Critics Leonard and Jessie Maltin going Behind the Scenes at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival

Behind the Screen at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival will also go in front of them this year.

Organizers announced the events that will make up the annual off-film roster, now in its third year, and included is a discussion with famed Entertainment Tonight staple Leonard Maltin and his daughter and podcast co-host for Maltin on Movies, Jessie, about the changing role of the movie critic.

That conversation will take place Sat, Sep 29th, 11 a.m. at Eau Claire 3 — tickets are free and available here.

Other free events in the Behind the Screen series include: Through Indian Eyes, a First Nations View of the Entertainment Business; Kids Up Front: Child Actors On Screen; and The Picture Is Everything — Cinematography. (Note: RSVP’s are required.)

On the paid side of the ledger is a tour of local special effects company Bleeding Art Industries, who are responsible for some of the eye-popping FX in such locally produced productions as Wynonna Earp and Heartland. Tickets for that Sept. 28, bus-out event are $10 (plus service charges) and available now from here.

Also announced by Calgary Film was a new feature addition to the lineup — director Lars von Trier’s serial Killer film The House That Jack Built, starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman. That will screen Sat, Sep 22 at 9:30 p.m. at Eau Claire 6.

Single tickets, ticket bundles and passes for the entire festival are on sale now from

The Calgary International Film Festival runs Sept. 19 to 30 at several venues in the city. For the full schedule of events, please go to