Windsor International Film Festival

About Wiff

Mission Statement

The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) is a cultural, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian and international films and filmmakers. Through its exhibition, education, and community development programs, WIFF builds audiences for Canadian content and talent, provides training opportunities for emerging filmmakers, and promotes the creative economy of Windsor and Southwestern Ontario.

Goals and Objectives

In establishing its priorities, WIFF identified a number of goals and objectives to stimulate and solidify its position as an important and recognized film festival.

  1. To grow a successful and well-organized annual film festival and monthly screening series and to showcase local, regional and national talent including actors, writers, directors, producers and prominent industry professionals.
  2. To build audiences for Canadian and international films and to encourage an awareness and appreciation of the diversity of talent working in the feature film and documentary sector.
  3. To provide unique opportunities for our audience to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of film, both Canadian and international, through encounters with artists and professionals connected to the film industry.
  4. To establish partnerships with local schools and organizations to foster a sense of entitlement and belonging in our community and to increase youth and student access to fine Canadian and international film.
  5. To increase the networking and training opportunities for local, regional, Aboriginal and visible minority writers, directors and producers.
  6. To encourage tourism and business development opportunities in the local community and to promote Windsor and Essex County as a thriving and vibrant cultural destination.

Ticket Info

Ticket information for the WIFF Monthly Film Series is posted under the "Buy Tickets" menu at the top of the page.

WIFF at a Glance

Stay tuned to this spot for details about WIFF's summer screenings. And be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming 10th Anniversary celebrations. WIFF 2014 runs Saturday, November 1st to Sunday, November 9th.

48 Hour Flickfest

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.

Get Involved!

Discover WIFF and see great films that entertain, enlighten, and celebrate the art of the moving image. For more information, go to the "Contact Us' page.

If you're from out of town, explore the WIFF website for hotel and visitor information, and start planning your next visit. Click here for a map of downtown Windsor.


  • ACFO Regionale Windsor-Essex-Kent
  • The City Grill
  • Club Riverside/Sertoma
  • HCA Mindbox
  • KelCom
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Polaris
  • WFCU
  • Windsor Laser Eye Institute

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