BIRDIES FOR KIDS

Support CIFF with a one-time donation matched up to 50% through Rogers Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) and you’ll directly contribute to:

  • Increasing Calgary’s cultural vibrancy and supporting the arts. In the past five years, over 5,000 students participated in the program! 
  • Fostering youth education and passion for film and local arts.
  • Accessibility: your donation goes directly to providing complimentary festival passes to deserving youth.

Support the transformational power of film and join us in our celebration of the best movies of the year!

MAKE YOUR DONATION GO FURTHER. SCROLL DOWN TO DONATE THROUGH THE BIRDIES FOR KIDS (BFK) PORTAL AND YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED UP TO 50 PERCENT!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Generation Next is Calgary International Film Festival's youth-focused initiative. Heading into its seventh year, the program allows 20 high school students in Calgary to see every movie at CIFF and gives them access to exclusive industry-only events. For students who are passionate about movies, or are interested in a career in Alberta’s bustling film industry, Generation Next can help take those dreams to the next level.  

LEARN MORE

Birdies for Kids Donation Form

IMPACT OF GENERATION NEXT

The relationships and experiences that these opportunities provide will allow our students to thrive, network and kick-start their career ambitions.” - Julie Barton, Calgary Board of Education.

100% of teachers surveyed said "participation in Generation Next added value to [their] classroom instruction and/or curriculum.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Cheques can be made out to ‘Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation’ with Calgary International Film Festival in the memo. Please complete this Pledge Form and mail to: 

Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation
Attn: Birdies for Kids,
Suite 4700, 888 - 3rd Street SW
Bankers Hall West Tower
Calgary AB, T2P 5C5
 

The Calgary International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity (Charitable Registration Number: 864856927RR0001).