All receptions are catered, compliments of our amazing reception sponsors!

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Admission to Receptions:

Free for VIP passholders.

VIP passes will be admitted first to all receptions; if capacity permits, single/rush tickets will be sold.

Single/Rush: $15 available at the door, pending capacity.


Thursday February 25 | 8:45pm-10:30pm
The Tett Centre, 370 King St. W

Kick-off KCFF’16 in style with a mix of filmmakers, cast, crew, staff, sponsors, volunteers, and lots of faces you’ll see throughout the festival.  The Tett Centre is about 20 steps away from The Isabel Bader Centre – a very easy commute!  Catering and drinks gratis!


Saturday February 27 | 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tango Nuevo, 331 King St. E

Take a break from your movie-watching schedule to mingle with visiting industry guests, sponsors, staff, and other festival patrons.  A great opportunity to network or simply kick-back and relax.  In addition to filmmakers in attendance on behalf of their films, other special guests have been know to make an appearance.  Recently, guest talks have featured Don McKellar and Oscar winning Mychael Danna (Life of Pi).   Don’t miss out!  Catering and drinks gratis!



Sunday February 28 | 7:00pm
Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel, 1 Johnson St.

Although this is a big night for another award show, come celebrate the best of KCFF’16!  FYI: our awards will be presented in between the awards from the other show – so you can get the best of both!

Four awards will be presented: the Eye on Canada People’s Choice Award (best feature, voted by audience), the Steam Whistle Homebrew Award (best local short), the Youth Shorts Award (best youth short), and our Make a Pitch competition winner.  All winners receive a cash honorarium, plus an assortment of awesome prizes.  Come celebrate the best of the Fest!  In partnership with Muse Magazine.  Those under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Catering and drinks gratis!