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SEPTEMBER 18-29, 2019

The 20th Anniversary Calgary International Film Festival takes place September 18-29, 2019 in the heart of Calgary. Spread throughout Eau Claire, 8th Avenue SW, and the East Village, the festival showcases 200 of the year’s most groundbreaking and must-see movies from around the world - each one handpicked by our expert programming team for Calgarians to enjoy.

The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact. The Calgary International Film Festival is now the largest film festival in Alberta and is the sixth largest in Canada. 


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Tickets & Box Office Info

Ticket prices 

Headliners - General Admission  $17 Gala Events  $25-$35
Headliners - Student, Youth & Senior  $15  Lunchtime Shorts  $10
General Admission - Adult  $15 Happy Hour** $10
General Admission - Student (with ID Card)  $13 Behind the Screen (BTS)  $10 
General Admission - Youth (17 & Under)  $13    
General Admission - Senior (65+) $13    

*All prices include GST. An additional service fee will be applied.

** HAPPY HOUR pricing is valid Monday - Friday on screenings that start before 6:30pm.

Times and locations are subject to change. With a ticket, seating is guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the start of a movie. There will be no entry 15 minutes after show time. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. See our FAQ page for more information about our ticketing and admissions policy

Box Office 

The Festival Box Office opens on September 13th at Eau Claire and will be open daily until the end of the festival. The box office is located on the main floor of Eau Claire Market (Unit M10) at 200 Barclay Parade SW.


September 13-17, 2019: Open daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

September 18-29, 2019: Open weekdays from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, open weekends from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm 



Cineplex Eau Claire
Eau Claire Market (Upper Floor) – 200 Barclay Parade SW

Globe Cinema
617 8 Ave SW
*Please note that Globe Cinema is not an accessible venue




Getting Around


  • Eau Claire Market: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Tuscany/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Eau Claire Market by getting off at the 3rd or 4th Street stations. Eau Claire is a 10-minute walk north, along 2nd Street.
  • Globe Cinema: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Tuscany/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Globe Cinema by getting off at the 7th Street station. The Cinema is a 4-minute walk south.


  • Eau Claire Market is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street SW.
  • The Globe Cinema is located on 8th Avenue SW, between 5th and 6th Street.


  • Eau Claire Market provides plenty of above and below ground parking. Affordable evening and weekend rates start at 5 p.m. Eau Claire Market underground parking is $3.25, credit only after 5 p.m. Street parking is also available around the market.
  • Street parking is available outside the Globe Cinema, and is free after 6 p.m. every day, and all day on Sundays. The city provides various parking lots throughout the downtown core, with evening rates beginning at 4 p.m.

Getting Here


All flights to Calgary arrive at the Calgary International Airport. Upon arrival, many hotels provide shuttle services between the downtown core and airport. There are also options to hire a taxi, limo or purchase a ticket on a private shuttle service.


While there is no consistent train travel into Calgary, various independent tour providers run specialty train service between Canada’s biggest cities and Calgary. Click here for more information about Visiting the City of Calgary.


Attendees arriving by car will take either the Queen Elizabeth II highway (running north to south), or the Trans-Canada highway (running east to west). Calgary is a three-hour drive from the Montana border, and about 3 hours south of Edmonton.

Staying Here

Ramada Plaza Downtown Calgary 

708 8th Avenue SW – Stay in the heart of the action, just across the street from Globe Cinema. Ramada is a host hotel to many of our visiting filmmakers. 

Book a room for $102.20 - standard room with complimentary internet for single/double occupancy

How to book: 

Call: 1-800-661-8684 or 403-263-7600


Link to book online: Ramada hotel 

Discount code: 2019CIFF 


Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

255 Barclay Parade SW – Stay in the heart of the action, right next door to our busiest theatre Eau Claire Cinema. Sheraton Suites is a host hotel to many of our visiting filmmakers.

Book a room for $159 (single or double rates; $189 for triple and $219 for quad) for any stay between September 18 and September 29. Rooms must be booked by September 2 to receive these rates. 

How to book: 

Call: 1-888-784-8370 (Toll Free) or 403-266-7200 


Link to book onlineBook your group rate for Calgary International Film Festival 2019

Discount code: M-G7NSOWD


Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre is the perfect place to stay whether on business or leisure.

How to book: 

Call: Direct 403-513-2532 | Phone 403-237-8626, Alexandra Varga | Reservations Manager


Discount code: 927109