The Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) is set to receive $30,000 in funding toward the KCFF: Retrospective in March, 2020, according to a government release
The KCFF is one of nine cultural tourism events receiving support through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund with a total investment of $440,000 in events ranging from large art and music festivals to smaller events that celebrate local culture and heritage.
“Ontario’s creative tourism events and attractions provide visitors with unique and unforgettable experiences,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport in a release. “Our investment in the OCAF program will create good jobs and help keep our province open for business and open for jobs by making Ontario a more attractive place to visit.”
The funds are provided in the form of a partially repayable loan and repayment of these funds help the OCAF to invest in future projects.
“On behalf of the volunteer board of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund we are so pleased to support a broad range of festivals, events and exhibitions across Ontario,” said John McKellar, President and Chair. “OCAF, with its unique structure, is able to support cultural tourism in Ontario to ensure economic impact, job growth and community development in small and large communities across the province.”
According to its website, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival is the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film. Since 2001 KCFF has screened over 500 feature films and 750 short films and it returns March 11-15, 2020.