September 21 – October 2, 2016
Early Bird Passes and Ticket Packages Now On Sale
The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact. CIFF is now the largest film festival in Alberta, and is the sixth largest in Canada.
Mark your calendars for the following key events happening as part of the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival.
Late Shows Announcement & Screening
Sunday August 14, 8 PM @ Ship & Anchor Pub
CIFF will be announcing the lineup for the Late Show series at a special screening event at our Series Sponsor Ship & Anchor!
Wednesday, September 7, 12 PM @ Eau Claire Market (Centre Court)
Over the lunch hour we'll be announcing the full festival lineup & special guests. CIFF's Festival Box Office at Eau Claire opens this day and single tickets to all films go on sale.
Friday, September 9, 4-7 PM @ Globe Cinema
Join us at the Globe Cinema for our first ever trailer party! Stop by after work for a Big Rock Beer, watch some film trailers, and get to know the 2016 festival lineup. Please note that this event is licensed (+18).
Festival runs September 21 – October 2, 2016
Wednesday, September 21 @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
Shining a light on marquee films, the Calgary International Film Festival's galas celebrate the year’s highest accomplishments with a screening and a party. The Opening Gala is the largest and highest profile event of the festival. Save the date for our big kick-off event, which includes guests from the film walking the red carpet, live entertainment, and a post screening after party.
Thursday, September 22 @ Theatre Junction GRAND/Workshop Kitchen + Culture
A celebration of all the things that make our country great – from sea to sea to sea. See one of Canada's most inspiring, diverse, and promising films to hit the festival circuit this year.
Youth by Youth Cinema Showcase
Saturday, September 24 @ TELUS Spark
This event showcases projects created by youth filmmakers (grades 4-12), with a screening and an awards presentation.
Sunday September 25 @ Theatre Junction GRAND/Workshop Kitchen +Culture
Alberta is a hotbed for the film industry, with projects large and small dotting the landscape. Join us in celebrating our homegrown talent with the 2016 Alberta Spirit selection of the Top 10 Alberta short films.
Green Carpet Gala
Tuesday, September 27 @ Globe Cinema
Highlighting an acclaimed environmental film, the Green Carpet gala celebrates sustainability.
Black Carpet Gala
Thursday, September 29 @ Globe Cinema
Always a CIFF favourite, the Black Carpet gala features a high-profile genre film (horror, fantasy or thriller) - and is followed by one of the best and most unusual parties of the festival.
Showcase Alberta: Celebrating a Decade of Heartland
Saturday, October 1 @ Flames Central
Celebrate remarkable achievements in Alberta’s screen industry with this special event. Join the Calgary International Film Festival for a kick-off party celebrating the longest-running hour-long drama in the history of Canadian television: HEARTLAND.
Sunday, October 2 @ Theatre Junction GRAND/Workshop Kitchen +Culture
CIFF wraps the festival with a significant Alberta film and one final party.
Festival Wrap Conference
Wednesday, October 5, 12 PM @ Globe Cinema
Join us at Globe Cinema where we will announce our 2016 award winners and highlights of the festival.
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Ticket & Box Office Information
General Admission – $15
Student and Senior – $13 (With valid ID, seniors 65+)
Galas & Special Events – $25-$45 depending on event (includes a screening & after party)
Ticket packages and passes – Starting at $115
Doc Soup Subscriptions – $68
*All prices include GST and service charges. Group ticket sales available – contact firstname.lastname@example.org. With a ticket, seating is guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the start of a film. There will be no entry 15 minutes after show time. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. Times and locations are subject to change.
*The Festival Box Office located on the main floor of Eau Claire Market opens September 7, 2016
Main Festival Venues
Cineplex Eau Claire Cinemas – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW
Gala & Special Event Venues
Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE
Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1 St SW
Flames Central – 219 8 Ave SW
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BOXOFFICE@CALGARYFILM.COM OR 587.393.3730