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The Isabel Bader Centre
The Isabel Bader Centre
390 King St West

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Feb 28 2024 - Mar 03 2024


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Kingston Canadian Film Festival

The Kingston Film Festival (KCFF) 2024 promises to be a landmark event in the picturesque city of Kingston, renowned for its vibrant artistic community and historical charm. As the festival unveils its Opening Night Gala on February 28th, it brings to the forefront Fawzia Mirza’s feature-length debut, “The Queen of My Dreams.” This film, a beautiful blend of cultures from Nova Scotia to Karachi, offers a humorous, heartfelt mother-daughter story. Attendees at the Isabel Bader Centre will not only enjoy this screening but also engage with Mirza in a unique Q&A session, followed by a celebratory gathering with complimentary refreshments.

Kingston, a city steeped in history, serves as the perfect backdrop for KCFF24. Its rich heritage, coupled with a flourishing arts scene, makes it a cultural hub for filmmakers and art enthusiasts alike. The festival taps into this artistic vein, showcasing works that resonate with Kingston’s unique spirit and history.

Moreover, KCFF24’s Opening Late Night event is set to electrify audiences with the performance of Montreal’s post-rock icons, Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Renowned for their powerful, immersive concerts featuring an ensemble of artists and 16mm film projectors, they promise an unforgettable experience. Experimental filmmaker Karl Lemieux adds to the allure with his 16mm film footage, integral to the band’s performances.

The Kingston Film Festival is more than a cinematic showcase; it’s a pivotal platform for emerging filmmakers, offering them the chance to present their art to a diverse audience. It’s a cornerstone event for Kingston, uniting artists, film lovers, and the community in a celebration of storytelling, creativity, and the city’s historical and artistic heritage.

For those searching for unique experiences in Kingston, particularly art and film enthusiasts, KCFF24 is an unmissable event. It not only provides an opportunity to explore contemporary cinema but also to delve into the artistic heart of Kingston. From February 28th to March 3rd, the festival will transform the city into a bustling hub of cinematic artistry. Tickets for Godspeed You! Black Emperor are priced at $45 (+ fees), with the show starting at 8 pm on the opening night.

Join us at KCFF24 for an exploration of cinematic wonders set against the historic and artistic backdrop of Kingston. This festival is not just an event; it’s a celebration of the arts in one of Canada’s most culturally rich cities.

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