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CIFF presents: "That Big Award Show" Viewing Party

Runtime 240 mins
Event Details
Mar 27
5:00 PM The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club

Take in Hollywood's biggest night with the Calgary International Film Festival and Palomino Smokehouse!

Join us at the Palomino from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Sunday, March 27 for a live viewing party, as well as an array of fun award show-themed games with prizes valued at up to $4,000!  

Due to a particularly litigious rodent, we can’t use the official trademarked name of the awards show, but you know what we’re talking about. Little naked gold men as trophies, a slideshow of dead entertainers, Meryl Steep always wins something, even if she wasn’t in a movie that year. You get it. 

This event is FREE and open to the public, but we do encourage you to book a table at The Palomino in advance so you can secure your seat!


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Get Your Game On!

Celebrities aren't the only big winners on awards night. For only a  $10 donation per game, you can take put your film and pop culture knowledge to the test AND have a chance to win prizes valued at up to $4,000! 

Award Show Ballot 

Like Moira Rose, when people ask us what our favourite season is, we always say Awards. Whether you're obsessed like us, or scrambling to figure out where to see the major nominees, support CIFF by entering our Award Prediction Contest! 

Ballots can be purchased in advance, and must be completed and submitted by 5:00 PM MT on March 27. Can't attend the Viewing Party? No sweat!  You can still win by purchasing your ballot and submitting online ahead of the ceremony.

Most correct predictions will win a CIFF 2022 20-ticket bundle AND a two-night stay at The Westin Calgary Downtown, valued at over $800!

Get a perfect 23 out of 23? You’ll also win a Silver Film Circle membership, valued at $1,500!

In the event of a tie for first place, a random draw will take place during the event.



The Envelope Game

Hand ‘em over, Price Waterhouse Cooper, CIFF is playing The Envelope Game! Players will have the chance to purchase a random envelope, each with a category and nominee. If your nominee wins their category, you win your choice of prize from our prize table! This includes GAs for the 2022 festival, CIFF merch and other goodies from local businesses.


Plus, more games to be announced!