Access virtual screenings and apply for interviews with festival staff and industry guests. Industry accreditation for the 2020 festival is open.
Founded in 2000, 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.
The 21st Calgary International Film Festival takes place September 24 - October 4, 2020, featuring stand-out stories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Audiences can enjoy films in the cinema or stream at home across the entire province of Alberta.
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.