The Calgary International Film Festival, presented by ATB, values our connection with film industry professionals from around the world, filmmakers, festival alumni, media, and the growing Alberta film community. From service to homegrown productions and everything in between, we continue to celebrate filmmakers and industry talent. 

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We offer industry accreditation to organizations and individual representatives from the film industry. Once accredited, representatives will be invited to purchase a festival pass at a discounted rate.

Industry accreditation for the 2020 festival opens in Summer 2020.

Film Submissions

Submissions for CIFF 2020 are now closed.


In 2019, we gave our five juried awards with a total cash value of almost $20,000 CAD and eleven Audience Choice Awards. We're also a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Learn more about our festival awards here.

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About CIFF

Founded in 2000, the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Calgary for its annual fall festival and year-round programming. 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 over 35,000 people to screenings, talks, installations, field trips, galas, and parties that showcase and celebrate an average of 200 feature and short films.

The 21st Calgary International Film Festival takes place September 24 - October 4, 2020, featuring stand-out stories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

CIFF is also an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films, a qualifying festival for the Canadian Screen Awards, and was named one of Top "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2020 by MovieMaker Magazine.

Read our 2019 Festival Report and relive the magic of our 20th anniversary festival.


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