Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 19, 2014 21:30 ET

Calgary International Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years of Excellence in Film

Member of Parliament Joan Crockatt announces support for the Calgary International Film Festival

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced Government of Canada funding of $55,500 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in support of the 15th Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). Ms. Crockatt made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Activities at this year's CIFF include film screenings, question and answer sessions with local filmmakers, and post-screening events with live performances by local musicians and dancers. Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy art installations on display both inside and outside participating theatres.

Quick Facts

  • This year's festival takes place from September 18 to 28, 2014, at various venues throughout Calgary, including the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Theatre Junction GRAND and the Globe Cinema.
  • Founded in 1999, CIFF is an annual celebration of visual arts and cinema, highlighted by a series of gala events, awards ceremonies and special presentations.
  • The festival presents more than 200 films from more than 40 countries, in multiple categories and genres.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"The films presented at the Calgary International Film Festival show the powerful role that filmmaking has in our society. Films entertain us, reflect the world we live in and let us explore new horizons. With its film screenings and other outreach activities, the Festival continues to offer film lovers in Calgary and across Canada unique movie-going experiences."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Calgary International Film Festival has the unique ability to showcase a wide range of diverse Canadian-made and international projects. This year, Calgarians and visitors will once again have the opportunity to see stories come to life on screen in a lineup that features a young inventor's adventure, friendship, greed and a personal journey of discovery. I am thrilled to see our Government's support for this year's festival."

-Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre)

"CIFF's mission is to entertain and engage audiences by curating the most innovative and compelling films, and creating remarkable festival experiences. Presenting leading and emerging local filmmakers and other local artists is a crucial part of that. So is engaging an ever-wider number of local citizens thorough our amazing volunteer corps. By enhancing these and other local engagement activities, this year's funding from Canadian Heritage helps take the festival to a new level for the benefit and enjoyment of all Calgarians."

-Stephen Schroeder, Executive Director, Calgary International Film Festival Society

Associated Links

Calgary International Film Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Anna Gravelle
    A/Regional Communications Manager
    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
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