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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Spring has sprung and in Kingston that means the return of the Juvenis Youth Arts Festival!  They’ve teamed up with the Kingston Film Office to present two great opportunities for youth under 30 to learn more about film and tv in 2 upcoming free events.......

Free Entertainment Law Info Session Thurs, April 15 6:00 pm Eastern   Join the Kingston Film Office for a free information session that explores fundamental legal considerations for local production companies and filmmakers with expert entertainment lawyer and accomplished executive producer Richard Hanet, from Lewis......

The Academy of Canadian Film & Television recently announced the nominees for 2021 Canadian Screen Awards and we spotted a few KCFF titles on the list including Best Motion Picture – Beans and Nadia, Butterfly as well as festival favourites like My Salinger Year, The......


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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