Industry Day

Friday, March 1
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning – 370 King St
The Isabel Centre for the Performing Arts – 390 King St W
12:30-5:30 pm
KCFF and Queen’s Film & Media present the inaugural INDUSTRY DAY on Friday afternoon March 1 at the Isabel Bader Centre.  Ideal for students, emerging filmmakers and local industry, this FREE Industry Day will include Panels, Workshops and a Networking Mixer / Table Talks with Festival guests, Industry pros and Queen’s alumni. Each individual event must be registered for separately – registration is FREE but space is limited. Final panelists/guests may vary. 

12:30 pm – Check-In Opens
1:00 pm – Directing OR Documentary
2:00 pm – Acting OR Music
3:00 pm – Breaking-In OR Criticism
4:00 pm – Table Talks / Networking Mixer
5:30 – Event Ends

Kingston Canadian Film Festival & Queen’s Film & Media

ACTRA Toronto, The Asian Cut, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s DAN School of Drama & Music, Queen’s Experiential Learning, Reel Canada, St. Lawrence College


1:00-1:45 pm
select one or the other

Directing Panel

Film Directors Audrey Cummings (Place of Bones) and Marni Van Dyk (This is Not About Swimming) share their insights and advice around directing, including shorts, features, television and even commercials.

Documentary Panel

CSA award-winning Documentary Director Zach Russell (Someone Lives Here), Director Anna Jane Edmonds (Dark Highway) and POV Magazine Publisher Pat Mullen share their insights and advice around documentary filmmaking.

2:00-2:45 pm
select one or the other

Acting Panel

Actors Emma Hunter (Fitting In, This is Not About Swimming) and Jordan Dawson (A Song for William Bird) share their insights and advice around acting, joined by Taisa Dekker (Manager of Industry Initiatives, ACTRA Toronto).

Music Panel

Iconic musician Kevin Drew (bandleader and co-founder of Broken Social Scene) and award-winning Director Matt Finlin discuss their collaboration on The Movie Man.

3:00-3:45 pm
select one or the other

Breaking-In Panel

Reel Canada moderates a discussion with early-career professionals around breaking-in to the film and media industry, including an overview of different unions and career paths. 

Criticism Workshop

Film Critic Rachel Ho offers a hands-on workshop around film criticism, providing participants the opportunity to have their KCFF film reviews published on The Asian Cut.

4:00-5:30 pm 

Table Talks / Networking Mixer

Join in casual table discussions with dozens of Festival guests, Industry pros and Queen’s alumni from all corners of the film world, including directors, writers, cinematographers, actors, musicians, editors, critics and much more!