Film at Sled Island 2017

Sled Island Film Lineup!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival presents:

Film at Sled Island 2017

June 20-22, 2017 @ Various Times
The HiFi Club
 - 219 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Globe Cinema - 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
* Sled Island passes offer access to all Sled Island events

We're excited to feature experimental works, a twist on a horror classic, shorts from emerging artists and several Canadian premieres at this year's festival.

On Tuesday, June 20, the Hifi Club will host a very special screening: the first Canadian presentation of Videokills - The Explorer Series: Invisible City Symphonies. It pairs international experimental films with live scores from Sled Island 2017 performers! Stay tuned to find out which filmmakers and bands are participating.

On Wednesday, June 21, the Globe Cinema will host two films. The early show, A Time to Swim (Canadian premiere), is a documentary following a former voice of Indigenous resistance making a pilgrimage home. The later show, Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (Canadian premiere) chronicles why the cassette has held on all this time through high profile interviews with musicians. Shorts Broken Communication and Goran will precede the film.

On Thursday, June 22, two more films show at the Globe. A Story of Sahel Sounds follows musicians of the Sahel region of Africa, such as 2016 performer Mdou Moctar and 2017 act Les Filles de Illighadad. The short Subnivean Snuff will precede the film. Later, Nosferatu with Shooting Guns Live Score is exactly what it sounds like—a screening of the 1922 classic and a booming performance by the Saskatoon heavyweights.

We'd like to thank sponsor Sloth Records, as well as community partners the Calgary Underground Film Festival and Night Terrors Film Society for their support in presenting these films!

Single film tickets will be available later this month, Discovery Passes and Discovery Plus Passes give you access to all programming at Sled Island (subject to capacity). Get yours before rates go up on June 19!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - Videokills - The Explorer Series: Invisible City Symphonies (Hi-Fi Club)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - A Time to Swim (Globe Cinema)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 9:00 PM - Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (Globe Cinema)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - A Story of Sahel Sounds (Globe Cinema)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 9:00 PM - Nosferatu with Shooting Guns Live Score (Globe Cinema)

About Sled Island

Western Canada's largest independent music and arts festival featuring 200+ bands plus comedy, film and art at 30+ venues in Calgary, AB.

Sled Island is an annual independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that attracts over 30,000 attendees from around the world. It aims to celebrate, showcase and nurture emerging and established local talent alongside national and international independent music, visual art, comedy and film in a variety of unique spaces.

Since 2007, Sled Island’s innovative, eclectic programming and independent spirit have combined with Calgary’s youthful energy to produce a festival that now attracts a diverse and global audience, draws the attention of local, national and international media, and was recently voted one of the top 10 music festivals in Canada by listeners of CBC Radio 3.

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NOTE: The showtimes listed on 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