Production-friendly locale goes above and beyond

In the last 15 years, Calgary has produced projects with more Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe wins than any other jurisdiction in the country.

With $308 million worth of foreign and domestic film, TV and digital production boosting its local economy over the past calendar year, Calgary, Alberta has emerged as a front-runner when it comes to consideration as a location.

The geographical backdrop of such cinematic blockbusters as The RevenantInterstellar and Inception, and Oscar winners Brokeback Mountain and Unforgiven, as well as hit TV series HeartlandFargoTin Star and Wynonna Earp, and the crews that have manned them, leads Luke Azevedo, Calgary’s Commissioner for Film, Television and the Creative Industries and COO of the Calgary Film Centre, to issue a boast that is anything but idle.



Calgary International Film Festival's documentary lineup proves truth stranger than fiction

Calgary International Film Festival's documentary lineup proves truth stranger than fiction

Rats, fireworks, ballerinas in drag, refugees and bodybuilders are among the subjects of the Calgary International Film Festival’s lineup of documentary films, showcasing a wide variety of tones of sub-genres that add weight to the old adage that truth is often stranger than fiction.

Calgary Film 2017: Great Expectations

Calgary Film 2017: Great Expectations

Today the Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary Film) announced the First Wave of Films playing at the 2017 festival. This selection includes some of our most highly anticipated titles – winners of major festival awards, special connections to the Calgary International Film Festival, and films that our programmers are extremely excited to bring to Calgary. The first 10 films announced include a movie with major global buzz and a sexy Canadian romp.