Going into its 21st year, the 12-day Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) has grown to be the biggest film festival in Alberta and the sixth largest in Canada. Apply today before our regular submissions deadline – fees go up May 29!

Offering over $20,000 in cash and prizes, the festival awards outstanding films selected by the audience and esteemed juries. Showcasing an average of 200 short and feature length multi-genre films, from Canada and around the world, CIFF is a qualifying, accredited festival for the Academy Awards? and the Canadian Screen Awards.

Located on the edge of North America?s most dynamic filming locations, the festival is known for its hospitality and has been named one of the ?Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee? by MovieMaker Magazine in 2016, 2017 & 2019.

In 2019, the world-class festival hosted 171 industry guests and filmmakers as part of their continued mission to connect them with audiences and create a community passionately engaged around the love of film through interactive post-screening Q&As, networking events, and moderated panels.