Kingston International Film Festival – 23-25 June

Next week, South West London plays host to the second annual Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF) – 23-25 June – which “aims to bring the film community together along with industry professionals from all over the globe for three glittering days of screenings, workshops and events”.

“We now have an inaugural festival under our belts and all of the team have been elated with the feedback from filmmakers, industry professionals and audiences alike. We learned a lot  from last year’s festival in particular the areas which we need to improve. I can promise you we are on it, and we aim to deliver a festival to surpass last year with some new events to entertain. 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, KIFF

The festival includes the world premiere of Peter Simmons’ psychological thriller Another Day To Live Through, in which “a determined young woman and a bitter old soldier are trapped in a cycle of abuse and violence in an isolated cabin where causality and identity are fractured” and German-made comedy drama Everybody Wants To Be Loved in which a psychotherapist notices something is wrong with her but she doesn’t have time to worry about it as she wants to please everyone … but then everything changes. Click here to view the full programme.

There are also some very interesting-looking industry-focused workshops at Kingston University.

There’s an awards evening and an Industry Panel event. The ARRI stage will host virtual production presentation and there’s an outdoor screening of the fabulous Bugsy Malone.

Buy your tickets for the various screenings and events here.