[POSTPONED] 28th Artifact Small Format Film Festival 2020

Small Format. Big Vision.

Thursday, April 02, 2020 - Saturday, April 04, 2020

28th Artifact Small Format Film Festival 2020

April 02-04, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Nightly  POSTPONED
Theatre Junction GRAND - 608 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
$20 General | $15 Members/Students/Seniors

CSIF proudly presents the 28th annual Artifact Small-Format Film Festival (formerly the $100 Film Festival), taking place April 2nd to 4th, 2020! Artifact is the longest-running film festival in Calgary, and one of only a few worldwide that showcases independent films made & exhibited exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm.

40+ SUPER 8 and 16MM SHORTS
Over 40 short films from Calgary and around the world:


//Film/Music Explosion Series: Jiajia Li + Andres Porras (Co-presented by CJSW Radio)
//Programme: Nonhuman

//Film/Music Explosion Series: Locutus + Eric Stroppel (Co-presented by Mission Tattoo Parlour)
//Programme: The Uncanny 

//Film/Music Explosion Series: Vanity Pope + Chelsea Yang-Smith (Co-presented by Femme Wave)
//Programme: Optical Illusions: 


Winnipeg-based experimental filmmaker + programmer Aaron Zeghers joins us for a retrospective, a free artist talk, and a Super 8 Seance workshop: https://artifactfilmfestival.com/festival/visiting-artist/

CSIF gratefully acknowledges our sponsors who make Artifact possible. Thank you to CSIF's funding bodies: Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada

Artifact media and award sponsors: BeatRoute, CalgaryMovies.com, I.A.T.S.E. Local 212

Community Partners: Calgary Cinematheque, Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival, University of Calgary Film Society 


The Artifact Small Format Film Festival (formerly the $100 Film Festival) is Calgary’s only celluloid-based film festival. When the $100 Film Festival was born in 1992, it showcased eight short films on Super 8. The name sprung from the challenge to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8 – which tallied to the cost of $100. In following years, the festival dropped the budgetary limit and allowed 16 mm film, which shifted the focus from low budget to quality small-format films. Thus, the name was changed to the Artifact Small Format Film Festival in 2017 so as to better represent the festival's role as an international celebration of creative story telling on celluloid.

Over the years, Artifact has expanded to include the popular Film/Music Explosion!, commission projects, and various partnerships.

Artifact is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that exhibit exclusively on small-format celluloid. We are proud to be among the select few that continue to keep this unique medium alive, and to draw celluloid lovers to Calgary each year.

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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.