19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022

9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021
None

Call for Submissions

 

Submissions for the 9th CUFF.Docs (Nov 24-28, 2021) and the 19th Calgary Underground Film Festival (April 25 – May 1, 2022) are now open! This year, CUFF made MovieMaker’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee 2021 & MovieMaker's World’s 50 Best Genre Festivals 2021 lists.

 

9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

Dates: November 24-28, 2021
Submit via Film Freeway

CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival showcases the best in non-fiction films, presented by the Calgary Underground Film Festival. In 2020 we went from our traditional five-day event to seven days, with 19 full-length features, as well as short films, 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 are currently planning for a hybrid festival, with a mix of in-person and online screenings. NOTE: If you already applied to CUFF's main festival in spring, you do not need to re-apply to CUFF.Docs. We'll consider all submissions for both festivals.

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 year's festival.

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

DEADLINES: 
Early-Bird: September 10, 2021
Submissions Close: October 1, 2021

 

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival  

Dates: April 25 – May 1, 2022 (tentative)
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.

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 year's festival.
We are looking for films which are participating in the festival circuit from May 2021 onward.

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

DEADLINE:
Feb 7, 2022

 

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

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