Late Shows

On Sunday night we hung out at the Ship & Anchor for a special screening of cult classic FEAST (2005) and a shakedown of our creepier, darker, weirder side of the festival lineup known as the Late Shows Series. The crowd poured in to get their weekend fix of cheesy horror flicks, Big Rock beer, and popcorn.

Programmer Profile: Brenda Lieberman

Programmer Profiles is a new 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. 

Win a trip to the Opening Gala

*****CONTEST ALERT*****

We're back with another chance for you to win a trip to the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival! This time we're giving our out of town visitors a chance to join us at our Opening Gala on Wednesday, September 20. To Celebrate Canada 150, this year we’re working with Movie Night Across Canada to present our Opening Gala. The festival’s marquee event, this will be our biggest party of the year! 

Goodbye, CIFF. Helloooo, calgaryfilm

It can be tough to say goodbye. You reminisce about all the laughs, and all the adventures, and you wonder what will come next in the as-yet-unwritten future. But deep down, you know it's for the best, even if it hurts.

The Alberta Scene

On Thursday night we were live on scene at Big Rock Brewery to celebrate our second wave announcement, showcasing this year’s selections that have an Albertan connection. Big Rock is the official beer sponsor of the festival and has worked with us this year to provide beer and cider at all of our venues! For the first time ever each of our theatres is licensed while also maintaining all-ages access.

Programmer Profile: Guy Lavallee

Programmer Profiles is a Calgary Film 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. 

The First Wave of 2017 Films Is Here

If you're a film fan in the city, chances are you had been waiting for our first film announcement for a while now. And we're thrilled that we were finally able to share with you the first wave of films playing at our 2017 festival during our Facebook Live on Wednesday morning. 

Feeling Like A Future Filmmaker?

Every year as the festival approaches, we get to know a ton of filmmakers from all over - other countries and other provinces, of course, but also plenty of talented folks from right here in Alberta. In fact, sometimes we encounter people that seem like they really should be in the business, and we're always eager to help some budding filmmakers hit their first milestones.

Programmer Profile: Sachin Gandhi

Programmer Profiles is a brand new 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. 

Need Some Hot Dates This Summer?

...if so, then we've got exactly what you need: some important announcement dates for the festival lineup over the next month!

Rather than throwing all 200+ titles out at once, we release our lineup in waves, with a different theme each week in August. Whether you're a fan of hard-hitting documentaries or cheesy, over-the-top gorefests, we make it easy to find the films you'll enjoy. Check the site for more information on the following dates, if you're itching to know what will be rolling into our theatres this fall!

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