Kootenay Film Festival

2022 sees the festival as two days of drive-in events to connect communities, artists, and audiences.

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society, under the co-direction of multi-talented artists, Siloën Daley and Jason Asbell re-launches the Kootenay Film Festival. It's an intimate gathering to annually share what we have been up to locally, create opportunities for feedback, and inspire each other in our passions.

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The festival embraces all forms of filmmaking, and this year its focus is on introductions and coming back together to share and inspire. The 2022 festival will take place outdoors, as a drive-in allowing all to attend, while still facilitating the accidental meetings and discussions that are a highlight of in-person events. The festival includes a broad call for regional film submissions, curation by festival programmers, partnerships with other independent film festivals and organizations, as well as workshops to create new short works. With all its programs the festival aims to spark an interest in filmmaking as an art form and a means of self-expression and empowerment. The festival looks forward to more widely sharing the range of tone and the multitude of independent voices that regional independent film as well as films from further afield offers its audiences. We welcome you, friends, and family to join us in reconnecting under open skies.

Submissions Closed, Re-Opening this Fall

Stay tuned for exact dates and locations for the summer and fall of 2022.

The Kootenay Film Festival is a creative and curatorial collective that values the participation of its viewership. We endeavour to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling experience and are committed to facilitating engagement, interaction, and community in a safe environment. Participants are expected to conduct themselves with courtesy and respect for others at all meetings, programs, and events. Participants include speakers, organizers, volunteers, partners, and attendees. KFF does not tolerate harassment. Discrimination that spans gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, race, religion, or any exclusionary insults is not condoned. Participants violating this may be blocked at the discretion of The Kootenay Film Festival. Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming event for everyone.