Calgary Underground Film Festival
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|Location||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a film festival held annually in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for 7 days. The 15th CUFF will take place April 16–22, 2018 at Globe Cinema in downtown Calgary.
Founded in 2003, Calgary Underground Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts - CUFF brings Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres.
CUFF actively look to showcase titles in all genres, from horror, sci-fi and fantasy to comedies, thrillers and music-related films. In addition to finding great films CUFF is committed to introducing audiences to the people behind the lens, by showcasing local and international indie filmmakers. The organizers are proud to contribute to Calgary's thriving arts community and are thrilled to bring innovative and challenging selections to all film enthusiasts.
CUFF currently has two annual festivals. The main Calgary Underground Film Festival runs for 7-days in mid-April; CUFF.Docs International Documentary Festival is in November. In addition, CUFF showcases special event screenings throughout the year.
CUFF gathers a panel of local and visiting industry professionals to choose their top picks of the festival. Additionally, at each screening CUFF audiences receive ballots to submit their own festival favourites.
- BEST FILM
- BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
- BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
- BEST CANADIAN SHORT
2018 JURY AWARD WINNERS
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE – REVENGE Directed by Coralie Fargeat, Producers Marc-Etienne Schwartz and Marc Stanimirovic
Runner-Up - TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID Directed by Issa López, Producer Marco Polo Constandse
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – ROLLER DREAMS Directed by Kate Hickey, Producers Diana Ward and Cecilia Ritchie
BEST CANADIAN SHORT – NIGHT CROSSER Directed by Kevin T. Landry
48-Hour Movie Making Challenge
Until 2015, CUFF ran a 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge that gave young and emerging filmmakers an opportunity to produce a short film in 48 hours. The completed shorts were showcased at the following Calgary Underground Film Festival.
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