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!
Our generous sponsors offer great Festival rates at various hotels! Details will be available later this year.
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
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!
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.
Passes and tickets will go on sale in February, 2020. You’ll be able to purchase passes and tickets online and in person leading up to the Festival. Some of our special events will be ticketed separately with various on sale dates. Follow us on social or join our mailing list for the most up-to-date ticket info.
A: Please email us with “PRESS REQUEST” in the subject line. Your query will be directed to the appropriate staff member.
A: Deadline is March 1, 2020
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.
A: Yes, please see the accommodation tab above for the preferred rates.
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.
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is committed to providing the best possible festival experience for all, endeavouring to create a friendly, safe, respectful and welcoming environment for patrons, participants, guests, sponsors, media, staff and volunteers. KCFF will not tolerate harassment and violence against or by any person at any KCFF events. Likewise, KCFF will not tolerate mistreatment of any kind towards our volunteers and staff. By entering our events, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct. KCFF reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse admission to and/or expel from the event and/or future events, without warning or refund, any persons whose presence or conduct is deemed objectionable.