24 Hour Film Race
Most directors struggle to complete a film over a course of months. However, 24 groups of adventurous Calgary film-makers got together the weekend of May 18th when they took on a task slightly more ambitious – to create a short film in 24 hours. The 24 Calgary film-makers were part of a group of over 750 teams worldwide that competed in this year’s24 Hour Film Race. Out of the 17 North...
Cycle to the Cinema
The thought of pairing bicycles and movies together in Calgary forces me to think of the 1986 flick Rad, a cheesy movie about a BMX race that was shot around Colonel Macleod School, Bowness, and Cochrane. (Speaking of Rad, can anyone tell me if the pink elephant sprinkler in the film is still in front of Crossroads Market? I’m deathly curious.) Anyway, the “bike-in” movie events being held as...
Local Film Spotlight: Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
I hope that I will never stop being amazed by Calgary’s film scene. As a film buff, the more I learn about our city, the more I fall in love. From incredible local filmmakers, to cool film festivals (we now have more than fifteen), to directors that have used Calgary and the surrounding area as a backdrop for their films (parts of Doctor Zhivago were shot near Morley Flats) – Calgary is full of...