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

KCFF will abide by all government regulations related to venue capacities, safety protocols and admission requirements that are in place at the time of the Festival.  Admission will be subject to all relevant regulations in place March 3-6, 2022.

Accommodation & Festival Rates

Visiting from out of town?

Many of our accommodation partners offer great Festival rates. Check back in the winter for details.

Thanks to all of our generous accommodation partners: Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront, Courtyard by Marriott and the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

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 & 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 with maps you can grab on your phone, directions, and information about parking.

Screenings, Passes & Tickets

Passes and tickets will go on sale February 4, 2022. Follow us on social or join our mailing list for the most up-to-date ticket info.


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