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  • 19th Annual $100 Film Festival
    March 3-5, 2011 - 7pm nightly
    The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd. NW)


    Tickets:  $12 General Admission/ $10 CSIF Members, Students & Seniors
    Available for pre-purchase at the CSIF Offices, Market Collective (Feb 12 & 13) and at the door.


    More info:  (403) 205 4747 or festival@csif.org


    Check out the full line-up here

the $100 Film Festival
2012 Call for Submissions

Deadline for Entries:  December 1, 2011.
·      16mm or Super 8 Film under 22min
·      MUST provide a 16mm or Super 8 film print for screening.
·      Official Release date after December 1, 2009.

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to present the annual $100 Film Festival from March 1-3, 2012.  The festival embodies the spirit of independent filmmaking and brings the experience of projected celluloid to our audience by only screening film prints.  It is the only competitive festival in Canada that screens exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm film.  The $100 Film Festival does not charge any entrance fees and pays artist honorariums for all films selected for the festival.    The selected films will also be eligible for festival prizes.


To submit, download & e-mail or mail the entry form, along with either a digital submission of your film via our website, or a dvd (NTSC) copy to the address below.  Please note the revised address.


The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
1231 - 9th Ave SE
PO BOX 46035
Calgary, AB  CANADA  T2G 0T0

Digital Submissions

(403) 205 4747
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Festival Wrap

Thanks to all our staff and volunteers for their hard work in making another year of the $100 Film Festival run smooth as silk.  We had fantastic audiences and a some great visiting artists from all over and it was definitely the best festival to date!

Congratulations to all the filmmakers that participated in the 19th Annual $100 Film Festival and a special shout out to our Award winning artists!

Best of Alberta - Alexander Sakarev & Krasmira Sakareva   "Reminiscences"

Best 16mm Film - Ben Rivers & Paul Harnden  "May Tomorrow Shine the Brightest of All Your Many Days As It Will Be Your Last"

Best Super 8 Film - Paul Clipson   "Chorus"

Jury's Choice - Magnus Irvin  "Spiral In, Spiral Out"

Audience Favourite - Cassidy Bankson & Greg Jackson  "Christmas Compunction"


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