Vincent Georgie brings films to the masses and makes art accessible for all with an irrepressible penchant for big, bold ideas and a relentless positivity that inspires and empowers.
Georgie holds a Ph.D. in the marketing of film.
Georgie wed his marketing savvy with his lifelong love of cinema to grow the award-winning Windsor International Film Festival into the largest volunteer-run festival in Canada. The can’t-miss event draws crowds from across the country and every corner of Windsor-Essex to watch films from around the globe that have won Academy Awards, Golden Globes or the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, among other awards.
Year after year, he continues to expand WIFF’s offerings and reach, showcasing films “Under the Stars” on the city’s spectacular riverfront and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers with the Mark Boscariol 48-Hour FlickFest and WIFF Local. He builds partnerships to promote films and filmmakers, including partnerships with Netflix, Amazon Studios and others. He has also championed the installation of WIFF Alley, a vibrant film-themed mural in the city’s core that keeps WIFF top of mind even when the projectors aren’t running.
Georgie was named a Top 10 Community Leader Who Makes Windsor Better by Windsor Star, made the Top 40 Under 40 list by Leadership Windsor-Essex and received the Made a Difference Award from the University of Windsor, where he earned his MBA and where he continues to be Marketing faculty while serving as the Acting Associate Vice President External.
Georgie has been an active member of the Board of Directors for Ontario Creates since 2021. With support from Ontario Creates, Ontario’s Film and Television industry contributed a record-breaking $3.15 billion to Ontario’s economy in 2022, creating 45,891 high-value full-time equivalent direct and spin-off jobs for Ontarians.