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An ideal KCFF volunteer is excited by the opportunity to experience Canadian films and enthusiastic about speaking to audience members and other guests. Volunteers will have the support of the on-site student, venue and leadership staff of KCFF to ensure the experience runs smoothly.


Volunteers typically work a few 3-5 hour shifts per festival (the average commitment is approximately 12 hours total). We ask that anyone who is interested in being considered for a volunteer position fill out our volunteer interest form below.


KCFF is looking for a small but mighty group of committed volunteers to join in the venture as we move back to an in-person Festival for 2023. If you have a passion for film (or just a passion for talking to people) and you want to join our team for March 2-5, 2023, fill out the volunteer interest form.


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.  

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.


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


  • 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.