18th Annual Calgary International Film Festival Starts Today!
- September 20, 2017
- By Cody Battershill
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Another year, another Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is here - and it starts today!
From September 20th to October 1st, 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in wide range of activities at various locations around Calgary - all for a very reasonable price!
What is the CIFF?
The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of over 200 different feature and short films originating from places all over Canada and in more than 40 different world countries.
- Special presentations
- Film screenings
- Gala events
- Interactive film studios
The event is the largest film festival in the province, and ranks 6th largest in all of Canada. Learn about other festivals in Calgary here.
When is the CIFF?
As mentioned above, this year’s Calgary International Film Festival takes place from September 20th to October 1st.
Weekday events start usually at 7:00pm and 9:00pm, while Friday and weekend shows start anywhere from 12:00pm to 9:00pm.
- See the full Calgary International Film Festival Schedule here
Where is the CIFF?
Most of the events at this year’s film festival are being held at Cineplex Eau Claire in the downtown core. Other venues include:
- Ciniplex Eau Claire – 200 Barclay Parade SW
- Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
- Theatre Junction Grand – 608 1st Street SW
- Sub Rosa – 200 8th Avenue SW
- Globe Cinemas – 617 8th Avenue SW
How Much Does CIFF Cost?
Expect to spend anywhere from $15.00 to $240.00, the first being for a single ticket to an event and the latter being the complete package with access to all screenings and events.
Remember to bring a few extra bucks for snacks and other festival paraphernalia that might be on for sale before, during and after events!
- See a full list of Calgary International Film Festival Shows and Prices here
Why I Love CIFF
Nowadays, many mainstream media productions such as movies and TV series seem be made in an automated factory where the plots, stories and characters all are manufactured from the same materials.
If we consider the CIFF in the same light, the screenings you’ll see during its 12-day duration are so unique both genre and content wise that they could be considered to manufactured in different factories all over the world where the goods are handmade.
With that being said, there are a ton of shows to choose from and it’s important that you nail down exactly which ones would spark your interest.
- See CIFF’s Quick Picks via Blog here
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