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Kingston International Film Festival brings independent filmmakers, industry professionals and the local community together for three glittering days of screenings, workshops, and events, culminating on the Sunday evening Awards Presentation. As well as the striking KIFF Awards, the winners will receive their magnificent prizes, the total value of which is over £50k.  For details of our 2023 prizes see our winners page.

KIFF provides a platform for filmmakers from around the world, and in particular up and coming talent, to showcase their projects on the big screens of the Odeon, the Curzon, Rose Theatre, and an outdoor screen in the riverside setting of Canbury Gardens. As well as screenings, we offer workshops and masterclasses facilitated by leading industry professionals along with some great networking events.

Kingston upon Thames, just 16 mins from central London, is the perfect setting for a film festival. On the banks of the Thames with it’s riverside restaurants and pubs it is also an historical market town with a vibrant atmosphere.

Come and visit us 21st – 23rd June 2024 and enjoy the very best of film at our FESTIVAL FOR EVERYONE!

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"Our long-term ambition is to build the festival into an internationally recognised event that showcases the work of the world’s leading independent filmmakers, as well as becoming the premier platform for discovering remarkable new British talent.”

David Cunningham, Founder & Festival Director.

Our Ambassadors

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David Cunningham         Founder & Festival Director                                               Shirley Cunningham       Festival Operations Director

Stephen Cranny               Festival Producer & Programming Director                 Kathryn Woodvine          Arts Commissioner, RBK       

Jelena Lützel                     Deputy Festival Director                                                     Julian Joyce                       Press Relations

Steve Hill                            Creative Director                                                                   Anna Coverdale                 PR Consultant

Emily Paton                       Marketing and Comms                                                      Alexander Kairo                Technical Co-ordinator


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