20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2023


Canada, France, United States, Denmark, 2021/2022
Archives 2022
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Fri, Apr 22 6:30 PM Buy
Stream on Demand
Available to watch Apr 29 - May 1


Unique problems call for unconventional solutions in this mixture of dramatic stories.

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Shorts screened:



United States, 2021, 8 m 27 s, Director Hannah Peterson

After basketball practice one night, Genevieve reveals a dark secret to her teammates about their coach. Wielding her strategy and grit off the court, Genevieve works together with her teammates to find a way to retaliate.

Stranger Than Rotterdam With Sara Driver

United States, 2021, 9 m 30 s, Directors Lewie Kloster & Noah Kloster

In 1982, the completion of Jim Jarmusch's sophomore film, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, hinged on producer Sara Driver's duty to hand carry the only existing print of the world's most controversial rock documentary, COCKSUCKER BLUES, across the Atlantic Ocean.


United States, 2021, 10 m 31 s, Director James Kautz

Frankie, a non-binary trans person, crashes their ex-partner’s men-only 12 step meeting, determined to be heard... no matter the cost.

In The Soil

Denmark, 2021, 14 m, Director Casper Rudolf Emil Kjeldsen

Karoline’s life is turned upside down when her father, Kjeld, manically starts digging a pit in their backyard. The following days turn into a living nightmare as the pit becomes a grave and the land, which has been in the family for generations, pulls Kjeld further and further down into the deep.

F^¢K '€M R!Ght B@¢K

United States, 2021, 12 m 28 s, Director Harris Doran

A queer, Black Baltimore rapper must outwit his "out to get him" day job boss in order to avoid being fired after he accidentally takes drugs.


Canada (Alberta), 2022, 3 m 54 s, Director Matt Prazak

A mother and daughter embark on a road trip to locate a prized family possession with sentimental value.

Sylvain'S Hunt

United States, 2021, 9 m 47 s, Director Theo Cohn

A surreal depiction of something familiar. Miniatures, prosthetics, sightless driving mountain shots, puppets and gore effects, all serve to make a traditional Son and Father rite-of-passage hunting trip into an uncanny vision of maturation and masculinity.

Break Any Spell

Canada, 2021, 13 min, Director Anton Jøsef (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/624019706)

When April sets off to battle in the the world of live-action-role-playing, her mother's early-onset Alzheimer's reaches a breaking point.


Comedy / Drama / Documentary/Animation / Dark Comedy

English, and Subtitles for those in foreign languages.
100 minutes