KCFF is active throughout the year, presenting movies, talks, workshops, and even events like comedy and music (especially those with a connection to Canadian film). Our goal with off-season programming is to reach new audiences, serve a broader part of the community and industry, and to raise awareness of who we are and what we do! Of course, we hope everyone who learns about KCFF throughout the year marks our winter festival dates in their calendar!
Saturday August 13, 2022
A Collection of works by AMANDA STRONG
Market Square Amphitheatre – Kingston City Hall
Starting at 7:30 PM and running every 30 minutes until 10:30 PM. Everyone welcome. Free admission.
KCFF is excited to showcase the work of Michif filmmaker, Amanda Strong! On August 13, you can check out a series of her short films (for free!) in the City Hall Amphitheatre, downtown Kingston.
Amanda works mostly in stop-motion filmmaking and has exhibited her films at Cannes, TIFF, VIFF, and even at KCFF! Her compelling visuals, characters and stories challenge historical narratives of Indigenous peoples, while exploring the ideas of blood memory and Indigenous oral story.
We will be showing four of Amanda’s films as a 30 minute set, every half hour starting at 7:30 PM until 10:30 PM. Save the date: Saturday August 13th, in the City Hall Amphitheatre on the south side of the building!
Friday August 19, 2022 – SOLD OUT
GO BOY!: MEMORIES OF A LIFE BEHIND BARS
Kingston Penitentiary, 560 King Street W, Kingston
Doors 7:30pm, Film 8:30pm Everyone welcome. $15 admission – Bring a lawn chair!
Proceeds from this screening will go to the John Howard Society Kington & District
Here’s a behind-the-scenes and behind-the-walls chance to enter the Kingston Penitentiary to learn about the Roger Caron story. GO-BOY! is a documentary examining the true life story of Roger Caron, a jail-breaking bank robber who taught himself how to write in prison and went on to win the Governor General’s Award, Canada’s highest literary award. While incarcerated at the Kingston Penitentiary, Caron began writing intensely detailed accounts of his life and this film captures his extraordinary journey to redemption. Filmmaker Rob Lindsay (Queen’s University Film alumni) and members of the Caron family will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. GO-BOY! was premiered at the last “pre-pandemic” edition of KCFF and has had a very limited release since. This screening will be outdoors. Patrons can enter the main KP doors starting 7:30pm and will be guided to the viewing area. We recommend bringing your own lawn chair.
Monday December 5, 2022
The Isabel Bader Centre, 390 King St W, Kingston
7pm doors, 8pm show, All Ages
Tickets on sale at The Isabel Box Office (starting July 22) BUY HERE
KCFF and KPP Concerts are excited to welcome duo – two-time JUNO Award winner, Chantal Kreviazuk and a four-time winner with Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida – to Kingston as one of the stops on their national tour. The duo were subjects in the recent Canadian film “I’M GOING TO BREAK YOUR HEART.” If you liked that movie, you’ll love this concert!