Q: I live in the US, but I’m Canadian – am I eligible?

A: Canadians are eligible, no matter where they live. Filmmaking teams that involve Canadians and team-members of other nationalities are also welcome to submit.


Q: My film is longer than the eligibility requirements ask for, should I submit it anyway?

A: Our length requirements are firm - please make sure your submission meets the criteria described.


Q: Is the deadline date for postmarked packages or actual arrival?

A: As long as your submission is postmarked by the deadline date, we will be happy to accept it.


Q: Can I drop my submission off to you?

A: We prefer that you mail submissions. You may drop off submissions to the Local Shorts Program. Please see the submission form for address details.


Q: My film isn’t complete. Can I submit a working copy to you?

A: If we select your film for KCFF and you want to make minor changes, that is possible, but please submit as final a cut as you have available, and indicate any intended changes on your application form. Due to the tight timelines around the Local Shorts Program, please only submit the final cut of your film to this program.


Q: I submitted my film last year and it wasn’t accepted. Can I re-submit it?

A: We regret that we cannot reconsider films that have been submitted in the past.


Q: When will I know the outcome of my submission?

A: Decisions about programming are usually made in late January, with a formal announcement of the line-up in February. Programming decisions for the Local Shorts Program are made in mid-February.