Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2023: Female Overview – Rachel West reports

At this year’s event, 15 out of 28 features films and 21 out of 38 short films are directed by women according to KCFF’s Logistics Manager, Marta McDonald, meaning women-directed films make up nearly 55% of programming. When it comes to achieving gender parity, “there’s not a specific mandate that’s been crafted” by the festival but there is a conversation around “what kind of voices we want to be heard in the festival, whether that’s women, Indigenous voices, BIPOC or Black voices,” says McDonald.

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