Celebrating YGK on National Canadian Film Day

Here at KCFF, every day is national Canadian film day! But, for one day a year, our friends at Reel Canada organize celebrations from coast-to-coast-to-coast, highlighting and showcasing our national cinema on a grand scale. This year, the official National Canadian Film Day is April 17 and the works of heavy-hitters like Cronenberg, Polley, Villeneuve, Egoyan, and many others will be on display.

KCFF is participating in National Canadian Film Day by highlighting films with a connection to Kingston! We’ve assembled a package of locally produced short films that were audience favourites at our recently completed festival this past winter.  The screening is FREE, thanks to the support of Reel Canada! The screening will be followed by a Q&A with some of the directors/crew in attendance.

A charming tribute to the much-loved, much-lamented mainstay of Kingston cinephiles. Told through interviews with a handful of Kingston personalities, it explores the rise, struggles and ultimate demise of “Kingston’s cinematic video Library of Alexandria.” Step inside the beloved shop one last time – but watch your head if you’re going downstairs!

BIRD HOSTAGE (Lauren Andrews)
A petsitting job goes awry when Lauren discovers that the bird she is watching can speak, and tells her that he is being held hostage.

THE SCRAPPED (Suzanne Lacey)
A university student rethinks a social media post after falling asleep beside a prison wall.

MY CONVERSATION WITH ELLE (Nicholas Patrick Afchain)
Kay, a disenchanted zilennial seeks the meaning of a recurring dream through its retelling to best friend Elle.

LONELY COUNTRY (James Perry) *award winner at KCFF24
In 1950’s rural Ontario, a closeted gay man is forced to confront his loneliness and desire when he picks up a handsome young hitchhiker.

WINSOM (Braden Dragomir) *award winner at KCFF24
Winsom Winsom’s work exists at the confluence of spirituality and creativity. This film traces Winsom’s journey as a multidisciplinary artist, mentor and spiritualist.

The content of this program is suitable for most ages and audiences, however viewer discretion is advised. Content warning: explicit language.

Wednesday, April 17
Broom Factory
7:00 pm doors / 7:30 pm show

Free of charge, limited capacity