Windsor International Film Festival

WIFF 2012

The Windsor International Film Festival is pleased to be back at the Capitol Theatre this year for what promises to be an exciting lineup of films, filmmakers, and presentations. In keeping with WIFF's mandate to enrich audience experiences through films of artistic and cultural significance, Canadian, local, and international films will be screened throughout the festival.

Opening Night Screening and Gala

Wednesday, November 7th

WIFF opens with a Windsor premiere screening of a Canadian film and an Opening Night party. The filmmakers and actors involved in the making of the film are invited to attend.

Pre-WIFF Events

As in previous years, WIFF will host a number of pre-festival events to celebrate Canadian film and filmmakers. These events reflect WIFF's ongoing commitment to Canadian and emerging filmmakers by recognizing and supporting their filmmaking achievements and storytelling.

48-hour Flickfest

Tuesday, November 6th,

A celebration of the true spirit of filmmaking, the 48-hour FlickFest screening consists of a slate of short films shot and edited by local filmmakers and film lovers over one weekend in October. FlickFest is a fun, spirited event that epitomizes the grit, passion and determination of making films. It's a guiltless all-you-can-eat buffet of creative work from filmmakers in the Windsor region, from the young and aspiring to established heroes of the local film scene.

Finalists will be celebrated at closing night ceremonies on Sunday, November 11th when the Mark Boscariol Best of FlickFest Award 2012 will be presented.

Short Film Program – A Regional Showcase of Student Films

Monday, November 5th

The WIFF Short Film Program is a curated and juried screening of the best films by student filmmakers as nominated by three local post-secondary institutions—the University of Windsor, the University of Michigan, and St. Clair College.

This film and video program celebrates the genres of animation, experimental, documentary and fiction film and provides emerging filmmakers and opportunity to screen their work at an international film festival.

REEL Canada, Educational Program

Wednesday, November 5th

In collaboration with REEL Canada, WIFF presents a mini-film festival for Windsor-Essex high school students. The object is to promote Canadian culture to Canadian youth through Canadian film.

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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