The 2017 Calgary International Film Festival runs Sep. 20 to Oct. 1.

Since its humble beginning in 2000, the Calgary International Film Festival has evolved into a 12-day showcase of 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

Not only is the Calgary International Film Festival the largest film festival in Alberta, it is the sixth largest in Canada and an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films.

Approximately 25% of the festival's programmed Canadian feature content is Albertan, representing 7% of the overall lineup. The festival prioritizes featuring new filmmakers, showcasing their work alongside that of established contemporaries from around the world.

To see the full lineup and to purchase tickets, visit the Calgary Film website

Come and see us! CBC Calgary will be at the Opening Gala on Sep. 20 with a virtual reality experience from The Wild Canadian Year.

The cast of Kim's Convenience will be attending the Opening Gala as well!

On Sep. 23, watch the first two episodes of Tin Star, a UK crime drama set in the Canadian Rockies and filmed around Southern Alberta.

After the screening, Daybreak Alberta's Russell Bowers will be leading a Q&A with Tin Star cast and crew.