Top 5 Festival Picks from Erica Wiebe

We know, skimming through over 200 films can be fun but it can also be time consuming. That is why the Calgary International Film Festival has put a call out to our trusty community members, volunteers, and even a few local celebrities to develop their very own Top 10 "Must See" lists for the 2017 festival. Use these lists as a jumping off point for deciding on your own picks for the year, and hey - don't worry about cross-pollinating. Feel free to make your own top 10 lists from these top 10 lists, and more! 

Just Announced: Three Festival Circuit Hits Coming To Calgary Film

There are just a few more days to go before the Opening Gala kicks off the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival, but we're still on the lookout for the best new films of the season. We are excited to announce today that we have picked up three more films, and they've already been getting a lot of buzz on the festival circuit!

What's New At Calgary Film 2017

You might be a veteran of the Calgary International Film Festival over the last 18 years, or this might be your first film festival ever - but either way, we've been working all year long to make sure that the 2017 festival is the best one yet. We listened to our audience feedback, and all of it led to this: a new and improved Calgary Film experience!

Here are some of the highlights that we're excited for...and it all starts in just one more week!

Top 10 Festival Picks from Peter Hemminger

We know, skimming through over 200 films can be fun but it can also be time consuming. That is why the Calgary International Film Festival has put a call out to our trusty community members, volunteers, and even a few local celebrities to develop their very own Top 10 "Must See" lists for the 2017 festival. Use these lists as a jumping off point for deciding on your own picks for the year, and hey - don't worry about cross-pollinating. Feel free to make your own top 10 lists from these top 10 lists, and more! 

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Programmer Profile: Alex Rogalski

Programmer Profiles is a blog series that brings you into the life of our esteemed programmers. Through this series you will gain insight into the lives of the hardworking people who spend their days hunting the latest and greatest film releases. They are our tastemakers and curatorial geniuses, and they all have a story to tell. 

Filmmaker Q&A: REBELS ON POINTE Director Bobbi Jo Hart

The Calgary International Film Festival Selection REBELS ON POINTE is a can't-help-but-smile story, which brings us to New York and beyond. We reached out to Director Bobbi Jo Hart to ask some questions about the creation of the film and what we can expect when it hits the festival on September 30 and October 1. 

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Top 10 Festival Picks for the Versatile Movie-goer

We know, skimming through over 200 films can be fun but it can also be time consuming. That is why the Calgary International Film Festival has put a call out to our trusty community members, volunteers, and even a few local celebrities to develop their very own Top 10 "Must See" lists for the 2017 festival. Use these lists as a jumping off point for deciding on your own picks for the year, and hey - don't worry about cross-pollinating. Feel free to make your own top 10 lists from these top 10 lists, and more! 

Top 10 Festival Picks from Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Tewksbury

We know, skimming through over 200 films can be fun but it can also be time-consuming. That is why the Calgary International Film Festival has put a call out to our trusty community members, volunteers, and even a few local celebrities to develop their very own Top 10 "Must See lists for the 2017 festival."

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TIFF Films at Calgary Film

While we like to represent the prairies and the west at our film festival, nobody can deny the tremendous buzz that follows a film fresh off the roster of the Toronto International Film Festival. Since their dates fall just before ours, we often have plenty of crossover films that make their way across the country in the intervening days. This allows us a preview of all the hottest films on the festival circuit, and helps us give our audiences what they want - solid entertainment and great stories!

Global Politics Reflected on Screen

World Cinema Programmer Sachin Gandhi explores how this year, more than ever, the world films playing at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival reflect contemporary economic, social and political realities.

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