The Calgary International Film Festival values our connection with film industry professionals from around the world, filmmakers, festival alumni, media, and the growing Alberta film community. From service to homegrown productions and everything in between, we continue to celebrate filmmakers and industry talent. 

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We offer industry accreditation to organizations and individual representatives from the film industry. Once accredited, representatives will be invited to purchase a 2019 festival pass at the discounted rate of $195 (taxes and fees extra).

Your Industry Pass includes:

  • One ticket to Opening Gala (subject to capacity)
  • One ticket to Closing Gala (subject to capacity)
  • One ticket to NEW Centrepiece Gala (subject to capacity) 
  • Limit of one general admission ticket to all screenings (subject to capacity)
  • Complimentary tickets to the screening of your film (upon request)
  • Access to industry events and Behind the Screen events


Our festival awards return this year to celebrate the best of the festival lineup! Join us at the Awards Party September 22 at Paper St to find out who's been triumphant.

Join us for the Industry brunch

Industry Pass holders get access to attend the Industry Brunch on Sunday September 22 and Sunday September 29 at Paper St. Join us from 11am-1pm.

Film Submissions

Submissions for the 2019 Calgary International Film Festival are now closed.

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About Calgary Film

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 ground breaking and must see films from around the world - each handpicked by our expert programming team for Calgarians to enjoy. With additional fun, engaging activities held across the twelve days, The Calgary International Film Festival goes beyond just watching a film, giving movie goers and filmmakers a unique chance to connect with one another over their love of film and enjoy remarkable experiences together!    

The Calgary International Film Festival is now the largest film festival in Alberta, and is the sixth largest in Canada. It is also an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films and was named one of "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in 2016, 2017 and 2019 by MovieMaker Magazine