The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a leader in arts and cultural innovation and diversity. By building an institutionalized legacy for film and film related events for Calgarians and cinemagoers around the globe, CIFF creates showcase and developmental opportunities for artists and a celebratory atmosphere that promotes awareness for film, the arts, and its stakeholders. CIFF exists to showcase film works that represent the best of the best from film festivals around the world with a special focus on celebrating Alberta-made film.
The Calgary International Film 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).
CIFF was founded in 1998 and was registered with Alberta Registries as a not-for-profit organization under the Societies Act, receiving charitable status in 2004. Since its inaugural event in February 1999, CIFF has experienced a significant increase in screenings and films from about 40 films within a 6-day festival format to its present two-weekend, 10-day format with over 300 films.
Throughout its existence, CIFF has enjoyed successon many levels including community awareness and visibility, leading edge marketing campaigns, increased private & public support, dedicated volunteerism, and significant growth in attendance and box office sales.
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