Nur Box Theatre
The Nur Box Theatre is a free and publicly accessible modular screening venue. Nur Box’s sole purpose is to provide Calgarians access and opportunity to view locally and internationally produced independent works of 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 to be explored. The programming is dynamic and sometimes challenging but family friendly and always rewarding. Nur Box Theatre is curated every month by local filmmakers, non-profit arts, film, and media organizations, and a variety of festival and guest curators.
In January 2016, The City of Calgary’s Public Art Program brought together artists Steve Gurysh, Tim Knowles, Becky Shaw, Peter Von Tiesenhausen and Stokley Towles to participate in the WATERSHED+ Dynamic Environment Lab. The Lab was intended to be a launch point for each of the artists, taking their learnings from that shared experience to develop individual projects that would offer them the opportunity to build and nurture relationships with City staff and other subject matter experts as they explored the impacts of our continuously shifting environment. Nur Box is presenting two short films produced during the Dynamic Environment Lab, featuring works by Becky Shaw and Steve Gurysh. All five artist works are currently on display at Contemporary Calgary till January 5th 2020.
Currently one Nur Box Theatre is permanently located at cSPACE in Calgary Alberta at cSPACE King
1721 29th Ave SW, T2T 1P5.
The Nur Box is accessible to the public 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday
Nur Box Theatre is host to a slew of festivals throughout the year, including a year round Nur Box Calgary Film Festival. If you are interested in having your work of film, video, animation, or media art screened at a Nur Box, please submit your work via FilmFreeWay. If you are from Calgary contact us for a waiver code.