the most out of your moviegoing
experience. First, thank you for supporting WIFF! Second, here’s a quick guide to help navigate our more than 100 films and related events, which make WIFF a great opportunity to “step out of your world.”

Pick your films

WIFF offers an amazing selection of films and you don’t want to miss out! To find the list of films and showtimes you can look at the schedule online, use your program book or just simply visit the box office. Film summaries are listed by title in alphabetical order, with their countries of origin noted. Consider signing up for our email newsletter, where we send out our daily recommended picks and share the latest event news.

Types of tickets

WIFF offers different types of tickets to enhance your viewing experience.  If you plan on seeing several films during the festival, consider buying a Festival Pass for an unlimited movie experience. They’re convenient and can save you money.

Show your valid student card for discounted single tickets or festival passes. If you want to catch a show with a large group of 20+, our Group Sales Packages will help your group save.

Sometimes advance tickets are sold out, but don’t despair. A limited number of “standby tickets” will be available at the venue just before showtime. If you want to explore this option, arrive at the theatre early and join the “standby line.” Be advised: When this line is admitted, it will be one ticket per person — you won’t be able to buy tickets for anyone who isn’t present.

Buy your tickets

WIFF now offers three different ways to buy your tickets.

Online – Purchase through your phone, tablet or computer. Print them off at home or bring them as e-tickets on your mobile device. (Online tickets can be found as an attached PDF file in your confirmation email).

In-Person – Visit our Box Office and buy from one of our volunteers. Want to skip the line? New to WIFF 2018; WIFF Kiosks! Kiosks will be available in our Box Office, at the Chrysler Theatre and the Armouries. Tickets can be now purchased using credit cards or in-person or by a WIFF Kiosk. Cash will only be accepted at the Box Office.

Attending Films

Plan to arrive at the appropriate venue (The Capitol Theatre, Chrysler Theatre, or the Armories) early enough so you don’t miss the start of a screening. We try to be prompt! If you have ordered online, be sure to have your tickets printed or ready via your mobile device, prior to arriving at the designated theatre.

Enjoy

We try to offer our guests truly unique and unforgettable experiences. Food and beverages, including alcoholic drinks, are available for purchase and allowed in the theatres. We have the greatest supporters in the film fest universe but it’s never a bad idea to remind you to be considerate to your fellow guests, volunteers, staff and sponsors. Always remember to turn off your cellphone when entering the theatre!

Talk it up!

WIFF prides itself on being an interactive experience. Make sure you vote for the LiUNA People’s Choice Award after every screening. Stick around for a Question and Answer Session. Engage with other fest-goers through our social media portals, Twitter and Instagram (both @WindsorFilmFest) and Facebook (@WindsorInternationalFilmFestival), where you might just find yourself snapped by one of our roving photographers. We’re all volunteers, so your encouragement is the best reward we could hope for.