Special Programming

Each year WIFF brings the local community together to celebrate the art of cinema, culture and entertainment. We pride ourselves on offering the best, innovative, film experiences. See the exciting programming below that WIFF 2018 has to offer:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

ARMY OF DARKNESS

Calling all Screwheads to join WIFF Halloween night for a special screening ARMY OF DARKNESS! Costumes are encouraged, so feel free to dress up and enjoy a pre-film introduction by our friends at Kordazone Productions.

Screening: Wednesday October 31, 2018, 10:00PM – Chrysler Theatre

Sunday, November 4, 2018

FROZEN: SING-A-LONG

On-screen lyrics and a magical bouncing snowflake will accompany this showing of FROZEN – but that’s not all! Elsa and Anna will be joining us prior to the show for a special vocal warm up! Costumes are encouraged.

What better way to enjoy film than to dress up and sing-along!

Screening: Sunday November 4 2018, 1:40PM – Chrysler Theatre

Friday, November 2, 2018

MIDNIGHT MADNESS: THE ROOM

Ready to get rowdy? Join us for a WIFF Fan Favourite, THE ROOM. Bring your plastic spoons, buy some drinks, and get ready for an unforgettable movie theatre experience. This year, we are lucky to bring a very special guest, Mark himself, GREG SESTERO.

Screening: Friday, November 2, 12:30AM (Technically early Saturday morning) – Pentastar, Capitol Theatre

Satuday, November 3, 2018

MIDNIGHT MADNESS: BEST F(R)IENDS VOL. 1 & 2

Based on a series of true-to-life anecdotes sourced from Greg Sestero’s and Tommy Wiseau’s  two decades of shared experiences, Best F(r)iends is a unique two-volume cinematic saga that interweaves mystery, intrigue, and more than a few dark laughs into the long-awaited reunion of the The Room’s cult icons.

This year, we are lucky to bring special guests to join the screening, Director JUSTIN MACGREGOR, and Actor GREG SESTERO.

Screening:
BEST F(R)IENDS VOL 1: Saturday, November 3 2018, 10:45PM – Pentastar, Capitol Theatre
BEST F(R)IENDS VOL 2: Saturday, November 3 2018, 12:45AM (Technically early Sunday morning) – Pentastar, Capitol Theatre

Sunday, November 4, 2018

SPECIAL SCREENING: DO NO HARM: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

This important documentary confronts the opioid crisis, a devastating epidemic tied to addiction and mental heath, as well as community and public services. A special panel discussion will follow the screening, bridging the film’s larger context to the increasing local awareness of this complex issue. We thank Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s Changing Lives Together Foundation for its generous support and leadership in bringing this vital discussion to our program.

Screening: Sunday, November 4, 1:30PM – Pentastar, Capitol Theatre

October 29 - November 4

JUSTICE? ON FILM

Justice? On Film, presented by Windsor Law, is a series of films that question the presence/lack of justice in stories real and fictional, all ultimately critical to issues the world is facing today.

Screening as part of this 2018 series: Crime + Punishment (2018), The Children Act (2017) and Netizens (2018).

Screenings:

CRIME + PUNISHMENT:  November 1, 11:20AM | November 3, 4:00PM – Armouries
THE CHILDREN ACT: October 30, 3:25PM | November 2, 5:45PM, November 3, 1:35PM – Chrysler Theatre
NETIZENS: October 29, 2:00PM |November 1, 2:00PM – Pentastar, Capitol Theatre

Sunday, November 4, 2018

30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF AKIRA

This post-apocalyptic Japanese science fiction classic is credited with influencing The Matrix trilogy, Looper, and even the Star Wars franchise. Join us as we honour Katsuhiro Otomo’s badass masterpiece on Halloween Night!

Screening: Wednesday, October 31, 9:45PM – Pentastar, Capitol Theatre

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

WIFF LOCAL 2018

WIFF is committed to promoting and fostering local films and filmmakers, and welcomes local short and feature film submissions for programming consideration to the core festival. This year’s films were selected on the basis of quality and originality, and on the ability to contribute significantly to the overall success of WIFF 2018.

Screenings:

WIFF Local Features:
BABY BLUES – 10th Anniversary Screening: October 29, 8:55PM – Kelly, Capitol Theatre
THE CONTROL: October 29, 9:15PM – Chrysler Theatre

WIFF 2018 Local Shorts #1: October 30, 7:30PM – Kelly, Capitol Theatre
WIFF 2018 Local Shorts #2: October 30, 9:30PM – Kelly, Capitol Theatre