Past Steam Whistle Home Brew Award Winners:
2013 - Anna (Kat Rush)
2012 - Give it up Charlie! (Aidan Payne)
2011 - Impressions (Eric Ferguson, Tristan Tiggeloven, Kevin Ikeda, Deborah Hong and Elizabeth Lindsay)

Only Canadian films made by Canadian filmmakers will be considered. To qualify for the Local Shorts Program, a film must:

  • Have been filmed within 100 km of Kingston, Ontario or
  • Have been written or directed by a current or former Kingstonian or
  • Have a connection to the Kingston-area, as deemed appropriate by KCFF
  • Have a maximum length of 12 minutes (our 2012 winner was 70 seconds!)
Requirements for Submission:
  • 1 DVD screening copy clearly labeled with your name, contact information and the film’s title
  • 1 digital copy (Quicktime file) of the film on DVD
  • A brief biography of the filmmaker(s)
  • A complete credit list
  • Completed submission form
  • NOTE: submission to the Local Shorts Program is FREE
  • NOTE: there is a $200 cash prize awarded to best local short, as voted by Local Shorts Program jury
  • NOTE: all films chosen for the Local Shorts Program will be paid a screening fee.
  • Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014
Send Submissions to:
  • Mail: KCFF / Main PO Box 70 / Kingston, ON / K7L 4V6 or
  • Drop off: at the Queen's University Film House, 160 Stuart Street or the KCFF office at 82 Sydenham Street, Second Floor/East Wing