CIFF's Friends with Benefits Membership Program IS BACK!

Founded in 2000, CIFF is a registered non-profit dedicated to enriching Calgary's cultural landscape through film. From shining a spotlight on Alberta's film community to bringing in under-the-radar foreign titles, CIFF brings diverse perspectives, people, culture, and ideas to our audience, enriching our worldview, entertaining us all, and connecting our community through compelling on-screen content - at the cinema or from home.


This year, more than ever before, CIFF needs your support! And, as a thank you, we're ready to deliver on the benefits and make this year just as fun as ever. Purchase your annual membership today and join a special cohort of CIFF's BFFs.

BENEFITS LEVEL 1: $95* LEVEL 2: $195*
General Admission Festival Tickets 2 TICKETS 4 TICKETS
Discount on Festival & Year-Round Tickets Products 15% 25%
48-Hour Advance Festival Pre-Sale Window
RAMADA Plaza Calgary Downtown Hotel Discount 15% year round 25% during Fest & 15% all year
Merchandise Discount 10% 15%
Exclusive Membership Merch Item
Donation Tax Receipt $60

Questions? Contact to learn more.

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

This year's Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) takes place September 23 - October 3, 2021 Learn more about our in-cinema health & safety policies, online code of conduct,  and technical requirements for at-home cinema. 

Learn about our various year-round cinema series.

*Ticketing and service fees will be added at check out (up to a maximum of $10 per transaction).


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Redeeming Your Membership

  • General Admission Tickets: Look for them on Your Eventive Account beginning in early September. You can assign your tickets to specific films in-cinema or on video on demand (virtual cinema) beginning September 8
  • 2021 Festival Ticket Product Discount: Begin topping up your account with more tickets beginning June 1 when our new CIFF 2021 bundles go on sale
  • Merch Discount: Apply your perks on festival merch at the festival venue box office
  • Exclusive Merch Item: Available for pick-up at the venue box office
  • Tax Receipt: Members will receive an email with their donation tax receipt within 60 days of their membership purchase
  • 48-Hour Advance Pre-Sale Window: To take place via on September 8, 2021
  • RAMADA Hotel Discount: 15%-25% during the festival and year round

Memberships are valid for one year following your purchase date and discounts/perks can only be applied to a single festival year.