20th Annual $100 Film Festival

"If I find a film dull, I find it infinitely more entertaining to watch the scratches." -Norman McLaren

Thursday, March 08, 2012 - Saturday, March 10, 2012

20th Anniversary Edition $100 Film Festival

Supporting local organizations is something Calgarians are doing more often these days; so why not celebrate the local spirit of independent film at the longest running film festival in Calgary? This year CSIF has an amazing program for the $100 Film Festival—with cheap tickets (from $7-12), after parties, and of course, creative and amazing short films.

The $100 is a distinctly unique festival: we only screen works on small-format celluloid film, and that makes us one of only a very small handful of international film festivals doing so. Because we only show short films finished to Super8 or 16mm film, no single work can be longer than 22 minutes—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Come join us for three nights of independent filmmaking at its best.

Visiting Artists – Robert Todd (Boston) – one of the creators of Imperciptihole, a year-long collaboration between two filmmakers spanning across an entire country. Todd will also present a two-day “Celluloid Treasure Hunt” workshop, where participants will find 16mm images in their environment, then hand-process and collaboratively splice together a short film.
Diverse Films – This year we have many exciting films from international, national, and local artists. Some of our top picks this year are David Shushan’s experimental film, Lark's Tongue in Aspics, student Chloe Reyes’ A Celebration of Corn, and local $100 Film Festival founder James Beattie Morrison’s film Contingency.
Collaborations – There are many exciting partnerships this year, including filmmaker John Price, who represents the $100 Film Fest collaboration with the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts. CSIF has also partnered with the Gallery of Alberta Media Art to present a looping program of works by John Price on their video monitor system. Price is a celebrated independent Canadian filmmaker who has produced experimental documentaries, dance, and diary films since 1986. Gallery of Media Arts: Jonh Price >

Tickets are available for purchase at CSIF, Café Koi, and Bogie’s Casablanca in Mission.

Local Events – After Parties aren’t just for filmmakers anymore! Come join us on March 10 @ Cafe Koi (#100 ­– 1011 1 ST SW), after 10pm for an after party and networking opportunities. This will also serve as the farewell party for our beloved Programming Coordinator, Melanie Wilmink, before she moves on to new adventures.
Local Celebs – It’s a big year for experimental film celebrities. Meet local festival alumni and visiting artists from Edmonton, Vancouver, Regina, and the USA.
Free Giveaways – As a door prize, Hotel Arts will be giving away a 2-night luxury weekend stay!
Teaser Video – Are you more of a visual person? Watch this 45-second film produced by some of our members in order to celebrate this special anniversary edition of the Festival: http://tinyurl.com/teaser-video

March 8-10, 2012 (7pm shows) @ ACAD Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre (1407-14 Ave NW)

March 10, 2012 (After party @ Cafe Koi - #100, 1011 - 1st Street SW Calgary, AB.; 10pm onwards)

Feb 3-April 29, 2012 - Exposed, three films by John Price; Gallery of Alberta Media Art (GAMA) - EPCOR CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS video monitors

$12 General Admission; $10 CSIF Members, Students, Seniors; $7 ACAD Students

Ticket sales at the CSIF Offices (NOTE: NEW ADDRESS - 223 12 Avenue SW) , Cafe Koi - #100, 1011 - 1st Street SW & Bogies Casablanca Video (Mission - Unit 12 -- 2100 4St SW)

$100 Film Festival Official Website >

2012 $100 FF Program >




NOTE: The showtimes listed on CalgaryMovies.com come directly from the theatres' announced schedules, which are distributed to us on a weekly basis. All showtimes are subject to change without notice or recourse to CalgaryMovies.com.