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Mar 23 to Mar 25
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is thrilled to present the 25th annual $100 Film Festival March 22- 25 at Arts Commons’ engineered Air Theatre. The $100FF is the longest running festival in Calgary, and one of only a few worldwide that showcases independent and experimental film exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm. For this landmark anniversary, we will be extending the length of the festival and will be celebrating with the following programs and events:

A special retrospective program, tracing the $100FF’s rich history, both locally and internationally, curated by Felicia Glatz

Over 30 short films on Super 8 and 16mm, presented by local and international artists including: Ted Stenson (Calgary), Rachel Evans (Calgary), Stefan Moeckel (Germany) and Ross Meckfessel (USA)

Film/Music Explosion!: Featuring live musical performances by local favorites with song-specific new work by local filmmakers running alongside.
- Dri Hiev with Eric Durnford (Co-presented by Sled Island)
- Torture Team with Alexis Moar (Co-presented by CJSW)
- The Shiverettes with Rory O’Dwyer (Co-presented by Weird Canada)

Visiting Artist: Prolific Canadian filmmaker and 2016 Governor General’s Award winner Philip Hoffman joins us for a retrospective of his work, offsite presentation at Arts Commons’ Broadcast Lab, artist talk at UCalgary and filmmaking workshop at CSIF

Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) national Analogue Film Gathering: happening in conjunction with the $100FF on March 23-24.

You can find the full schedule and more information on our website: 100dollarfilmfestival.org

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Twitter: @csif
  • Arts Commons   Address: 205 8th Avenue S.E. Calgary  AB  T2G 0K9


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Mar 29
We are really excited to present 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green as part of our closing 2016/2017 Season, partnering with TURN - The Urban Research Network at U of Calgary, with director Ronit Bezalel in attendance!

Here's the synopsis:
Twenty-years in the making, 70 Acres in Chicago tells the story of the Cabrini Green public housing development located on the most hotly contested 70 acres of land in Chicago. With its prime central location, Cabrini Green was initially hailed as a public housing triumph, then more recently demonized as an urban disaster. It was demolished, bit and bit, beginning in 1995, and repackaged as a “mixed income” development. The mainly black residents of Cabrini were forced out, though there is still a remnant of Cabrini in the row houses. The few residents who were able to move into the highly relegated mixed income settlement, are negotiating through an unwelcoming cultural territory. These encounters, between the former Cabrini residents, and the new white middle-class homeowners comprise the very real tensions of a newly constructed community in transition. The film uses personal stories, expert commentary, and informative history to celebrate the spirit of a unique community and to mourn its betrayal and destruction. (Synopsis: Gene Siskel Film Center)

We began filming in 1995, during the fiery protests to save public housing. We gained the trust of the residents and they began sharing their stories of a close-knit, complicated community. Our camera followed their struggle to remain, culminating in moving vans and wrecking balls.

In 2001, we released Voices of Cabrini to honor their struggle. That film was very successful in helping to create dialogue about issues of race, class, and housing. However the last line of that short film was… “the story continues…”

We were not done yet, nor were the residents, nor was the story that was unfolding. We continued to film.

70 Acres in Chicago is not about saving Cabrini. Instead, this film follows the redevelopment story over the following two decades, as families struggle with the impact of social engineering on their community and personal lives. By putting faces to the story of a mixed-income community, and documenting how people negotiate questionable political policy, the film provides a lens for analyzing the larger picture of economic and racial injustice. Yet it is the people of the Cabrini Green community that stay in sharp focus.

A startling case study into the making and destruction of one of Chicago’s most infamous public housing projects. – Tony Binns
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A film by Ronit Bezalel

30 minutes Q&A with director Ronit Bezalel to follow the screening.

Admission is free for students with ID, and for the community with donation (cash or non-perishable foods) to the food bank.

Seating is limited so please arrive early.



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Apr 17 to Apr 23
The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is dedicated to showcasing independent films that are provocative and even bizarre. Contemporary works are shown from all categories of film including feature, animation, documentary and short. For something different, check out CUFF.

