An integral part of Kingston’s culture-led resurgence, KIFF aims to bring the community together for three days of screenings, workshops and events.

Supported by BAFTA award-winning film director Mike Newell and Academy Award winning actress Dame Vanessa Redgrave, KIFF 2022 is now open for submissions with the shortlisted and winning entries screened at venues across Kingston in June 2022.






Festival Management Committee

  • David Cunningham — CEO Producer Blue Elephant Films 

  • Robert O'Dowd  — Rose Theatre CEO

  • Shane O’Sullivan — Associate Professor & HOD Film & Photo, Kingston University

  • Kathryn Woodvine — Arts & Culture Partnerships Lead

  • Greg Miles — Canadian Portland

  • Jelena Lützel — Filmmaker and Teacher 

  • Mario Theodorou — Screenwriter Director 

  • Jo Rogers — Screenwriter 

Community & Schools Steering Group

  • Jelena Lützel – Filmmaker Teacher 

  • James Goodchild – Filmmaker Teacher 

  • Steph Ward – Mentor and Learning Support Teacher 

  • Kathryn Woodvine – Arts & Culture Partnerships Lead

  • David Cunningham – CEO Producer Blue Elephant Films 

Programming Committee

  • Stephen Cranny - Producer RSH Films 

  • Gareth Brown - Head of Production and New Business Development Flyer Films Ltd.

  • Sophie Heard - Development executive at Endeavor Content

  • Stephanie Charmail - Head of Production Shorts TV / Independent Film Trust Board of Directors 

  • Katharine Vile -  Former Talent Agent United Agents 

  • Aysha El- Shamayleh - Director and Performance Artist

  • Nina Humphreys - Freelance Film and TV Composer 

  • Jan Goodman - Actor