Grand River Film Festival

16th Annual Festival has ended!

Thank you everyone who joined us. We’ll see you again shortly

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Welcome To The Grand River Film Festival

Celebrating and inspiring community through the shared experience of film, the Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) hosts both an annual festival and year-round film programs dedicated to bringing bold, reflective and inspiring films to Waterloo Region (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo).

The festival hosts local, Canadian, and international films, pairing screenings with panels consisting of directors, film professionals, local interest groups and notable guest speakers. GRFF recognizes the power of film to connect people and is thrilled to act as a vehicle for the community to build relationships and host meaningful conversations within the Waterloo Region.

Upcoming Events

GRFF isn’t just an annual festival. The Grand River Cineseries brings events to the community throughout the year. New events to be announced soon!

GRFF is proud to partner with Grand River Pride once again for a FREE screening during Pride week in Cambridge.

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Grand River Pride Presents: Shiva Baby
2020 USA Comedy
dir. Emma Seligman
June 4, 6:30pm
University of Waterloo School of Architecture
7 Melville St S, Cambridge

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our Sponsors.

At more than any time in GRFF’s existence, the previous isolation required to survive the COVID-19 crisis made more necessary our core mission of fostering communities through the shared experience of film.

We are calling on businesses and business owners – especially those in the Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge areas – to join us in realizing that mission. GRFF has a customizable sponsorship package as well as unique offerings designed to connect you and our community in unforgettable ways.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Peter West.