Friday, July 31, 2009

YYC - In Competition #5 (The Popcorn)

Here is a submission for the Young Renegade award, given to a director with a unique style of film making.
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YYC - In Competition #4 (Hairy the Potter)

Another submission to the Youth by Youth Cinema Competition!




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Thursday, July 16, 2009

YYC - In Competition #3: (GI Jonas Bros.)

Ok so here is the third film in Competition at the 3rd Annual YYC Competition.


I don't know about you but I think this is the strongest yet.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Special Presentation - Iron Road

Can’t wait for the festival? CIFF is hosting a special screening of the Canadian-Chinese co-production Iron Road. Featuring an international cast that includes stars Peter O'Toole and Sam Neil, Canada's own Luke MacFarlane and Charlotte Sullivan, and China's Sun Li and Tony Leung Ka Fai, Iron Road is the first big production film based on that dark era of Chinese-Canadian history at the turn of the late 18th century.

When: Thursday July 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road N.W.

Cost: $12 + GST, available at the door

VIP Attendees: Writer/Producer Barry Pearson (Paperback Hero) will be in attendance and will conduct a Q+A session after then film.

Iron Road follows the journey of a Chinese street urchin named Little Tiger whose quest for her long-lost father takes her from a fireworks factory in China to a remote construction camp in the Rockies. Lured by the myth of 'Gum San' - Gold Mountain - she and her countrymen come to Canada by the thousands to do the back breaking work of blasting through the mountain to lay tracks. She soon learns that railroads only bring fortune to the few and that every mile of track is purchased with fear and death. As treachery and prejudice threaten her, Little Tiger must use her wits and courage to fulfill her quest and honour the memory of those who have died. A tale of disguise and forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian National Railroad, this story is a window into the neglected history of Chinese workers who helped forge the railroad that brought the nation together.

For more information please visit www.ironroadthemovie.com

Win Tickets

Want to win tickets to Iron Road? CIFF is giving away two pairs of tickets to anyone who can answer the following question:

Peter O’Toole holds the record for the most Academy Award Best Actor nominations with no wins. How many times has he been nominated?

Please E-mail your answers, along with the best way to contact you, to communications@calgaryfilm.com. Good luck.

What I Did This Summer - YYC


Youth by Youth Cinema is looking for film submissions from children and youth to compete in the 3rd Annual YYC Competition. Young filmmakers from grades 4 - 12 are eligible to win over $2000 in cash and prizes and be screened at the tenth annual festival. Entry is free and the deadline to get film submissions in is Friday, July 31, 2009.

Be sure to check www.calgaryfilm.com for more information. For the latest news on YYC check out the following links:

Blog: http://calgaryfilmfestival.blogspot.com/search/label/YYC
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-By-Youth-Cinema/92714534909?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/yyccinema
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/YYCCinema
funnyordie: http://www.funnyordie.com/youthbyyouthcinema

Volunteer With CIFF!

Volunteer season is now here! CIFF is looking for volunteers in July and August and into the festival to help in a variety of different areas. If you feel like doing a bit of work, having some fun, and getting to watch films for free please visit: www.calgaryfilm.com for more information. This year we have a lot of exciting opportunities for everyone to get involved, so come join the team!

Join CIFF on Facebook

The 2009 festival is now only a few months away, and a lot is going to happen between now and then. Stay up-to-date on the latest news by joining CIFF’s Facebook group. Be the first to hear about upcoming films, special offers and visiting filmmakers plus receive exclusive information throughout the year. Being a part of the CIFF network is a fantastic opportunity to talk about the festival with like-minded fans.

We’re looking to make our Facebook and Twitter tools more interactive this year, and with everything planned for the 2009 festival there has never been a better time to become part of CIFF’s inner circle.

Win Tickets

Want to win tickets to Iron Road? CIFF is giving away two pairs of tickets to anyone who can answer the following question:

Peter O’Toole holds the record for the most Academy Award Best Actor nominations with no wins. How many times has he been nominated?

Please E-mail your answers, along with the best way to contact you, to communications@calgaryfilm.com. Good luck.

Partner Theatres

You may still have three months until CIFF starts, but there are plenty of great films playing in Calgary. Keep reading to see some of the titles that will be hitting our partner theatres this month.

Uptown Stage and Screen - 612 8th Avenue S.W.

If you’re looking for a great mix of art house fare and musical acts this month look no further than the Uptown Stage and Screen. Catch Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Blindness) and Diego Luna (Milk) in their hilarious film Rudo y Cursi, as well as Sam Mendes’ newest slice of Americana, Away We Go. There is always something going on at the Marquee Room too, so be sure to visit www.theuptown.com for the latest information.

The Globe Cinema – 617 8th Avenue S.W.

Looking to escape the megaplex for a night? Be sure to visit the Globe Cinema, which features a wide variety of fantastic films this month. Period comedies Easy Virtue and Cheri are currently playing and will provide a great summer escape, while upcoming critically acclaimed films Fifty Dead Men Walking and Moon will be sure to get you ready for the festival. Visit www.globecinema.com for show times.

The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road N.W.

For the best in alternative films and events look no further than the Plaza Theatre. July features a hit from the film festival circuit, Adrift in Tokyo, as well as the thriller Sin Nombre. There are also plenty special events, such as the July 17, 2009 screening of the documentary Operation Imani: Ideas for Sustainable African Development. To see the monthly schedule visit www.theplaza.ca

Thursday, July 2, 2009

YYC - In Competition #2 (Romanceformers)

Ok so here is the second film in Competition at the 3rd Annual YYC Competition. 

A Perfect Example of why we need your films. Please send your film in!!!


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