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Windsor International Film Festival 2018 | WIFF
October 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - November 4, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
The 14th Annual Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) takes place at three venues in downtown Windsor including the Capitol Theatre and University of Windsor School of Creative Arts (Armouries Building) on October 29 to November 4, 2018.
Presented by WFCU Credit Union, WIFF 2018 promises to be the biggest and most exciting festival yet, with special guests, provocative programming, and some of the biggest stars from Hollywood and around the world. This year’s festival features 7 days filled with 143 feature, documentary, and short films!
This is the second time ever and second year in a row that Halloween falls into the week of WIFF, so organizers are hosting a special screening of Army of Darkness on the 31st. Costumes are encouraged, so feel free to dress up and enjoy a pre-film introduction by talented members of Kordazone Productions.
In addition, the 48 Hour Flickfest returns this year, where filmmakers of all backgrounds take on the challenge of filming, editing, and submitting an entire short film in the span of 48 hours. The 48 Hour Flickfest has been named in honour of the late Mark Boscariol, who had the vision, will and work ethic to build the Windsor International Film Festival into the can’t miss event it is today.
This year’s 48-Hour FlickFest took place from Oct. 12-14 and saw neophyte and veteran filmmakers from Windsor and Detroit race against the clock to produce a five-minute movie for a $2,000 cash prize. A jury of film industry professionals selected the inaugural winner of the Mark Boscariol Best of FlickFest Award. Thirteen films were submitted and will be screened on Friday, November 2nd at 7:45 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, with the prize presentation to follow. An epic After-Party will follow this event on the ground floor of the Pelissier Street Parking Garage!
Boscariol was the founder of the Windsor International Film Festival. Founded in 2005, WIFF is the second biggest volunteer-run film festival in Canada and last year sold a record 22,000 tickets, screening 113 films from 20 countries — 25 percent of which were Francophone. The festival now screens films monthly as part of its popular WIFF365 series.
From humble beginnings in the fall of 2005 to what is now an established cultural force on the Canadian film scene, WIFF has a lot to celebrate in its 14th Anniversary.
In keeping with WIFF’s mandate to enrich audience experiences through films of artistic and cultural significance, Canadian, local, and international films will be screened throughout the festival.
For a full schedule of events and film screenings, and for ticket information visit the official WIFF website.