KCFF21 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film OUT OF THE BLUE (dir Dennis Hopper, starring Linda Manz). The film was up for the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1980 and takes its name from the Neil Young song "My My, Hey Hey (Out of...

We've all spent a lot of time with our families lately but we’ve queued up some great family-friendly programming to check out during KCFF this month! Each ticket is good for a single viewing by your entire household, so gather round, make some popcorn and...

Our friends at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library have hand-picked book titles that expand on the themes explored in the 2021 KCFF lineup. You can enhance your festival experience with incredible selections from their film and book pairings. With a few more weeks before the Festival...

Suzanne Crocker was a med student at Queen’s University in the late ‘80s. Now she makes films in Dawson City, Yukon, including the KCFF15 People’s Choice Winner ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD and the Hot Docs fave FIRST WE EAT (which is screening at...

Matt Johnson is a familiar face at KCFF, visiting Kingston with projects like The Dirties, Nirvanna the Band the Show and Operation Avalanche (the film that also won our People's Choice Award that year). In this episode, host Thom Ernst chats with Matt about The...

Want to get a sneak peek at the incredible films we have lined up for 2021? Check out our trailer to get started planning your festival must-see list.  KCFF includes startling debut features, thought-provoking docs, uniquely compelling dramas and soon-to-be cult faves.  Tickets and passes are...

This is one of our favourite newsletters to send all year *(drum roll)*  here it is, the official KCFF21 lineup!  We recommend grabbing a coffee and reading through all the film notes, drafting your "must see list" and planning your festival itinerary. The official opening night feature...

I’m a horror fan. So, when I had the opportunity to do the Q&A at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival for the Canadian premiere of a new horror film Berkshire County, touted as the revival of the 1980s babysitting horror flick, I jumped at the...

We love talking about Canadian films so much we teamed up with Thom Ernst to create a podcast where we invite Canadian filmmakers to talk about their artistic influences past and present.  Learn more about the podcast here.  The first episode features guest Jeff Barnaby.  Jeff...

Each year we have fabulous people who take to the stage to host Q+As and moderate great discussions about the films presented at KCFF.  Even though the discussions will be held on our digital platform this year, you'll still have the chance to see them...