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.

  •  "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 also provide a unique opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded Calgarians who share a passion for innovative and compelling films.” - D’Arcy Levesque 

  •   "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 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
Gold Patron
Platinum Patron
Tax receipt $600 $4,000 $8,000
Listing in the donor recognition material
Film location tour & reception
Reception & festival highlights presented at the pre-festival Trailer Party
Filmmaker brunch
Oscars Night, A Red Carpet Affair 2 tickets 6 tickets
November Doc Soup screening with Film Circle pre-reception
10 general admissions vouchers for regular festival screenings
Host private screenings off-site
Additional Calgary Film engagement opportunities
Regular Pass
Single admission to all regular festival screenings
Single admission to Opening Gala, Closing Gala and Awards Party
Prestige Pass
Single admission to all regular festival screenings
Admission plus one guest to Opening Gala, Closing Gala & Awards Party
Invitation for pass holder & one guest to Opening Gala pre-reception at Teatro
Eau Claire Market parking pass during the festival
Purchase additional Prestige Passes for $550 each
One piece of festival branded merchandise

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 to learn more.

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