The South Western International Film Festival is an International, new media cultural event that will establish Sarnia-Lambton as a cultural hub for South Western Ontario. By focusing on artist engagement, youth participation, community enrichment and our evolving diversity, SWIFF will create a unique and exciting, cinematic experience for the community of Sarnia-Lambton while opening its doors to visitors far and wide.
Our mandate is to bring culturally diverse, socially conscious, entertaining films that not only open doors to the world but also open up the dialogue on global and domestic issues. Our aim is to have several films spotlighting First Nations, Female voices, LGBT themes and films from the diaspora (Asia, Africa, Middle East). The idea is to use my position at the Toronto International Film Festival, to acquire films and bring directors, screenwriters and actors to Sarnia to engage our community and enrich our own artists through talk backs, workshops and panel engagements.
Funded by Sarnia, ON (May 2015)