11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

Shorts: Assorted Coolness

Canada, United States, Cyprus, U.K, 2019/ 2020
Archives 2020
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Tue, Jun 23 Buy


These shorts are ice cold! A wide mix of stories including documentary, animation, comedy and drama. What is your favourite short from a past CUFF?  Oh cool.  One of these is just like that.

Shorts screened:


Conspiracy Cruise

Canada / United States, 2019, 12:30 min. Dir. Brad Abrahams

The (partly) real story of a cruise ship vacation for conspiracy theorists that takes a turn for the surreal when their most outlandish theories come true on board.

Jesse Jams

Canada, 2020, 15:51 min. Dir. Trevor Anderson

A young Indigenous musician and his rock band bring mumblepunk to the Interstellar Rodeo. A rock 'n' roll survival story of a different stripe.

Free Fun

Cyprus, 2019, 5:00 min. Dir. Fehmi Öztürk

When Kika entered a game to have fun, she encounters something she never expected. Nothing will be the same anymore.

Ear Ache

United States, 2019, 14:30 min. Dir. Alex Kavutskiy

A down on his luck aspiring actor suffers from chronic earaches.

Unfinished Business

United States, 2019, 6:52 min. Dir. Mary Dauterman

A male stripper has an unusual experience on the job.

The Devil's Harmony

United Kingdom, 2019, 14:23 min. Dir. Dylan Holmes Williams

A bullied teenage girl leads an a cappella club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies.

Hot And Tasty

United Kingdom, 2019, 3:39 min. Dir. Laura Jayne Hodkin

Two drunk friends accidentally walk into a crime scene.

The Mother

Canada, 2020, 9:52 min. Dir. Kaytlyn Turner

A colonial trapper wrestles with his violent past alone in the wild.


United States, 2019, 10:30 min. Dir. Natalie Metzger

A brilliant geneticist is on the verge of a breakthrough that could change humanity, but when her experiment is discovered, she will have to make an impossible choice.

I Love To Wait

United States, 2019, 8:58 min. Dir. Harrison Atkins

Sarah gave Ezra a soul crystal, and that may have been a mistake.


Documentary / Comedy / Animation

102 minutes


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