Calgary International Film Festival
A Movie Lovers Guide
SEPTEMBER 19 - 29, 2024. Taking place in the heart of Calgary throughout Eau Claire, 8th Avenue SW and Contemporary Calgary, the Oscar qualifying festival showcases 200 of the year’s most ground breaking and must see films from around the world.
SEPTEMBER 21 to OCTOBER 1, 2023 Founded in 2000, CIFF is a not-for-profit charitable organization that brings films from around the world to Calgary for its annual fall festival and year-round programming. The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is now the largest event of its kind in Alberta and the sixth-largest film festival in Canada, bringing audiences together for remarkable and engaging cinematic experiences. For eleven days, the festival welcomes audiences to screenings in-cinema and at-home that showcase and celebrate 150 feature and short films. The 24th Calgary International Film Festival features stand-out stories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
CIFF also operates year-round to promote film and film culture including Top Docs and Global Perspectives. And an Oscar-Nominated Shorts Weekend every February.
More than just movies, CIFF also offers video game and music programming, along with events tailored to film industry professionals, at the fall festival.