Kitchener Waterloo's film festival, showcasing films from an equal balance of local, national, and international filmmakers. After 4 years of running on a strictly local-entry basis, this is our second year opening our unique festival to the world! This year will be broadcast in a Drive-In style in order to keep everyone safe and secure, showcasing a full night of short films. Come check out what Kitchener-Waterloo has to offer, and show us your stuff!

**Local KW filmmakers: please message us before submitting your film!**
*Event postponed to September 24th due to submission volume*

The coveted "Masurkevitch Award", an award named after a local actor that has consistently worked overtime with nearly all local filmmakers and their projects. Each year, a different artist designs and creates a new version of the award.

*Films must be 3 years old or less
*Directors must be available for live Q&A (in person or Skype).

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  • Mike Gallant

    I had a great time at this festival.

    I wish we could've done it at the theatre, but the set up they did as a drive-in was a great idea and a really good screening. A lot of shorts were high quality and every impressive. The energy and atmosphere was awesome and I can only imagine how good it would've been pre-covid.

    October 2021
  • AvAMaC Productions

    The KW film festival is a MUST submit event for indy filmmakers. Its a festival of filmmakers for filmmakers. Regardless of your budget or scale of your production, your film will get an honest crack at being selected. The great time our team had at KW inspired us to get right back in the saddle and start working on our next project.

    October 2021
  • Mark Anthony Ramitt

    Entire process for KW filmmakers - submission to screening - was amazing. Accommodated with great communication from the festival director Daniel McLeod.
    Will definitely submit my latest film for next season!

    October 2021
  • This was my first in-person film festival and it was really great! It was so cool getting to see "Distant" on a big screen and it was a really fun event! Hope to submit here again sometime!

    October 2021
  • Great selection of shorts and features. Had a great weekend!

    October 2020