Filmmaker Q&A: TURN IT AROUND Director Corbett Redford

We've announced a few of our big series already - highly anticipated films, Alberta Scene, Shorts, Late Shows, and most recently,

Cast and Crew in Whitehorse

Filmmaker Q&A: SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING Director Melanie Wood

For the past few weeks, we've been announcing films and their respective series - highly anticipated films, Alberta Scene, Shorts, Late Shows

Rockin' Docs and Big Screen Music Scenes

Documentaries are always a favourite genre for Calgary audiences, since they bring big global ideas and issues right to you - or as the Docs programmer Alex Rogaleski puts it, "They allow you to see a new part of the world, all from the comfort of a cinema." And for some of our selections this year - such as THE LAST ANIMALS or BRIMSTONE AND GLORY - that's very helpful, since you may not ever

Programmer Profile: Karilynn Thompson

Programmer Profiles is a blog series that brings you into the life of our esteemed programmers. Through this series you will gain insight into the lives of the hardworking people who spend their days hunting the latest and greatest film releases. They are our tastemakers and curatorial geniuses, and they all have a story to tell. 

Late Shows

On Sunday night we hung out at the Ship & Anchor for a special screening of cult classic FEAST (2005) and a shakedown of our creepier, darker, weirder side of the festival lineup known as the Late Shows Series. The crowd poured in to get their weekend fix of cheesy horror flicks, Big Rock beer, and popcorn.

Programmer Profile: Brenda Lieberman

Programmer Profiles is a new blog series that brings you into the life of our esteemed programmers. Through this series you will gain insight into the lives of the hardworking people who spend their days hunting the latest and greatest film releases. They are our tastemakers and curatorial geniuses, and they all have a story to tell. 

Win a trip to the Opening Gala

*****CONTEST ALERT*****

We're back with another chance for you to win a trip to the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival! This time we're giving our out of town visitors a chance to join us at our Opening Gala on Wednesday, September 20. To Celebrate Canada 150, this year we’re working with Movie Night Across Canada to present our Opening Gala. The festival’s marquee event, this will be our biggest party of the year! 

Goodbye, CIFF. Helloooo, calgaryfilm

It can be tough to say goodbye. You reminisce about all the laughs, and all the adventures, and you wonder what will come next in the as-yet-unwritten future. But deep down, you know it's for the best, even if it hurts.

The Alberta Scene

On Thursday night we were live on scene at Big Rock Brewery to celebrate our second wave announcement, showcasing this year’s selections that have an Albertan connection. Big Rock is the official beer sponsor of the festival and has worked with us this year to provide beer and cider at all of our venues! For the first time ever each of our theatres is licensed while also maintaining all-ages access.

Programmer Profile: Guy Lavallee

Programmer Profiles is a Calgary Film blog series that brings you into the life of our esteemed programmers. Through this series you will gain insight into the lives of the hardworking people who spend their days hunting the latest and greatest film releases. They are our tastemakers and curatorial geniuses, and they all have a story to tell. 

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