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We love talking about Canadian films so much we teamed up with Thom Ernst to create a podcast where we invite Canadian filmmakers to talk about their artistic influences past and present.


The first episode launches on January 25 featuring guest Jeff Barnaby.  Jeff is a Mi’kmaq filmmaker, writer, composer, and editor and you’ll likely remember seeing his stylistic RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS (KCFF14) and the highly effective zombie horror thriller, BLOOD QUANTUM (KCFF20) as part of KCFF. In this episode, Thom and Jeff chat about cinema, zombies, and colonialism.


New episodes will be launched weekly and feature guests like Festival faves Audrey Cummings and Matt Johnson and a few others that we’ll keep a secret for now. You can listen on your favourite podcast platform or check back here for updates.





Meet host Thom Ernst

No stranger to KCFF audiences, Thom Ernst is a Toronto based film critic, writer and broadcaster whose knowledge and enthusiasm for movies has earned him the reputation as being a champion of cinema.  He is an active member of the Toronto Film Critic’s Association and a frequent host and moderator at film festivals and conferences.  Thom is perhaps best remembered as the congenial host, interviewer and producer of televisions’ longest-running movie program Saturday Night at the Movies. Recently he produced and hosted the podcast This Movies About You. He was the producer and host for two seasons of Bell Fibe’s Making Movies The Canadian Way.  He is also well known to CBC Radio listeners for his lively contributions to CBC Radio Fresh Air, CBC Metro Morning, and CBC Radio Syndication. Thom has been the on-air film critic for CTV New Channel, CBC’s PLAY, TVO’s More To Life, Studio 2, and The Agenda with Steve Paikin.  Thom’s written work has appeared in various publications including The Toronto Star, The National Post, Playback Magazine,, and Yahoo Canada. His work and interviews have been reprinted in several publications.


Thom Ernst, host

Moira Demorest, producer

Presented by the Kingston Canadian Film Festival with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.