WIFF Finds A Permanent Home At The Capitol Theatre
The Windsor International Film Festival is getting a permanent home.
When the festival opens this October it will be in its' new permanent home at the Capitol Theatre on University Avenue West at Pelissier Street.
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra, which runs the Capitol Theatre, announced the agreement.
WIFF has been using the ground level space each season for nearly a decade.
Moviegoers lineup for the Windsor International Film Festival — November, 2017 (Photo by AM800's Kimberley Johnson)
"This new partnership strengthens the Capitol Theatre, the WSO and WIFF. We can share resources in a way that will benefit all of us and, more importantly, our community," said Sheila Wisdom, WSO Executive Director. "It is also an exciting next step in the creation of a dynamic centre for entertainment in Windsor."
WIFF is already the Capitol's largest tenant in terms of bookings and this new partnership offers real and intriguing opportunities for enhanced collaboration year-round, including the sharing of equipment. This will benefit both the WSO and WIFF as well as the broader arts community, said Vincent Georgie, WIFF Executive Director and Chief Programmer.
The Windsor International Film Festival is the second largest volunteer film festival in Canada and last year sold a record 22,000 tickets, screening 113 films from 20 different countries -- 25% of which were Francophone. The festival now screens movies monthly as part of its popular WIFF365 series.