**2014 PROGRAMMING COMING SOON!**

In the meantime, you can review our 2013 programming....

IN CONVERSATION: MICHAEL MCGOWAN & THOM ERNST

Thursday February 28, 5:15 pm
The Baby Grand, 218 Princess St.

Admission: FREEAdvance registration required. 
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KCFF’13 will kick off with a special, intimate conversation between Canadian filmmaker Michael McGowan and producer and host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies, Thom Ernst. McGowan’s impressive catalog includes SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL, ONE WEEK, SAINT RALPH, and MY DOG VINCENT. Oh and did we mention McGowan’s latest work, STILL MINE, is our opening-night feature film? Come celebrate the opening of KCFF’13 with these two very special guests.


CHILDREN'S ANIMATION WORKSHOP 
with animator Jason Nobrega

Sat Mar 2, 9:30 am
Time to Laugh Comedy Club, 394 Princess St. 

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If registering more than one child for this event, you must complete a separate registation for each. 

Open to kids age 8-12, this hands-on workshop will explore the possibilities of stop-motion animation, using basic supplies including pens, paper and plasticene. Materials are provided.


LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING WORKSHOP  
with Nadia Litz, 
Michel Kandinsky, Kazik Radwanki and Dan Montgomery

Saturday March 2, 10 am
Olivea, 39 Brock St. 

Admission: FREE. Advance registration required. 
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Everyone knows you need more than a camera to make a movie, but exactly how much more? Filmmakers who didn’t need a Hollywood-sized budget to realize their visions have fostered cinematic revolutions in recent years. Knowing how to make a big impact with modest means is especially useful in the Canadian film scene and our guests have already shown what can be done. 

A product of a unique initiative to finance five new feature-length films budgeted at $1,000 apiece, HOTEL CONGRESS is a lean but cool story of a romantic rendezvous by the directorial team of Michel Kandinsky and Nadia Litz (who also stars on screen and wrote the script). An equally extraordinary feature debut for the Toronto-based duo of writer-director Kazik Radwanski and producer Dan Montgomery, TOWER made its world premiere at Locarno, Switzerland last year before garnering wide acclaim on the festival circuit. Come hear all four discuss their experiences working with lean (often very lean) budgets and how to ensure that less really does mean more.


MASTER CLASS WITH SEAN GARRITY & JONAS CHERNICK

Sat Mar 2, 12 pm
Time to Laugh Comedy Club, 394 Princess St. 

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KCFF is proud to present a master class session with one of the most talented duos in Canadian film. Given that they’re back with two new features at this year’s festival – the naughty but sweet comedy MY AWKWARD SEXUAL ADVENTURE and the more darkly hued psychological thriller BLOOD PRESSURE – they certainly qualify as one of the most prolific, too. 

Native Winnipeggers who’ve often worked in close collaboration, writer and director Sean Garrity and actor and writer Jonas Chernick first made an impression on movie audiences with INERTIA (2001), an edgy black comedy written and directed by Garrity and starring Chernick that won the Best Canadian First Feature prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. They’d next pair up on LUCID (KCFF’06), an unnerving thriller that they wrote and produced together featuring Chernick in the lead role of a man losing his grasp on reality.

After various solo ventures – including Garrity’s micro-budget drama ZOOEY & ADAM (KCFF’10) and regular starring roles for Chernick on THE BORDER and DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION – they have once again collaborated on their two most impressive and warmly received film ventures yet. For KCFF’s master class, they’ll discuss the nature of their creative process, both together and apart.