Plan your trip


From accommodation packages to dinner recommendations, we’ve compiled a list of important information so you can make the most of your time and maximize your experience at KCFF.

Each year we welcome new and returning audiences to Kingston to see some of the best Canadian cinema of the year.  Our festival is like our city: warm, down-to-earth, and approachable.  The majority of our venues are in Kingston’s historic downtown and within walking distance or close proximity to one another.  Along the way you’ll find a range of incredible restaurants, cafes and pubs from fine dining to quick grab-and-get-back-to-the-festival fare.   We hope that you’ll make the most of your visit to KCFF and enjoy everything our city has to offer… that is, in your downtime when you’re not watching movies, of course! 

Attending during COVID

Despite news of the Province implementing new regulations on March 1, KCFF will continue with its plans to sell to a maximum 50% capacity, require proof of vaccination for entry, and make mask-wearing mandatory.

Hotels & Festival Rates

Vacation or staycation at KCFF this year!

Make your KCFF experience extra special this year by staying a night or two (or longer) with one of our accommodation partners.  There’s lots of deals to be had:
1) Each partner is offering a KCFF discount. Details below.
2) Each partner will offer a $100 VISA gift card for each night you stay!  Stay a minimum of two nights, get $200. Stay five nights, get $500.  Click for details.
3) Ontario is offering a “staycation tax credit” to Ontarians!  Details below.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront

1 Johnson St.

Kingston, ON
K7L 5H7
(613) 549-8100

Enjoy 15% off Delta’s “Best Available Rate” when you present a KCFF ticket upon arrival. Offer valid March 3-13, 2022.

Click to make your reservation

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

2 Princess St.
Kingston, ON
K7L 1A2
(613) 549-8400

Enjoy the rate of $135 (single or double standard view).  Quote the block name “Kingston Canadian Film Block” and the code “KFF”.  Offer valid February 28-March 13, 2022.

Reserve by calling 613-549-8400 ex 2600 or emailing

Courtyard by Marriott Kingston

103 Dalton Ave.
Kingston, ON
K7K 0C4
(613) 548-7000

Enjoy 15% off Courtyard’s “Best Available Rate” when you present a KCFF ticket upon arrival. Offer valid March 3-13, 2022

Reserve by emailing

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit 

The temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022 aims to encourage Ontario families to explore the province, while helping the tourism and hospitality sectors recover.  Ontario residents can claim 20% of their eligible 2022 accommodation expenses, for example, for a stay at a hotel, cottage or campground, when filing their personal Income Tax and Benefit Return for 2022. You can claim eligible expenses of up to $1,000 as an individual or $2,000 if you have a spouse, common-law partner or eligible children, to get back up to $200 as an individual or $400 as a family. 

Food, Dining & Drinks

Looking for a light nosh or a mid-festival meal?

Our restaurant sponsors are, no coincidence, some of the best in the city.  We are grateful for their support and hope that you’ll support them in turn! 


170 Princess Street, 613-546-7468


71 Brock Street, 613-530-2118


69 Brock Street, 613-549-5635

Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar

68 Princess Street, 613-549-7673


195 Ontario Street, 613-507-3474


44 Princess Steet, 613-544-7790


331 King St. East, 613-548-3778


200 Ontario Street, 613-544-7474


93 Princess Street, 613-507-3663


39 Brock Street, 613-547-5483

What’s a movie without popcorn?

The Screening Room has a great snack bar with popcorn, candy and other treats.  We are licensed to sell liquor for the duration of the Festival with proceeds from sales supporting KCFF, so you can grab a bottle of Steam Whistle or a glass of wine to enjoy before (and during) the show!

For those of you on a Canadian movie marathon finding time for a sit-down meal can be a bit of a challenge.  If you’re powering through and don’t plan to take a break for dinner or lunch, we’d recommend packing a sandwich or light-meal.  Although outside food is not permitted in the theatres, there are lots of areas available in the lobbies of all venues where you can refuel in time for your next flick!

Venues & Directions
Media Accreditation
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival welcomes and encourages members of the press to attend our festival. We are happy to facilitate interviews with visiting filmmakers, cast and crew, and arrange special press screenings upon request.
Q: How do I register for press accreditation?

A: Please email us with “PRESS REQUEST” in the subject line.  Your query will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

Q: What is deadline for press registration?

A: Deadline is February 20, 2022

Q: Do I need to submit a photo?

A: Yes.  Our box office staff check passes frequently so all members of the press will need an appropriate press pass with photo to be admitted to screenings and special events.

Q: I have questions about Kingston and/or accommodations – can you help?

A: Yes, please see the accommodation tab above for the preferred rates.

Q: When/where can I pick up my pass?

A: You will be given instructions on where and when to pick up your pass.  Please bring a valid photo ID.


For all other press questions, please email us.

Code of conduct

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is committed to provide a friendly, safe, and respectful workplace and experiences, for its employees and contractors, guests, volunteers, and patrons alike. This commitment is accompanied by the responsibility on the part of all to sustain such an environment.


Anyone participating in KCFF events agrees to abide by its Code of Conduct. KCFF reserves the right to refuse admission to and/or expel from an event anyone whose conduct is deemed objectionable. Furthermore, such persons may be barred from future events.


Read the full Code of Conduct