2024 Festival


The Artifact Small-Format Film Festival is an annual 3-day film festival, screening Super8 and 16mm film. Formerly the $100 Film Festival, we are now in our 29th year of celebrating celluloid film! 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.

Thank you to our supporters for the 29th festival: Calgary Arts DevelopmentAlberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts , The National accessArts Centre, CBC Calgary, CJSW



 7pm | Contemporary Calgary (701 11th Street SW, Calgary)

Program: Opening Night 

Sight and sound collide! Join Contemporary Calgary for a free experimental short film screening at the opening night of Artifact Film Festival. Be among the first to see the premiere of short films crafted in the National accessArt Centre’s innovative Sounds of the Silver Screen class, where participants shoot Super 8mm film and create their own unique soundtracks. After the screening, engage in a discussion with talented local filmmakers who are preserving the legacy of film in Calgary through their captivating moving image art.



7pm | CSIF (1725 10 Ave SW #100, Calgary, AB)

Ecological Echos - Projected on Film 

A curated selection of shorts films shot on Super 8 and 16mm, projected on film. From mesmerizing landscapes to intimate portraits of our interconnected existence, these experimental films serve as reflections on the beauty, fragility, and resilience of ecological systems. 



7pm | The Globe Cinema ( 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary)

International Highlights & $100 Films 

On the closing night of our 29th Artifact festival, we celebrate both international excellence and homegrown enthusiasm in analog film. The evening begins with the best works curated from global submissions, paired with the premiere of new works created by local filmmakers under the banner of the $100 Film Festival: a filmmaking challenge where creators receive two rolls of Super 8 film- the original namesake of the Artifact Film Festival.