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


Your Friday Night Movie Guide (Sept 21)

If you need the perfect date night idea for this Friday evening, look no further than our September 21 lineup! From Globe Cinema to Eau Claire, shorts to features, there's a lot to get excited for. Get tickets to these films, or consider buying a ticket bundle or 6, 10 or 20 to share with friends. Here's what's playing...


Top Picks from TIFF

In the weeks leading up to the Calgary International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) brings glitz, glamour and just the right amount of avant-garde cinema to the streets of the Ontario capital. As one of the premiere festivals in the world, many films that grace our screens have made stopovers at TIFF along the way - this year there are 30 of them! It's hard to deny that the buzz generated from a strong presence in the east can propel a film to plenty of attention later on.

Brian Owens

Calgary Film's New Artistic Director: Brian Owens

Since the inaugural run in 2000, The Calgary International Film Festival has brought thousands of films and filmmakers to tens of thousands of fans. As we've grown, we've looked to the future and anticipated where we want to be in the years ahead, with the singular goal of making the festival a must-attend event every Fall. That's why we are happy to announce that, for the first time, Calgary Film welcomes an Artistic Director to our team!

Calgary Film at the National Music Centre

Our first event at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in 2016, went into uncharted territory - but we wanted Calgary film fans to experience the sounds of our Music on Screen films like they never had before, and use our city's brand-new cultural phenomenon to do so. Series programmer Guy Lavallee sums up the result pretty well:


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