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WIFF 2023
October 26, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

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.

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.

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.

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October 26, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

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