Calgary Film Festivals

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THIRD ACTion Film Festival is proud to be part of a diverse ecosystem of fine film festivals in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


March 22 – 24, 2024
THIRD ACTion Film Festival


April 18 – 28, 2024
Calgary Underground Film Festival


May 2 – 12, 2024
FascinAsian Film Festival


May 24 – 27, 2024
Calgary Black Film Festival
Fairy Tales Film Festival


September 19 – 29, 2024
Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary Arab Film Festival


October – November, 2024
Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival


November, 2024
Calgary European Film Festival 
Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival

November, 2024 in person

November, 2024 online
GIRAF Animation Festival

November, 2024
Calgary Justice Film Festival

November, 2024
Calgary Underground Film Festival


Major International Film Festivals

We also keep our eyes on what is happening at festivals around the world. We long to attend them all in person.

January 18 – 28, 2024

The largest independent film festival in the United States, the Sundance Film Festival was founded in 1985.

February 15 – 25, 2024

The Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year.

May 14 – 25, 2024

The Cannes Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which was founded in 1946.

September, 2024

The Toronto International Film Festival  (TIFF) begun in 1976 now attracts over 480,000 people each year.

September, 2024
Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world.

We also follow the ImagineNative Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. Both are held in October.

If we’ve missed any of your favourites, contact admin@thirdactionfilmfest.ca with a link to the missing festival.