Solastalgia by Brad Necyk

PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

Full of innovative works and amazing examples of creativity, PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival returns for its sixth year with another stellar lineup. Don’t miss this unique three-day celebration.

An audience at CUFF.Docs


Featuring the best of non-fiction films yet to be screened in Calgary, join the Calgary Underground Film Festival for the seventh annual edition of CUFF.Docs. Each year, the lineup celebrates real life that’s worth watching. Don’t miss it!

A still from Jasper Kuipers’ Finity Calling

GIRAF Animation Festival

Back for its 15th year with a special pay-what-you-can model, join Quickdraw Animation Society for its annual festival showcasing the best of independent animation from around the globe. GIRAF always shares films that push boundaries.

Pyramid Schema on stage at the King Eddy

Femme Wave

With the goal of creating an integrated, encouraging arts scene with opportunities for women and non-binary artists, Femme Wave returns with more than 40 musical acts and a stellar selection of visual arts, comedy, and film programming.

The audience at the Calgary International Film Festival

Calgary International Film Festival

The year was 2000 and the first Calgary International Film Festival was attended by 8,000 people over six days. Now, 20 years later, it showcases over 200 of the most compelling films of the year.

The audience at a Sled Island show

Sled Island

With more than 250 bands alongside comedy, film, and visual art lineups, Sled Island returns with five days of incredible programming. With guest curator Julien Baker leading the way, it’s a must see for any festival or music fan!

A photo of two older people enjoying a film screening

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

Celebrating the act of getting older through film and talks, this festival features older adults in leading roles and address issues around ageing. The lineup includes nine screenings for Alberta’s Seniors’ Week.

#EverydayQueeros by illustrator Caanan Grall and colourist Ellie Pickett

Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Embracing, sharing, and celebrating queer voices, Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival kicks off this week with films, documentaries, shorts, panels, live performances, a family-friendly bike ride, and so much more.

The audience fills a theatre at the Calgary Underground Film Festival

Calgary Underground Film Festival

Elevating Calgary’s cultural landscape with the best in international independent cinema, the Calgary Underground Film Festival returns for its 16th year with unique films, one-of-a-kind parties, and more.