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Bill Brooks: Calgary International Film Festival wraps after a successful 12 days

One doesn’t usually think of Calgary in terms of a hot-bed of film activity. Yet if this year’s Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is any indication, all that is about to change. 585 more words

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Director: Robert Cuffley

Screenwriters: Jason Long and Robert Cuffley


Chokeslam was the closing gala film for the Calgary International Film Festival 2016. Here’s what I thought about it. 970 more words


CIFF: Film festival broke attendance records in 2016; The American Epic Sessions, Burn Your Maps among award winners

The Calgary International Film Festival broke attendance records again this year, attracting 36,693 film buffs to downtown theatres during the 12-day event.

That’s a 4.3 per cent increase from last year’s record-breaking attendance, said executive director Steve Schroeder. 477 more words


CIFF: Fans turn out to celebrate CBC's Heartland

“It’s the best job I’ve ever had, it’s the best job I’m ever going to have.”

That was actor Shaun Johnston’s pronouncement on the red carpet Saturday night, nicely summing up the enthusiasm of hundreds as fans gathered on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary to catch a glimpse of the cast of Heartland and get a sneak-peek at the show’s 10th-season premiere. 551 more words


Cheer Up - CIFF 2016

Cheer Up

86 minutes


This documentary is about the Arctic Circle Spirit Cheerleaders, also known as the Ice Queens, and their competitive journey in Finland. 483 more words

CIFF: Calgary director Robert Cuffley puts a painful twist on the rom-com genre with Chokeslam

There is a little-known rule in movie-making.

If you want a coveted PG rating, there is a strict limit to the number of f-bombs you can drop into the dialogue. 1,202 more words


5 things to do this weekend in Calgary

FallCon at Commonwealth Centre (Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2)

The annual convention is your chance to try out a bevy of board games before you bring them home, including the… 393 more words