The following awards are presented as part of the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival. This year, join us on the final Sunday of the festival for our inaugural Awards Party as we announce the 2017 audience & jury award winners and celebrate with one final party.
For more information about what's changed with our awards this year, read our latest news item.
Best Canadian Narrative Feature presented by RBC – $10,000 cash prize (NEW)
Jury Award for the Best Canadian Narrative Feature Film
New at the 2017 festival, the jury will consider Canadian narrative features with an emphasis on emerging directors and those who do not yet have a history of major theatrical distribution. The recipient receives $10,000, supported by RBC’s Emerging Artists Program.
Best of Shorts presented by Minimax, Copyseis and Jerilyn Wright – $2,500 cash prize each
Best Alberta Short
Best Overall Short (Live Action or Animated)
Best Documentary Short
The Best of Shorts Finalists will be presented in one package on the final Sunday of the festival, prior to the Awards Celebration & Party later that evening. The jury-award winners will receive a $2,500 cash prize, supported by Minimax, Copyseis and Jerilyn Wright & Associates. The winner of the Best Overall Short Film (Live Action or Animated) Award will qualify for Academy Award consideration, as the Calgary International Film Festival is an Oscar-accredited festival for short films in the Live Action and Animated categories.
AUDIENCE AWARDS presented by CTV
The best of the fest decided by you! All films at the festival are eligible for Audience Awards and are based on audience ballots collected at each screening.
Audience Favourite, Alberta Feature (NEW)
Audience Favourite, Narrative Feature
Audience Favourite, Documentary Feature
Audience Favourite, Alberta Short (NEW)
Audience Favourite, Narrative Short (Live Action or Animated)
Audience Favourite, Documentary Short
FAN AWARD presented by Evans Hunt & Stone-Olafson (NEW)
We want to know which film our most dedicated fans love. If you purchase a festival ticket pack or pass, you'll be able to vote for our fan award. Motivation to see even more films!