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India Film Festival of Alberta

As part of the celebration of award-winning and independent films from India, IFFA is presenting 18 films online, a short film competition for Alberta filmmakers, as well as digital workshops and master classes. There are even free drive-ins to check out in Calgary.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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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
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Calgary International Film Festival

This year’s festival showcases 175+ films, including some of the most ground-breaking and must-see movies from around the world—each one handpicked by CIFF’s expert programming team. Check it out in person or in homes across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
A poster for the Multicultural Fall Festival at the Chinese Cultural Centre

Multicultural Fall Festival

As part of Alberta Culture Days, the event features activities made available both in-person and online including lantern making, origami, traditional food making, storytelling, an online gallery of Chinese calligraphy, and various other artworks, and so much more!

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Location: Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1st St. SW)Free
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Woezo Africa Cultural Festival

Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre offers three weekends filled with traditional African drum and dance performances, arts and crafts, vocal artists and musicians, comedians and spoken word artists, a documentary screening, and a presentation of UNGANISHA.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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The Groove Crew

RISE UP Weekend is bringing Calgarians the 2020 summer music festival programming they have been missing. From the comfort of your car, enjoy live music in a drive-in style outdoor concert courtesy of Calgary BluesFest. There are only 100 vehicles per show, so get your tickets now!

Showtime: 9:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: TELUS Spark (220 St. George's Dr. NE)$25
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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 as more are released.

Showtimes Vary
Location: YouTube PremiereFree
A graphic for the 2020 THIRD ACTion Film Festival

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

THIRD ACTion Film Festival’s focus is to celebrate aging and the accomplishments of older adults to help speed along with an age-positive culture shift and empower everyone to envision their best third act. On tap this year are 26 films including shorts, animation, and documentaries.

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Location: Stream Online$5 - $12
Calgary European Film Festival poster for 2020

Calgary European Film Festival

Celebrating European cinema here in Calgary, this film festival returns for its ninth year. All productions have been nominated for, or have won, international awards and are screened in their respective languages with English subtitles. Check it out online for 2020.

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Location: Stream OnlineTo Be Announced


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

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