Kingston Canadian Film Festival | March 11-15, 2020
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A special screening of Tasha Hubbard’s award-winning documentary

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The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film.


We bring the best Canadian feature films of the year to a number of traditional and unconventional venues in downtown Kingston. In addition, KCFF presents four short film programs (with dedicated slots for local artists and youth), free workshops and networking, industry guest appearances and talks, receptions, special events, music, comedy, and awards.


At KCFF audiences can explore a range of film programming with genres, stories, and perspectives as diverse as the artists who create them.  We present films in many languages, including both official languages, and provide access for local audiences and visitors to Kingston to see this work.  

Since 2001 KCFF has screened over 500 feature films and 750 short films, highlighting the best work from emerging artists, award-winners and audience favourites like David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley and Denis Villeneuve.


We support the work of local artists by showcasing feature and short films in a national context, and provide professional development and networking opportunities for local filmmakers.  We encourage engagement in festival programming for audiences of all ages, backgrounds and abilities by offering free workshops including hands-on skills-building workshops, informal lectures, networking events and mentorship opportunities.  Each year we take our festival programming directly to underserved people in our community by working with other arts, education, and social services organizations across the city.  KCFF has also expanded festival activities to include special events like music, comedy, and interactive gaming exhibitions.


KCFF is always looking for new ways to create unparalleled festival experiences for our audiences who brave the wintery weather with dedication, enthusiasm and support of our national cinema.

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As a charitable cultural organization, our mission is to provide access to Canadian film in a dynamic festival setting. KCFF presents screenings, events and activities that provide a fresh experience of Canadian film that, in turn, creates an audience that supports and encourages the
ongoing development and appreciation of our national cinema and its creators.

We also accomplish our mission by:

  • researching, programming and exhibiting Canadian feature-length and short films that reflect a range of perspectives, voices and identities
  • creating a dialogue between filmmakers and the public to foster an appreciation and understanding of Canadian film and storytelling
  • providing professional development opportunities to filmmakers and new generation artists, as well as arts education opportunities for participants from many backgrounds
  • presenting locally-produced films and nurturing local film production

KCFF is a registered charity

And we are supported by folks who like what we do and want to see our work flourish.