Member of Parliament Joan Crockatt announces support for the Calgary International Film Festival
September 19, 2014 – Calgary – Department of Canadian Heritage
Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced Government of Canada funding of $55,500 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in support of the 15th Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). Ms. Crockatt made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Activities at this year’s CIFF include film screenings, question and answer sessions with local filmmakers, and post-screening events with live performances by local musicians and dancers. Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy art installations on display both inside and outside participating theatres.
“The films presented at the Calgary International Film Festival show the powerful role that filmmaking has in our society. Films entertain us, reflect the world we live in and let us explore new horizons. With its film screenings and other outreach activities, the Festival continues to offer film lovers in Calgary and across Canada unique movie-going experiences.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“The Calgary International Film Festival has the unique ability to showcase a wide range of diverse Canadian-made and international projects. This year, Calgarians and visitors will once again have the opportunity to see stories come to life on screen in a lineup that features a young inventor’s adventure, friendship, greed and a personal journey of discovery. I am thrilled to see our Government’s support for this year’s festival.”
—Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre)
“CIFF’s mission is to entertain and engage audiences by curating the most innovative and compelling films, and creating remarkable festival experiences. Presenting leading and emerging local filmmakers and other local artists is a crucial part of that. So is engaging an ever-wider number of local citizens thorough our amazing volunteer corps. By enhancing these and other local engagement activities, this year’s funding from Canadian Heritage helps take the festival to a new level for the benefit and enjoyment of all Calgarians.”
—Stephen Schroeder, Executive Director, Calgary International Film Festival Society
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