Filmmaker Q&A: Toby Fell-Holden (Balcony)

This is the fourth entry in our "Filmmaker Q&A" blog series: first was Linda Ohama (A NEW MOON OVER TOHOKU), then Jordan Roberts (BURN YOUR MAPS) and Jonatan Relayze (ROSA CHUMBE).

Filmmaker Q&A: Jonatan Relayze (Rosa Chumbe)

So far, we've had two entries in our "Filmmaker Q&A" blog series: Linda Ohama from A NEW MOON OVER TOHOKU, and Jordan Roberts, director of BURN YOUR MAPS.

Filmmaker Q&A: Jordan Roberts (Burn Your Maps)

Yesterday, we kicked off our Filmmaker Q&A blog series with an entry about Linda Ohama and A NEW MOON OVER TOHOKU. Today we got in touch with Jordan Roberts, director of BURN YOUR MAPS and co-writer of past films like BIG HERO 6 and the narration in MARCH OF THE PENGUINS. 

The film MOONLIGHT appears at both festivals this year.

CIFF & TIFF: A Tale of Two Festivals

There are only so many months of the year, and – let's face it – in Canada there are even less when we can be out in the open without getting frostbitten. Maybe that's why two major film festivals, our very own CIFF and the prestigious TIFF, often end up overlapping both in timing and in films.

Linda and Kenji during one of their meetings

Filmmaker Q&A: Linda Ohama (A New Moon Over Tohoku)

Now that all of the films have been announced for this year's festival, for the next week leading up to the opening gala we'll be getting a bit more personal. In order to really get the stories behind some of the films we'll be showing, we've asked a few of our filmmakers about the making of their film, their plans in Calgary and what they hope to bring to audiences.

A Whole Wide World Of Film at CIFF 2016

Features Programmer Sachin Gandhi takes a look at the World Cinema lineup at this year's festival.

The CIFF 2016 Box Office is Open

That's right! The CIFF box office at Eau Claire is officially open for business!

This means that you can now buy tickets to all events and individual screenings, which you'll definitely want to do now that our full film lineup is out. We have more than 200 films and special events going on across 12 days, so head over to that link and you can buy tickets online (or make a plan to hit up the box office).

Eh-Plus For These Canadian Films!

It's been quite a year for Canadian culture. Half the country raised their glasses to The Hip's final concert, we scored 22 medals at the Summer Olympics, and a slight change to the national anthem had people talking all over the country. But one thing we can all agree on is that the Canadian films screening at CIFF this year are better than homemade poutine!

Ain't No Party Like A Trailer Party!

You know how you're in the theatre about to watch a movie, and the trailers come on, and you think to yourself, "Man, that looks awesome! All these trailers are done so well!" And then you daydream about how entertaining it would be to just watch trailers the whole time, instead of the actual movie? They are made up of the best parts, after all....

Well, you can't prove it didn't happen, so we'll just have to assume it did. And that's why we want to invite you to the first official CIFF Trailer Party!

What's up, doc(s)?

We’re so glad you asked! Because as it happens, all these docs – documentaries, that is – are fresh off the presses and ready for you to take in at CIFF 2016. We also have a new sponsor for our documentary series this year, Boardwalk Property Management. Many thanks for the support!

This year, our documentary lineup includes 16 Features as well as a short package. Here’s a handful of some of the docs we know CIFF audiences are going to love: 

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