Facts: The Calgary International Film Festival

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• Like last year, the Calgary International Film Festival will offer both theatrical and online screenings.

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• Over 175 films from 40 countries are shown, along with industry panels and other events. Visit ciffcalgary.ca for full programming.

• The opening film is All My Puny Sorrows by Michael McGowan based on the novel by Miriam Toews. It will be screened on September 23 at 8 p.m. at Cineplex Eau Claire. It will be available for viewing online from September 26 at 9 a.m. to September 28 at 9 a.m.

• Guests entering indoor CIFF sites will be required to prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous 48 hours. Wearing a mask is compulsory on all CIFF festival sites. Capacity will be limited at all venues, with two empty seats to the left and right of all groups and individuals. A maximum of eight people will be allowed to sit side by side in the cinema. Cinema tickets will include the allocated seats. The main festival venues are Cineplex Eau Claire, Globe Cinema and Contemporary Calgary.

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• Movies can be streamed to your smartphone, laptop, tablet or TV. Films are geo-restricted for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Visit ciffcalgary.ca

• Tickets and ticket packages can be purchased at ciffcalgary.ca. Tickets will also be available on site at the ticket offices one hour before the first show of the day. Call 587-393-3730 or email [email protected]

• The CIFF 2021 Poster Show will feature 10 works by Alberta graphic artists featuring “your favorite movie posters reinvented”. The prints will be on display at Cineplex Eau Claire and Globe Cinema from September 23 to October 3.

Darcy J. Skinner

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