5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018
showing: 31 feature films
None WINNER: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature

78/52 A look at the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, a screen murder that changed the course of cinema.

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A Dark Song A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual.

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Alipato: The Very Brief Life Of An Ember A group of 10-year-olds rob pedestrians and kill without mercy in the underbelly of the Philippines.

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Are We Not Cats The strange but tender story of a man who attempts to restart his life, but is sidetracked when he meets a woman who shares his unorthodox habit – a proclivity for eating hair.

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Assholes Adah and Aaron are the biggest assholes in New York City. The poppers make them worse.

None WINNER: Runner-up Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature

Band Aid A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

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Berlin Syndrome A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

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Blood Mountain Three mountain bikers embark toward Blood Mountain. The disappearance of one leads to a deadly encounter in this gritty thriller.

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Colossal After losing her job and boyfriend, Gloria soon becomes connected to a far-off phenomenon involving a giant monster destroying Seoul, Korea.

None WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature

Dave Made A Maze Dave builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

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David Lynch: The Art Life One of cinema's most enigmatic directors takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life, the events that shape his work and shines a light into the dark corners of his unique world.

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Free Fire Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

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FUBAR 15th Anniversary Screening A special 15th Anniversary screening of the Calgary-shot cult classic.

None WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature

G Funk The documentary explores the impact of G Funk, a style of hip-hop that emerged from Los Angeles in the '90s, combining elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap.

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Goran In a cold mountain region, lives and lies are exposed, slowly bringing a carefree taxi driver to a disturbing conclusion.

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Hounds Of Love In suburban Perth during the mid-1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killers.

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Lake Bodom A gang of Finnish teens visit an infamous crime scene hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute in this evocative homage to the 1980s campsite slasher.

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Lost Solace A young psychopath takes a new brand of ecstasy, launching a mind-bending trip that causes him to feel and question his morality for the first time in his life.

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Love And Saucers David Huggins claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings, including an interspecies romance with an extra-terrestrial woman. He captures his vivid memories in his art.

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My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea From acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire.

None WINNER: Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature

People That Are Not Me Joy can’t let go of her ex, can’t fall in love with the new guy, and can’t stop sleeping around with strangers.

Pontypool - National Canadian Film Day Screening A shock radio DJ and his small crew try to make sense of disturbing reports of a strange virus affecting victims' ability to communicate.

Shorts: Ain't Misbehavin' They are good people (and animals), they just don't always act that way.

Shorts: Sticky Situations Roads paved with good intentions can lead to crazy places.

Some Freaks A charming romance between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl shatters as they confront who they were, who they are, and who everyone thinks they’re supposed to be

The Little Hours A young servant takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable medieval nuns after he cuckolds his master in this star-studded romp.

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The Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party! A 3-hour trip into the weird and wonderful world of yesteryear’s animated antics accompanied by an all-you-can eat buffet of cereal!

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The Space Between A new father discovers his child is not his own and sets out on a journey to find answers.

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The Untamed A social parable about a young working housewife raising two boys in a small Mexican city. Something not of this world could answer their problems or bring suffering upon them.

The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin A documentary about the creator of Tales Of The City, a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions.

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Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present An examination of the pioneering life and works of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad.

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