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October 05, 2023


WIFF to show 186 feature films and 38 short films with over 300 screenings


The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) is pleased to announce the full lineup for this year’s Festival taking place from October 26 to November 5. WIFF is back and bigger than ever with an impressive slate of 186 feature films from 46 countries and over 300 screenings. New this year includes the WIFF Centrepiece Film, Detroit and Housing film slates, industry programming and more. For the complete lineup visit the WIFF website.

Tran Anh Hung’s The Pot-au-Feu, starring Juliette Binoche, will open the Festival, DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman’s The Peasants will be celebrated as the Centrepiece Film and Sean Menard’s 299 Queen Street West will close out the 11 days. 

Other highlights include Anatomy of a Fall directed by Justine Triet, which was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, The Zone of Interest directed by Jonathan Glazer (Grand Prix Winner, Cannes 2023), Depraved Mind directed by local filmmaker Nicholas Shields, American Fiction directed by Cord Jefferson (People’s Choice Award Winner, TIFF 2023), Priscilla directed by Sofia Coppola, Foe directed by Garth Davis and Carlos directed by Rudy Valdez. 

This year we are returning to Middle Earth for a Lord of the Rings marathon to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Other anniversary titles include Rosemary’s Baby directed by Roman Polanski. Twilight directed by Catherine Hardwicke, The Room directed by Tommy Wisseau and more. 

“It’s a great year for film and a great year for WIFF. We’re thrilled to be sharing our largest selection of programming yet, with outstanding films from all over the world,” says Vincent Georgie, Executive Director and Chief Programmer of WIFF. “In addition to bringing some of the biggest films of 2023 to our audiences, we are delighted to be highlighting some fan favourites alongside some incredible Canadian discoveries.” 

The opening weekend of the festival will focus on the WIFF Prize in Canadian Film. The nominees for the prize were announced earlier this Fall at a luncheon during TIFF. Over the opening weekend, all ten nominees will be shown twice, and the winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2023. The nominees include Blackberry directed by Matt Johnson, The Dishwasher directed by Francis Leclerc, Frontiers directed Guy Édoin, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person directed by Ariane Louis-Seize, Irena’s Vow directed by Louise Archambault, My Mother’s Men directed by Anik Jean, The Nature of Love directed by Monia Chokri, One Summer directed by Louise Archambault, Seven Veils directed by Atom Egoyan and Solo directed by Sophie Dupuis.


186 feature films 

46 countries represented 

19 films in Local 2023 programming 

54 Francophone feature films 

38 short films 

45 films selected from TIFF 

107 films from world-leading film festivals

19 films in the Hot Docs Showcase 

201 minutes – Length of longest film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2 minutes 28 seconds – Length of shortest film Journey of a Thousand Miles directed by Prasanna Marathan

The 2023 festival is proudly presented by the Toldo Foundation. 

Stay in touch with WIFF via the festival’s Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or by signing up to receive WIFF news via email by visiting windsorfilmfestival.com. Tickets are available online now at windsorfilmfestival.com. Tickets are available online now at windsorfilmfestival.com.

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Erika Sanborn, Director of Marketing & Communications

Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF)




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