The 2016 Calgary International Film Festival showcases Canadian Cinema in the Sixth Wave of films to be released. CIFF also announced a Canadian animated feature in the Headliners series, as well as newly confirmed guest filmmakers who will be in attendance and will walk the red carpet. In addition, CIFF announced several upcoming Behind the Screen events, including a tour of the new Calgary Film Centre.
Canadian actress Sandra Oh (GREY’S ANATOMY, SIDEWAYS) and Ann Marie Fleming will be in Calgary for the screening of WINDOW HORSES, part of CIFF’s Headliners series. Filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming tells the story of Rosie Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh), an aspiring Chinese Canadian poet whose only wish in life is to live in Paris.
In the Gala department, Director Kim Nguyen will be in attendance for TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR, our Canadian Gala feature film.
Meanwhile, in the Canadian Cinema series, the Calgary International Film Festival will offer a broad range of films by Canadian filmmakers.
“We have incredible diversity in the series this year,” said Brenda Lieberman, Programming Manager & Features Programmer. “It has everything from sport films to psychological thrillers, comedies, family drama, coming of age, quirky relationships and everything in between.”
Below is the list of features included in the Canadian Cinema series.
THE ADVENTURE CLUB – Directed by Geoff Anderson
BELOW HER MOUTH – Directed by April Mullen
BORIS WITHOUT BÉATRICE – Directed by Denis Côté
CONSIDERING LOVE AND OTHER MAGIC – Directed by Dave Schultz
HELLO DESTROYER – Directed by Kevan Funk
INCONTROL – Directed by Kurtis David Harder
IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD – Directed by Xavier Dolan
KISS AND CRY – Directed by Sean Cisterna
LAVENDER – Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly
MEAN DREAMS – Directed by Nathan Morlando
A MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS LAKE – Directed by John Kissack
OPERATION AVALANCHE – Directed by Matt Johnson
UNLESS – Directed by Alan Gilsenan
THE UNSEEN – Directed by Geoff Redknap
WE’RE STILL TOGETHER – Directed by Jesse Klein
WEIRDOS – Directed by Bruce McDonald
The festival also has several exciting Behind the Screen events coming up at CIFF 2016.
CALGARY FILM CENTRE TOUR
Sept. 24, 12:00 pm, Calgary Film Centre
Calgary now has a full-fledged, top-of-the-line film studio. General Manager Erin O’Connor will give us a tour and show us what the space has to offer our local production industry. Limited transportation available.
ANIMALS ON SET
Sept. 24, 1:30 pm, Calgary Film Centre
Andrew Simpson, a wolf specialist (GAME OF THRONES, THE REVENANT), and Lori Boyle (THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE) will share their expertise with us. We’ll find out what it takes to train different animals, and hear stories from the set.
MASTERCLASS WITH ALANIS OBOMSAWIN
Sept. 27, 2:00 pm, Mount Royal University
Alanis Obomsawin will be at CIFF to present her most recent documentary WE CAN’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE. Join Mount Royal film studies students as we learn about Alanis’ experiences working in film, her approach and more about creating this hard-hitting documentary.
THE GREAT SEXY DEBATE
Oct. 2, 3:00 pm, INKubator Theatre
Teams of filmmakers have an energizing debate about how explicit sex scenes should get in film and television. Sure to have controversial arguments from perspectives of directors and performers, join us for this humorous event.