Defying Convention: 15 Years of CUFF

Story by Christina Wong. There are few festivals as highly anticipated in Calgary as the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF). What began as a short program screened over three days has grown into an internationally recognized, seven-day event filled with the best in local and international films, diverse events, and unexpected surprises. Since its inception, CUFF’s mandate has been to bring provocative films, innovative experiences, and the best in locally-made entertainment to Calgary.

The Good Life Community Bike Shop

Interview by Elle McLean. Photos by Quin Hauck. The Good Life Community Bike Shop, located at 6016 3 St. SW, is a non-profit education and resource centre for individuals interested in building their own bicycle, learning more about the mechanics of bikes, or improving their bicycle repair skills. The Good Life Community strives to provide a more equal environment and opportunity for all who are interested in cycling and bicycle repair.

Chloë Sando, creator of the 2017 Telus Storyhive round one finalist web series “It’s My Anxiety,” on film and mental illness

Interview by Holly Maller. It’s My Anxiety is a web series that has created a world in which mental illnesses manifest into living beings. The series was selected by the Telus Storyhive 2017 Web Series Competition to receive funding for its pilot episode. Local Drop reporter Holly Maller had a chance to interview It’s My Anxiety creator Chloe Santos.

Local Laundry

Story and photos by Will Geier. Connor Curran and Dustin Paisley, co-owners and creators of Local Laundry, spent a freezing cold evening on Dec. 21 donating 200 toques and 20 other pieces of clothing to the Calgary Drop-In Centre. It’s a night that makes you thankful if you have a roof over your head – and life threatening if you don’t.