Meet the team

Photo credits : Darko-HD Photography

It all started in 2012, when a small group of enthusiastic people tried to bring movies from their European home countries. The idea charmed other communities around Calgary, and the first edition of the Calgary European Film Festival happened, in which countries like Czech Republic, France and Romania were represented.

Behind the festival, the volunteering team of the European Cultural Society of Calgary, working hard, all year long, to offer great movies to the European cinema lovers of the city!

The success of the festival is such that every year, new communities join the group to propose their own movies; Moldova in 2014, Serbia in 2015, Albania in 2016…

Today it’s 20 European communities, 8 Board members, 1 employee and so many volunteers, working together to grow this festival and to offer awarded films, screened in their original languages with English subtitles.

2018 Board
President: Adrian Glavan
Vice-President: Filomena Calabrese
Treasurer: Claire Bourges
Secretary: Veronika Standish
Communications: Helene Giradot
Directors at large: Iwona Piotrowski, Ron Reine, Ana Glavan


If you are interested in joining the team of the Calgary European Film Festival, from a Board position to volunteering few hours to help, we’d love to meet you and use some of your skills, so contact us now!

Because we are a non-profit organization, we are thankful for the support from all the European communities in Calgary, our Sponsors and our Supporters. If you see the importance of sharing the European culture and want to help the festival, contact us to make a donation or become a Sponsor!