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Calgary International Film Festival looks to boost attendance with help of new partner, ATB Financial

The Calgary International Film Festival is looking to boost attendance to 50,000 over the next three years with the help of a new sponsor.

In a press conference Tuesday morning in downtown Calgary, ATB Financial was announced as a three-year “exclusive presenting partner” for the 10-day festival, which will run Sept. 311 more words


Eddie comes of age: Big Rock's beer-fuelled bash rebranded as short film festival

Even the best parties have to end.

For 22 years, Big Rock Breweries has hosted the Eddies, an annual beer-fuelled bash that invited fledgling filmmakers to vie for cash prizes with fake commercials heavy on wackiness and product placement. 547 more words

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Love of 1980s culture brings Kung Fury to Calgary for one screening only

So, it’s a movie about a renegade kung-fu cop who travels back in time from the 1980s to fight Adolf Hitler but goes too far and winds up “in the goddamn Viking age,” where he enlists the help of a Norse god to topple the Third Reich, all in the name of avenging his friend’s death. 460 more words


Area filmmakers get screen time at Cannes

The Calgary-shot thriller Ally Was Screaming will be showcased at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this week, where it will be representing the country as part of the Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada program. 120 more words


A must-watch: Exit by Daniel Zimbler

If you’ve popped by my site at all during the last few posts, you may have noticed the constant design changes. Each time I login to the site, I play unsatisfactorily with the themes until I find one that doesn’t drive me crazy, and then when I visit the next time I realize that I was wrong… it does make me crazy. 111 more words

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Banff native Kevan Funk's short film, Bison, part of Canada's Top 10 Film Festival

To fully appreciate the accomplishments of Banff native Kevan Funk, it’s helpful to know just how crowded the field is where he works.

While there may be a limited number of venues to screen Canadian shorts, there’s is no shortage of filmmakers shooting them. 934 more words

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