Calgary International Film Festival holding scavenger hunt of local film and TV locations to celebrate their 20th anniversary

Like films?

Like Calgary films?

Think you know it all about what’s been filmed here and where?

Well, now’s your chance to prove it.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the folks at the Calgary International Film Festival will be holding a special scavenger hunt on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The hunt, which will be a great lead-in to this year’s festival running Sept. 18 to 29, will feature 20 clues that will lead local film lovers to 20 different film and TV shooting spots around the city.

The person who finds the most destinations gets the chance for a pass to the entire fest.

And if you’re looking for a hint or two you may want to check out the lineup for Calgary Film’s Made In Alberta retrospective series, which you can find listed here.

If you’re interested in entering you can get the clues at 9:30 a.m. on the Saturday from the Facebook event page or from — who are presenting the scavenger hunt along with the festival and Walk The YYC — and you can either do the hunt by yourself or go on a guided tour with Walk The YYC, which begins at 10 a.m. and will take you to a dozen of the 20 locations. (To register for the walking tour go to

Once you find a clue, you’ll have to post a photo on social media and tag @calgaryfilm, @calgarymovies and @yycwalk. Of those who get the most, one winner will be chosen, but everyone who participates in the hunt will be entered in a draw for general admission tickets to the festival.

Organizers have already announced a number of films that will be screened this year, including a special showing of local director Gary Burns’ Calgary-shot comedy Waydowntown, with the rest of the lineup to be revealed Wednesday, Aug. 21.

For more information on the Calgary International Film Festival’s 20th anniversary, please go to