18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 23 - May 2, 2021

9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2021

Call for Submissions

Submissions for the 2021 Calgary Underground Film Festival are now open.


18th Calgary Underground Film Festival  

Dates: April 23 – May 2, 2021 (dates subject to change)
Submit via Film Freeway

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.

1) Features films: must be a Calgary premiere, and not have screened in theatre, local festival or Canadian broadcast before our dates.
2) Short films: Priority is given to films which have not yet screened in Calgary.
3) We do not program films which were finished prior to last years festival.
We are looking for films which are participating in the festival circuit from May 2020 - 2021 onward.

Feature Films: $40
Canadian Features: $15
International Shorts: $20
Canadian Shorts: $10 

Feb 8, 2021

Please contact us if you have any questions: cuff@calgaryundergroundfilm.org

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