  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4



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Apr 28
Come on down to the plaza on April 28th, 2017 for a night of fun climbing films with your friends! Show at 6:30. Doors 30 minutes prior to showtime.

What better way to spend an evening than with climbing, community, and awesome prizes!

Brit Rock Filmtour features three amazing British climbing films from 2016. “The Quarryman” explores James Pearson’s recent ascent of the infamous “Quarryman”, “Shauna Coxsey Goes Crack Climbing” features the world renowned climber and her adventures into crack climbing. And the feature of the night, “Blocheads” delves into the rising world of bouldering, the climbers quest to push the limits of human ability and to find bouldering gold.

Tickets available on our website at: http://www.snifevents.com/events/
Or by calling 403-400-4792

If you have any other question feel free to call the above number, or email us at: thebrothers@snifevents.com
  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4



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Paddle Canada's Waterwalker Film Festival is a tribute to the late Bill Mason, the great conservationist, canoeist and filmmaker. Mason once stated, "The medium of film is for me a means of expressing my love and enjoyment of the natural world, and of sharing my concern for what's happening to it with anybody who looks and listens."

Mason's idea of success was to be able to communicate through his films, books and paintings the intense feelings he had for his surroundings, and to somehow inspire others into sharing and adopting these thoughts and concerns.

Passionate in his beliefs, always speaking from the heart, his films inspired many people to dedicate themselves to the enjoyment and conservation of Canada's wilderness and waterways.



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There will be an evening for everyone! We'll feature live shows, gatherings and of course the best queer film has to offer from here at home and around the world!
  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4



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Established in 1998, Fairytales is an alternative to mainstream film festivals offering an international line-up of movies that feature storylines about gay and lesbian issues and lifestyles.
  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4



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Celebration of Multiples for Multiple Awareness Week - a twin-themed afternoon at the Plaza Theatre - featuring IT TAKES TWO - the classic movie with Kirstie Alley and the Olsen twins.
Tickets $10 - lots of prizes and multiple - themed contests.
  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4
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Come join us for a fantastic weekend featuring celebrity guests, vendors, artists, performers and movie screenings. Check out the website for updates on tickets, movies, contests and a few surprises.


4th Annual Calgary Horror Con
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CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent puts on an annual summer screening series, Secret Cinema.

The screenings are held outdoors in our cozy courtyard at sundown, and sometimes feature surprise musical guests. The only catch is that for copyright reasons we can't disclose the name of the film until you see it... Come out and get in on the secret!

* Due to small capacity, please arrive early to ensure admission


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CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent puts on an annual summer screening series, Secret Cinema.

The screenings are held outdoors in our cozy courtyard at sundown, and sometimes feature surprise musical guests. The only catch is that for copyright reasons we can't disclose the name of the film until you see it... Come out and get in on the secret!

* Due to small capacity, please arrive early to ensure admission


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The Calgary International Film Festival is a non-profit festival, bringing the best in global and Canadian cinema to the city. From enlightening documentaries, to compelling dramas and international films, there is no shortage of thought-provoking movies to inspire and delight.



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The Calgary European Film Festival is a cultural event that brings you relevant movies from nine European countries: Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Republic of Moldova, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, France, and Bulgaria.
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The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival screens movies from around the world that deals with various social justice themes.
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Each year the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival presents innovative and meaningful documentaries that encourage Calgarians to take positive action in their communities, this nation, and the world. Please join us for our free eighth annual festival as we explore current social and political issues through film and discussion.



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The Reel Fun Film Festival - 7 days of international award winning family films and activities at various venues.

In February, Calgary families will be treated to 7 days of international family films at the annual Reel Fun Film Festival (RFFF). Unique to Western Canada, RFFF's 'family event' showcases award winning feature presentations, thought provoking documentaries and animated films that will engage and excite children of all ages. Come and watch films and experience some of our interactive activities hosted by film professionals from our Alberta film industry. There will be lots of fun, film and celebration.



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