Festival Profile: Volunteer Lynda MacNeill

Festival Profiles is a blog series that brings you into the lives of the film festival staff and volunteers that dedicate their time and passion to put this festival on. Whether they've been with us since the beginning or are new to the team, these are the people that work year-round to make the festival happen. 

On the ground at Hong Kong: A film festival reflects the personality of a city

Marketing Director Laura Carlson recently attended the Hong Kong International Film Festival and explores how a festival is shaped by the city that hosts it.

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Festival Profile: Programming Admin Gillian McKercher

Festival Profiles is a blog series that brings you into the lives of the film festival staff and volunteers that dedicate their time and passion to put this festival on. Whether they've been with us since the beginning or are new to the team, these are the people that work year-round to make the festival happen. 

Festival Profile: Executive Director Steve Schroeder

Festival Profiles is a new blog series that brings you into the lives of the film festival staff and volunteers that dedicate their time and passion to put this festival on. Whether they've been with us since the beginning or are new to the team, these are the people that work year-round to make the festival happen. 

On the Ground at Berlin: Foreign Film Shines

World Cinema Programmer Sachin Gandhi is back from the Berlin Film Festival and looks forward to international cinema in 2018.

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Complete Your Oscar Ballot: Beat Our Expert

Our resident Oscars' expert and Programming Administrator Gillian McKercher has predicted which films will go home with Oscars on Sunday night. 

Explore this year's Oscar Nominated Shorts

More than 25% of the films nominated for Oscars each year are shorts, which are typically the least well-known of the Oscar nominees.

Calgary International Film Festival Shorts Programmer Brennan Tilley is here to tell you where to see this year's Oscar-nominated shorts and give you a leg up in your Oscar pool!

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Q&A with A Red Carpet Affair Host Kathy Le

For the third consecutive year CTV's Kathy Le will be back as our host of A Red Carpet Affair, Calgary's only official Oscar Party. Ahead of the big night, we sat down with Kathy Le to find out what the audience can expect from this year's party, and which films she'll be rooting for on Oscar night. 

Docs to get you through the last days of winter

Back by popular demand (maybe not popular, but thanks to the one festival fan who requested it!), is this year's mid-winter Netflix Documentary playlist by Calgary Film Documentary Programmer Alex Rogalski.  This should see you through the last bout of winter and get you prepped for your Oscar pool - at least in one category.

Festival Profile: Board Chair D'Arcy Levesque

Festival Profiles is a new blog series that brings you into the lives of the film festival staff and volunteers that dedicate their time and passion to put this festival on. Whether they've been with us since the beginning or are new to the team, these are the people that work year-round to make the festival happen. 

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