Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
|Location||Detroit, Michigan, United States
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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.
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.
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.
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. The festival usually occurs in June.
- Windsor International Film Festival
- 3rd Detroit Windsor International Film Festival (2010)
- Ann Arbor Film Festival
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Windsor–Detroit International Freedom Festival