The Kingston Canadian Film Festival was one of the first victims of COVID-19 back in March 2020.
An annual event that takes place in Kingston, Ontario Canada; It was initially scheduled for March 11th through 15th however due to the early stages of the Pandemic it was unfortunately canceled at the last moment.
They have had a whole year to get adjusted though and in 2021, will be doing a completely online film festival.
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is billing itself as their “digital edition” and it is taking place from February 26th, 2021 until March 7th, 2021.
Fans of the festival will be able to stream the movies that are showcased at the festival online as opposed to attending live viewings in theatres.
It’s something many of us are used to with various activities. The days of hanging out with our friends at a pub don’t get too happen too often anymore. That’s okay – we all adapted by installing Zoom or Skype and meeting up for chats and a few beers online instead.
Activities that we used to do in person we have adapted to as well. Take casinos for example. I used to attend the Thousand Islands Shoreline Casino on a frequent basis. At least every couple of weeks.
Unable to go there anymore I looked for various online alternatives and eventually settled on Jackpot City Casino.
This is an online casino that has been around for many, many years and offers an incredible variety of games. I’ve had so much fun playing online at Jackpot City Casino that I honestly don’t know if I will go back to an actual casino.
The variety of games Jackpot City has is incredible. A wild variety of slot machines, video poker, table games and more. They even have a live dealer portion of their casino if I want to get that little bit of realism. Constant deposit bonuses, easy withdrawals, and a great loyalty rewards program.
It’s a smart strategy and the KCFF is offering a variety of different options. You will purchase a pass that will allow you to watch a variety of movies. The 6 film pass costs $70 for example and the 12 film pass costs $100.
Once you purchase a pass, you then choose the films that you wish to watch, and you will get the tickets for those. During the event dates you will be able to watch those films. They are still restricting the quantity of tickets available for each movie.
There is a variety of different Canadian movies available such as Anne at 13,000 Feet which is the story of a daycare worker who is socially awkward and suffers from drastic emotional sings. Then there is No Visible Trauma which is a hard-hitting documentary about police brutality and systemic racism within Canada.
You can purchase each movie individually. There are over 25 movies available at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival to watch digitally.
Of course – the Kingston Canadian Film Festival has a nice advantage in that most people are used to purchasing or streaming digital movies. The majority of Kingstonians should be able to adapt to this setting no problem.
Of course, it’s not just consumers who are adapting; look at businesses as well. A store such as Chumleighs – that was one we rarely went into with an idea in mind of what we wanted. Instead it was all about the browsing.
What that meant was that curbside pickup for them would not work too well; we always liked to go there and browse and pick a TV show or Xbox game at random to purchase.
Within a couple of weeks of the initial lockdown, they had a website up with a complete listing of inventory. So we could do that sort of browsing we loved; just from the safety of our own home instead.
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival won’t be as big a transition; it’s something we should all be able to handle digitally with ease. They will even do a few workshops online such as the Awards Show and the Comic Art Workshop.
Hopefully everyone supports the KCFF digitally this month.