Our 2018 Recap: What a Scene

Now that the festival has been over for a few days, we're ready to shake the snow off and look forward to the future - like the 20th Calgary International Film Festival next year (Sept 18-29, 2019!) or our ongoing Doc Soup series that kicks off with THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING on November 7. Before we delve too deep into those, though, we wanted to revisit some of our favourite highlights of the last few weeks!

2018 Juried Award Winners

The winners of our juried awards are in!

We'd like to congratulate all of the nominees this year on their excellent entries, and we wish them all the best in their festival and film careers. The high quality of our festival programming directly depends on the people who create such incredible content, and it is our honour to bring it to our screens and show it to the people of Calgary. Learn more about our jury and awards.


The Final Act: Sunday, Sept 30

We're finally here - the last day of the 2018 festival. We've had an amazing time with all the film fans of the city over the last week and a half, but we've still got one more afternoon and evening jammed full of entertainment! Here are some of the highlights going on today, Sept 30. See the entire venue schedule for the day and pick up your tickets here.


Sept 29: Must-See Saturday

We've arrived at the last weekend of the festival, meaning there are only two days left to catch the rest of this year's programming. Here are some of the films you can catch this Saturday - which are also the last ones that count towards the final Fan of the Year tally. We won't keep you reading long - there's plenty out there to see!

Sept 28: Friday Film Frenzy

It's Friday - that means big entertainment here at Calgary Film! We've got some top-notch picks to help you kick off your weekend, and there's much more to come in the days ahead.

Sept 27: Thursday at the Theatre

The weather outside is wet and cold, so what better way to spend your Thursday than to go be warm in one of our festival venues, with a big bag of popcorn? Here are some of the great film choices you've got this evening - though we're not sure how you can choose when the options are this good!

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Film Fest Life on a Budget

With so much to see and do around the Calgary International Film Festival, it can be easy to go overboard on your budget. But you don’t have to choose between having fun and saving money with some of these smart, cash-saving tips.

From Page to Screen: Film Adaptations of Books & Plays

Sometimes you read a good book, or you see a phenomenal play, and you can't help but wonder what those stories would look like on the big screen. Rest assured that you're not alone in this - and the directors of these films felt the same way! Here are some of this year's top picks that are adaptations from plays or books, many of which were award winners before they ever had the screenplay written.

Dazzling Date Night Films

Looking for that perfect date night film? Whether you’re out with family, friends or that special someone, we have no shortage of films about the many ways human beings connect with one another and show their love. Get ready to cry, laugh and hug your movie date, because this list of films will get you right in the feels!

What's Up Wednesday: Sept 26

We're a week into the 2018 festival, and that means we've got some solid midweek entertainment ready to go! There's a peek Behind the Screen, a showcase of Alberta's top musical talent, some excellent Canadian cinema, and much more!


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