This little 36 page guide packs a lot of information about everything you can experience at KCFF including the schedule, film synopses, workshops, special events and much more. Grab a copy and start to plan your festival route accordingly.
We’ll also have everything listed on our website, which is mobile friendly and will be the most comprehensive festival listing. You can also see things you can’t in our guide like last minute changes and additions to the schedule, as well as special guests who will be appearing at the festival like directors and cast members, industry heavyweights and film legends.
What’s a film festival without a post-screening Q+A? We have incredible moderators like Thom Ernst, Jess Allen and our own director of programming Jason Anderson who will chat with visiting filmmakers and guests appearing on behalf of their films. This is where you can chat directly and ask burning questions like “how did you prevent the camera from freezing when you were filming in Winnipeg in January?” and “what is Gordon Pinsent like in real life?”
Just a short film, running less than 20 minutes.
We bundle a bunch of short films and play them all back-to-back. This is a great option for seeing a bunch of films, discovering new talent and for those with shorter attention spans. We have a couple of shorts packages: Canadian (that features shorts from filmmakers across this great nation of ours) Local Shorts (made right here in Kingston by local talent), C is for Canada (short films created by professional filmmakers for children, families and the young at heart) and the Youth Shorts (films created by local filmmakers 17 and under).
A feature-length film, normally over an hour.
We kick off the festival and get the whole thing started on Thursday March 2, 2017. We celebrate in style at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and keep the party going with our Opening Night Reception.
CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS
3 short days later we’ll celebrate the end of the festival (we love a party). We’ll cap the whole thing off by announcing the winners of our People’s Choice Award voted on by audiences throughout the festival, the Steam Whistle Home Brew Award for Best Local Short, and the Best Youth Short.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE BALLOT
In Kingston, we have a knack for knowing what we like and loving what we love. When you arrive at a KCFF screening you’ll receive a ballot for our People’s Choice Award. On each corner, you’ll notice a number from 1 to 4: 1 is low, 4 is high. After the movie, tear off the corner that corresponds to your vote and return it to a volunteer on your way out of the venue. We’ll tabulate all of the votes from each screening and declare Kingston’s favourite movie, our People’s Choice Award at the Closing Night Awards party.