Media accreditation for the 2021 festival is now closed.

NOTE: Media accreditation is granted at the discretion of festival staff and will be revoked if users violate the terms of use. Once accredited, access to films is non-transferable and cannot be shared with other users. Please allow up to 7 days for your accreditation application to be processed.


About CIFF

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 22nd Calgary International Film Festival takes place September 23 - October 3, 2021 and is back with a hybrid model so that you can enjoy films in the cinema or to stream at home.

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 2020 Festival Report and relive the magic of our 20th-anniversary festival.

Instructions on setting up your Eventive account and booking your online tickets can be found here


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