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CIFF Announces Opening & Closing Gala Films

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CIFF ANNOUNCES OPENING & CLOSING GALA FILMS: World premiere of Donovan’s Echo to open festival Always one of the most celebrated announcements of the season, CIFF rolled out the carpet today at its brand new Lifestyle Lounge in Chinook Centre and announced its Opening and Closing Gala films to the anticipation of the gathered crowd. Donovan’s Echo will play its world premiere on opening night and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz will close off the action.  In addition to revealing th...

Calgary International Film Festival Movie Mavericks awards

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and American Express confirmed today it will offer a $25,000 cash prize to the winner of its newly created competition, Movie Mavericks. Inspired by the pioneering spirit and can-do attitude of Calgarians, Movie Mavericks will become the flagship of CIFF’s program, and will include a competition adjudicated by a jury of well-known maverick filmmakers, an international marketing campaign and $50,000 in scholarship funding for up-and-coming maverick...

Calgary International Film Festival to open with Blindness

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is proud to announce the festival will open with Fernando Meirelles and Don McKellar’s Blindness at the American Express Opening Gala on September 18, 2008. Blindness was nominated for the Golden Palm and was the opening film at Cannes in 2008. Directed by Academy Award® nominated Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God), and adapted from Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago's masterwork, Blindness is a harrowing tale about the fragility o...

The Calgary International Film Festival announced its film schedule

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The Calgary International Film Festival announced its 2008 film schedule and film series line-up at the official launch in Calgary yesterday. More than 220 films will be screened over the 10-day festival, happening from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28, 2008. This year’s venues include: the Plaza Theatre, the Uptown Stage & Screen, the Globe Cinema, Eau Claire Market Cineplex Odeon, and a new addition of Westhills Cineplex Odeon. The launch was held at the Marriott Hotel, the ...

Calgary International Film Festival Appoints Directors & Staff

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), is pleased to announce that Luke Azevedo, Gary Davies, Tracy Mackett and Carol Ryder have joined the 2008 Board of Directors.“With Calgary’s vibrant economy and exponential population growth, Calgarians are demanding that quality of life keep up,” says Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of CIFF. “Strengthening our board of directors and bringing on additional talent will allow CIFF to continue to enrich the city’s arts and culture scen...

Calgary International Film Fest appoints Directors & Staff

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), is pleased to announce that Luke Azevedo, Gary Davies, Tracy Mackett and Carol Ryder have joined the 2008 Board of Directors.“With Calgary’s vibrant economy and exponential population growth, Calgarians are demanding that quality of life keep up,” says Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of CIFF. “Strengthening our board of directors and bringing on additional talent will allow CIFF to continue to enrich the city’s arts and culture scen...

Assasssination of Jesse James hits the circuit

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordOpens in Select Theatres September 21Jesse James (BRAD PITT) was one of the country's first bona fide celebrities. There have been countless books written and tales told about America's most famous outlaw--all of them colorful and fascinating, all focused on his larger-than-life public persona and daring exploits, and most of them bearing only incidental reference to the truth. To those he robbed and terrorized, and to the families of tho...

Assasssination of Jesse James hits the circuit

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THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD by American director Andrew Dominik was announced at a press conference today as the Opening Film of the 2007 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express. The film will be presented at the American Express Opening Night Gala on the eve of the Festival September 20, 2007. “CIFF will be the second Festival in Canada to see this film after the Toronto International Film Festival,” explained CIFF’s Executiv...

Ang Lee's Lust to screen at Calgary

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WESTERN CANADIAN PREMIERES OF LUST, CAUTION AND WALK ALL OVER ME ANNOUNCED AS GALA PRESENTATIONS AT 8TH ANNUAL CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce that Ang Lee's LUST, CAUTION and WALK ALL OVER ME by Calgary director Robert Cuffley will be two of the three Gala Presentations scheduled for the 8th annual edition of the Festival. Both films will be making their Western Canadian premieres at the Fest...

The Calgary International Film Festival line-up

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce select highlights of the 2007 Festival line-up. The 8th annual edition of CIFF runs September 21-30, 2007. The complete line-up, as well as the sale of tickets and passes, will be available online on Friday, August 31, 2007 at www.calgaryfilm.com. “This year’s CIFF line-up includes award-winning and notable films making news at festivals in Canada and around the world, as well as those films ...

Jacqueline Dupuis new Calgary Executive Director,

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NAMED FOR 2006 CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Jacqueline Dupuis has plans under way for the 7th Annual CIFFhas announced that the 7th Annual Calgary International Film Festival will take place from September 22 to October 1, 2006. Leading this year’s Festival is Executive Director, Jacqueline Dupuis. Previously a member of the CIFF Board of Directors, Dupuis is taking the reins of the Festival after more than 10 years in the high tech industry. Along with her love for f...

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