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When you stock up on popcorn, the Calgary Underground Film Festival comes to a theater near you – your home!

Now is your chance to catch a glimpse of the latest independent films that defy the genre and are not streaming anywhere else at the 17th edition of the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF).

This year’s festival will be streamed online from June 22-28, giving you access to 22 feature films showing for the first time in Alberta, three shorts, Q&A panel discussions and the Found Footage Festival.

(Calgary Underground Film Festival)

CUFF opens with the Sundance hit DINNER IN AMERICA about a punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band. Similar to the personal festival, the audience only has one chance to see this film at a live online event on June 22nd.

After the live event on the opening night, which begins on June 23 at midnight, the film program will be available on request until June 28 at 11:59 p.m. With a few exceptions, all films can be viewed for the duration of the festival and the festival is available to everyone in Alberta.

Did someone say drive-in?

This year’s festival offers four nights of drive-ins at the Big Rock Brewery with the films RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE (plays two nights), SYNCHRONIC and UNCLE PECKERHEAD. Please note that tickets for the drive-in films are available separately.

Deliver your best line or your best sound effect (no technology allowed!) From a horror film on The Homestretch on June 23rd and 24th and win the title of “Best Parking Lot in House” at the drive-in screening of RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE “Saturday June 27th, hosted by Doug Dirks of The Homestretch.

(Calgary Underground Film Festival)

Further highlights of CUFF 2020 are:

Can we still vote?

Participants will continue to have the opportunity to vote on films that will play the festival for CUFF’s annual audience awards. The jury’s award ceremony will take place on Friday, June 26th.

Follow us on to win tickets to CUFF’s online festival Instagram and Twitter. You can also win by tune in to CBC Radio One Calgary Eyeopener, The home track and Daybreak Alberta on 99.1 FM or 1010 AM in Calgary.

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