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Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Largest all-Canadian film festival in the world!

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival returns for its 24th edition, featuring the best Canadian films of the year!
Be captivated by new favourites, and discover insights into these wonderful films through screenings, Q&As, parties, workshops, networking events and more! After watching incredible Canadian cinema, you can talk with other movie lovers, or even engage in dialogue with the directors, actresses, actors, and singers!

2024 Films

Every year, KCFF presents the very best in Canadian feature films- future award-winners that may not see wide commercial release! Explore a range of excellent film programming with films of every genre, stories and perspectives as diverse as the artists who create them. The KCFF presents films in many languages, including both official languages (English & French).

Movie Info

Wednesday, February 28

Venue:
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

2023  · 1h 37m

Comedy

Drama

Against the backdrop of a shared obsession with Bollywood fantasy, Mariam, a Pakistani Muslim woman, and her Canadian-born daughter Azra come of age in two different eras.

  • Writer: Fawzia Mirza

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Thursday, February 29 | 4:00 pm
Friday, March 1 | 1:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 44m

Documentary

Activist Layla Staats shows the faces and personal stories behind the struggle of First Nations reserves to receive a basic human right: drinkable water.

  • James Burns, Stevie Salas
  • Writers: James Burns

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Saturday, March 2 | 1:00 pm
Sunday, March 3   | 10:00 am

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 22m

Drama

After experiencing a traumatic event in Igloolik (an Inuit hamlet in Foxe Basin, Qikiqtaaluk Region in Nunavut), Uyarak leaves her community and family in Nunavut to live in Montréal. When Covid-19 lockdowns close off the Canadian Arctic from the rest of the world, Uyarak is further separated from her closest friend, eldest sister, Saqpinak.

  • Carol Kunnuk, Lucy Tulugarjuk
  • Writers: Norman Cohn, Samuel Cohn-Cousineau, Carol Kunnuk

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Saturday, March 2 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 3 | 4:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 45m

Comedy

Drama

A teen girl is diagnosed with a reproductive condition that upends her plans to have a sex life, propelling her to explore unusual methods. Her relationships are challenged with everyone in her life, but most importantly, herself.

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Saturday, March 2 | 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 3 | 1:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 58m

Drama

Naïlle enters Emma's life after she re-evaluates her professional and personal relationships with a demanding partner. The cellist and single mother offers Emma a new family dynamic.

  • Writer: C

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Thursday, February 3 | 7:00 pm
Friday, March 1 | 1:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 41m

Romance

Drama

Follows Simon, who must deal with the disappointment of two impossible loves: a passionate but destructive crush on Oliver and a distant and cold relationship with his mother Claire, who has just moved back in after a 15-year absence.

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Movie Info

Thursday, February 29 | 4:00 pm
Friday, March 1 | 1:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 40m

Drama

Romance

After she nearly drowns, a young woman unexpectedly falls for the small-town lifeguard who rescued her. Based on the novel by Kate Marchant.

  • Sherren Lee
  • Writers: Jesse LaVercombe, Sherren Lee, Kate Marchant

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Friday, March 1 | 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 2 | 10:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 2h 1m

Drama

Follows the life of a Polish nurse Irene Gut Opdyke who was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations medal for showing remarkable courage in her attempt to save Polish Jews during World War II.

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Friday, March 1 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 2 | 1:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 33m

Comedy

Drama

When her only daughter goes off to university, an empty nest mother gets stuck taking care of her daughter's heart-broken ex-boyfriend, who she can't stand.

  • Dane Clark, Linsey Stewart
  • Writer: Dane Clark, Linsey Stewart

Movie Info

Thursday, February 29 | 9:00 pm
Friday, March 1 | 9:30 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 52m

Fantasy

Drama

In the early 70s, after leaving their troubled hometown in Haiti, a young boy and his mother settle in a small rural village in Quebec where the boy counts on his invisible friend to understand the new world around him.

Movie Info

Saturday, March 2 | 9:30 pm
Sunday, March 3 | 1:00 pm

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 1h 42m

Comedy

Twenty-five long years after his time in the limelight, former child actor Cody Lightning tries to revive his fortunes with a self-produced sequel to Smoke Signals in this smart, irreverent new comedy

  • Cody Lightning, Samuel Miller

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Saturday, March 1 | 1:00 pm
Sunday, March 3 | 10:00 am

Venue:
The Screening Room

2023  · 2h

Documentary

A feature documentary that weaves intimate moments of reflection with adventure and stories of the people and communities that she encountered along the way.

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Special Events

KCFF offers exciting and exclusive sneek peeks behind the scenes that will appeal to any movie-lover. Unique experiences, like live cast appearances, live Q&As with directors, and live music, bring incredible energy to the festival. With creative meeting places, KCFF also hosts workshops and other special events you can attend during the 4-day festival. It's an exciting time to be a film-lover in Kingston.

Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 pm

Slaight Music Video Showcase

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Feature all the new music videos played on the big screen, a post-show Q&A with the filmmakers, and audience voting to help determine the favourite, which will be presented at the KCFF award show.

Sunday, March 3 | 6:00 pm

KCFF Awards Show

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Celebrate the best of the Fest. It’ll be handing out awards such as People's choice awards, Best Canadian short, Best Local short, Best music video, Best youth short, and Douglas J. Falconer Award of Excellence.

Saturday, March 2 | 2:00 pm

MIX AND MINGLE

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Mayla Concept (Bar Mayla and Le Jardin) provides the perfect backdrop for mixing and mingling with visiting filmmakers and Festival friends over some tasty fare.

Wednesday, February 28 | 8:30 pm

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

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With ambient soundscapes, chaotic crescendos, and mainly instrumental songs, GY!BE are perhaps best known for their song ‘East Hastings’ which was the main song used in the 2002 film 28 Days Later.

Produced by

Kingston Canadian Film Festival, providing access to Canadian film in a dynamic festival setting.

Silver screen partner

Downtown Kingston BIA, representing +700 Downtown property and business owners.

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