The Calgary International Film Festival is back with 12 days of 200+ films.
The first CIFF was held in 2000 for six days, attended by 8,000 people. Within three years, attendance had more than doubled to over 20,000 for the expanded 10-day festival.
Today, the CIFF is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 50 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.
It is now the largest film festival in Alberta, and the sixth largest in Canada. It is also an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films and was named one of "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in both 2016 & 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine.