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!
"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.
James Coombes Photography
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