18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 23 - May 2, 2021 Online


United States, Estonia,
Stream Live Only at the scheduled time:
April 24 11:00 AM Buy
Stream Live Only at the scheduled time:
Sat, Apr 24 11:00 AM Buy


Take a strange ride on the freaky side of puppetry with the filmmakers behind CUFF 2021 selections FRANK & ZED and THE OLD MAN MOVIE in a candid discussion about the literal blood, sweat and tears put into making these ambitious puppet projects. Puppetry takes all forms – from felt Frankenstein abominations to stop-motion clay old men. This panel aims to provide viewers with an intimate understanding of the puppetry medium and the vast amount of work that it takes to finish these passion projects.

This is a free event, and open to the public across Canada! Your selection of a ticket provides you with the streaming link for the event.

Director Jesse Blanchard (FRANK & ZED)
Director and animator Mikk Mägi (THE OLD MAN MOVIE)
Director Oskar Lehemaa (THE OLD MAN MOVIE)

Xstine Cook

Bio: Xstine Cook is a Canadian filmmaker, mask and puppet maker and experimental theatre artist. Xstine studied mask and puppetry in Bali, Italy, France, California, and the West Coast of Canada.  Xstine is also the Artistic Director for Calgary Animated Objects Society.


Animation / Panel

120 minutes