Join Calgary International Film Festival for their fifth annual fundraiser and Oscars® viewing party, A Red Carpet Affair, with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood!

On Sunday, February 9, famed historic arts and culture centre, The GRAND, will transform into Calgary's most-anticipated and only Academy-approved Oscars® viewing party. 

Be part of the biggest night in Hollywood while enjoying fabulous food and drink from the award-winning WoRKSHoP Kitchen + Culture. The historic theatre will be transformed - with screens and pop-ups throughout the venue - so you can enjoy the 92nd Oscars® like never before.

From General Admission seating to exclusive VIP table experiences, feel like a star, walk the red carpet and join Calgary's film industry, philanthropic supporters and movie fans to cheer on the biggest films of the year.

General Admission Seating: $92 
VIP Table: $1200 - 75% sold out
Marquee VIP Table: $3500 

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General admission tickets include seating at a 4-person cocktail table (which may be shared with other patrons), while VIP and Marquee VIP tables include assigned seating. 

A live-stream of the  92nd Academy Awards® will take guests all the way from the pre-show red carpet to the star-studded ceremony in the heart of Hollywood while enjoying award-winning food & drink. Throughout the exclusive black-tie event, guests can look forward to activations including:

  • ENVELOPE PLEASE GAME: Win tickets to CIFF 2020 if your Oscar®-nominee wins an award
  • OSCAR® PREDICTIONS BALLOT: Put your movie knowledge against our Artistic Director to win a festival pass for CIFF 2020. All attendees will receive their digital ballot the first week of February.
  • THE PINK CARPET cocktail: Made up of Last Best Afterglow Gin, Cocchi Rosa, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Naveran Cava, Burlesque Bitters and Lemon Juice
  • JEWELRY GAME - Each velvet pouch contains a sparkling jewel, but only one contains a show-stopping large jewel.
  • SILENT AUCTION: Bid on travel experiences, custom murals, jewelry, fashion styling, and so much more
  • SWIZZLESTICKS SALON SPA POP-UP: Enjoy complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups Calgary's favourite, award-winning salon spa

Proceeds from this signature event will directly benefit the 12-day Fall Festival and year-round programming initiatives, helping drive CIFF’s mission to curate the most innovative and compelling films, and create remarkable festival experiences!


The 2020 A Red Carpet Affair annual fundraiser directly supports the Oscar®-qualifying Calgary International Film Festival - bringing the most innovative and compelling films to Calgary. Through the festival, CIFF strives to enrich the city’s arts & culture scene and promote diversity and inclusivity across communities. CIFF supports local filmmakers and emerging artists and gives students from across Calgary the chance to experience the joy of film through the Generation Next program. CIFF 2020 will take place September 23 - October 4.

Want to get an edge on your Oscar ballot? Attend CIFF's Oscar-Nominated Shorts taking place January 31 - February 2 at Globe Cinema. 


2020 Event Committee
CIFF gives thanks to our esteemed event committee: Kim Berjian, David Leinster, D'Arcy Levesque, Jane McCaig, Lynn Moen, Ellen Parker and Kelly Streit.

Doors & Event Schedule
Doors & Red Carpet Broadcast: 4:30PM
Awards Broadcast: 6PM 

Online Auction  
Can't attend our Oscars® party in person? Start bidding on our online silent auction from January 31 at 5PM to February 9 at 9PM. More info coming soon!

If you are unable to attend, you can still support the Calgary International Film Festival Society and the transformative power of film by making a tax-deductible contributionThe Calgary International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit organization, and a registered charity (Charitable Registration Number: 864856927RR0001).

Additional Info
If you require wheelchair accommodation or have other accessibility requirements, please let us know by contacting

The 92nd Oscars® will be held on Sunday February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on CTV Television Network.

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This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.