September 20 – October 1, 2017

Join us for the 18th Calgary International Film Festival

The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 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. CIFF is now the largest film festival in Alberta, and is the sixth largest in Canada. 

Mark your calendars for the following key events happening as part of the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival. 

Festival runs September 20 – October 1, 2017

Opening Gala
Wednesday, September 20 @ Jack Singer Concert Hall

Shining a light on marquee films, the Calgary International Film Festival's galas celebrate the year’s highest accomplishments with a screening and a party. The Opening Gala is the largest and highest profile event of the festival. Save the date for our big kick-off event, which includes guests from the film walking the red carpet, live entertainment, and a post-screening after party. 


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Getting Around

By Transit

  • Eau Claire Market: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Crowfoot/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Eau Claire Market by getting off at the 3rd or 4th Street stations. Eau Claire is a 10-minute walk north, along 2nd Street.
  • Globe Cinema: Riding either the Blue (69th Street/Saddletowne) or Red (Crowfoot/Somerset-Bridlewood) lines, CTrain passengers can access the Globe Cinema by getting off at the 7th Street station. The Cinema is a 4-minute walk south.

By Car

  • Eau Claire Market is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street SW.
  • The Globe Cinema is located on 8th Avenue SW, between 5th and 6th Street.


  • Eau Claire Market provides plenty of above and below ground parking. Affordable evening and weekend rates start at 5 p.m. Eau Claire Market underground parking is $3.25, credit only after 5 p.m. Street parking is also available around the market.
  • Street parking is available outside the Globe Cinema, and is free after 6 p.m. every day, and all day on Sundays. The city provides various parking lots throughout the downtown core, with evening rates beginning at 4 p.m.

Ticket & Box Office Information

Ticket prices 

General Admission – $15

Student (with ID card) / Youth (17 & under) / Senior (65+) – $13

*All prices include GST and service charges. Group ticket sales available – contact With a ticket, seating is guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the start of a film. There will be no entry 15 minutes after show time. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. Times and locations are subject to change.



Doc Soup (November, December, February, March, April) 
Eau Claire Market (Upper Floor) – 200 Barclay Parade SW

Doc Soup (January) 
Globe Cinema – 617 8th Ave SW




Getting Here

By Air

All flights to Calgary arrive at the Calgary International Airport. Upon arrival, many hotels provide shuttle services between the downtown core and airport. There are also options to hire a taxi, limo or purchase a ticket on a private shuttle service.

By Rail

While there is no consistent train travel into Calgary, various independent tour providers run specialty train service between Canada’s biggest cities and Calgary. Click here for more information about Visiting the City of Calgary.

By Car

Attendees arriving by car will take either the Queen Elizabeth II highway (running north to south), or the Trans-Canada highway (running east to west). Calgary is a three-hour drive from the Montana border, and about 3 hours south of Edmonton.