Oscar Nominations with Calgary Film connections

Earlier this morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards. Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER came out on top with 13 nominations, just one shy of the all-time record set by ALL ABOUT EVE, TITANIC and last year's LA LA LAND. If you haven't seen this surreal visual feast yet, read why our New American Cinema Programmer Guy Lavalle selected it as his #1 film of 2017.

Programmer Top 10 Films of 2017: Guy Lavallee

They select the movies for the Calgary International Film Festival, and now our team of programmers share their Top 10 films of 2017. Still not sure what films you need to catch up on from the past year? Take it from our curators – these are films that you'll want to seek out as we say goodbye to the year that was 2017.  

New American Cinema & Music on Screen Programmer Guy Lavallee shares his Top 10 Films of 2017

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Win a night out at the Oscars

**CONTEST NOW CLOSED**

Calgary Film, CalgaryMovies & Swizzlesticks present the ultimate Oscar Night contest.  

Do you want to receive the VIP treatment at Calgary's biggest Oscar Party? This year we're partnering with CalgaryMovies and Swizzlesticks to put together the ultimate Oscar Night out, as part of our Academy Award celebrations on Sunday, March 4.

Programmer Top 10 Films of 2017: Gillian McKercher

They select the movies for the Calgary International Film Festival, and now our team of programmers share their Top 10 films of 2017. Still not sure what films you need to catch up on from the past year? Take it from our curators – these are films that you'll want to seek out as we say goodbye to the year that was 2017.  

Film Programming Administrator Gillian McKercher shares her Top 10 Films of 2017.

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Programmer Top 10 Films of 2017: Brennan Tilley

They select the movies for the Calgary International Film Festival, and now our team of programmers share their Top 10 films of 2017. Still not sure what films you need to catch up on from the past year? Take it from our curators – these are films that you'll want to seek out as we say goodbye to the year that was 2017.  

Shorts Programmer Brennan Tilley shares his Top Films of 2017.

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Programmer Top 10 Films of 2017: Sachin Gandhi

They select the movies for the Calgary International Film Festival, and now our team of programmers share their Top 10 films of 2017. Still not sure what films you need to catch up on from the past year? Take it from our curators – these are films that you'll want to seek out as we say goodbye to the year that was 2017.  

World Cinema Programmer Sachin Gandhi shares his Top Films of 2017

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Programmer Top 10 Films of 2017: Brenda Lieberman

They select the movies for the Calgary International Film Festival, and now our team of programmers share their Top 10 films of 2017. Still not sure what films you need to catch up on from the past year? Take it from our curators – these are films that you'll want to seek out as we say goodbye to the year that was 2017.  

First up, Programming Manager & Canadian, World and Late Shows Programmer Brenda Lieberman shares her Top 10 films of 2017. 

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Thanks to all our fantastic film fans

It's the first week of October, which means the festival has been over for a few days already. It seems like just yesterday we were planning for the Opening Gala, and now here we are, looking back after another record-breaking year that saw more than 40,000 fans and friends join us for the ride. But all good things must end, and luckily for us, we had a total blast along the way!

Filmmaker Q&A: MIGHTY GROUND Producer Aimee Schoof

MIGHTY GROUND, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, is a hot new doc from the United States that brings the scope of the music industry down to just a single, down-on-his-luck man who loves to sing. Director Delila Vallot, Producer Aimee Schoof, Music Supervisor/Producer William Dane and Subject Ronald Troy Collins joined us for both screenings at the festival and Ronald Troy Collins wowed audiences with his musical talents.

Top 5 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! 

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