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Windsor International Film Festival Receives Funding From The Government Of Canada

Monday September 26th, 2022, 3:59pm

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The Windsor International Film Festival has received $500,000 in funding through the Tourism Relief Fund.

“Our federal government is thrilled to support WIFF and the incredible community of volunteers and supporters that make this film festival so unique in Canada,” says Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh. “In enthusiastically supporting our arts and culture, we are supporting the vitality and economy of Windsor-Essex.”

The goal of the funding is to provide opportunities for organizations to facilitate future growth, allow for job creation, and support projects in the downtown core. An immediate result of this funding is the hiring of three full-time staff, a first for the festival, and an expansion of programming, providing guests with exceptional film experiences.

“We are thankful to the Federal Government for their support,” said Vincent Georgie, Executive Director and Chief Programmer for WIFF. “These funds will allow for growth of the festival and is a first step in helping us to achieve our vision of an industry-leading, nationally-recognized, cultural destination.”

The 2022 festival will run from Thursday, October 27th to Sunday, November 6th, 2022, WIFF’s first-ever 11-day festival.

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