Over the next three days, it’ll feature shorts, features, and documentaries, but also panel discussions and workshops.
KIFF has also teamed up with nine other festivals to start a scheme to protect aspiring independent filmmakers and keep industry standards high.
The Association of Independent Film Festivals has a charter which includes a transparent selection process, price caps, and physical screenings.
The group speaks about challenges to filmmakers such as a rise in online-only festivals, misrepresentation of venues, or outright scams.
Founding member Boris Bosilkov from St Andrews Film Festival, says it was “frustrating” to have been a victim himself of such an event.