The Calgary International Film Festival values our connection with film industry professionals from around the world, filmmakers, festival alumni, media, and the growing Alberta film community. From service to homegrown productions and everything in between, we continue to celebrate filmmakers and industry talent.
Are you an industry professional? Apply for industry accreditation for the Calgary International Film Festival running September 20 – October 1, 2017. Members of the media, please see the media accreditation form below.
The Calgary International Film Festival 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. The Calgary International Film Festival is now the largest film festival in Alberta, and is 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 and 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine.
New this year: we've revamped our festival awards, click here to see what awards will be presented in 2017.
Accreditation information and important dates:
Industry Accreditation opens
Industry Accreditation regular deadline
Industry Accreditation late deadline
*Processing of applications submitted after September 8 may be delayed.
September 20 - October 1
Calgary International Film Festival 2017
We offer the following purchase options to our accredited industry. Approved industry can purchase either:
1) Networking Pass (Industry Price $45, Value $180+)
1 ticket to the Opening Night Gala (Wednesday, September 20)
1 Delegate Bag
2 General Admission Tickets (valid for any regular screening)
Access to Networking Events: Happy hour receptions, parties & 2 weekend brunches
Access to the Award Party (Sunday, October 1)
Discount on all regular festival screenings ($2 off tickets)
2) Networking Pass + Festival Screening Pass (Industry Price $195; Regular Price Festival Pass $300)
All benefits of the above Networking Pass plus:
Access for 1 to any regular screening at the festival, subject to capacity
Access for 1 to all Behind the Screen Events (includes panel discussions, conversations with filmmakers, field trips, etc.)
Access for 1 to the Closing Gala, subject to capacity (Saturday, September 30)
Approval for the discounted industry pass is at the discretion of Festival Management. Upon receipt, registration and pass information will be sent via email.
Submit your industry accreditation application today
Questions about industry accreditation?
Contact the programming department
If you would like to cover the film festival as media, please click here to apply for media accreditation. You will be asked to create a profile on Zone and complete some information about your media outlet and planned festival coverage.
Deadline: September 6
Submit your media accreditation application today
Questions about media accreditation?
Contact the festival publicist