Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary, Canada / September 18-29, 2019 / calgaryfilm.com / A
Spanning 12 days, the Calgary festival, an Oscar-qualifying event for short films, has experienced dramatic growth, with 2,700 submissions last year. The Behind the Scenes events cover a range of topics. This audience-focused festival programmed 178 films last year. Each of the three bests (overall short, documentary, and Alberta short) take home $2,500 in prize money. Special attention is paid to first-time filmmakers, and visiting helmers can attend industry hubs and experience dramatic scenery featured in such films as The Revenant and Fargo.