For 20+ years. CIFF has been a pillar of Calgary's arts community, committed to bringing the best cinema of the year to our city and beyond.

Help us continue in our mission to create remarkable festival experiences and ensure we can continue in innovative ways to bring film to all Albertans - with accessible pricing and programming that reflects the diversity of our communities. Learn more

Now is your time to give!

  • Make Your Contribution Grow: ATB will match your gift up to 15% through the local ATB Cares platform. CanadaHelps makes it easy to give, too! 
  • Get a Tax Receipt: Donate $25 or more and deduct your gift from your taxes.
  • Keep Calgary's Arts Community Strong: Support from our community is more important than ever as we continue to adapt to the ever-evolving pandemic.
  • Support Youth Volunteerism & Inspire a New Generation of Film Fans: With our goal to increase ease of access for teachers and students, this past Generation Next program was offered both virtually and in-cinema with over 400 participating students - we want to go bigger in 2024!

DONATE NOW on our Canada Helps Page or via the following form:

Canada Helps Form

BIRDIES FOR KIDS

Support CIFF with a one-time donation matched up to 50% through Rogers Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) and you’ll directly contribute to:

  • Increasing Calgary’s cultural vibrancy and supporting the arts. In the past five years, over 5,000 students participated in the program! 
  • Fostering youth education and passion for film and local arts.
  • Accessibility: your donation goes directly to providing complimentary festival passes to deserving youth.

Support the transformational power of film and join us in our celebration of the best movies of the year!

MAKE YOUR DONATION GO FURTHER. SCROLL DOWN TO DONATE THROUGH THE BIRDIES FOR KIDS (BFK) PORTAL AND YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED UP TO 50 PERCENT!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Generation Next is Calgary International Film Festival's youth-focused initiative. Heading into its seventh year, the program allows 20 high school students in Calgary to see every movie at CIFF and gives them access to exclusive industry-only events. For students who are passionate about movies, or are interested in a career in Alberta’s bustling film industry, Generation Next can help take those dreams to the next level.  

LEARN MORE

Birdies for Kids Donation Form

IMPACT OF GENERATION NEXT

The relationships and experiences that these opportunities provide will allow our students to thrive, network and kick-start their career ambitions.” - Julie Barton, Calgary Board of Education.

100% of teachers surveyed said "participation in Generation Next added value to [their] classroom instruction and/or curriculum.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Cheques can be made out to ‘Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation’ with Calgary International Film Festival in the memo. Please complete this Pledge Form and mail to: 

Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation
Attn: Birdies for Kids,
Suite 4700, 888 - 3rd Street SW
Bankers Hall West Tower
Calgary AB, T2P 5C5
 

The Calgary International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity (Charitable Registration Number: 864856927RR0001). Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.