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


Founded in 2001, KCFF is a charitable cultural organization that provides access to Canadian film in a dynamic festival setting.  Transforming traditional and unconventional venues across Kingston’s historic downtown, KCFF is an annual whirlwind of movies and special events that spark curiosity, ignite discussion and provide a fresh experience of Canadian film.


Each Festival, long-time festival goers and first-time enthusiasts can explore screenings, Q+As, parties, workshops, networking events, live music, stand-up comedy, and exhibitions.  With previous appearances from folks like Gerry Dee, Cathy Jones, Bif Naked, Gordon Pinsent, plus cast from shows like Baroness Von Sketch, Letterkenny, Mr. D, Trailer Park Boys, Kids in the Hall, and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, there are a few familiar faces along the way, too!

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Our friends at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library are hosting another screening party for National Canadian Film Day on April 22. If you have a library card, you can borrow a digital copy of the family-friendly film Kayak to Klemtu starting at 8 pm! Download......

We’ve partnered with Reel Canada, the St John’s Women’s International Film Festival to present ANTIGONE as part of National Canadian Film Day – April 22.  Director Sophie Deraspe and star Nahéma Ricci will participate in a Q&A after the film.  Here are all the details.    Check......

Thanks to everyone who watched the Youth Shorts this weekend!  We’ve tallied the votes and here are the 2020 winners   Favourite Youth Short (voted on by the audience) – The Wendigo director Lukas Hunter   Best Youth Short (selected by a jury)  – Castles......


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

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