Founded in 2003, CUFF 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 – we bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres.
The 18th annual Calgary Underground Film Festival is set to take place this spring! This year there will be two distinct events comprising the 18th edition of the festival. Movielovers will be able to stream the bulk of films over 10 days from April 23 – May 2 followed by three days of drive-ins from June 3-5, 2021.
Like last year, most selections will be available to watch on-demand, with special events – such as CUFF’s Opening Night Film, panels and other initiatives – available to stream live at set-times. As always, we’ll continue to invite filmmakers to participate in Q&As, and find new ways to engage CUFF fans in the festival experience. CUFF is also set to begin producing a podcast, called CUFFcast, focusing on in-depth interviews with alumni filmmakers and other industry creatives. Hosted by Lead Programmer Cameron Macgowan, the first episode will be released in mid-March.
BLOODTHIRSTY Directed by Amelia Moses; Local Producers Mike Peterson and Wendy Hill-Tout
RANGE ROADS Directed, Written & Produced by Kyle Thomas; Local Producers Alexander Carson and Sara Corry (from North Country Cinema)
All local films, including BLOODTHIRSTY and RANGE ROADS, are presented by our media partners at CBC Calgary.
HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS (1976) – RE-RELEASE Directed by James Szalapski (Presented by Sled Island)
VINYL NATION Vinyl Nation
Directed by Christopher Boone And Kevin Smokler
Found Footage Festival
TAPE TRADING CLASSICS with Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett Live on Thursday, April 29 at 7pm
SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL (AT HOME) CARTOON PARTY! Live on Saturday, May 1 at 9am
LIVE SCRIPT READING: HURT THEM Live on Saturday, May 1 at 2pm
Tickets : TBA
*All films are geo-restricted to Alberta. Some films may only be available at a set time.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
April 23 – May 2
June 3-5, 2021. – Schedule
Venue & Address :
Drive-In Events – In Person