CUFFCast takes you a wild ride through the world of weird, underground & fantastic films with the Calgary Underground Film Festival (World's 50 Best Genre Film Festivals 2021 - MovieMaker). Join Host & CUFF Lead programmer Cameron Macgowan and the CUFF team for candid interviews with the twisted brains behind cutting-edge genre cinema. Guests will include a wide range of interesting characters from the rich and diverse genre film community to discuss cinematic history, production adventures, film festivals, physical media, creative inspirations and tips for burgeoning filmmakers!


July 18, 2022 55 min

On this installment of CUFFCast, we welcome Brenda Lieberman to the studio to discuss the origins of the Calgary Underground Film Festival, her programming work with the Calgary International Film Festival and how one mighty lady has helped shaped Calgary's entire film festival landscape! Cam and Rhett also dig into their giant stack of unwatched discs to shine a light on some recently released gems. 

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With our main festival rapidly approaching, the CUFF lead programmers gathered to break down all the excellent films that we have in store for the 2022 Calgary Underground Film Festival! We are thrilled to discuss modern classics ranging from the new films from euro-horror auteur Peter Strickland to a documentary on Calgary's friendly local came store The Sentry Box.  LINKS: CUFF 2022 LINE-UP - https://www.calgaryundergroundfi...

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February 24, 2022 92 min

After a brief winter hiatus, the CUFFCast boys are back in studio and are joined by current TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer, Fantastic Fest Shorts Programmer, Producer of cutting-edge indie cinema and champion of outsider art-- Peter Kuplowsky! It was an absolute joy to speak with Peter about topics ranging from Short Film Tips to the explosive entertainment of PM Entertainment.

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November 21, 2021 70 min

In this special installment of the CUFFCast, we are joined in-studio by fellow CUFF Lead Programmers Brenda Lieberman and Brennan Tilley for an in-depth preview of the fascinating, chilling and heart-warming documentaries that are playing at the 2021 CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival presented by the Calgary Underground Film Festival.

0.25 – Intro & Halloween Marathon recap  4.45 – CUFF.Docs overview  54.00 – “Mailday" ...

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In our first Halloween special we are joined by esteemed curator, author, programmer, educator and filmmaker behind the brilliant documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: Kier-La Janisse to discuss programming cartoon marathons and digging through cinematic history to unearth folk horror treasures! We also provide a detailed overview of the 2021 CUFF 12hr Halloween Marathon and provide some recommendations for your October vi...

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August 22, 2021 86 min

On this month's installment of the CUFFCast, we are joined by Paul Corupe to discuss his extensive online compendium of Canadian genre cinema Canuxploitation and Bret Berg reveals the inspiration for his Museum of Home Video and the great work that's being done by the team at the American Genre Film Archive. 0.24 – Intro 1.24 – Art that kept us sane during the pandemic chat  9.50 – Interview with Paul Corupe 30.43 – Interv...

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July 25, 2021 83 min

This month, CUFFCast celebrates over 45 years of gonzo filmmaking with filmmaker and president of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman!! We are joined by Co-host Cody Cook (Troma Superfan and Managing Partner of Night Terrors Film Society) to discuss the origins of Troma, the history of their seminal films and the importance of Mr. Lloyd Kaufman to the modern genre film community!

0.24 – Intro 1.03 – Our Personal Tromatic History  8....

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This month, CUFFcast celebrates weirdo Canadian genre cinema with some hard-working titans of the industry! First up, we wax poetic about ten years of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN with Filmmaker Jason Eisener and Cinematographer Karim Hussein and then pick the brains of Director Amelia Moses and Producer Michael Peterson about their hot-off-the-press Albertan werewolf synth-pop thriller Bloodthirsty!!

0.25 – Intro with Host & CUFF Lead ...

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This month, we pick the brains of two of the most exciting minds behind modern genre cinema while trying to catch up on rest following CUFF 2021! First up, the legendary Colin Geddes of Ultra8 Pictures joins us to discuss his origin story as the superstar film programmer of TIFF Midnight Madness/expert curator for SHUDDER and then we were truly honored to speak with Black Mansion producer extraordinaire Heather Buckley about the wi...

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This month, the lead programmers of the Calgary Underground Film Festival preview the films playing CUFF 2021 (streaming across Alberta from April 23 – May 2), Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival joins us to chat about his new board game "Dream Crush", Devereaux Milburn discusses the influence of Japanese extreme cinema on his rural horror HONEYDEW, and we speak with CUFF artists Tank Standing Buffalo and Trey Madsen abo...

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This month, we discuss the end of an era with Robin Bougie and his highly influential zine Cinema Sewer coming to an end, FX-Wizard Steven Kostanski drops by to drool with us over the PSYCHO GOREMAN blu-ray release and we shine a light on Volunteer Previewers, the true heroes of all film festivals.

Bananarama, “I Heard a Rumour” 0.25 – Intro and What is CUFF with Host & CUFF Lead Programmer Cameron Macgowan  3.00 – Previewer Re...

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