A Community Festival

The Grand River Film Festival believes in the power of films and storytelling as a cultural force and a means connect and foster community.

GRFF is an incorporated not-­for­-profit and member of good standing with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and the KW & Cambridge Volunteer Action Centre. GRFF builds brand trust and loyalty across Waterloo Region through partnerships with local venues, organizations, academic institutions, the film community, events and other film festivals. Community partnerships are a dynamic way to increase outreach, remain relevant to our community’s needs and leverage shared resources. A short list of community partners includes Idea Exchange, THEMUSEUM, CIGI, City of Kitchener, Kitchener Public Library, Apollo Cinema, Wilfrid Laurier University Department of English and Film Studies, First Weekend Club, Hot Docs, and TIFF Film Circuit.

You Only Die Once


GRFF is thrilled to once again partner with the Hospice of Waterloo Region for our annual short film competition, You Only Die Once: #YODOCONTEST