Contemporary Film Festival
APRIL 18 - 28, 2024 Elevating Calgary's cultural landscape with the best in international independent cinema annually. Showcasing affluent and emerging talent from around the world, we challenge and entertain our audiences with boundary breaking films, compelling artist showcase and engaging events. Founded in the 2003, the week-long anticipated festival has grown to screen over 40 films annually at the Globe Cinema in Calgary. CUFF is committed to showcasing ground breaking, provocative independent film with an emphasis on emerging genres. We strive to show works that defy convention in form, style and content, screening a wide spectrum of contemporary works in a variety of categories including narrative, documentary, animation and shorts.
APRIL 18 - 28, 2024 Founded in 2003, the Calgary Underground Film Festival has been dedicated to elevating Calgary's cultural landscape with the best in international independent cinema. Now Western Canada's premiere genre festival, and one of Calgary's most anticipated events for film fans. CUFF continues to attract audiences with its programming of films that engage audiences and defy convention. Now running two festivals: the 21st Edition of the main festival from April 18-28, 2024 at Globe Cinema and the 12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival in November 2024.
Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include feature, documentary, animation, and shorts - we bring Albertans 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. Proudly contributing to Calgary's thriving arts community.
The full program for CUFF 2024 will be announced and tickets go on sale in late March 2024. We also host a year-round Off the CUFF series and special events throughout the year.