Our Affiliates

Windsor Centre
The Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media & the Creative Arts is the non-profit host of the Windsor International Writers Conference.

The centre offers year-round programming for adults and youth, including a monthly REEL Networking networking and educational series for professionals and beginners, an Arts & Film Talent Database and the Windsor International Writers Conference. Film Camp for Kids & Youth, which in 2015 attracted 123 participants ages 9 to 17 years from the Canada and the US, as well as a Young Authors Program launched by the planners of the International Writers Conference, are also under this same umbrella.

The organization has purchased a 1920s, 28,000 SF facility in downtown Windsor that is being renovated and will become The Raindance Centre, offering year-round teaching and special events in the arts, for all ages.

For more information, visit: www.windsorfilmmaking.com

Owned and operated by local philanthropist Mary Lambros, the venue is one-of-a-kind in the area. It is capable of being a theatre or an entertainment venue. The theatre is located in the middle of a newly renovated Historic District. Depending on the event, it can accommodate groups ranging from a private function of 25 to a rock concert of 600 or more. Olde Walkerville Theatre has its own liquor license and a bar on the main and upper levels. The main floor can be set with tables and chairs – appropriate for a wedding reception, dinner theatre or fashion show. The upper level has the ability to be a reception area as well as balcony seating for viewing film and theatre in the comfort of the beautiful red velvet seats.

The venue is available to suit all types of needs, and is conveniently located in downtown Walkerville, very close to the border of Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. Olde Walerville Theatre can host a movie launch, fashion show, AGM, wedding or client appreciation night. For more information, please visit: http://www.oldewalkervilletheatre.com/.

In 2011, a small group of individuals became inspired by Raindance.org’s efforts and the potential of a growing film and arts community that is providing a new focus for many who live in the region. The Windsor Centre for Film launched Raindance Windsor-Detroit to bring opportunities that otherwise would not exist in the region for students, artists, volunteers, and job seekers. Raindance “chapters” have been established in major cities across the globe, and Windsor-Essex and Detroit filmmakers, writers/authors, designers and others are proudly ready to be a part of that scene.
Raindance.org, an international collective, was established in 1992 to provide information and advice to the then-struggling British independent film community. Dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in both the UK and around the world. , Raindance is unique, combining film training courses with the UK’s only truly independent film festival, specializing in first-time filmmakers. Using the knowledge and contacts that have been built up over the years, Raindance has developed a global membership scheme that will help filmmakers on any budget, supplying the correct advice, increase film knowledge and put artists in touch with like-minded filmmakers. Today Raindance.org has film schools and chapters in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, New York, Paris, London (UK), Brussels, Berlin, Budapest – and now Windsor-Detroit.

Muskoka Chautauqua is a community nurturing curiousity and creativity. Encompassing the arts, entertainment, education and reflection, it springs from a tradition that started almost 100 years ago – when the beauty of the region attracted North America’s leading thinkers to Muskoka’s tranquil retreats. Our vibrant, charitable organization continues to entice visitors seeking personal growth and enrichment, and to share innovative, creative ideas. To learn more about how we promote, organize and deliver multi-disciplinary arts and cultural programming, visit us at MuskokaChautauqua.com and follow us on Twitter @artsinmuskoka and on Facebook.com/MuskokaChautauqua.


Urban Farmhouse Press is an independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and science fiction books. We are based out of the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. Although regionally based, we simply seek to publish the best literature out there. We are staffed by professional writers and editors with combined decades worth of experience in the publishing industry. Our books are currently available throughout North America in both traditional print and eBook formats. All conference attendees will receive 10% off at the UFP Store.

mwpubsmallblackMirror World Publishing is a small publishing house located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

We publish quality paperbacks and e-books featuring other worlds, other times, and different versions of reality. We like to offer our readers a chance to escape the mundane and experience something different that is both imaginative and engaging.

Our novels are primarily science-fiction or fantasy with both romance and adventure mixed in. We pride ourselves on our originality and ‘outside the box’ thinking, while taking a good look at the question, ‘what if?’ Our stories are never ordinary, the dialogue and action engaging, the characters believable and there will always be some element of romance or adventure. We are dedicated to bring our readers novels that will not only entertain them, but also teach them something about the world they live in by showing them one that mirrors it.