Grand River Film Festival

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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.

International Women’s Day Screening of “Seagrass”

GRFF is pleased to support Christie and Digital Sabbath in their screening of Seagrass in celebration of International Women’s Day! Please join them on Friday March 8th at 7pm, and stick around after the film for an exclusive Q&A video presentation with writer-director Meredith Hama-Brown following the film.

Tickets are available for purchase through a “pay what you can” donation, 100% of which will be donated to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. Counterpoint Brewing will be set up in the lobby before and after the screening with samples of their IWD Collab Brew. Tickets are limited and seating is first-come, first-served. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets in advance! All are welcome!

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Upcoming Events

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

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International Women’s Day Screening: Seagrass
Presented by Christie and Digital Sabbath
2023 Canadian Drama
dir. Meredith Hama-Brown
March 8, 7:00pm
Princess Twin Cinemas
46 King St N. Waterloo

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2022 Comedy-Drama
dir. Gail Maurice
Mar 30, 6:30pm
Cambridge School of Architecture
7 Melville St S, Cambridge

Grand River Film Festival
May 7-12
Various Locations
Details Coming Soon

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 with our first fully in-person film festival (since COVID-19) in May and our all year programming. 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.