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. 

Oscar Nominations with Calgary Film connections

On January 23, 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

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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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