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It's almost trailer party time!

Taking place on Friday, September 8, the Calgary International Film Festival Trailer Party is the place to go to preview all the coming films from this year's lineup.

From documentaries and shorts to foreign comedies and horror, we'll be slapping it all together into a neat little package and showing everything at Globe Cinema on 8 Ave - right on time for you to stop in after work! 

From 3:00 to 4:00 pm, our red carpet star emcee Kim Hayden from Calgary's own KIM'S KITCHEN will be greeting guests outside the theatre, helping to reenact some classic movie scenes (with prizes for the most imaginative ones, naturally). We will also be holding our own version of a scavenger hunt around the area - look closely at the people in the crowd to find the movie characters, and you could net yourself some free tickets to the festival! Once inside, you can settle in with some popcorn, an ice-cold Big Rock beer, and a copy of our program schedule. The trailers begin at 4:30 and we'll play the whole loop twice, so that if you can't make it at the start, you can stop by later and still catch all the action. We even have a special guest host manning the microphone inside, as Ricca Razor Sharp has decided to lend us his musical talents for the evening.

Last year this event proved very popular, with hundreds of people showing up to watch, and it's the perfect way to get a feel for all the films you want to see and make a note for later. Be sure to check in this Wednesday, August 30 for our announcement of the entire lineup, and remember that you can pick up 10- and 20-packs of tickets, or a Festival Pass, on our website right now. We'll see you all in September!