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Calgary International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Calgary.

About

CIFF has become one of the largest film festivals in Canada – enjoyed by upwards of 50,000 cultural enthusiasts. The Calgary International Film Festival (“CIFF” or “the Festival”) accepts submissions of films of all lengths and subject matters for inclusion in the following programs: Galas, Headliners, Mavericks, Canadian Cinema, World Cinema (including American), Documentaries, Shorts, Music On Film, Late Shows, the Youth By Youth Film Series, and annual Spotlight programs (TBA).

Program

  • Galas, 
  • Headliners,
  • Mavericks, 
  • Canadian Cinema, 
  • World Cinema (including American), 
  • Documentaries, 
  • Shorts, 
  • Music On Film, 
  • Late Shows, 
  • The Youth By Youth Film Series, 
  • Annual Spotlight programs (TBA).

Awards

  • Audience Choice awards for Best Narrative Feature, 
  • Audience Choice awards for Best Documentary Feature, 
  • Audience Choice awards for Best Live Action Short, 
  • Audience Choice awards for Best Animated Short, 
  • Discovery Awards (Best First Feature Film) in the Narrative and Documentary categories (cash prize). 
  • Short Film awards are also presented to the Best Alberta Short Film (the Enbridge Alberta Spirit Award) and the Best Overall Short Film.

Rules

  • The film was completed after June 1, 2017, and was not previously submitted to CIFF.
  • films from 30 seconds in duration;
  • FEATURE Films must be a Calgary premiere. This includes local films.
  • SHORT FILMS - priority if given to films which have not yet screened in Calgary, or not yet available online. 
  • One can submit more than one film.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form (online, via official site only);
  • Pay entry fees;
  • Submission via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway is also available.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Executive Director — Jacqueline Dupuis
  • Director of Programming — Trevor Smith

Documents

Place

Canada
Calgary

Official website

calgaryfilm.com

Contacts

Address:

Calgary International Film Festival
#207, 214-11th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2G0X8
Canada

Phone: 403-283-1490,
403-209-4957

Email:
programming@calgaryfilm.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 15, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 01, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    June 14, 2018
  • Notifications
    August 15, 2018
  • Event dates
    19 — 30 September 2018
Categories & Fees

Films from Canada, over 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Films from outside North America, over 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Any Canadian short film, under 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$25
  • Regular Deadline — C$35
  • Extended Deadline — C$55

films suitable to ages 14-18

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Documentary films over 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Narrative or documentary Feature over 60 min, where the primary focus is music, ie rockumentary, musical, musician biopics, stories featuring musicians.

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Any USA or international short film, under 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$25
  • Regular Deadline — C$35
  • Extended Deadline — C$55

Films from the USA, over 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Must meet the Alberta point requirements to qualify, and be over 60 minutes. (please email us for a waiver code) Albertan location (2 points) Resident Albertan principle cast member (1 point) Resident Albertan writer (1 point), Resident Albertan producer (1 point), Resident Albertan director (1 point), Albertan funding source (2 points).

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Must meet the Alberta point requirements to qualify, and be over 60 minutes. (please email us for a waiver code) Albertan location (2 points) Resident Albertan principle cast member (1 point) Resident Albertan writer (1 point), Resident Albertan producer (1 point), Resident Albertan director (1 point), Albertan funding source (2 points).

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$45
  • Regular Deadline — C$60
  • Extended Deadline — C$80

Must meet the Alberta point requirements to qualify, and be under 30 minutes. (please email us for a waiver code) Albertan location (2 points) Resident Albertan principle cast member (1 point) Resident Albertan writer (1 point), Resident Albertan producer (1 point), Resident Albertan director (1 point), Albertan funding source (2 points).

  • Earlybird Deadline — C$25
  • Regular Deadline — C$35
  • Extended Deadline — C$55
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