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 festival pass at a discounted rate. Industry accreditation for the 2020 festival opens in Summer 2020. Explore our past lineups in the Film Archive.


Film Submissions

Are you a filmmaker? Check FilmFreeway to learn more about our 2020 submissions.


In 2019, we gave our five juried awards with a total cash value of almost $20,000 CAD and eleven Audience Choice Awards. We're also a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Learn more about our festival awards here.

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About CIFF

The 21st Anniversary Calgary International Film Festival takes place Sept. 23 - Oct. 4, 2020.

Spread throughout Eau Claire, 8th Avenue SW and the East Village, the festival showcases 200 of the year’s most groundbreaking 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.

Read our 2019 Festival Report and relive the magic of our 20th anniversary festival.


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