13th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2016

Boundary breaking films, compelling artist showcases, and engaging events!

Monday, April 11, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

13th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2016

April 11-17, 2016 @ Various Times
Globe Cinema
- 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

The 13th edition of the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) will be at the Globe Cinema from April 11-17, 2016.

Western Canada's biggest genre festival, the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF), is thrilled to announce the 2016 lineup. Running from April 11-17, 2016 at Globe Cinema in downtown Calgary, the 13th Annual CUFF includes premieres of 25 feature films and 25 shorts, a Richard Linklater Retrospective, Saturday Morning Cartoons and the return of CUFFcade: custom independent videogame arcade cabinets.

"I am really excited for the lineup this year! There is so much diversity, and so many incredible (and FUN) films that need to be seen with an audience," said Festival Director and Programmer Brenda Lieberman.

This year CUFF is introducing a juried Canadian Short Film Award, the winner of which will include a $2,000 Production Credit for William F. Whites, the anchor tenant of the new Calgary Film Centre.

Highlights of this year's seven-day festival include:
** Taika Waititi's (Director of the 2014 CUFF.Docs Selection WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS) latest HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, fresh off its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, will be the Opening Night Film. This will be the film's Canadian Premiere.
** The World Premiere of WRECK CITY, an art documentary about a ground breaking 2013 art experiment where 150 DIY artists rebuilt a city block full of houses, slated for demolition in Calgary, into an art installation. The director and several artists involved in the project will be in attendance for a talk-back following the screening.
** Richard Linklater is the focus of this year's retrospective. In addition to the screenings of his cult classics SLACKER (1991) and DAZED AND CONFUSED (1995), CUFF will premiere his latest film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, which opened the Austin-based SXSW festival.
** CUFFcade, Calgary's first independent video game arcade and only arcade of its type in Canada, will be back for a second year. The cabinets will feature five new games created by local game developers and will be set for play at Globe Cinema, free of charge.
** Confirmed guests, so far, include Documentary Subject/Media Activist Joey Skaggs (ART OF THE PRANK), Documentary Subject Stefan Pokorny and Director Josh Bishop (THE DWARVENAUT), Director Harrison Atkins (LACE CRATER), Director Sean Pierce (MEATHEAD GOES HOG WILD), the filmmaking team behind PATCHWORK, as well Director Adam Rifkin of DIRECTOR’S CUT (starring illusionist Penn Jillette).

All evening screenings at CUFF are licensed, with the festival bar serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. Before all screenings DJs are set up in the theatre, performing music inspired by the theme of the film.

Tickets and passes for the Calgary Underground Film Festival are available online.

CalgaryMovies.com Preview:  2016 CUFF Programming Committee MUST SEES + TOP PICKS >

CalgaryMovies.com CUFF 2016 Reviews:
KO: Wreck City: An Epilogue For 809 (CUFF 2016) >
KO: CUFF Shorts: Dark and Delicious (CUFF 2016) >
KO: Honey Buddies (Buddymoon) (CUFF 2016) >
KO: May We Sleep Soundly (CUFF 2016) >
Everyday Activist: Wreck City: An Epilogue For 809 (CUFF 2016) >
Everyday Activist: Uncle Howard (CUFF 2016) >
Everyday Activist: Art of the Prank (CUFF 2016) >
KO: First Girl I Loved (CUFF 2016) >
KO: The Hexecutioners (CUFF 2016) >

KO: Grandma Learns to Drive (CUFF 2016) >
KO: The Dwarvenaut (CUFF 2016) >

About CUFF

CUFF is 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.

CUFF elevates Calgary's cultural landscape with the best in local and international independent cinema. We challenge and entertain our audiences with boundary breaking films, compelling artist showcases and engaging events.

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NOTE: The showtimes listed on CalgaryMovies.com come directly from the theatres' announced schedules, which are distributed to us on a weekly basis. All showtimes are subject to change without notice or recourse to CalgaryMovies.com.