11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

Shorts: It's All In How You Say It

Spain, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, 2017 / 2018
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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Communication is an art. A breakdown in it can have results ranging from funny to terrifying

Shorts screened:



United States, 2018, 23 min, Director / Writer / Producer Nathan Barnatt

A bounty hunter and his prisoner break down on a desert road. After a long, hot, miserable day together, their shot at freedom comes unexpectedly.

Never Better

Canada, 2017, 10 min, Director / Writer Lucie Guest, Producer Synnove Godeseth

Rudi lives in complete denial of her mental state regarding her break up. She takes a road trip to reconcile with him but things take an interesting turn.


United Kingdom, 2017, 5 min, Director/ Writer Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Producers Jen Handorf, Shelagh Rowan-Legg

When two women rebels are involved in a skirmish, they have more to argue about than the enemy.


United States, 2018, 12 min, Director Carey Williams

In the midst of an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends discuss how to go about calling the police.

Night Crosser

Canada, 2017, 8 min, Director Kevin T. Landry, Writers Kevin T. Landry, Christine Doyon

A strange Romanian trying to enter Canada is confronted by an overzealous customs officer and his curiously cooperative colleague.


Canada, 2017, 3 min, Director Sara Hughes, Writers Josiah Hughes, Sara Hughes

A game of make-believe backfires as two children face the crushing ennui of adulthood in this absurd, darkly comic short.


Spain, 2018, 18 min, Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen

A mother receives a call from her young son, on holiday with his father. What follows is an escalating nightmare.

What'S That In The Ground?

United States, 2017, 2 min, Director / Animator Wally Chung

When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite or something worse.


Canada, 2017, 3 min, Director Morgan Ermter, Producers Karlee McTavish, Morgan Ermter

A retiring lifeguard in a landlocked town has one more story to tell.

Midnight Confession

Canada, 2017, 10 min, Director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Writers Rob Benvie, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos

West Berlin 1989 - A man calling old friends to make amends for past deceit does not receive the responses he was expecting.

The Accomplice

United States, 2017, 7 min, Director John F. & Jon Hoeg

Jerry discovers a number of urgent messages on his answering machine from his impulsive and inept friend, Randy (Evan Peters). While away from home, Jerry has become an unwilling participant in one of Randy's boneheaded schemes.


99 minutes

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Directors in attendance