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Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18 - April 28

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Calgary, Alberta



The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is Western Canada's premiere genre festival, and one of Calgary’s most anticipated events for film fans. Recently, CUFF has been named one of The Best Horror Festivals in the World, 2022 by Dread Central, and in 2023 and 2021 was selected as one of the World’s 50 Best Genre Festivals and one of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine.

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 year's festival.
4) Films must not have been released on VOD or available to Canadian audiences.
5) If you change your screener link or password, and do not notify us on your own, it could end up not being seen. We do our best to follow up, but can not always do so.

*Free for alumni and Alberta filmmakers. Please email us for a waiver code if you meet either of these criteria.



Opening Submission Date
July 3, 2023

Notification Date
March 18, 2024

Event Date
APRIL 18 - 28, 2024


Features (International)
Feb 5, 2024: $40
Features (Canadian)
Feb 5, 2024: $15
Short Films (International)
Feb 5, 2024: $20
Short Films (Canadian)
Feb 5, 2024: $10


Visit the Calgary Underground Film Festival website for more information.




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April 18
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Calgary, AB T2P 1H1 Canada
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