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.


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

  •  "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.



Dan O'Reily

Ann Boerner, Jackie Flanagan, Kelly Hewson, D’Arcy Levesque, Ann McCaig

Kristin Anderson, Matthew Beswick, Brian Boulanger, Brad Field, Lisha Hassanali, Gil Hopkins, Jill MacKenzie, Lynn Moen, Kate Monaghan, Paul Moore, Tammy Mowatt, Marcella Munro, Joe Novak, Nimish Patel, James Pettigrew, Brad Pierce, Becky Rock, Terry Rock, 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


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 $900 $3,000 $7,000
Listing in the donor recognition material
Off-season Film location tour & reception
Reception and festival highlights presentation at the pre-festival Trailer Party (September)
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
November Doc Soup screening with exclusive Film Circle pre-reception
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 to learn more.

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