Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

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Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
DWIFF Logo.jpg
LocationDetroit, Michigan, United States United States
Windsor, Ontario, Canada Canada
Logo for the 4th annual DWIFF

The Detroit Windsor International Film Festival (DWIFF), launched in 2008, is a publicly attended film festival held each June in the Detroit–Windsor region, with events taking place in both Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. The festival is closely associated with Wayne State University as they incorporated their own pre-existing student film festival into the DWIFF and many of the festivities are held on Wayne State's campus in Midtown Detroit.[1]


Like most film festivals the DWIFF plays host to a variety of films ranging from student films to major Hollywood productions, but it is also known for special events that have been held as a part of the festival since its inception.[2]

DWIFF Challenge[edit]

Modeled after the 48 Hour Film Project contestants are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. The submissions are then judged and given their own screening as a part of the festival.[3]

Tech Fair[edit]

Held at Wayne State University the DWIFF Tech Fair provides viewers with a look at emerging technology and a variety of how-to courses on everything from personal electronics to film making.[4]


Launched in 2001, MovingMedia is Wayne State University's official film festival. Inclusion in the festival is selective, and there is a juried competition with prizes. DWIFF and MovingMedia entered in partnership in 2009. The festival is open to local, national and international students. The festival includes 6 categories: - Narrative, - Documentary, - Music Video, - Experimental, - Animation - and New Media. For the first time in 2012, the festival was open to high school students.[5] The festival usually occurs in June.

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Coordinates: 42°21′26.44″N 83°4′12.38″W / 42.3573444°N 83.0701056°W / 42.3573444; -83.0701056