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The next Kingston Canadian Film Festival is March 11-15, 2020

Save the dates and join us!

KCFF’20 is shaping up to be four full days of the best Canadian films of the year plus parties, music, workshops, special events and guest appearances.


We’re starting the party even earlier next year – KCFF will run Wednesday, March 11-Sunday, March 15, 2020.  After all, we have a lot to celebrate: it’s our 20th anniversary!  Full details and film programming will be announced at the end of January with passes and tickets going on sale a few days later.  Stay tuned for details in the months leading up!

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! 

Visiting from out of town?

Our generous sponsors offer great Festival rates at various hotels! Details will be available on the accommodation tab below later this year. 

Accommodation & Festival Rates

Our generous sponsors offer great Festival rates at various hotels! Details will be available later this year. 

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


1 Johnson Street, 613-549-6243


71 Brock Street, 613-530-2118


253A Ontario Street, 613-531-9376


195 Ontario Street, 613-507-3474


93 Princess Street, 613-507-3663


69 Brock Street, 613-549-5635


39 Brock Street, 613-547-5483


44 Princess Steet, 613-544-7790


331 King St. East, 613-548-3778


200 Ontario Street, 613-544-7474

What’s a movie without popcorn?

All of the venues have concession stands with popcorn, candy and other treats available.  Plus our screening venues 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 to enjoy before (and during) the show!  We can only accept cash for concessions and booze so we’d recommend visiting an ATM before you arrive.


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 & Parking

Centred in and around historic downtown Kingston, KCFF venues boast cozy theatres for catching great Canadian flicks.  These are our three main screening venues but we also have a comprehensive list of Festival venues with maps you can grab on your phone, directions, and information about parking.

the screening room

120 Princess Street

the grand theatre

Baby Grand, Davies Lounge, Regina Rosen Auditorium

218 Princess Street

the isabel

Screening Room, Performance Hall

390 King St. W

Screenings, Passes & Tickets

Visit our website to purchase online (click on the film you’d like to see and follow the link) or visit our box office to purchase tickets and passes in person.  Here are the full box office details. 

If you’d like to purchase tickets in person during the Festival, simply visit one of the box offices at any venue – if there are tickets available, you’ll be able to buy with cash or credit. Our venue box offices can sell tickets for any screening and most special events at the Festival. Tickets will remain on sale until they’re gone – once we’re sold out, we’re sold out!


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 25, 2019

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.

New to KCFF?


Welcome, we’re excited to have you and great Canadian cinema awaits.  If you have any questions at any point, please feel free to chat with staff and volunteers up to and during the festival — in typical Canadian fashion, we’re very nice.