Windsor International Film Festival and DWBIA Team Up For Summer Films

A partnership has been formed between the Windsor International Film Festival and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association.

The DWBIA is funding films every Thursday through the rest of the summer.

The events are part of WIFF 365 and begin this Thursday, June 13.

WIFF Executive Director Vincent Georgie says it's a natural partnership.

"It was one of those, lets figure out how we can do it and what would it look like, now we're going to do it in the summer and that's great," says Georgie. "People take vacation time and also some good films were coming up and they jumped on board with it.  It was one of those that just made a lot of sense."

DWBIA President Brian Yeomans says the films will benefit core area businesses.

"The impact WIFF 365 has on downtown Windsor's cultural landscape and creative economy is significant," saays Yeomans. "And contributes to downtown's vitality prosperity creativity engages captive audiences and affords us the opportunity to work together to make visiting downtown a unique and exciting experience."

Georgie says the most anticipated film so far is coming up June 20th.

"It's the Aretha Franklin film, it's Amazing Grace.  It is a film that was made many, many years ago.  It's original footage of her singing in a church it's absolutely phenomenal and its finally coming to Windsor thanks to this partnership," adds Georgie.

Tickets are $14 each or $9 for students.

The DWBIA is investing $15,000 in the venture.

Both hinted there could be information about an outdoor screening coming out soon.