Calgary Underground Film Festival

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Calgary Underground Film Festival
CUFF logo.jpg
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Founded 2003
Festival date mid-April
Website www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a film festival held annually in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for 7 days. The 13th CUFF will take place April 11-17, 2016 at Globe Cinema in downtown Calgary.[1]

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.

Festival awards[edit]

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.

Audience Award

  • BEST FILM

Jury Awards

  • BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
  • BEST ANIMATED SHORT
  • BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

48-Hour Movie Making Challenge[edit]

48-Hour Movie Making Challenge gives young and emerging filmmakers an opportunity to produce a short film in 48 hours. The completed shorts are showcased at the following Calgary Underground Film Festival. See more information at Calgary Underground Film Festival

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