April THIRD ACTion Screening

Thelma, at the Globe Cinema, Sunday, April 28 at 6:30 pm

We have partnered with the Calgary Underground Film Festival to present their closing film, Thelma.

When 93-year-old Thelma Post gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her.


DIRECTOR’S BIO: Josh Margolin is a writer, director, editor, and actor. He co-wrote, edited, and starred in the absurdist horror-comedy DEEP MURDER, which premiered at the LA Film Festival in 2018 and ran theatrically before streaming on Paramount+. Previously, he co-created the digital series MY BOYFRIEND IS A ROBOT for Freeform. THELMA is Margolin’s feature directorial debut.

Narrative / Comedy / Action / Adventure / First Feature
English, 97 minutes, Canadian debut

“Sincere and sensitive … Writer-director Josh Margolin ingeniously tweaks action- and crime-movie clichés to tell this rather quaint little story.” – Vanity Fair

For more about Thelma and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

The THIRD ACTion Film Festival 2024

It’s a WRAP! THANK YOU for another amazing THIRD ACTion Film Festival!
Thank you to all the attendees, volunteers, staff, board, filmmakers, sponsors and partners for making the 2024 edition a memorable  experience.


2024 Best Short

The Wait.

The Wait: Directed by Jason McColgan. With Mike Burnside, Poppy Roe. Two people find comfort in one another after striking up a conversation at a bus stop.

Sponsored by The Sugar Mama TV series.

2024 Resiliency in Aging Award

Pacing the Pool

Pacing the Pool provides a tiny glimpse into the extraordinary life of Richard Pace. A different approach to life might have seen him crushed under the weight of the physical and mental stresses he has been through since he was a child, however, healing waters have helped him rise above it all! Producer/Writer Jay Jay Jegathesan. Writer/Director Radheya Jegatheva

Sponsored by The University of Calgary Brenda Strafford Centre for Aging