Congratulations to the 10 nominees of the inaugural WIFF Prize in Canadian Film announced Thursday at TIFF Bell Light Box during the Toronto International Film Festival.

The nominated films will be screened at the Windsor International Film Festival Nov. 1-10 and the winner will be announced shortly after closing night. For more info and for tickets, please visit

And thank you to Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Lisa MacLeod for her surprise announcement that the province is investing $50,000 in WIFF, making the No. 1 film festival in Canada by TIFF Film Circuit even better as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

To view photos from the private reception hosted by WIFF, please click here.

— Mayor Drew Dilkens