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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!

Top Picks for Tuesday

We're just past the midway point of the 2018 festival, which means it's time to focus on Tuesday's lineup! From electrifying documentaries about issues large and small, to sunny Brazilian beaches, Eastern European award-winners, and some of the best animation you'll see this year, today is stacked with some seriously awesome films.

Programmer Picks: The Insider's Track to the Best of the Fest


When it comes to film recommendations, who better to ask than the people who get the films to the festival in the first place? We asked our programmers to lay out some of the movies they'll be watching (or rewatching). Check out the full lineup featuring 200 features, shorts and events. New to the festival? Learn how to attend with our handy How To Festival Guide.

Award-Winning Cinema


Here's some of this year's must-see, award-winning cinema from the 19th Calgary International Film Festival!  Get tickets to these films, or consider buying a ticket bundle or 6, 10 or 20 to share with friends.

Beat The Monday Blues at Calgary Film

It can be tough to get back in the weekday groove after a weekend full of movies and film fandom. Luckily, we've still got another week ahead for the festival, and we're going to kick it off right with these Monday selections.

Sunday Cinema Picks


We're now a few days in to the 2018 festival, and that means we're right in the middle of some seriously solid options for films to see this weekend. Today let's get ready for Sunday and pick out some of the highlights happening to close out the first weekend.

Saturday Selections at Calgary Film



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