Join us February 28-March 3 for the 2019 Kingston Canadian Film Festival!


Attending a festival is a bit of a balancing act: you’re juggling film schedules and travel times, building in time for special events and downtime to regroup for the next day; that’s what makes a festival such a blast!  Our schedule features a number of activities happening simultaneously which means you can explore your favourite genres or discover new ones, check out films from Oscar winners or emerging filmmakers, or grab a beer and chat with an industry guest.  Whatever you decide, it all happens at KCFF. 

    • Visiting from out of town?

    • We have Festival rates at various hotels!
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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 Kingston from out of town?

 Our accommodation sponsors are offering special, discounted rates for KCFF patrons.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront

1 Johnson Street

$139+ tax on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night

Click here to book online.


Ambassador Hotel

1550 Princess Street

$99+ tax on Thursday and Sunday; $125+tax on Friday and Saturday

Quote the promo code “KCFF” when you make your reservation by phone.  Toll free: 1-800-267-7880 or Local: 613-548-3605


Confederation Place Hotel

237 Ontario Street

$99+ tax per night

Quote the promo code “KCFF” when you make your reservation by phone.  (613) 549-6300

You may also wish to explore our other hotel sponsors Courtyard by Marriott, The Secret Garden Inn, The Queen’s Inn and 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


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
Passes and tickets go on sale January 28.

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, credit, or debit. 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!

Some special events will be announced prior to January 28 and are on sale now.

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 26, 2018

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: Media passes are available for pickup from the KCFF info booth located within The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street.  Please bring a valid photo ID to claim your pass.


For all other press questions, please email us.