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November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

2018 Awards

2018 Calgary Underground Film Festival Award Winners

The winners have been announced! Each year we ask our esteemed jury and our expert audience to tell us which films they loved the most at the Calgary Underground Film Festival. Congratulations to the following films for taking home Audience & Jury Awards at CUFF 2018.  

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS
Best Narrative Feature – TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
The Tigers team is so very honored to receive the Audience Award at CUFF! The selection was outstanding this year, making the award specially beautiful for us. We made this movie for audiences, and connecting with them across culture, language and distance is the best possible award. Thank you mil veces, Calgary! – Director Issa López

Best Documentary Feature – FREAKS AND GEEKS: A DOCUMENTARY
“Being from Alberta, it’s incredible to be able to bring our films home. Calgary Underground is a place that celebrates films I love to make but also love to watch. It’s great to see that the audience embraces it the same way” – Director Brent Hodge

Best Short Film – PAINTING WITH JOAN
"Winning an award at such a cool festival is an honor because the last award I won was most likely to fail. I've always trusted the judgement of Canadians. Also it makes the countless injuries and deaths in pre production worth it." – Director Jack Henry Robbins

 

JURY AWARD WINNERS
Best Narrative Feature – REVENGE (Directed by Coralie Fargeat) 
Runner-Up - TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (Directed by Issa López) 
Best Documentary Feature – ROLLER DREAMS (Directed by Kate Hickey) 
Best Canadian Short (Sponsored by William F. Whites) – NIGHT CROSSER (Directed by Kevin T. Landry) 

JURORS:

Best Narrative Feature:
Steven Landry; Programming Director, Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival
Angie Powers; VP, Publicity & Promotion,s D-Films
Guy Lavallee; Festival | Program Director, NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival

Best Documentary Feature:
Naddine Madell-Morgan; Producer/Director/Writer
Tammy Magnusson; Programmer NorthwestFest & Rainbow Visions 
Chris Dortch; Executive Director/Lead Programmer Chattanooga Film Festival

Best Canadian Short Film:
Brent Hodge; Director (FREAKS AND GEEKS: A DOCUMENTARY, A BRONY TALE, I AM CHRIS FARLEY)
Spencer Estabrook; Director (ONE HIT DIE, LEGEND OF THE LICH LORD)
Katarina Gligorijević; Producer Ultra 8 Pictures (BIRDLAND, REPLACE)

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