Filmmakers at the festival

Posted on September 13, 2017

This morning, the Calgary International Film Festival, presented by ATB Financial, announced that at least 40 of the films screening at the festival will be accompanied by filmmakers.

“Our festival offers more than just the opportunity to see films before they are widely released, it's also the chance to interact with filmmakers themselves,” said Steve Schroeder, Executive Director of the Calgary International Film Festival. “Getting to actually meet and talk with the fascinating artists who make these films is a true hallmark of the film festival experience.”

Question and answer sessions during special events will be packed with high-profile talent, including actors Chris Heyerdahl (TIN STAR Episode Release), Jason Jones (In Conversation with Jason Jones) and Melanie Scrofano (Showcase Alberta: Up Close and Interactive with WYNONNA EARP). Calgary screenwriter Jason Filiatrault will be here with his film, ENTANGLEMENT, while Calgary Producer Jason Long will attend his film, ICE BLUE. Meanwhile, guests in attendance include directors from as far away as India (Alankrita Shrivastava, LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA) and Australia (Luke Walker, PACMEN). And that’s not all! See the full list here.

New this year, the Calgary International Film Festival presents the Fan of the Year award sponsored by Evans Hunt and Stone-Olafson. This contest celebrates the festivalgoer who sees the most films over our 12-day run. The winner, announced at our Awards Party on Sunday, October 1, will receive a travel voucher from Delta Air Lines worth $1,000.00. Click here for more details.

Ever wondered what Olympian Mark Tewksbury looks for in a film? Or what fashion blogger Katrina Olson plans to see at this year’s festival? A new blog series on features the top films high-profile locals are marking in their calendars.

Due to popular demand packs and passes are almost sold out! Packs and passes will only be available until 11:59 pm on Friday. After that, single ticket purchases only. We've already sold more packs & passes than in all of 2016 combined. Full festival passes, ticket packages and single tickets to all films are now on sale at The Eau Claire Box Office is also now open. This year’s festival runs from September 20 – October 1.

Find the program and schedule online at Check back often – we will continue to add films and encore screenings for the festival’s most popular titles.

For more information or to book interviews contact:
Nadine bibi, Marketing Director, The Calgary International Film Festival

About the Calgary International Film Festival

The Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary Film) is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

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