This Friday sees the launch of the first ever Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF).
Supported by BAFTA winning film director Mike Newell and Academy Award winning actress Dame Vanessa Redgrave, and part-funded by Kingston Council, the event will see 99 films screened across 5 venues over 3 days.
Portfolio Holder for Culture and Heritage, Councillor Peter Herlinger, said it shows the town’s huge potential as a creative and cultural hub:
“Creativity is part of Kingston’s DNA and Kingston International Film Festival builds on that. We are embedding culture in our growth and recovery as we come out of the pandemic, bringing cultural events back to venues and high streets across the borough.”