To act as a vital contributor to Calgary's film culture by offering regular presentations of significant and diverse cinematic works and engaging audiences in further explorations of their artistic and cultural value.  


Respecting film as an art form, presenting films in the manner intended by the filmmakers, and providing a venue for the exposure of rare and treasured works.
Providing opportunities for Calgarians to develop a broader appreciation for film art, through speakers and written materials.
Contributing to an engaged and inspired film-going community in Calgary.
Promoting the optimal use of resources through collaborations and partnerships.

Board Members

Gary Burns is an internationally recognized writer and director of feature films. His films include The Suburbanators, Kitchen Party, waydowntown, A Problem with Fear, Radiant City, and most recently The Future Is Now!  Gary is a founding member of the Calgary Cinematheque.

Brennan Tilley

Secretary and Interim Treasurer
Aaron Grach is a lawyer and the current chair of our governance committee. Erstwhile U of C English masters student, fiction editor for filling Station magazine, and drawing student at ACAD, he remains a perpetual neophyte to the arts, including to film.

Donna Brunsdale is an artist, filmmaker, and teacher. She has exhibited her films and art in galleries and festivals across Canada and abroad. She has taught art and film at several post-secondary institutions and has worked on others' films in several capacities including acting. She lives in Calgary.

Dale Turri is a genuine arts freak with a long history of involvement with the Calgary arts scene. She is a business development consultant specializing in sponsorship and fundraising. She currently serves on the boards of The Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Ghost River Theatre, and Downstage Theatre. She attends an arts event, on average, 3 times a week.

Brendan Kredell teaches film studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. His teaching and research focus on the intersection of media and urban studies, as well as the role of film festivals in the contemporary culturescape. He has called Calgary home since 2011.

Trevor Smith is an avid cinephile and returning original board member. As a working filmmaker, art director in the local industry, and the previous Director of Programming for the Calgary International Film Festival, Trevor passionately endorses the mandate of all cinematheques to provide essential, often overlooked, and challenging masterworks to metro film cultures. Calgary is no exception.

Past Board Members

Jeremy Dietz, Barbara Sutherland, Justin Waddell, Bronwyn Henry, Charles Tepperman, Jolie Bird, Mark Hamilton, Jim Ellis, Trish Leadbeater, Kevin Allen

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