7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
showing: 28 feature films

48-Hour Movie Making Challenge Please join us for the 7th Annual CUFF 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge completed shorts showcase!

BandCalledDeathPicSmall WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2013

A Band Called Death A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.


Berberian Sound Studio A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.


Big Ass Spider The latest offering from director Mike Mendez (Gravedancers, Bimbo Movie Bash), Big Ass Spider! is the ULTIMATE Tremors-style horrorcomedy creature feature!

CAFeCAfeSmall WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2013

CAFé CAFé Taking place in Montreal, Cafe Cafe is a romantic comedy of errors which follows Vlad, a lonely poet in search of love, who falls for Vanessa, a student working at his favourite cafe.


Clip (Klip) Jasna is a teenage girl living in the poor suburbs in the south of Belgrade, Serbia. She likes to record everything around her using a mobile phone camera. She is making videos of herself, her school friends, family and Djole - the boy of her dreams.


Computer Chess A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Frances Ha Frances, an apprentice in a dance company wants so much more than she has but lives life with unaccountable joy and lightness. This modern fable from Noah Baumbach explores youth, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption.


How To Make Money Selling Drugs Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

I Am Divine A brand new documentary about the most beautiful woman in the world... the filthiest person alive... the legendary, the outrageous, the one and only... DIVINE!


I Declare War I Declare War is Stand By Me meets Full Metal Jacket as a group of 13-year-old friends play an innocent game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods, arming themselves with nothing more than sticks and their imagination.

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Jug Face Jug Face is a modern folk tale steeped in rich atmosphere that follows a backwoods community where life is based around the worship of a deity known as The Pit.

Life, Love, Lyrics and Lobsters Here you will find a fun (extreme) mixture of short films from around the world, in a variety of genres!

Murder of Couriers Murder of Couriers documents the lives of a group of bike messengers in Vancouver over a nearly three-year span.

No One Lives The director of Versus and The Midnight Meat Train returns with this exuberantly gory thriller about a clan of backwoods road bandits whose latest victims are far less helpless than they seem.

Picture Day A rebellious teenager forced to repeat her last year of high school is caught between adolescence and adulthood - and between two very different male admirers.

Pieta A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party Back by popular demand is our retro Saturday morning cartoons special, perfect for all ages. Three hours of cartoon, plus all you can eat sugar cereal!

Sightseers Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

The ABCs of Death Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived and directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film.

The Act of Killing A documentary that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

The Conspiracy A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

WINNER: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2013

The Final Member The world’s only penis museum has every animal specimen except one. Human. The Final Member follows the curator’s incredible journey to complete his collection.

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The History of Future Folk Two aliens form a Brooklyn bluegrass band.

The Lords of Salem Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record -- a "gift from the Lords." The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?

The Rambler After being released from prison, a man known as The Rambler (Dermot Mulroney) stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.

WINNER: Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2013

Upstream Color Upstream Color follows a man and woman who are drawn together and entangled in the life-cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.


Vanishing Waves Vanishing Waves, the second solo feature from Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte (The Collectress) is a bold work of science fi ction cinema that recalls the genre in its cerebral 1960s and 70s golden age.

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