7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
showing: 30 feature films

48-HOUR MOVIE MAKING CHALLENGE Please join us for the 8th Annual CUFF 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge completed shorts showcase!

AliveInsideLRv3 WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2014

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives.

Asphalt Watches

Asphalt Watches A feature-length animation based on a real-life hitchhiking trip taken by the two filmmakers, Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver.


As The Palaces Burn As the Palaces Burn is a feature-length documentary that originally sought to follow the band and their fans throughout the world, to demonstrate how music ties us together when we can’t find any other common bond.

Blue_Ruin_LR WINNER: Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2014

Blue Ruin A BEACH BUM finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge.


Doomsdays A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred and Bruho, a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills.


For No Good Reason Best known for the highly distinctive illustrations he produced, Ralph Steadman is the fascinating subject of this fun and insightful documentry - framed around a studio visit from Johnny Depp

Frank Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians.


JODOROWSKY RETROSPECTIVE (DOUBLE BILL) - El Topo & The Holy Mountain A Double Feature of Jodorowsky's iconic El Topo and The Holy Mountain.

JodoDuneResizeLR WINNER: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2014

Jodorowsky's Dune This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema's greatest epics that never was.


Late Phases When deadly beasts attack from the forest, it is up to a grizzled veteran to uncover what the residents of a secluded retirement community are hiding.


Love Eternal An isolated and death-fixated young man, Ian, tries to make sense of the world, and his existence, in the only way he knows how...by getting closer to death.


Mood Indigo Mood Indigo is a true return to form for the Michel Gondry, exploring the surreal landscape of emotion and imagination along the lines of his classics The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


People are Strange Here you will find a fun/strange/hilarious mixture of short films from around the world, in a variety of genres!


R100 mild-mannered family man with a secret taste for S&M finds himself pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrices — each with a unique talent — in this hilarious and bizarre take on the sex comedy from Japanese comedy giant Hitoshi Matsumoto.


Science Team Science Team is a mysterious secretive government organization entrusted with only the more important scientific discoveries and oddities.


Swim Little Fish Swim In a small New York apartment he shares with his wife, Leeward, an unusual and talented musician, composes songs with instruments he makes from his three year old daughter's toys.


The Found Footage Festival The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America.


The Husband Canadain filmmaking icon Bruce McDonald returns to the big screen with The Husband; an emotionally wrenching familial drama dealing with McDonald's recurring twin themes of love and heartbreak.

The Machine A future UK is deadlocked in cold war with China as the two await action from either side.

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2014

The Raid 2 Immediately following the events of the original, THE RAID 2 tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anticorruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child.

The Sacrament The latest from Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, V/H/S), THE SACRAMENT follows a group of journalists shooting a doc about a man’s attempt to locate his missing sister.


THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY Calgary Underground Film Festival presents a 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of sugary cereals.


The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears From the directors of AMER comes this gorgeous and lurid homage to masters of classic Italian Giallo horror.

Three Night Stand Carl is a young, carefree game designer, whose plans to take his wife Sue on a romantic ski lodge trip in the majestic and snowy Laurentians of Quebec goes awry with saucily sexy and hilarious results.

Vannin' VANNIN’ is a weird and wonderful look at the subculture of van enthusiasts who continue to keep the 1970s dream alive, from the Scooby Doo gang’s Mystery Wagon to dragon-bedecked, plush cruisers.

We Are The Best (VI ÄR BÄST!) Bobo, Klara and Hedvig are three 13-year-old girls trying to survive adolescence in early 80s Stockholm. Like all alienated teenagers, they’re equal parts brave, frustrated, angry and strange.

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place First-time feature directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins tip their hat to pulp crime master Jim Thompson in this tight, twisty, Texas-set nouveau noir about three teenage friends who get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate.

Wetlands Helen (Carla Juri) is a super-sexually-charged young woman, prone to frequent and frenetic bouts of masturbating (aided by assorted vegetables) and a fixation on her anus that would make Freud proud.

Why Don't You Play in Hell (JIGOKU DE NAZE WARUI) Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto’s own home, only to have Muto’s wife fight back.

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