KIFF Partner Festivals

KIFF is proud to recognise and celebrate our Partner Festivals who work tirelessly to bring the best of film to their audiences. The life of a festival is often precarious, and never straightforward. They only ever happen because the team behind it makes it so. Fellow festivals, we salute you.

Bolton International Film Festival

Bolton International Film Festival screens innovative and groundbreaking short films from in-dependent film-makers. Whether it’s drama, documentary, animation, comedy, VR or exper-imental film their aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individ-uals and industry experts.

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. We proudly provide a unique platform for risk-taking storytellers to reach the broadest audiences possible.

Nickel Independent Film Festival

Founded in 2001, the Nickel Independent Film Festival is a celebration of local and international independent film. This annual festival happens in June in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Other workshops, screenings and film challenges take place throughout the year and across the province.