8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2020

17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

Online June 22-28, 2020

2019 CUFF.Docs Awards

Each festival we ask our esteemed jury & expert audience to select the top films of the fest. The CUFF.Docs 2019 Award-Winning films are:

Audience Award Best Documentary Feature: SKI BUM: THE WARREN MILLER STORY (Director Patrick Creadon, Producers Joe Berry Jr., Jeff Conroy and Christine O'Malley)
“Calgary knows two things really well - skiing and movies - which is why we are so honored and humbled to accept this award. Warren Miller himself would be so stoked about this! We couldn’t have asked for a better audience for SKI BUM than all the good folks at CUFF. Thank you so much!” – SKI BUM: THE WARREN MILLER STORY Director Patrick Creadon

Audience Award Best Documentary Short: ROSEBUD, ALBERTA (Director Eric Pauls, Producers Eric Pauls and Michael Janke) 
"We are thrilled that our film resonated with people and honoured to be part of the amazing CUFF.Docs lineup. Thanks so much to the festival team and the audience that gave us their vote." – ROSEBUD, ALBERTA Director Eric Pauls

Jury Award Best Documentary Feature: LOS REYES (Directors Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff, Producers Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff, Maite Alberdi)
Jury Statement: For its unique storytelling and intimate creativity, we the jury are awarding this year’s CUFF.Docs jury prize to Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff’s LOS REYES. The film provides a beautiful guide through a Chilean skatepark through the perspectives of two street dogs, offering up a glance upwards at a world of youth, culture, and the looming adult world. Constructed with care for its canine subjects and the spaces around them, LOS REYES manages to quietly craft emotional arcs that leave a long-lasting impact that lingers on well after the credits roll.

Michael Arcos is a Miami-raised, Ecuadorian-American filmmaker who began his career as an adolescent editing on VHS. His work has been exhibited internationally since 2014. Arcos is currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana where he continues to create new work.

Vicki Van Chau is a filmmaker and media artist from Calgary, Alberta. She is currently the Programming Director at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, where she co-founded the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival and co-publishes Luma Quarterly, an online publication about film & media art.

Gabor Pertic attended the University of Toronto as a Specialist in Cinema Studies. After working as a film critic in Toronto, he worked in the programming department of the Toronto International Film Festival. Currently, Gabor is the Senior Programming Coordinator & International Programmer for North America’s largest documentary-exclusive film festival Hot Docs.

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