About the Series

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With a new season, comes a new name...and all the docs you love so much! With 12 great years behind us, we'd like to thank our friends at Hot Docs Festival for their partnership and inclusion in this Canada-wide program. We're headed out on our own now...with Top Docs!  

CIFF’s Top Docs (formerly known as Doc Soup) is a monthly feature-length documentary series in Calgary. 

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! 


Take in all six films in the series with a Top Docs Pass (stay tuned for the on-sale date) or get single tickets available one month before each screening.


UPDATE: In a typical year, CIFF would be preparing for the post-festival announcement of our November documentary series film. Subscribers would also have their 6-ticket bundle in hand.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year's Series - now called Top Docs - is still on hold. Here's what we know for sure:

- In-cinema capacities will not exceed 100 attendees*
- Masks will be required for in-cinema events and physical distancing between cohorts will be guaranteed*
- We will not launch on the traditional start date (first Wed. in November)

Because of these limitations, and the knowledge that not all of our patrons are comfortable returning to the cinema, we're working on something a bit different for the 2020-2021 Series. Stay tuned.


Need help? Please contact our box office for assistance.

587.393.3730 | boxoffice@ciffcalgary.ca