For 15 years, the Calgary Underground Film Festival has been dedicated to elevating Calgary’s cultural landscape with the best in international independent cinema. We’re now Western Canada’s premiere genre festival, and one of Calgary’s most anticipated events for film fans.
Founded in 2003, CUFF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts – we bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres.
We actively look to showcase titles in all genres, from horror, sci-fi and fantasy to comedies, thrillers and music-related films. In addition to finding great films we are committed to introducing you to the people behind the lens, by showcasing local and international indie filmmakers. We are proud to contribute to Calgary's thriving arts community and are thrilled to bring innovative and challenging selections to all film enthusiasts.
CUFF now runs two festivals. Our 7-day festival mid-April, and the CUFF.Docs International Documentary Festival in November. In addition, we showcase special event screenings and series throughout the year.
We're currently planning our annual summer series FIELD TRIPS OF TERROR taking place this August, as well as Calgary, premieres of some of this year's biggest festival films. Keep an eye on our EVENTS tab, and Facebook for what's coming up.
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CUFF elevates Calgary's cultural landscape with the best in local and international independent cinema. We challenge and entertain our audiences with boundary-breaking films, compelling artist showcases and engaging events.