22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

48-Hour Movie Making Challenge

Canada, 2023: 180 minutes: World Premiere
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Presented in partnership with NUTV, join us for the completed shorts showcase! of this years 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge.

All registered teams were provided randomly selected elements (genre, prop and line of dialogue) to include in their film. The teams were then given 48 hours to complete a two to five-minute short film, which will be screened for the first time, with an audience on the big screen! The in competition shorts (which meet all the rules of the challenge) will be juried live at the screening, followed by an awards ceremony.

The films will be given jury and audience awards based on how well teams integrated the given elements, and the overall quality of film produced, including story, structure, entertainment factor.


Helen Young: Music & Performance Director of CJSW Radio  
Helen Young works as the Music & Performance Director at CJSW Radio in Calgary. She is also a practicing visual artist and a big supporter of CUFF and independent film! 

Rachel Ho: Film Editor of Exclaim! & Co-Founder of The Asian Cut
Rachel is the Film Editor for Exclaim!, Co-Founder of The Asian Cut, and a regular contributor for POV Magazine, Slash Film, and That Shelf, with additional bylines in The Globe and Mail, eliteGen Magazine, and others. She is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association and received their 2021 Emerging Critic Award.

Hugues Barbier: Producer, Festival Strategist & Co-founder of Yellow Veil Pictures 
Fed on Giallos, Italian western, and American exploitation films, Hugues has been involved for over 15 years in the organization as well as the programming of other film festivals (Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, Ithaca Fantastic and North Bend Film Festival). From 2012 to 2018 he worked for Raven Banner on festival strategies and acquisitions. In 2018, he co-founded Yellow Veil Pictures, a boutique international sales and distribution company with Joe Yanick and Justin Timms. He has also been producing features and short films for over 7 years, including the Tribeca-award-winning film HUACHICOLERO.



There will be a 15-minute intermission part-way through the program, and 20-minutes following the films, there will be audience voting & awards. The whole event is 3-hours.
180 minutes


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