The 17th Annual Calgary International Film Festival will run September 21 – October 2, 2016

CIFF's monthly Doc Soup Series runs November – April 2016

The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced. 

Join us for Doc Soup Calgary, a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership between the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and Hot Docs. The series is now in its eighth year, and runs from November 2015 to April 2016. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month, Doc Soup Calgary brings six of the year's most talked-about docs to local audiences.

Getting Around

By Transit

  • Eau Claire Market: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Crowfoot/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Eau Claire Market by getting off at the 3rd or 4th Street stations. Eau Claire is a 10-minute walk north, along 2nd Street.
  • Globe Cinema: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Crowfoot/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Globe Cinema by getting off at the 7th Street station. The Cinema is a 4-minute walk south.

By Car

  • Eau Claire Market is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street SW.
  • The Globe Cinema is located on 8th Avenue SW, between 5th and 6th Street.


  • Eau Claire Market provides plenty of above and below ground parking. Affordable evening and weekend rates start at 5 p.m. Street parking is also available around the market. Note that Eau Claire Market underground parking is now $3.25, credit only.  
  • Street parking is available outside the Globe Cinema, and is free after 6 p.m. every day, and all day on Sundays. The city provides various parking lots throughout the downtown core, with evening rates beginning at 4 p.m.

Ticket & Box Office Information

Ticket prices 

General Admission – $15

Student and Senior – $13  (With valid ID, seniors 65+)

Doc Soup Subscriptions$68

*All prices include GST and service charges. Group ticket sales available – contact 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.



Main Festival Venues
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Cinemas – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW




Getting Here

By Air

All flights to Calgary arrive at the Calgary International Airport. Upon arrival, many hotels provide shuttle services between the downtown core and airport. There are also options to hire a taxi, limo or purchase a ticket on a private shuttle service.

By Rail

While there is no consistent train travel into Calgary, various independent tour providers run specialty train service between Canada’s biggest cities and Calgary. Click here for more information about Visiting the City of Calgary.

By Car

Attendees arriving by car will take either the Queen Elizabeth II highway (running north to south), or the Trans-Canada highway (running east to west). Calgary is a three-hour drive from the Montana border, and about 3 hours south of Edmonton.