Kingstonist’s Challenge #119: Go to the Kingston Canadian Film Festival


Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Guide to the 14th Annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival


The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is just around the corner! This year’s line up is as impressive as ever.  In addition to a huge list of feature films and local shorts, the festival also offers fun receptions where you can meet and mingle with filmmakers, guests, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and audience members.  Be sure to […]

Guide to Reelout 15


Next week marks the 15th anniversary of Kingston’s Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival.  Reelout began as an offshoot of OPIRG Kingston in 1999.  Founder, Marney McDiarmid used the back room of 477, Kingston’s only gay bar, to screen films to see if our city could sustain a weekend long festival of LGBT themed films. Fifteen […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Winter 2014


While some may argue that hibernating is the only thing to do in Kingston during winter months, our latest installment of the top five things to see and do proves otherwise.  As someone who truly hates turning into a human-popsicle when I step outside, I can certainly sympathize with folks who prefer to stay indoors […]

Guide to Culture Days 2013


Next week Canada will celebrate our 4th annual Culture Days – a weekend-long celebration of culture that takes place from coast-to-coast.  Culture Days is a collection of events created by artists and organizers who have volunteered their time and talent to share their craft through free public activities.  Thousands of events from art shows, readings, […]

On The Small Screen


The Screening Room is the only remaining movie theatre in downtown Kingston, and despite the recent construction of the new Empire Imax Theatre, The Screening Room is still near and dear to many Kingstonians. It is the only theatre in town that specializes in art-house, foreign, alternative, and classic cinema. In addition to regular nightly […]

Guide to the 13th Annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival


The thirteenth annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival starts tomorrow, February 28 and runs until March 3.  In addition to feature screenings, the festival is jam packed with various workshops, one-on-one sessions with industry professionals, receptions, Q&A’s, and lots more.  In case you missed it, you can find out more about the festival from our interview […]

Six Questions for Blaine Allan


Blaine Allan is Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University. He has been the chair of the editorial board and managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies for more than ten years. Throughout his career, he has penned numerous historical examinations of Canadian films of the 1930s, focusing […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Winter 2013


If you’re reading this, it means that you survived the worst of what 2012 could muster: snowmaggedon, the NHL lockout, Gangnam style, the fiscal cliff, teachers’ job action,  and the list goes on. Love it or leave it, 2012 is now a part of the history books, and it’s high time we start looking forward […]

Guide to Culture Days 2012


Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Thousands of activity organizers and artists volunteer their time and talent to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the country over the last weekend […]