20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

Shorts Package: You Be You

Canada, U.S, Germany, 2020 / 2021
Archives 2021
Stream on Demand
Available to watch November 24-28


Everyone is unique.  The subjects of these short documentaries stay true to who they are, for better or worse.

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Shorts screened:


Canucks Riot I / Canucks Riot Ii

Canada, 2021, 19 min, Director Lewis Bennett

The chaos on the streets of Vancouver that unfolded in the wake of the Canucks’ loss in the 1994 and 2011 Stanley Cup Finals is revisited from dozens of perspectives.

Normalizing Awkwardness

Canada (Alberta, 2021, 3 min, Director Daelan Wood

Follow the creative process of artist and performer Caroline Stokes as she lets go of her fears and learns to connect with her growing audience.

New Horizons

Canada (Alberta), 2021, 20 min, Director Kelsey Andries

A look at Australian Olympian turned bobsled coach Heath Spence, as he lives in Pyeongchang, Korea, amidst a global pandemic. Leaving his Calgary home behind, Heath leads a new generation of bobsled pilots and athletes towards their Olympic dreams at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.

They Used To Call Me Crazy

United States, 2021, 5 min, Director Jim McDonough

When Dad got sick, he chose one late summer night in 2018 to tell his family the origins of his nickname "Crazy." There were a lot of tales told that night. This was the chapter on CARS.

Rat Tail

United States, 2021, 14 min, Director Chad Sogas

What begins as a comedic story about the rat tail that Chad Sogas had for nearly 10 years transcends into a journey of unexpected self-discovery and healing in this autobiographical documentary.

Terms And Conditions

Germany, 2020, 20 min, Director Amelie Befeldt

Despite challenges posed by price dumping, droughts and digitalization, Fritz keeps running his small farm as he always has. But just when things are looking up, the family comes to realize, it’s invariably business according to someone else’s terms and conditions.

Created by Lily, Podcast Coordinator at CJSW


80 minutes


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