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MEDIA RELEASE: November 19, 2002


Last year’s largest stand-alone showcase of Canadian feature films returns

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is pleased to announce
preliminary details for its third annual event. Newly sponsored by The
Kingston Whig Standard and Investors Group, and in partnership with the
Toronto International Film Festival Group, the festival will run February
27th – March 2nd, 2003. Filmmakers from across the country are encouraged to
submit their work for possible participation, and submission forms are now
available on the festival’s official website, www.KingCanFilmFest.com. The
feature film deadline is January 27, 2003 and the “Local Shorts” deadline is

February 22, 2003.

2001’s inaugural Kingston Canadian Film Festival was a huge success, selling-
out fifteen of twenty screenings and attracting more than 1,500 attendees.
And this past year’s event saw the addition of a second screening venue on
Queens University campus, as attendance nearly doubled and the festival
proudly became the largest stand-alone showcase of strictly Canadian feature
films in the world, highlighting a diverse program of 22 features and 23

Currently, plans are underway to make the third annual event even larger in
scope, including more great films, top actors and filmmakers from across the
country, premieres, parties, seminars and much more. Once again, the very
popular “Local Shorts” component will also be included, wherein Kingston’s

own locally produced short films are showcased before each feature.
Previously selected local work has varied from that of a Grade 4 elementary
school class to a short film by Gary Ledbetter (Director of the Genie Award
nominated feature film, Henry & Verlin), who is now based in Kingston.

The festival’s redesigned website, www.KingCanFilmFest.com, was officially
launched on November 15, 2002, and complete updated information on the
festival, including downloadable submission forms, are now available online.

The 2003 Kingston Canadian Film Festival runs February 27 – March 2, 2003

For further information, please contact: Alex Jansen at (905) 852-0747


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Stephanie Socol, Local Shorts Programmer
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The 2003 Kingston Canadian Film Festival
February 27 - March 2, 2003
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


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