Attending a festival is a bit of a balancing act: you’re juggling film schedules and travel times, building in time for special events and downtime to regroup for the next day; that’s what makes a festival such a blast! Our schedule features a number of activities happening simultaneously which means you can explore your favourite genres or discover new ones, check out films from Oscar winners or emerging filmmakers, or grab a beer and chat with an industry guest. Whatever you decide, it all happens at KCFF.
Our accommodation sponsors are offering special, discounted rates for KCFF patrons.
$99+tax on Thursday and Sunday; $125+tax on Friday and Saturday
Quote ‘Kingston Canadian Film Festival'” when you make your reservation by phone. Toll free: 1-800-267-7880 or Local: 613-548-3605
$119+tax for single and double occupancy; $129+ tax for triple and quad. Includes a continental breakfast. Quote’Kingston Canadian Film Festival’ when you make your reservation by phone. (613) 549-6300
$139-149+tax per night. Click here to book online. Please book by February 1.
$139+tax on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. Click here to book online.
Standard Room – two double beds $119+tax per night; Executive Room – one king bed $129+tax per night
Phone: 1-613-549-8400 for reservations and ask to book inside the “KCFF19” block or quote code “K19”
Book online at www.hikingstonwaterfront.com using the Group Code “K19”
33 Benson Street
$99+tax per night* pending availability. Click to book online
Our restaurant sponsors are, no coincidence, some of the best in the city. We are grateful for their support and hope that you’ll support them in turn!
170 Princess Street, 613-546-7468
1 Johnson Street, 613-549-6243
71 Brock Street, 613-530-2118
253A Ontario Street, 613-531-9376
195 Ontario Street, 613-507-3474
93 Princess Street, 613-507-3663
69 Brock Street, 613-549-5635
39 Brock Street, 613-547-5483
44 Princess Steet, 613-544-7790
331 King St. East, 613-548-3778
200 Ontario Street, 613-544-7474
All of the venues have concession stands with popcorn, candy and other treats available. Plus our screening venues are licensed to sell liquor for the duration of the festival with proceeds from sales supporting KCFF, so you can grab a bottle of Steam Whistle to enjoy before (and during) the show! We can only accept cash for concessions and booze so we’d recommend visiting an ATM before you arrive.
For those of you on a Canadian movie marathon finding time for a sit-down meal can be a bit of a challenge. If you’re powering through and don’t plan to take a break for dinner or lunch, we’d recommend packing a sandwich or light-meal. Although outside food is not permitted in the theatres, there are lots of areas available in the lobbies of all venues where you can refuel in time for your next flick!
Centred in and around historic downtown Kingston, KCFF venues boast cozy theatres for catching great Canadian flicks. These are our three main screening venues but we also have a comprehensive list of Festival venues with maps you can grab on your phone, directions, and information about parking.
Visit our website to purchase online (click on the film you’d like to see and follow the link) or visit our box office to purchase tickets and passes in person. Here are the full box office details.
Some special events will be announced prior to January 28 and are on sale now.
A: Please email us with “PRESS REQUEST” in the subject line. Your query will be directed to the appropriate staff member.
A: Deadline is February 25, 2019
A: Yes. Our box office staff check passes frequently so all members of the press will need an appropriate press pass with photo to be admitted to screenings and special events.
A: Yes, please see the accommodation tab above for the preferred rates.
A: You will be given instructions on where and when to pick up your pass. Please bring a valid photo ID.
For all other press questions, please email us.