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October 06, 2022

WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR ITS 18TH EDITION  

WIFF to show 177 feature films and 24 short films across 311 screenings

The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) is pleased to announce the full lineup for this year’s Festival taking place from October 27 to November 6. Returning after a two-year hiatus, WIFF is back and bigger than ever with an impressive slate of 177 feature films from 32 countries and more than 300 screenings. For the first time, WIFF will be running for a full eleven days, allowing for an increase in programming and special events. For the complete lineup visit the WIFF website.

Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light will open the Festival and Maïmouna Doucouré’s Hawa will close out the 11 days. Other highlights include Sarah Polley’s Women Talking which was recently a runner-up for TIFF’s People’s Choice Award, Triangle of Sadness (Palme d’Or Winner, Cannes 2022), Holy Spider (Winner: Best Actress, Cannes 2022), Close (Winner: Grand Prix, Cannes 2022), Broker (Winner: Best Actor, Cannes 2022), and Lee Jung-jae’s Hunt, starring Heo Sung-tae (Squid Game). Cinephiles will also enjoy Federico Fellini’s lauded masterpiece La Dolce Vita, a 4K restoration of David Cronenberg’s cult classic Crash, and Philip Borsos’ critically acclaimed The Grey Fox which celebrates its 40th anniversary, among other offerings at WIFF.

“Going into our 18th festival, we are so proud to be presenting such a high calibre selection of films to our audience,” says Vincent Georgie, Executive Director and Chief Programmer of WIFF. “In addition to bringing some of the biggest films of 2022 to our audiences, we are delighted to be highlighting some fan favourites alongside some incredible international and 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 the annual WIFF at TIFF party. Over the opening weekend, all ten nominees will be shown twice, and the winner will be announced on Sunday, October 30, 2022. The nominees include Clement Virgo’s Brother, Jason Loftus’ Eternal Spring, Charlotte Le Bon’s Falcon Lake, Chandler Levack’s I Like Movies, Maxime Giroux’s Norbourg, Carly Stone’s North of Normal, Anthony Shim’s Riceboy Sleeps, Luis De Filippis’ Something You Said Last Night, Lindsay MacKay’s The Swearing Jar, Nisha Pahuja’s To Kill A Tiger.

BY THE NUMBERS 

177 feature films 

311 screenings

32 countries represented 

27 films in Local 2022 programming 

43 Francophone feature films 

13 short films 

53 films selected from TIFF

88 films from world-leading film festivals 

14 films in the Hot Docs Showcase 

175 minutes – Length of longest film La Dolce Vita 

3 minutes 15 seconds – Length of shortest film Purity

The 2022 festival is proudly presented by the Toldo Foundation. 

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