Kingston Canadian Film Festival | March 11-15, 2020
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that’s a wrap!

Thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered and contributed to the 2019 festival – it was a total blast.

KCFF returns March 11-15, 2020

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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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A country’s national cinema is a conversation between filmmakers and audiences about who we are as a people — what we have in common, when we disagree, where we’ve come from and where we’re going.  For that conversation to flourish, Canadian audiences need access to our films, not just in the biggest cities, but in communities across the country.


The mission of KCFF is grounded in the belief that Canadian film and filmmakers are distinctive and vital to our country’s culture. We seek to develop an audience for our national cinema by promoting, celebrating and showcasing Canadian film and by supporting and encouraging Canadian film production.


We do this by:


  • Researching, programming and exhibiting Canadian feature-length films
  • Presenting and promoting culturally diverse Canadian films and films in both official languages
  • Providing educational, networking and career opportunities for professional and amateur filmmakers and artists
  • Presenting locally-produced short films
  • Nurturing film production in our community


KCFF is a registered charity

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