A huge, massive THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Festival this weekend! We were delighted to get a chance to visit with so many of you and chat about movies all weekend long. It’s kind of sad that we have to wait an entire year before we see you again, but we’ve already started planning our 2020 Festival — which just happens to be our big 20th anniversary. Judging by all the sellout screenings this year, we’ll need more venues, more seats, and more movies! Can we cram even more into 4 days next year!?
So many of our special guest filmmakers LOVED their visit – commenting that Kingston is beautiful, our audience is engaged and supportive, and the Festival buzz and excitement rivals that of top-notch festivals around the world (I hope you felt it – we sure did).
Before we sign off, we’d also like to thank our staff, venue managers, projectionists, volunteers, filmmakers, industry guests, moderators, sponsors, community supporters, funders and board for their incredible contributions to KCFF and for making this such a special event.
2019 Award Winners
BEST YOUTH SHORT chosen by a jury
AVALANCHE directors Hazuki Ono & Casper Leonard
FAVOURITE YOUTH SHORT voted on by the audience
BUZZER BEATER director Roger Murphy
STEAM WHISTLE HOMEBREW AWARD FOR BEST LOCAL SHORT chosen by a jury
UNSTOPPABLE director Celine Klein
STEAM WHISTLE HOMEBREW AWARD FOR FAVOURITE LOCAL SHORT voted on by the audience
SPACE CHARTER directors Timm Andrews & Joey Cifala
FAVOURITE CANADIAN SHORT voted on by the audience
SUEDE director Danny Belair
LIMESTONE FINANCIAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
THE GRIZZLIES director Miranda de Pencier