The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is the largest stand-alone showcase of Canadian Film. At the festival, audiences can explore a range of film programming with genres, stories, and perspectives as diverse as the artists who create them. We present films in many languages, including both official languages, and provide access for local audiences and visitors to Kingston to see this work.
As a charitable cultural organization, our mission is to provide access to Canadian film in a dynamic festival setting. KCFF presents screenings, events and activities that provide a fresh experience of Canadian film that, in turn, creates an audience that supports and encourages the ongoing development and appreciation of our national cinema and its creators.
We also accomplish our mission by:
- researching, programming and exhibiting Canadian feature-length and short films that reflect a range of perspectives, voices and identities
- creating a dialogue between filmmakers and the public to foster an appreciation and understanding of Canadian film and storytelling
- providing professional development opportunities to filmmakers and new generation artists, as well as arts education opportunities for participants from many backgrounds
- presenting locally-produced films and nurturing local film production
Live the Experience Fund
We believe in the power of the Festival to spark curiosity and creativity, fuel dialogue and exchange and foster a sense of connection and community. To mark our 20th anniversary year, we're launching the Live the Experience Fund that will provide tickets for local schools and community groups to attend KCFF and live the experience first hand.
Live the Experience invites kids, newcomers, and people across the city to participate fully at the Festival. Increased access to and participation in the arts creates happy and healthy people and vibrant communities and fosters a sense of belonging, connection, and shared experience.
With your support, the Live the Experience Fund is one of the ways we can work together to ensure participation from those who might otherwise not have the chance to attend, while providing a richer experience for everyone. Charitable donations to the Live the Experience Fund have immediate, direct impact in time for the 2020 Festival.