Calgary International Film Festival

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One of the screening locations for the 2007 CIFF

The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a film festival held annually in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for ten days in late September and early October. CIFF celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2009.[1]

Festival Venues[edit]

As of September 2009, CIFF films were screened at the following venues in Calgary, in the community of Kensington, as well as the City Centre, respectively:

  • Plaza Theatre
  • Globe Cinemas
  • Eau Claire Market Cineplex


As is typical with film festivals, there are a number of different categories of films screened, with the films being grouped into series by genre or country of production, including World Cinema, Shorts, Late Night features (typically of the horror genre) and "Hump Night", held on a Wednesday during the festival and featuring films of a more suggestive nature.

Introduced to the festival in 2009 is the "Mavericks" series, exhibiting the work of ten emerging filmmakers from around the world, culminating in the awarding of a $25,000 prize to the selected filmmaker.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About CIFF". Calgary International Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 

External links[edit]

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