Artifact Film Festival 2023

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Artifact Film Festival 2023

A showcase of Super 8 and16mm film projects from Canada and around the world.

By Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

When and where

Date and time

Thu, Apr 6, 2023 4:00 PM - Sat, Apr 8, 2023 11:00 PM MDT


Festival Hall 1215 10 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB T2G 0W6 Canada

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About this event

  • 2 days 7 hours
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The Artifact Small Format Film Festival (formerly the $100 Film Festival) is Calgary’s only celluloid-based film festival. It's a showcase of Super 8 and16mm film projects and is an international celebration of creative storytelling on film. Actual film!

Artifact is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that exhibit exclusively on small-format celluloid. We are proud to be among the select few that continue to keep this unique medium alive, and to draw celluloid lovers to Calgary each year.

Tickets are available for each night, or you can buy for all three nights. If you purchase tickets for all three nights use the code 3day to receive a $5 discount.


Opening Night - Optical Illusions with performance by Chris Dadge

Persistence of vision is the optical illusion at the heart of cinema. This program of optical illusions is recontructed from the remaining celluloid relics from the Lost 2020 Artifact Film Fest. The program will open with a live musical performance by Chris Dadge.


Accessibility in Analogue

This program will start off with the premiere of Super 8 work created by disabled filmmakers with the National accessArts Center. After intermission, the program will feature short analog works from around the world which related to accessibility. Q & A with filmmakers to follow the program.


Aaron Zeghers Retrospective

Zeghers works primarily as an experimental and non-fiction filmmaker, utilizing found images and histories, analog formats and obsolete technologies. His form-bending documentaries and expanded cinema performances blend the formally experimental with the intimately personal.

This entire event is sponsored by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. CSIF was founded in 1978 by a collective of twelve filmmakers who saw the growing need for film resources and film equipment on the traditional Treaty 7 territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Iyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), also known as Calgary, Alberta. Now over 40 years later we are an integral part of the growing cultural community in Calgary and are excited about new collaborations and opportunities.

This event is also sponsored by our wonderful partners at Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and Telefilm Canada.

About the organizer

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.

We encourage all levels of membership by providing resources and workshops to increase members’ skills and achieve personal arts-based expression. Through exhibitions and community outreach we will strive to increase the public awareness of the CSIF, its Producing Members and their work.

The Mission of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) is to encourage, support and endorse the production and exhibition of film in an artistic, social and cultural context. The CSIF is structured in such a way as to enable filmmakers to learn, develop and practice film making in an environment free from box office pressure, securing integrity and allowing for the development of an indigenous film language.