Stay tuned for more information on KISS 2022!

Previous Winners: HERE
Filmmaking Resources: HERE
Contact: HERE

The KISS Film Fest is a celebration of the short film format and local filmmakers.

The Kamloops Film Society has been encouraging local filmmakers through the KISS Festival for a number of years. This year, talented local directors and the audience will be treated to the excitement of seeing the films on the big screen at the Twin Rivers Drive-In (McArthur Island Park) as part of the KFF. Cash prizes for winners are awarded by the KISS Committee, the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission, Kamloops Arts Council and Joy Factory Films.

This event is our way of celebrating the hard work and passion of our regional talent. Come support these films and filmmakers from our community by attending the hugely discounted screenings.

Rules & Regulations

Films must be under 5 minutes in length.
Filmmakers must reside in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.
The screening of films is a public event, so please keep that in mind when submitting films.

Please have all permissions for copyright secured before you submit. Click here for filmmaking tips.

Only 1 Entry per Person will be screened.

Films may be dropped off at the Paramount Theatre in the mail slot or given to staff member when open.  Please have entry form filled out with your film. ENTRY FORM

Several cash prizes are awarded, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and a Youth Prize selected by jury; as well as an Audience Favorite award. The TNRD Film Commission also supports local filmmakers by sponsoring two cash prizes. Films produced with the help of Kamloops Film Society board members are not eligible for named prizes, but can be awarded audience choice. Any filmmaker who submits a film to the KISS Film Festival must not have been paid to produce their film; in other words, any films submitted must be independently produced rather than commercial, paid-for productions. Filmmakers must have full copyright compliance for all material used in their films.