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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Like pretty much everything this year, Halloween will be different in 2020.  Luckily, the National Film Board of Canada has an incredible batch of family-friendly short films that are perfect for the occasion. We’ll be streaming these spooky shorts for free October 29-31 so check......

Our pals at ACFOMI are going digital for their annual Franco-Foire this season.  In partnership, KCFF/ACFOMI will be presenting Quebec’s top-grossing film of 2019-2020, the comedy hit MENTEUR!  This film had sold out two screenings at KCFF20 prior to our cancellation this year – so, should......

Early-career & emerging doc filmmakers! Learn how to get your film projects funded, made, and seen with DOC Institute’s producing workshops.   Are you interested in the basics of documentary producing? This series is for you! INTRO TO DOC PRODUCING will be facilitated by arts......


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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