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A graphic for Wordfest 25@25

Wordfest 25@25

This year’s festival has been re-imagined into a virtual extravaganza featuring 13 never-before-done conversations between 25 of Canada’s most famous and compelling authors between September and December. Featuring Canadian literary superstars Thomas King, Lawrence Hill, Eden Robinson, and many more.

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Location: Stream OnlinePrices Vary
A still from the first OneWorld Spotlight featuring Blackfoot Crossing

OneWorld Spotlight

The cultural pavilions at Calgary’s GlobalFest are an integral part of the festival experience. This year, the pavilions have gone online with OneWorld Spotlight—a series of mini documentaries that meet people from around the globe, who now call Calgary home. Check back regularly for new episodes.

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Location: YouTubeFree
A graphic for 2020's Fluid Fest

Fluid Fest

Springboard Performance’s Fluid Festival offers Fluid All Fall—a series of digital performances, artist talks, and creative offerings to keep you inspired at home. Join in for weekly talks with artists to reflect, provoke, and connect ideas that shape us and the culture of our community. Be sure to check out the schedule.

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Location: Stream OnlinePrices Vary
A poster for GIRAF16


GIRAF is a celebration of independent animation, showcasing of the best of what’s being made here in Canada and around the world. Featuring 80+ shorts and features to animation fans across Alberta, plus artist talks, interviews, and workshops exploring the art of animation. Screenings are online and on demand.

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Location: Stream Online$10 - $55
A very blurry graphic for the 2020 FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

Need a laugh? Featuring festival favourite stand up comics and special guests, check out the 20th annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival. Drink, eat, and be merry, try to win some prizes, meet some cool people, and donate to the Salvation Army at one of these great nights.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
A poster for CUFF.Docs' 2020 edition


This year’s CUFF.Docs will be the biggest one yet. Enjoy a curated lineup of the best non-fiction films on the festival circuit, including features, shorts, varying in subject, style and genres within the documentary art form, both online and at the cinema! It’s real life, worth watching.

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Location: Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW)Prices Vary


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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