Kingston Canadian Film Festival | Tickets & Passes
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Passes and Tickets On Sale January 28!

You’ve spoken and we heard! We’ve been working all year to develop our pass and ticketing options so that attending the Festival is easier than ever.

Box Office

Opens January 28


Open 24 hours a day here through our website starting Monday, January 28 at 10am

credit only

In Person before the Festival

3-6pm, Monday-Friday at The Spire, 82 Sydenham Street (laneway entrance)

cash, credit or debit

In Person during the Festival  

Buy tickets at any of our screening venue box offices located at the Screening Room, Baby Grand or Isabel.

Venue box offices open one hour before the first film of the day and remain open until the start of the final film of the day.

cash, credit or debit

Need assistance?  

We’re happy to help! Please call 613 777-0161 during box office hours Monday-Friday from 3-6pm

Festival Pass

various prices; all prices include applicable taxes, fees and service charges.


Pre-select 6, 9 or 12 films and guarantee your seat for the show.

The Festival Pass also includes admission to all of the receptions ($60 value + complimentary drinks, apps) and a limited-edition tote bag full of swag!

festival pass 6


6 films + 3 receptions

festival pass 9


9 films + 3 receptions

festival pass 12


12 films + 3 receptions

other important info

> Some special events may be selected with a Festival Pass (please check the specific event for eligibility); the event will be counted toward the total 6/9/12 selections permitted.

> We recommend buying your pass early to have the best selection of films. Even with a pass, film selections are subject to ticket availability.

> There are a limited number of passes available – once they’re gone, you’ll have to purchase tickets (details below).

> If you ordered online, simply print off your pass at home or display on your phone.

> Prefer a pass where you choose your films on-the-go? Check out our new Rush Pass (below).



$15 for movies; various prices for special events; price listed includes applicable taxes, fees and service charges.





Visit our website starting January 28 to purchase tickets online (click on the film you’d like to see and follow the link) or visit our box office to purchase tickets in person (hours and details listed above).

If you’d like to purchase tickets in person during the Festival, simply visit one of the box offices at any venue – if there are tickets available, you’ll be able to buy with cash, credit, or debit. Our venue box offices can sell tickets for any screening and most special events at the Festival. Tickets will remain on sale until they’re gone – once we’re sold out, we’re sold out!

other important info

> If you buy a ticket online, simply print off your ticket and bring it with you to the show or download and display on your phone.

> If a film sells out in advance, it is sold out — no additional tickets will be held or reserved.

> Discounted student tickets are $10 and available in person during the Festival only, starting 15 minutes before showtime with a valid student ID.

Special Events

The 2019 Festival includes a number of special events including live music, in-person appearances, and performances.  Prices and on-sale dates for special events vary and are available online and in some cases at other venues/outlets (please check the specific event listing for details).

Rush Pass

$85 price listed includes applicable taxes, fees and service charges.


on sale January 28

Some people prefer the thrill of selecting films on the fly and for these folks we’re offering a limited number of Rush Passes this year. With a Rush Pass you can grab a ticket from the venue box office starting 15 minutes before showtime (if there are still tickets available).


It’s a bit of a gamble, because some shows will sell out in advance, but most will have tickets (it just isn’t guaranteed). If you’re someone who likes to live on the edge and are okay with last minute decisions, this is the pass for you!


other important info

> Rush Passholders can access tickets from the screening venue box office on a first-come, first-served starting 15 minutes before the film.

> If a film sells out in advance, it is sold out — no tickets will be held or reserved for Rush Passes.

> The Rush Pass includes admission to receptions; special events are not included.

> If you’d prefer guaranteed seats for specific films please purchase a Festival Pass.

The fine print

> Patrons will be admitted into the theatres approximately 45 minutes prior to showtime. We recommend arriving early enough to get settled in and grab a few snacks!

> Tickets will remain on sale online and at the venue box offices until showtime, unless the film is sold out.

> This year, when a film is sold out, we are totally sold out (no other tickets will be released).

> Latecomers will not be admitted after the film has started.

> Passes are non-transferable.

> All sales are final.