25 Years 25 Minutes Pitch Competition

Saturday, March 2Broom Factory 11:00 am  Free! Order free tickets Shortlisted from a number of applicants, these filmmaking teams with connections to Kingston have been selected to pitch their short film projects live in front of an audience and industry panel. The stakes: $25,000 toward their project and a premiere at the 25th anniversary edition of […]

Canadian Shorts: Beyond

Saturday, March 2Baby Grand7:00 pm order tickets Sunday, March 3Baby Grand1:00 pm order tickets Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description The Canadian Shorts: BEYOND program continues its mission to celebrate recent films that go above and beyond the conventions regardless of their genres and topics. We appreciate filmmakers whose works demonstrate […]

Taking Care (1987)

Saturday, March 2Baby Grand4:00 pm order tickets Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description Before Clarke Mackey began a long teaching career in Film and Media at Queen’s University, he directed TAKING CARE. Nearly 40 years on, the film has been digitally restored from the original negative and is one of […]

Dark Highway

WORLD PREMIERE Thursday, February 29Baby Grand7:00 pm sold out Sunday, March 3Baby Grand4:00 pm order tickets Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description Directed and co-produced by Kingston’s Anna Jane Edmonds, this impactful documentary uses first-hand accounts of survivors, community organizers and others to convey the nightmarish reality faced by many […]

Mix and Mingle

Saturday, March 2 Mayla 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Mayla Concept (Bar Mayla and Le Jardin) provides the perfect backdrop for mixing and mingling with visiting filmmakers and Festival friends over some tasty fare. This event is open to Festival Pass holders and invited guests (pending capacity) and includes complimentary drinks and snacks.

Seven Veils

Saturday, March 2The Screening Room7:00 pm SOLD OUT Sunday, March 3The Screening Room10:00 am order tickets Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description Atom Egoyan’s long and very distinguished careers in the worlds of cinema and opera converge with spectacular results in the director’s latest. It also marks the welcome return […]

WaaPaKe (Tomorrow)

Thursday, February 29Baby Grand4:00 pm order tickets Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description To explore the intergenerational traumas caused by the residential school system on Indigenous families and communities, Cree actor, speaker and filmmaker Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin takes a very personal approach in her latest documentary, the winner of […]

With Love and a Major Organ

Thursday, February 29The Screening Room7:00 pm SOLD OUT Friday, March 1The Screening Room4:00 pm SOLD OUT Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description Adapted by Julia Lederer from her own delightfully odd stage play, this feature debut by Kim Albright claims a place of its own thanks to its unique blend […]

Tautuktavuk (What We See)

Saturday, March 2The Screening Room1:00 pm order tickets Sunday, March 3The Screening Room10:00 am order tickets Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description A startling and moving debut feature by two longtime figures in the Inuit film and arts community, this drama seeks to convey greater truths by blurring any easily […]

Youth Shorts

Saturday, March 2Baby Grand10:00 am order tickets Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description Youth Shorts is a platform for young filmmakers to showcase their talent, with films created on limited budgets and sparse equipment used ingeniously and innovatively. These films redefine their genres, explore novel ideas, and bend the rules of […]

Boil Alert

Thursday, February 29The Screening Room4:00 pm order tickets Friday, March 1The Screening Room1:00 pm sold out Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description At the centre of this stirring documentary is a call to action by Layla Staats, a filmmaker, speaker and land and water activist of the Mohawk Nation, Turtle […]

Fitting In

Saturday, March 2The Screening Room7:00 pm SOLD OUT Sunday, March 3The Screening Room4:00 pm SOLD OUT Seeing 6 or more films? Consider purchasing a FILM PASS. Description Queen’s alumnus Molly McGlynn secures her rep as one of the country’s boldest and sharpest new writer-directors with this sophomore feature that continually subverts teen-movie conventions. Maddie Ziegler […]