In addition to our yearly Fall festival, CIFF is proud to provide a variety of year-round programming series' in categories of contemporary world cinema and documentaries. Look out for advance subscription pass sales or purchase regular tickets starting one month before the screening date. And that's not all. Every year, we celebrate the Oscars with A Red Carpet Affair, our annual fundraiser, and Oscar Shorts!

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TOP DOCS

Formerly known as Doc Soup:  Screening on the first Wednesday of each month from November 2020 - April 2021, Top Docs brings six of the year's most talked-about docs to local audiences. Rich with diverse perspectives and a spectrum of filmmaking styles, these documentaries will fascinate, inspire, enlighten and entertain! 

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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

A brand new contemporary world cinema series that navigates the corners of the world bringing compelling stories and experiences for Calgarians to enjoy. This collection of exciting worldly films will make their Calgary debuts at Globe Cinema on the second Wednesday of each month. Global Perspectives takes local audiences around the globe with six of the year's most talked about films. 

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MOS DOCS

An expansion to CIFF's Music on Screen (MoS) series - MoS Docs is a new documentary series dedicated to showcasing the year's most talked about and compelling music documentaries from around the world - from the grassroots of rock 'n' roll to hip-hop and folk and everything in between. 

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS

More than 25% of the films nominated for Oscars each year are shorts, which are typically the least well-known of the Oscar nominees! No prediction ballot is complete without the shorts, so join us, typically the week before the Oscars in February, to view the nominated shorts in three packages; Live Action, Animated and Documentary. 


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A RED CARPET AFFAIR 

Want to watch the Academy Awards with CIFF? Join us at our annual fundraiser and Oscars viewing party, A Red Carpet Affair and cheer on the best films of the year - many you'll recognize from the CIFF lineup. The 2021 Oscars take place February 27.