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What's On, May 2024


April 29, 2024


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The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2024 Festival are officially open. This year, the Festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and is scheduled to run from October 24 to November 3, 2024. WIFF is accepting submissions in three categories – WIFF Local (features and shorts), Canadian features and International features. Learn more about each category below and submit through FilmFreeway.

“As we prepare to celebrate our 20th anniversary, we can’t wait to see what stories filmmakers, local and worldwide, have been working to bring to life through film,” says Vincent Georgie, Executive Director and Chief Programmer of WIFF. “This year we will continue to highlight the best of Canadian film with our WIFF Prize in Canadian film nominees, we will celebrate our local filmmakers through our shorts and features programming and we will provide early access to some of the best films from all over the world. WIFF is an opportunity for audiences to see what’s new from filmmakers they love, as well as discover emerging talent and smaller independent films that may otherwise not be shown locally.”

WIFF Local

Every year, WIFF is proud to present an extensive slate of local programming, including feature-length and short films. The 2023 WIFF Local slate included 2 feature films and 17 short films. All WIFF Local submissions are reviewed and selected by an independent jury of industry professionals. 

Submit to WIFF Local on the FilmFreeway portal here

Canadian Feature Films 

Every year, WIFF is proud to present an extensive slate of Canadian programming, including feature narratives and documentaries. Canadian film represented just under 30% of the programming in 2023. 

All submitted Canadian films will be considered for the WIFF Prize in Canadian Film. WIFF is committed to celebrating excellence in Canadian film by honouring Canadian films and filmmakers with an annual cash prize of $25,000. An independent jury comprised of film industry experts selects the winner. In 2019, the prize was established and awarded to Kuessipan directed by ​​Myriam Verreault, in 2022 was awarded to Riceboy Sleeps directed by Anthony Shim and in 2023 was awarded to Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person directed by Ariane Louis-Seize. Nominees for the award will be announced at a private event held in September during the Toronto International Film Festival.

Access the WIFF FilmFreeway portal here.

International Feature Films

Every year, WIFF is proud to present an extensive slate of international programming, including feature narratives and documentaries. 

The 2023 Festival consisted of 186 films from over 46 countries, including 47 pre-release titles. Major international titles from the 2023 Festival included The Taste of Things directed by Tran Anh Hung, Perfect Days directed by Wim Wenders, La Chimera directed by Alice Rohrwacher, The Zone of Interest directed by Jonathan Glazer and Anatomy of a Fall directed by Justine Triet, among many others.Access the WIFF FilmFreeway portal here.

The 2024 festival is proudly presented by the Toldo Foundation.


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