“GREAT FESTIVAL IN ITS
SPECTACULAR OPENING YEAR!”
Just one line from the many 5-star reviews we received for last year’s inaugural festival.
The festival was a 3-day event across 5 venues, screening 99 films with 12 workshops, 17 Q&A’s, 5 talks, 3 networking sessions and an Industry Panel with Mike Newell (festival patron), Adrian Wootton (CEO Film London & British Film Commission) and Piers Reid of Twickenham Studios, taking part.
Submissions are now open for the 2023 Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF) which will take place from 23rd to 25th June 2023.
KIFF- More Than Just 3 Days in June
KIFF PRODUCES CHARITY FILM
In 2022 KIFF were approached to help Homestart Richmond and Kingston and Hounslow to produce a short film for their Cheer For Children Campaign, which we are delighted to announce is a finalist in the Smiley Charity Film Awards. 2022's Deputy Festival director Jo Rogers produced the film with Peter Simmons And Thida Nathalie, and composed an original song with Steve Macdonald.
The work of Homestart is invaluable. They support families with young children across the borough and nation-wide who need help. And our film has been nominated for the people's choice award. So please do give them your support. Click the image and VOTE. Give Homestart a cheer.
You can watch the full film here: https://youtu.be/Kz-dvKkyoIE
KIFF PARTNERS WITH CINÉ SCHOOLS
KIFF is delighted to announce our Partnership with Ciné Schools, who continue to grow their grassroots work providing primary school children the opportunity to make films. This alliance strengthens our position as a festival determined to be a premier platform for discovering remarkable new and diverse British talent. Along with Ciné Schools, we believe that talent can reveal itself at any age. As part of the festival, we will be hosting workshops for 8-11 year olds, and showcasing their talents with a screening at the Kingston Odeon.
Ciné Schools has been working in South West London for nearly three years, providing primary educators with a Film Club that inspires young people between the ages of 8 and 11 to make exciting and original films.
Find out more about Ciné Schools on their Website, on Instagram and Twitter.
Dame Vanessa Redgrave
A career spanning six decades winning an Academy Award, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Vanessa is also the recipient of a BAFTA Fellowship, the Golden Lion Honorary Award, and an induction into the American Theatre Hall of Fame
Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most prominent film and television directors and producers. Mike won the BAFTA for Best Director for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), which also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film. Following the success of his films, Mike then went on to direct the films Donnie Brasco (1997) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).