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.