7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
showing: 33 feature films

48-Hour Movie Making Challenge The 9th Annual CUFF 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge completed shorts showcase!


Adult Beginners A heartwarming and hilarious film about crashing hard, coming home, and waking up.

AHardDay_LR WINNER: Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2015

A Hard Day A South Korean crime action thriller focusing around one hard day in the life of Detective Go Geon-soo.


Bloodsucking Bastards An office comedy horror about work, relationships and vampires.

Cronenberg Retrospective: SCANNERS A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Cronenberg Retrospective: THE BROOD A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.


Cronenberg Retrospective: THE FLY This hypnotic and grotesque masterpiece explores the amorphous region between media and the body.

Cronenberg Retrospective: VIDEODROME A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

ExMachina_LR WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2015

Ex Machina A stylish and cerebral thriller about the latest experiment in artificial intelligence by Nathan, a brilliant and reclusive CEO.


Felt A woman creates an alter ego in hopes of overcoming the trauma inflicted by men in her life.


Guidance Desperate for money, an immature former child actor fakes his resume and gets a job as a high school guidance counsellor.


Hard To Be A God Set on a planet stuck in the Dark Ages, HARD TO BE A GOD depicts a black and white world filled with violence, filth and crudeness, standing in as a metaphor for our own times.


Heaven Knows What Adapted from unpublished memoirs, celebrated filmmaker siblings Josh and Benny Safdie fuse fiction and documentary realism chronicling the story of the young heroin addict.

I Am A Knife With Legs An unconventional and hilarious story about an international Europop star and his troubles.


I Am Thor Follow the decade-long comeback of Jon Mikl Thor, a bodybuilding, steel bending, brick smashing rock star in the ‘70s and '80s.


Manglehorn Al Pacino delivers one of his most restrained and deeply soulful performances as a charmingly shaggy locksmith.


Night Owls What starts as a one-night stand takes an unexpected turn when Kevin discovers that the girl he went home with is the spurned lover of his boss.


Peanut Butter Solution A seminal Canadian cult family film about a young boy who goes bald from fright when he witnesses something horrible inside a decrepit old house.


Redeemer A former hit-man for a drug cartel has made a deal with God to hunt down the men he used to work for.

JaketheSnake_LR WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2015

Resurrection of Jake the Snake The story of the legendary wrestler's struggles with alcoholism and drug abuse.

ROAR Drafthouse Films and Olive Films have partnered for the theatrical release of this infamous yet rarely seen '80s cult classic.


Salt of the Earth German director Wim Wenders' latest project, nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Academy Awards.


Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party! A three-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.

SHORT FILM PACKAGE: CROSSING BOUNDARIES A fun/strange/hilarious mixture of short films from around the world and in a variety of genres.

Spring A young man in a personal tailspin flees the United States to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harbouring a dark, primordial secret.


The Duke of Burgundy A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lover.

TheLookOfSilence_LR WINNER: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2015

The Look of Silence The companion film to the revolutionary and controversial documentary THE ACT OF KILLING.


The Midnight Swim When their mother goes missing in Spirit Lake, three half-sisters travel home to settle her affairs.


Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents The story of the renegade sound and video collective from San Francisco.

The Salvation In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader.


The Yes Men are Revolting Comedy troupe The Yes Men stage phony events and press releases in an effort to bring attention to environmental dangers and corporate greed.


Uncertain Terms A man takes refuge at his aunt's countryside home for pregnant teenagers and gets caught in a love triangle.


World of Kanako (Kawaki) A provocative thriller from CONFESSIONS director Tetsuya Nakashima.

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