Are you ready for the Calgary International Film Festival? Each year over 200 films are screened across the city at the end of September and thousands of people fill the seats to watch the new and exciting film creations. Can you get through 200 movies in 10 days? Probably not, but here a few helpful tips to help you make the most of your CIFF 2014:
GET YOUR GALA ON
Don’t just watch a movie, make it an experience. There are four Gala films presented at CIFF and each comes with its own theme and experience. Get scary at the Black Carpet Gala, get glamorous at the Opening Gala, get environmental at the Green Carpet Gala and end it off with a bang at the Closing Gala.
TRAVEL ACROSS THE WORLD
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
SEE IT FIRST
Do you want to see a potential hit movie months before it is released? Film festivals all over the world screen movies before they are released widely to the public. That hit movie that is coming out next March? The Oscar winner in February? You could see them here in September.
You can start planning your CIFF schedule on Sept. 2, when the full schedule of films is released, until then, watch the trailers for the Gala films that have been announced. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Opening Gala), Teen Lust (Black Carpet Gala), Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (Green Carpet Gala) and Ally was Screaming (Closing Gala)