2020 Kingston Canadian Film Festival Submission Deadline: Feature Films

December 1, 2019 - 4:59 pm

Submit your film for consideration in the 2020 Kingston Canadian Film Festival!

Starting on July 1, we’ll accept feature-length and short film submissions.  As a Canadian film festival, we will only consider submissions of Canadian films by Canadian filmmakers.  You can read the full eligibility criteria below and email us if you have questions.

Are you a Kingston-based filmmaker?  We’ll waive the submission fee for filmmakers currently living in the Limestone City.

Screening your film to our audience is just the beginning!

We also hand out a few awards at our Closing Night Awards Ceremony and some include cash, prizes, and all come with bragging rights for an entire year.   You can explore the list of awards and you can take a look at previous KCFF winners here.


Submissions for Feature Films (30+ minutes) due December 1st, 2019.

Submissions for Short Films (less than 30 minutes) due December 15th, 2019.



  • Only submissions of Canadian films by Canadian filmmakers will be considered.
  • If you have an arguable connection to Canada and are not a Canadian filmmaker, please email us.
  • Selection will be based on quality and form.
  • Films must be new releases that have not been submitted to KCFF in the past.
  • Preference given to films making a premiere: international, national, provincial, regional, local.
  • Films must either be in English or in the original language with English subtitles.
  • It is possible to submit a working copy of a film; please email us for more info.
  • Local filmmakers must be currently residing in Kingston or have a strong connection to the area deemed appropriate to KCFF.  Please explain connection on the submission form.
  • Youth filmmakers must 17 years of age or under as of the festival start date (March 11, 2020)

Visit https://kingcanfilmfest.com/get-involved/submit/ for more details.