The Nur Box Theatre is a free and publicly accessible modular screening venue. Nur Box’s sole purpose is to provide Calgarians access to view locally and internationally produced independent works of short film, video, and media art, which might otherwise be inaccessible to the general public. Nur Box Theatre’s are positioned in public and private spaces all across the city waiting for people who have some time to explore them. The programming is dynamic and sometimes challenging but always worth the time. Curated every month by local filmmakers, non-profit arts, film, and media organizations, and a variety of festival and guest curators. Accepted films will have a one month run as part of a package of 1-6 short films in all the active Nur Box theatres across the city (see map on website for locations of box's) with a guarantee of at least one box.

There is one prize awarded each year. One film is selected by the jury of local film and video gurus out of all the eligible films screened that year. The award is TBD at this point.
Non-eligible films include all films associated with Nur Films Inc and or partners organizations or individuals.

Nur Box staff, guest curators, and or an adjudicating committee will select all films. Packages and screenings are under the sole discrepancy of Nur Box staff. Films will be made accessible to the general public free of charge through the physical Nur Box Theatres. Films will not be screened in any context outside of the Nur Box theatre unless otherwise discussed and or approved by copy right holders. The yearly 'Best of Prize' will be awarded based on votes cast by the general public. The prize will be determined by Nur Box staff and can be a combination of cash and services. Applicants will be notified at least 6 months from their entry date.

Overall Rating
  • scott martin

    I wish I could have actually been in Canada to witness this very clever and exciting way to deliver content. Thank you again for choosing our project to show in your box!!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for your kind review. Your screening package went so well we decided to keep it up for another few weeks. We will try to get a pic of someone in the box watching your film to send you if we can.