Calgary International Film Festival, fall theatre season, and halloween hunts.
Ready the popcorn, extra butter please. Calgary International Film Festival (page 35) is hitting theatres September 20 to October 1. Over the past 18 years the festival has grown steadily, proving that Calgarians really love their cinema—last year the festival hit a record attendance of 36,700 film-goers eager to watch 200 multi-genre feature and short films from more than 40 countries.
“This is a great film festival city,” says Steve Schroeder, Calgary Film’s executive director.
Though films come to Calgary from all over the world and from artists of all experience levels, CIFF places special emphasis on Albertan and Canadian talent as well as new filmmakers. “We go out of our way to make sure our programming is distinct in terms of the emphasis on new voices,” Schroeder says.
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Swinger’s Weekend is a sexy date-night comedy featuring several Canadian actors such as Jonas Chernick and Calgary’s Erin Karpluk. The Browns are all in for a thrilling weekend swinging with the hippest and hottest couple they know—but when a third couple comes calling, they get more than they bargained for.