18th Calgary International Film Festival 2017

Save the dates for Calgary Film 2017!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Sunday, October 01, 2017

18th Calgary International Film Festival 2017

September 20 - October 01, 2017 @ Various Times
Eau Claire Market - 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB
Globe Cinema -  617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons - 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9
Theatre Junction Grand - 606 1st Street SW, Calgary, AB

The 18th Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary Film) takes place from September 20 to October 01, 2017.

The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact. Calgary Film is now the largest film festival in Alberta, and is the sixth largest in Canada.

The list of the 200+ features, shorts, and special events that will be at this year's festival is now available, along with the festival schedule (link below).

PREVIEW:  Calgary Film Programming Committee TOP PICKS (Calgary International Film Festival 2017 Preview) >
PREVIEW:  KO 2017 Calgary International Film Fest PICKS >
PREVIEW:  TOP 10 Festival Picks For The Versatile Movie-Goer >

REVIEW:  KO:  Lipstick Under My Burkha >
REVIEW: JOSHWRB:  Pyewacket >

GALAS & SPECIAL EVENTS

WHEN THEY AWAKE
Opening Gala at Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons
Wednesday, September 20
Tickets $35 ($75 for a VIP pre-reception); includes an after-party at Jack Singer
A vibrant celebration of Indigenous Canadian musicians - watch a music revolution happen right before your eyes. Co-presented with Movie Nights Across Canada, the festival's marquee event will include a pre-reception (VIP tickets only), a film screening, and live performances by Indigenous musicians including IsKwé.

LA LA LAND IN CONCERT
Special Presentation with the CPO at Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, September 21
Tickets $20-$80
We're partnering with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for a presentation of the film LA LA LAND, as the score is performed live by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Experience the whimsical, award-winning film in an incredibly unique way.

NO ROADS IN + Performance with the Black Reid Band
Special Presentation at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
ADVANCE TICKETS TO THE STUDIO BELL EVENT ARE SOLD OUT
Following a presentation of the Alberta film NO ROADS IN at Studio Bell, The Blake Reid Band will perform songs from the documentary in an immersive musical performance.
Tickets for the presentation of NO ROADS IN at Globe Cinema on September 29 (no musical performance) are now available.

LUNCHTIME SHORTS
Special Lunchtime Screening presented by Lexus at The Palace Theatre
Thursday, September 28, 12 pm
Tickets $20 (includes a buffet lunch)
Join us for a lunchtime screening of short films that will give you a taste of the festival's acclaimed shorts program. These crowd-pleasing shorts from around the world will make you laugh, take you in unexpected directions, and have you back at your desk 60 minutes later. Enjoy a buffet lunch at The Palace Theatre, sit back, and get your lunchtime film fix.

SHOWCASE ALBERTA: UP CLOSE & INTERACTIVE WITH WYNONNA EARP
Special Alberta Scene Presentation at Cineplex Eau Claire
Saturday, September 30, 2 pm
Tickets $20
Are you an Earper? Get behind the scenes of Alberta's hit series WYNONNA EARP at this special fan event. Show Runner Emily Andras, producer & writer Jordy Randall and cast members Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp), Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday), Katherine Barrell (Officer Haught) and Greg Lawson (Sheriff Nedley) in attendance!

SUCK IT UP
Closing Gala at Theatre Junction GRAND
Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm
Tickets $35 ($85 for the film, plus a three-course dinner); includes an after party at Workshop Kitchen + Culture
A light-hearted look at the debaucherous relationship between two friends, SUCK IT UP is a joyride through grief that takes a heartfelt look at the bonds of friendship, and the struggles that can test, stretch, and ultimately break – or strengthen them.

AWARDS PARTY
New Event at Sub Roza
Sunday, October 1, 8 pm
Tickets are FREE
We will be hosting one last party at Sub Rosa, an underground hidden gem of Calgary's downtown, beneath the heritage building at the corner of 8th Ave & 1st St SW. There, we will be announcing all of this year's juried and audience award winners - 12 in total, including our new $10,000 Best Canadian Narrative Feature award.  

ABOUT Calgary Film

What inspires us? Seeing the world in a new light. Sharing the best visual stories from our backyard and around the globe. Welcoming new friends and ideas. A great party.

Calgary Film is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

Calgary Film 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 recently named one of "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2016" by MovieMaker Magazine.

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NOTE: The showtimes listed on CalgaryMovies.com come directly from the theatres' announced schedules, which are distributed to us on a weekly basis. All showtimes are subject to change without notice or recourse to CalgaryMovies.com.