July 11, 2016

It’s back! Our favourite annual sale for our online community! On Tuesday, September 27, 10am-10pm (in celebration of our 10th!) all GRFF tickets are half-price.

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Upcoming Events


July 11, 2016

Fridays, all summer long Friday Night Movies Under the Stars, Shades Mills, Cambridge Free with park admission.
Saturdays, all summer long Free Flicks at KPL Free
July 22 UNHERALDED & THE PORTRAIT, NFB Film Club, Idea Exchange Free
July 14 & 28, August 11 & 18 Music & Movies in the Park, Waterloo Park Free entry with a can of food.
July 21, August 24 Music & Movies in the Park, Victoria Park, Kitchener Free entry with a can of food.
August 26 SOMETHING IN THE AIR, NFB Film Club, Idea Exchange Free

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Youth Outdoor Movie Night


July 11, 2016

112878-IMPACT-Movie-Night-poster-July2016-smFREE! Tuesday July 12

Free outdoor movie night for youth at Forbes Park in Cambridge. Come watch Back to the Future and take your picture with the DeLorean. Go to for more information.

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July 11, 2016

Call deadline July 31

GRFF is excited to partner with the student-run Bridge Center for Design from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture for an exhibition of film related works. Position, an exploration of what it means to be an architect through various media will combine the components of film and design. Work Media accepted: Installation, film, sculpture, painting. Must fit through a 36” x 84” door and be ready to hang or place in the space. Films should be DVD or BluRay. @BRIDGEarch

Please contact with any questions.

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Julie Burdett

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July 11, 2016


When you visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, chances are the first person you’ll meet is Julie Burdett, KWAG’s Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator. Seen most days at the Reception Desk at the entrance to the Gallery, Julie not only recruits and coordinates the efforts of KWAG’s wonderful volunteers, she also ensures that everyone who comes through the Gallery doors has an optimal experience here.

When asked what she likes most about her work at KWAG, Julie is ebullient:  “I like everything! I like working in a place where I get to focus on what I’m passionate about, which is the arts.” She notes that interacting with volunteers is a particularly enjoyable part of her job, and she has transferred that passion to her own volunteer work in the community. At the Grand River Film Festival, Julie is a Board member and Chair of the Design committee. It’s a perfect fit as her love of art and design provides the festival with a talented lead ensuring GRFF looks good!

Julie holds an Honours B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, where she honed her skills painting in oils. An active artist, she has participated in a number of exhibitions, most recently at the Gladstone Hotel and Gallery 1313, both in Toronto.  Her work can be seen on her website at

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Tickets Now On Sale

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March 30, 2016


Single tickets are your best option if you want to keep it simple or you just want to attend a few films at the festival. Plus with single tickets, you are guaranteed a seat until 10 minutes before show time. In order to ensure that seat is not in the front row, we encourage you to arrive well in advance of show time.


For those who want to experience all aspects of the festival from Opening Night festivities to the Closing Night screening including Industry Day! The ALL ACCESS PASS allows you to attend any public GRFF event during October 25 – 28, 2017. Passes offer guaranteed seating up to 20 minutes in advance of the show time on a first come, first serve basis. After this time, general rush tickets go on sale. If a passholder arrives late and the theatre is full, seating may not be available. Once a theatre is at capacity, we are unable to admit additional people. ALL ACCESS PASS is non-refundable.

General Admission $15

Students $10 – type code STUDENT at check out for discount. Valid student ID is required.

Seniors $10 – type code SENIOR at check out for discount.

All Access Pass $75

All pricing plus hst. Service charges apply to online purchases.

Buy Tickets Now



Rush tickets are only available at the box office for your selected film on the day of screening. If a film screening is rush seating only, we will announce this on our website and social media channels. Please arrive a minimum of 45 minutes in advance of your film and join the rush line to be the first to purchase released tickets. Rush tickets can be purchased with cash only.

NOTE: The screening schedule is subject to change. Please visit for up-to-date schedules.

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