More than 37,000 people came to see movies with us last fall - and included in that number are the dedicated fans that came back to the theatre every day to see something new.
Whether it's documentaries, comedies, the latest Hollywood hit, or an up-and-coming indie drama, we know that there are film fans in Calgary who really love to come out for everything the festival has to offer.
So this year, we've decided to recognize our ultimate fan with something new: the Calgary Film Fan of the Year award!
If you take time off work to watch more films, annoy your friends by making a movie schedule spreadsheet, and make an effort to see as much as you possibly can over our 12-day run, then this contest is for you! We've partnered up with Evans Hunt and Stone-Olafson to figure out which one of our festivalgoers has seen the most movies by October 1. Not only does the winner get a shiny official trophy, but they will also receive a $1,000 travel voucher for Delta Air Lines!
To be entered, you must go to the Festival Box Office on the main floor at Eau Claire Cinema once you have seen your first five films - bring proof of attendance, such as ticket stubs or confirmation emails. You will receive a golden button (so you can show off, of course), more information about how to stay in the contest going forward, and the official rules. The contest runs until the end of day on Saturday, September 30, with the winner announced at the Awards Party on Sunday, October 1.
Everyone who sees 10 films or more is also able to vote in our new Fan Favourite Award, which will help their favourite film get the recognition it deserves!
Click here for the full list of rules and requirements, or visit the Eau Claire Box Office.
If you have any questions about the contest please contact:
Laura Carlson, Marketing & Communications Manger