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The Calgary International Film Festival is a year-round arts and culture organization devoted to supporting filmmakers, youth, and enriching audiences through film. The festival believes in celebrating achievements in filmmaking and having a direct impact on the future of film.

We created Film Circle to bring together patrons who share our passion for elevating Calgary’s cultural vibrancy, discovering the best new films from around the world, celebrating diversity and inclusivity, promoting our local film industry and supporting volunteerism and youth learning.

As a Film Circle subscriber, you’ll be front and centre at year-round Calgary Film events and enjoy a premium experience at the 12-day Calgary International Film Festival.

THANK YOU TO OUR HONORARY PATRONS

Amanda Forbis, Tom Jackson, Ann McCaig, Joe Novak, Andrew Phung, Wendy Tilby, Peter Wallis, Brett Wilson, Domenic Venturo, and Helen Zenith

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THANK YOU TO OUR FILM CIRCLE PATRONS

PLATINUM LEVEL

Dan O'Reilly

GOLD LEVEL
Ann Boerner, Jackie Flanagan, Kelly Hewson, D’Arcy Levesque, Brian Mahoney, Ann McCaig, Becky & Terry Rock

SILVER LEVEL
Kristin Anderson, Matthew Beswick, Brian Boulanger, Brad Field, Lisha Hassanali, Gil Hopkins, Lindsay Horne/Karen Cosenza, Nevena Ivanovic, Jill MacKenzie, Lynn Moen, Kate Monaghan, Paul Moore, Tammy Mowatt, Marcella Munro, Joe Novak, Nimish Patel, Alison Pettigrew, James Pettigrew, Brad Pierce, Debra Ross, Rita Sasges, Cody Slater/Bernadette Geronazzo, Michele Stanners, Arlene Strom/Colin Jackson, Yves Trepanier/Cheryl Gottselig, Domenic Venturo, Richard Waller, Peter Wallis, Helen Zenith, Darren Zwack

  •  "Membership in the Film Circle is a great way to stay engaged with latest offerings from Calgary International Film Festival. Film Circle events both during the Festival and throughout the year alsoa unique opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded Calgarians who share a passion for innovative and compelling films.” - D’Arcy Levesque 

  • “Storytelling is one of the most powerful social and cultural forces on earth. Not only do stories entertain, engage and enlighten, but also reveal what it means to be human and how we might live a better life. That’s why I am proud to be a Film Circle member as we help support the Festival bring the very best stories of our time from around the world for all of us to share and experience here in Calgary.” - Joe Novak
  •   "I love film! My donation to the Calgary International Film Festival is an investment in our city. By curating outstanding cinematic experiences for Calgary audiences, the festival entertains, informs, and enriches our  perspectives." - Lisha  Hassanali 

  •   "Film Circle is my way of expressing my love of films and the experience of a  world class film festival, as well as helping Calgary become the type of city I know it can be." - Matthew  Beswick 

Contact Katarina Galic at katarina.galic@calgaryfilm.com to learn more.


Film Circle Subscriber Benefits

Film Circle subscribers enjoy many benefits that make the Calgary International Film Festival a premium experience.

Benefits Silver Patron
$1,500+
Gold Patron
$5,000+
Platinum Patron
$10,000+
Tax receipt $900 $3,000 $7,000
Listing in the donor recognition material
Reception and festival highlights presentation at the pre-festival Trailer Party (September)
Invitations to various year-round programming events
Access to Film Circle Lounge during the festival (Sep 20-29), with complimentary snacks & beverages
Access to filmmaker brunches during the festival
Invitation for a patron & one guest to Opening Gala pre-reception at Teatro
Eau Claire parking pass during the festival
Oscars Night, A Red Carpet Affair Patron - 2 tickets Patron - 6 tickets
10 General Admission vouchers to regular Festival screenings
One piece of Festival branded merchandise
Opportunity to host private screenings off-site during the off-season
Additional opportunities to deepen your off-season engagement
Private dinner for patron and five guests, hosted by festival Board Chair, Executive Director and Artistic Director
Regular Pass 2 Passes
Single admission (one per pass) to all regular festival screenings
Single admission (one per pass) to Opening Gala, Closing Gala and Awards Party
Prestige Pass 4 Passes 6 Passes
Single admission (one per pass) to all regular festival screenings
Single admission (one per pass) to Opening Gala, Closing Gala and Awards Party
Access to a limited number of tickets held for sold out screenings – first come, first served
Access to reserved seating section subject to availability – first come, first served

A Calgary International Film Festival Film Circle membership is the best way to contribute to Calgary’s growing film industry and experience the 12-day festival.

Contact Katarina Galic at katarina.galic@calgaryfilm.com to learn more.

The Calgary International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit organization, and a registered charity (Charitable Registration Number: 864856927RR0001).