Back to Top

When and Where

SEPTEMBER 24 - october 4, 2020

The 21st Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) takes place September 24 - October 4  in the city of Calgary and in homes across Alberta, Saskatchewan, & Manitoba with virtual cinema.

Copy of CIFF 04.23 logos 15

Tickets & Box Office Info

This year, CIFF is offering a reduced ticket price! Single tickets: $11 including GST, plus fees.

Ticket Bundles are on sale now and can be redeemed for both in-cinema and at-home virtual viewing and can be shared among friends! Buy these discounted multi-ticket packs online or by contacting the box office.

In-cinema tickets and virtual streams are available to purchase or you can start redeeming your ticket bundle for specific films.

There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets.  
*All prices include GST. An additional service fee will be applied.

See our FAQ page for more information about our ticketing and admissions policy

IN-PERSON Box Office 

Beginning on the first day of the festival, September 24, patrons can visit us on-site at our venues one hour before the first showtime of the day. 

Contact US

Attend in Cinema

To ensure a safe and comfortable in-cinema environment, CIFF is using a Dynamic Social Distancing Seating chart this year. This means that you will be able to select and reserve your seat when you book your tickets online.

You will be able to select your preferred seats anywhere in the cinema based on what remains available at the time of booking. The ticketing platform will build a safe buffer zone of empty seats around your group that conforms to AHS recommendations and city bylaws concerning social distancing. You may purchase up to 4 side-by-side seats in the cinema.

Learn more about our in-cinema health & safety policies. We recommend advance ticket purchases for all in-cinema events due to limited capacities.


Cineplex Eau Claire
Eau Claire Market (Upper Floor) – 200 Barclay Parade SW

Globe Cinema
617 8 Ave SW
*Please note that Globe Cinema is not an accessible venue

Stream at Home

In addition to events in-cinema, audiences can watch CIFF selections at home with virtual cinema. You can stream films on-demand through our secure ticketing and streaming provider, Eventive.  

Films are geo-restricted exclusively for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba audiences.

Learn more about our online code of conduct and technical requirements for at-home cinema.

CLICK HERE TO Test your Device

Find out if your device is compatible with our streaming technology! This quick test will take 1-2 minutes.

Film Lineup & Schedule

This year's festival showcases 175+ films, the year’s most groundbreaking and must-see movies from around the world - each one handpicked by our expert programming team. 

Most of this year's films will be available to watch in the cinema or online.


Staying Here

Ramada Plaza Downtown Calgary 

708 8th Avenue SW – Stay in the heart of the action, just across the street from Globe Cinema. How to book: 

Call: 1-800-661-8684 or 403-263-7600
Online: Ramada Hotel 

Getting Around


  • Eau Claire Market: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Tuscany/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Eau Claire Market by getting off at the 3rd or 4th Street stations. Eau Claire is a 10-minute walk north, along 2nd Street.
  • Globe Cinema: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Tuscany/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Globe Cinema by getting off at the 7th Street station. The Cinema is a 4-minute walk south.


  • Eau Claire Market is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street SW.
  • The Globe Cinema is located on 8th Avenue SW, between 5th and 6th Street.


  • Eau Claire Market provides plenty of above and below-ground parking. Affordable evening and weekend rates start at 5 p.m. Eau Claire Market underground parking is $3.25, credit only after 5 p.m. Street parking is also available around the market.
  • Street parking is available outside the Globe Cinema and is free after 6 p.m. every day, and all day on Sundays. The city provides various parking lots throughout the downtown core, with evening rates beginning at 4 p.m.

Media & Industry Accred.

Media Accreditation CLOSED

Industry Accreditation CLOSED