Kingston Canadian Film Festival | Get Involved
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Get Involved


As a charitable cultural organization, our mission is to provide access to Canadian film and to develop an audience that supports our national cinema and its creators. Donations allow us to continue to develop our festival workshops, career and networking events, Q+As and signature events for festival audiences to deepen their understanding and increase their appreciation of Canadian cinema. Our outreach programs provide film workshops and education to underserved communities around the area.

To make a donation

Simply head over to our CanadaHelps page to donate with your debit or credit card. CanadaHelps is totally secure and will issue your tax-receipt on the spot.

Have a question? Give us a shout and we’ll walk you through it!


Positioning your business within the festival, a partnership with KCFF is a creative marketing opportunity that connects you with our audience.  KCFF offers a number of sponsorship levels but works with each sponsor individually to customize a package to meet specific objectives.  The majority of our sponsors return each season, reporting a positive experience and return on investment.

To learn more

For sponsorship inquiries, please email us info[at] or give us a call 613-777-0161


As an integral part of the Festival, our volunteers are truly engaged in our mandate and believe in what we do and their contribution to KCFF is invaluable to our success year after year (and some have been helping us for over 10 years). Often the first point-of-contact with our audiences KCFF volunteers represent the festival and our city and welcome audiences and guests to our venues.  Volunteers typically work a few 4-6 hour shifts, per Festival (with the average commitment being approximately 12 hours total).  As our way of saying thanks, volunteers enjoy invitations to KCFF parties and receptions and access to films and other perks.

To sign-up

Check back later this fall and we’ll have a short online form to complete, which will help us get a sense of your areas of interest and availability during the Festival.  After we’ve received your application, our volunteer coordinator will follow up with more details including scheduling information, our code of conduct, training session dates and more.


KCFF interns are key members of our event staff and have the opportunity to assist with key administrative and organizational activities in advance, all while gaining valuable work experience and connecting with industry professionals.  The internship is fast-paced and challenging, but also really fun. Past interns have gone on to positions at TIFF, Vancouver International Film Festival, CBC, Bell Media, Mongrel and more.  Internships are typically unpaid, however, Queen’s students may be eligible for a FILM 395 credit or paid Work Study position.  


We think being a KCFF intern is awesome, but you don’t have to take our word for it! Read a first-hand account about it from Chengcheng Ma, one of our student staff from KCFF’17 and this Muse Magazine article penned by former staffers Vicki Pike and Alison Lacey.

To apply

Send us an email and explain why you would be the perfect KCFF intern and why you’d like to work for us.  Please include an up-to-date resume that outlines your experience, education, and other skills.


  • Q: Do I have to be a film student to apply for an internship?

    A: Being a student at Queen’s is not a requirement of the internship. We are happy to consider applicants from any background, but a knowledge of film and the film industry is an asset.

  • Q: Do I need to know a lot about film to be a volunteer?

    A: Knowledge and enthusiasm for film is a welcome asset in our volunteers but it is not needed. Many volunteer jobs at the festival require only a friendly, outgoing attitude.

  • Q: Can I submit a film if I’m an intern or volunteer?

    A: Your film submission is welcome even if you are a volunteer or intern with the festival. Just don’t count on special consideration. All submissions are treated equally and reviewed only for quality and fit with the festival’s mandate and programming vision.