8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2020

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 2021
None

Call for Submissions

Submissions for both CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival 2020 and Calgary Underground Film Festival 2021 are now open.

8th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

Dates: November 25-29, 2020
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Heading into its 8th year, CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival showcases the best in non-fiction films. The 5-day event presented by the Calgary Underground Film Festival screens 12 full-length features, as well as shorts, varying in subject, style and genres within the art form. CUFF.Docs grew out of both a desire to bring more international documentaries to Calgary and a necessity.

We're on the lookout for the best in non-fiction films. Although the situation may change between now and November, we're currently planning for a mix of online and in-person events for the annual 5-day festival. Submissions close October 9.

Please note that for feature films, it must be a Calgary premiere. For short films, Calgary premieres have priority, but it's not a deal-breaker. We encourage local, national and international submissions. We love all subject matter but we do not screen experimental, non-narrative films. In terms of length, we do not accept mid-length films (30-60 minutes).

GUIDELINES
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.

FEES
Our entry fees are low, with no charges for alumni filmmakers. We encourage all filmmakers, production companies and distributors to submit their work.
Feature Films: $40
Canadian Features: $15
International Shorts: $20
Canadian Shorts: $10 

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

 

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival  

Dates: April 2021 (exact dates TBD)
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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.

GUIDELINES
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.

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

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

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