2024 Award Winners

Best Youth Short

PAPER CUTTER
Director: Conlan Sleeth

MR DARCY
Directors: Naomi Owen and Drew Shaver

SPRINGTIME
Director: Eva Masson

Taryn Cates, Festival Event Coordinator at Hot Docs Film Festival

Alison Cartan, member of the Features Screening Committee, Vancouver International Film Festival

Scott Meyers, Senior Manager at YourTV/Cogeco

MR DARCY
Directors: Naomi Owen and Drew Shaver

Best Canadian Short

MADELLINE
Director: Raquel Sancinetti

METEOR
Director: Atefeh Khademolreza

PACIFIC BELL
Director: Sandrine Béchade

Richard Goddard, Senior Producer, CBC Cross Country Checkup

Laura Rietveld, Filmmaker, winner of the 2023 KCFF People’s Choice Award

Clarke Mackey, Filmmaker and Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University Film & Media

METEOR
Director: Atefeh Khademolreza

Best Local Short – Let’s Get Local

WINSOM
Director: Braden Dragomir

BIRD HOSTAGE
Director: Lauren Andrews

EMPTY NEST
Director: Chris Deacon

Ava Brown-Mantha, former KCFF programmer and former Executive Assistant at the Indigenous Screen Office

Peter Hendra, reporter and entertainment writer at the Kingston Whig Standard

Pat Mullen, publisher at POV Magazine

WINSOM
Director: Braden Dragomir

Best Local Short – The Local Motion

I KEEP BUMPING INTO CANDY MALDONADO
Director: Luke Black

MY CONVERSATION WITH ELLE
Director: Nicholas Patrick Afchain

LONELY COUNTRY
Director: James Perry

Victoria Pike, Director of Business Affairs at Blue Ant Media

Nicola Luksic, senior producer of Ideas at CBC Radio

Rachel Ho, film critic and co-founder of The Asian Cut

LONELY COUNTRY
Director: James Perry

Best Music Video

Little Friday featuring Danielle Hope Edwards

Outpost12 Studios featuring Luella

Fovea featuring Les Chouettes

Javiera Quintana, Producer with 90th Parallel Productions

Evan Dubinsky, Producer, Music Supervisor, Programmer at Pop Montreal

Andrea Guernsey, Head of Streaming and Promotions, Wax Records

Peter Hendra, reporter and entertainment writer, Kingston Whig Standard

Nicola Luksic, senior producer of Ideas at CBC Radio

Little Friday featuring Danielle Hope Edwards

Favourite Music Video 

Yeah No For Sure Productions featuring Nice On

Outpost12 Studios featuring Luella

Jamstone Productions featuring The Wilderness

Jamstone Productions featuring The Wilderness

Doug Falconer Award of Excellence

Josh Lyon

25 Years 25 Minutes Pitch Competition

With over 50 applicants, 5 filmmakers were selected to pitch their short film projects to an industry panel yesterday morning. The winning filmmaker will receive $25,000 to help create their short film that will premiere at the 2025 Kingston Canadian Film Festival.

Christian Kelley, KCFF Shorts Programmer and Production Executive at Bell Media

PJ Lee, Partner and VP of ICON Digital Productions

Scott Henderson, former Vice President of Communication at Bell Media

Alison Migneault, Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Kingston, and KCFF Board member

Joanne Loton, Film and Media Officer at Tourism Kingston

Blain Watters

People’s Choice Award

SUZE
Directors: Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

IRENA’S VOW
Director: Louise Archambault

THE MOVIE MAN
Director: Matt Finlin

IRENA’S VOW
Director: Louise Archambault