Kingston Canadian Film Festival

March 2-5, 2023

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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!


The 2023 Kingston Canadian Film Festival will take place March 2-5, 2023, downtown Kingston, Ontario.  The lineup will be announced February 2 and tickets go on sale February 6. Save the dates!

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We were thrilled to have such a strong lineup this season and are thankful to all the filmmaking teams. The audience and jurors have spoken and we have a few award winners to announce! Cogeco People’s Choice Award for Best Feature Film Voted by audience......

Film festivals aren’t just about the movies: part of the joy comes from taking part in the post-show Q&As and running into our special guests in lobbies and restaurants around Kingston over the course of the weekend. We have loads of guests confirmed so far,......

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) unveiled their full 2023 lineup on Thursday evening. For its 23rd edition, the Festival is delighted to be back in full swing for an entirely in-person festival running in downtown Kingston from March 2-5, 2023. KCFF is the largest......


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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