CIFF is a year-round arts and culture organization devoted to supporting filmmakers, youth, and enriching audiences through film.  We believe in celebrating achievements in filmmaking and having a direct impact on the future of film.

We created Film Circle to bring together patrons who share our passion for elevating Calgary’s cultural vibrancy, discovering the best new films from around the world, celebrating diversity and inclusivity, promoting our local film industry and supporting volunteerism and youth learning.

As a Film Circle subscriber, you’ll be front and centre at year-round CIFF events and enjoy a premium experience at the 11-day Calgary International Film Festival.


Thank you to Our Film Circle Patrons

Platinum Level

Dan O'Reilly

Gold Level

Jackie Flanagan, Kelly Hewson, Gil Hopkins, D’Arcy Levesque, Joe Novak, Becky & Terry Rock, Cody Slater/Bernadette Geronazzo

Silver Level

Zahra Allidina/Ali Tejpar, Kristin Anderson, Matthew Beswick, Ann Boerner, Sebastien Gittens, Ernest Hon, Nevena Ivanovic, Sarah Kellow, Jill MacKenzie, Judy MacLachlan/John Dean, Ann McCaig, Lynn Moen, Lori Montgomery, Paul Moore/Susan Swan, Tammy Mowatt, Marcella Munro, Lara Pella/Geoff Holub, Brad Pierce, Alan Ross, Mary Rozsa de Coquet, Becky Scott, Michelle Seaman, Arlene Strom/Colin Jackson, Domenic Venturo, Richard Waller, Peter Wallis, Doug Wong, Helen Zenith


Thank you to our Honorary Patrons

Amanda Forbis, Ernest Hon, Tom Jackson, Ann McCaig, Joe Novak, James Pettigrew, Andrew Phung, Kelly Streit, Wendy Tilby, Peter Wallis, Brett Wilson, Domenic Venturo, and Helen Zenith


Membership in the Film Circle is a great way to stay engaged with latest offerings from CIFF. Film Circle events both during the Festival and throughout the year also a unique opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded Calgarians who share a passion for innovative and compelling films.

D’Arcy Levesque
Joe Novak 2016

Storytelling is one of the most powerful social and cultural forces on earth. Not only do stories entertain, engage and enlighten, but also reveal what it means to be human and how we might live a better life. That’s why I am proud to be a Film Circle member as we help support the Festival bring the very best stories of our time from around the world for all of us to share and experience here in Calgary.

Joe Novak
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Film Circle is my way of expressing my love of films and the experience of a world class film festival, as well as helping Calgary become the type of city I know it can be.

Matthew Beswick

Film Circle Benefits

Benefits Silver Patron $1,500+ Gold Patron $5,000+ Platinum Patron $10,000+
Tax receipt $900 $3,000 $7,000
Listing in the donor recognition material
Invitations to various year-round programming events
Access to Film Circle Lounge during the festival (Sept 25-Oct 4), with complimentary snacks & beverages
Access to filmmaker brunches during the festival
Invitation for a patron & one guest to Opening Gala pre-reception
Eau Claire parking pass during the festival
Oscars Night, A Red Carpet Affair Patron - 2 tickets Patron - 6 tickets
10 General Admission vouchers to regular Festival screenings
Opportunity to host private screening off-site during the off-season
Additional opportunities to deepen your engagement (customizable)
Private dinner for patron and five guests, hosted by festival Board Chair, Executive Director and Artistic Director
Regular Pass 2 Passes
Single admission (one per pass) to all regular festival screenings
Single admission (one per pass) to Opening Gala, Closing Gala and Awards Party
Prestige Pass 4 Passes 6 Passes
Single admission (one per pass) to all regular festival screenings
Single admission (one per pass) to Opening Gala, Closing Gala and Awards Party
Access to a limited number of tickets held for sold out screenings - first come, first served
Access to reserved seating for busier screenings, subject to availability - first come, first served

A Calgary International Film Festival Film Circle membership is the best way to contribute to Calgary’s growing film industry and experience the 12-day festival.

Contact Katarina Galic at to learn more.

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