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Cinematheque Calgary Society
212-223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary AB  T2R 0G9

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Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society serves media artists and organizations in Alberta. Founded in 1991, AMAAS provides communication, advocacy and educational networks to its members, as well as direct member services including webhosting, an annual conference, workshops, publishing, awards, sponsorship and artist commissions. Now, and since its inception, AMAAS is governed by a volunteer group of directors, all representatives of the media arts.


Calgary Arts Development champions the arts as a key driver of the long term success of our city. We act as a central hub that invests in, promotes, learns about and advocates for the arts to animate Calgary as a vibrant cultural centre.


The Calgary Foundation, established in 1955, facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area.


Calgary International Film Festival screening 220 films from around the world and highlighted by a series of gala events, awards, parties and special presentations, the Calgary International Film Festival is one of the largest of its kind in Canada and one of Calgary’s top destination events of the year – the 10-day multi-genre festival enjoyed by upwards of 50,000 cultural enthusiasts annually at cinematic venues across the city.

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is an inclusive, non-profit, arts-based society that exists to encourage film making as art, reflecting and challenging our changing cultural landscape through production and exhibition of the Filmmaker.

Calgary Underground Film Festival – Founded in 2003, CUFF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation, short, and experimental we bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres.

EMMEDIA is an electronic media arts centre established in 1979 and incorporated as a non-profit society in 1983. It is professionally managed and directed by practicing artists, and responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools, services, to technical and educational support, and to an array of public exhibition programs.

Fairytales Presentation Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta that focuses on showcasing local and national queer artists. As our name suggests, and bylaws state; we showcase and celebrate queer artists of all artistic mediums including but not limited to film. Our artistic endeavours strive to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to celebrate queer culture.

Metro Cinema is a community-based non-profit society devoted to the exhibition and promotion of Canadian, international and independent film and video in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. To this end, Metro exhibits an eclectic blend of film, video and media arts, that are not screened anywhere else in the city. Metro's focus is on presenting a broad selection of educational, cultural and innovative works. The Society operates with the ongoing assistance of a large volunteer base. We regularly distribute a program, facilitate discussion, and bring in artists.


The Plaza Theatre – Home of the 'Year-Round Film Festival', and celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010, the Plaza Theatre is Calgary's longest-running moviehouse. Located in the historic Kensington neighbourhood, its cozy, friendly atmosphere has become as renowned as its diverse cultural programming that frequently supports local film and arts communities.

Art + Education

Alberta College of Art and Design is a leading centre for education and research, and a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We engage the world and create possibilities, which means we are committed to a solid studio-based experience for students in fine art, design, and new media an experience balanced with relevant, complementary liberal studies and practical theory. The result is a rigorous studio program, which produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955, the CPO is one of North America’s finest and most versatile live music ensembles. A repertoire that is extensive and broad in scope consistently attracts acclaimed guest artists and conductors. From classical giants to rock and roll hits and family favourites, the CPO offers an average of 65 concerts per Season designed to fit all musical tastes.

Cantos Music Foundation – Using our world-renowned collection of more than 700 musical artifacts, our cultural spaces and our expertise, we offer programs ranging from teaching kids math through music to using music to help seniors with Alzheimer’s coax memories of days gone by.

CJSW 90.9FM is Calgary’s only campus and community radio station, based at the University of Calgary. CJSW is a non-profit society maintained and operated by a group of four staff members and over 200 volunteers drawn from both the University of Calgary student body and the wider city of Calgary population. CJSW broadcasts music, spoken word and multicultural programming on 90.9FM, 106.9 cable, and streaming at!

The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university, ranked one of Canada’s top seven research universities and a member of the 13 most research intensive universities in Canada (the G13), combining the best of long-established university traditions with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity.


Government of Québec  "Unique" is a great word to describe Québec. The province is in a class of its own, with its immense territory and distinctive personality, thanks to its majority French-speaking, multicultural population. A modern and solidary society with a universal, free healthcare system and a highly developed education system, it is known for its exceptional quality of life and career opportunities.

The Alliance Française of Calgary is one of nine language and cultural centres in Canada, and is part of an international network of 1075 Alliance Française in 135 countries. Since its creation in 1947, the Alliance Française of Calgary has contributed to the development of French language education and cultural events in Calgary.

Cultures France  The agency of the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture and Communications responsible for international cultural exchanges. It works on a daily basis in collaboration with other French and foreign partners in the private and public sector, at city or regional level in France or Europe.

French Embassy in Ottawa – In addition to consular protection for French nationals in difficulty, either residing in or visiting Canada, the mission of the Consulate of France in Calgary is dedicated to economic, political, cultural and scientific activities.

Goethe-Institut Toronto  For over 40 years, the Goethe-Institut Toronto has been promoting an ongoing dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists and experts in order to present German culture abroad and help shape a current understanding of Germany today.