11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

Shorts: Friends And Lovers In Confusing Times

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, 2018/ 2019
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Having issues connecting with others is a common experience. But the obstacles faced in these shorts are exceptional.

Shorts screened:


The Boogeywoman

United States, 2019, 19 min, Director Erica Scoggins

After getting her first period, a late bloomer meets a goddess opening the door to womanhood.

The Artistic Process

Canada, 2018, 8 min, Director Mandy May Cheetham

A blocked artist seeks creative inspiration.

Wakey Wakey

United States, 2018, 3 min, Director Mary Dauterman

Blood n' guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and her lazy (but weirdly menacing?) boyfriend add up to a really rough night of sleep for Alex.

Tickle My Pickle

United States, 2019, 8 min, Director Greta Griniute

Accompanied by a jar of pickles and a banging soundtrack, Emily shows her primal emotions toward her milkman.

Old Haunt

United States, 2018, 11 min, Director Andre Hyland

A procrastinating writer stays in an Airbnb to get some work done, but after an unexpected visitor arrives, he finds himself in an increasingly unsettling set of situations.

Memento Mori

Canada, 2019, 6 min, Directors Anna Barker & Ryan Irving

A young woman coming to terms with her cancer diagnosis is faced not only with cancer itself, but also with an onslaught of opinions from those sitting opposite to her.

Asparagus Tips

United Kingdom, 2018, 4 min, Director Sam Bailey

Dinner is so much easier with friends. Especially when one of them is edible.

A Chest Of Drawers

United States, 2019, 13 min, Director Maxwell Nalevansky

A tale set in no particular time or place, telling the tragic love story of a beekeeper and a brawny man.


Canada, 2018, 8 min, Director Spencer Ryerson

Following a brutal attack, a young woman's seemingly inevitable fate is rudely interrupted by a piece of music she despises.


78 minutes

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