Windsor, Friday, November 16, 2012 — The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) is pleased to announce Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s The Intouchables as the winner of its top prize, the People’s Choice Award.
Based on the true story of an unlikely odd couple, this uplifting and cheeky French comedy-drama won the affection of WIFF audiences with its story of mismatched friendship, and the power of hope and trust to change people’s lives.
Also of note is the winner of WIFF’s Can-Am Grand Prix of Cinema 2012. USA director Shawn Christensen’s short film, Curfew, was part of a special presentation of eight short films selected by the Detroit Film Theatre and WIFF. As in previous years, festival patrons select the winning entry.
The Intouchables and Curfew were among the 52 dramatic, documentary, and short films screened at WIFF 2012.
WIFF also congratulates Windsor’s Jocelyne Poirier whose name was drawn at random for participating in the WIFF People’s Choice Award voting. Jocelyne has won a travel certificate from Via Rail with a full retail value of up to $1,200.
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The 2014 FlickFest production dates are October 17th to 19th. Kick off orientation meeting is Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:30 pm in room 111 at MediaPlex, 275 Victoria Avenue.For information about 2014 FlickFest productions, check How to Get Started and 48-hour FlickFest Package. FlickFest is a fun, spirited event that epitomizes the grit, passion and determination of making films. Finalists are celebrated at WIFF closing night ceremonies where the Mark Boscariol Best of FlickFest Award is presented.
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