News & Reviews

March, 2024 - CBC Calgary 

Meet three artists from the National accessArts Centre's Film Ensemble

Be among the first to see the premiere of short films crafted by NaAC artists, using Super 8mm film and uniquely created 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. .... Read More

Mar 3, 2018 - Calgary Herald

Artifact Film Festival celebrating the art of celluloid for 26 years

Calgary is fairly well served when it comes to off-the-beaten-path cinema, but it’s safe to say there is likely only one place next week where audiences will be able to take in a two-and-half-minute Super 8 film from Buenos Aires that defaces images of Donald Trump during his presidential inauguration.... Read More

Feb 23, 2018 - Avenue Magazine

25 Best Things to Do in Calgary This March

Remember the $100 Film Festival? It's now called the Artifact Small Format Film Festival and it's back for three days this month..Read More

Feb 15, 2018 - LUMA Quarterly

Keep it loose: a short history of the Artifact Small Format Film Festival

After thumbing through a mountain of photos at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) office in 2016, I placed a call to Gordon Pepper. I was looking to get a more personal perspective on the history of the $100 Film Festival—now the Artifact Small Format Film Festival—for a retrospective program for the festival’s 25th year... Read More

Feb 24, 2016 - CJSW

Disturb the Universe on CJSW Radio

Feat. The Basement Demons and Dextress, live in studio, plus interviews with three $100FF filmmakers. Listen

Feb 24, 2016 - CBC Arts

Small format filmmaking thrives at Calgary's $100 Film Fest

This weekend, the $100 Film Festival turns 24. That makes it the oldest film festival in Calgary, but that's not its only notable designation. It's also among the few festivals in the world that still exclusively cater to Super 8 and 16mm film. Read More 

Feb 23, 2016 - Swerve

Budget breakdown: What does it cost for a film at the $100 Film Festival?

Despite its name, the $100 Film Festival stopped worrying about budgets early on. The festival’s name initially reflected the cost of four rolls of 8-mm film. Read More

Feb 18, 2016 - BeatRoute 

This year’s $100 Film Festival coincides with 50-year anniversary of Super 8 film

As modern filmmaking settles in to a long digital marriage with 4K, RED, ARRI – that is, any manner of very expensive and very impressive digital equipment – Kodak played the nostalgia card at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read More.

Feb 17, 2016 - GetDown

Small Format Film with Big Vision: The 24th Annual $100 Film Festival

When the $100 Film Festival was born in 1992, it showcased eight short films. The name sprung from the challenge to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8... Read More 

Feb 28, 2015 - Metro News

All-celluloid film festival exposes medium to Calgary movie buffs

Celebrating all that is celluloid, organizers with Calgary’s $100 Film Festival say the event has evolved drastically since its inception 23 years ago. Read More

Feb 26, 2015 - The Gauntlet

$100 Film Festival returns film to its celluloid roots

The $100 Film Festival, presented by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF), is celebrating small-format films for the 23rd year. Read More

Feb 16, 2015 - BeatRoute

Come 'get uncomfortable' at CSIF's 23rd annual $100 Film Festival

The $100 Film Festival is truly one for the cinephiles out there – a collection of the independent and the experimental, the weird and the barely-seen – and, mostly, an assemblage of films curated to shake you up. Read More

Feb 13, 2015 - Calgary Is Awesome

Experiment With the $100 Film Fest

The heart of winter in Calgary is a pretty bleak and dull time – even with our alarmingly reasonable weather and many enjoyable bike paths that everyone supports. But, all this grey and white and slush and snow can be forgotten for three fantastic days this February... Read More

March 6, 2014 - Avenue Magazine

Perfect Night Out: Blink and $100 Film Fest

It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been to the movies, when the lights dim and all you can hear in the theatre is the crinkling of the already-almost-empty popcorn bags, there’s a visceral excitement. Read More

February 25, 2014 - BeatRoute

Experimental Film Fest Aims For Blown Minds

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers has long nurtured and promoted independent cinema in Calgary and its flagship $100 Film Festival can claim the title of being the longest-running film festival in town. Read More

February 14, 2014 - Calgary Is Awesome

$100 Film Festival Is Worth Every Penny

If I were to ask you what the oldest film festival in Calgary was, what would you say? The Sundance Film Festival? The Cannes Film Festival? The Tribeca Film Festival? Read More

March 15, 2013

21st Annual $100 Film Festival

Now in its twenty-first year, the $100 Film Festival, a celebration of low-budget independent cinema, is Calgary's oldest film festival. Read More

March 8, 2013

KO Review of the $100 Film Festival 2013

It’s that time of year again…Time for the $100 Film Festival! This year brings about a new swanky urban venue (The Globe Cinema), and three nights packed full of all the Super 8 and 16mm film your optical receivers can handle! Read More

March 4, 2013

Feel The Image Run Through Your Hands

When I think of film festivals in Calgary, the $100 Film Festival always comes to mind first. It is presented by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) and brings experimental filmmaking forth in a three-day viewing exclusively of Super 8 and 16 mm films. Read More

March 8, 2012

20th Annual $100 Film Festival 

Supporting local organizations is something Calgarians are doing more often these days; so why not celebrate the local spirit of independent film at the longest running film festival in Calgary? Read More 

March 8, 2012

$100 in Various Currencies 

Film reels are scattered here and there. A black director’s chair sits before a retro popcorn machine. Dozens of well-read books — with subjects ranging from guerrilla filmmaking to cinematic history — are stuffed on a bookshelf, which sits opposite an editing suite. Read More 

 March 6, 2012

$100 Film Festival to see 20th Anniversary 

For artists in the know, Super 8 and 16mm filmmaking is a specialized medium. Despite the narrow interest, an entire festival is planned around films shot in both of these types of media. Read More