From: Chicago Underground Film Festival (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 13 2007 - 10:39:23 PDT
Call For Entries!
The 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has issued its call
for entries! CUFF presents a wide range of work exploring the many
definitions and interpretations of the concept of "underground". From
alternative music films and political agitprop to high camp and formal
experimentation and everything in-between. We like films that go
beyond expectations and genre, films made with passion, obsession and
drive. The festival is dedicated to work that defines or defies all
genres (especially experimental, narrative, animation, and
documentary), and admits 16mm, 35mm, mini-dv and DVcam exhibition
Founded in 1994, the Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual
event dedicated to the work of film and video makers from around the
world with defiantly independent visions. Our mission is to support
and promote innovative films and videos that dissent in form,
technique, or content from the "indie" film/video mainstream and to
create a community for makers and audiences of adventurous work that
entertains, pushes boundaries, challenges viewers and transcends
expectations...if you suspect your film is "underground," it probably
Unlike many other "independent" film events our goal is not to imitate
old guard, market-driven festivals such as Sundance. Instead we seek
to create our own particular niche by presenting an accessible,
user-friendly showcase for Avant-Garde and cult cinema.
August 22-26, 2007 Chicago, IL
Regular Deadline May 15, 2007 ($35 Entry Fee)
Late Deadline June 1, 2007 ($40 Entry Fee)
Fees are not required of entrants who have screened at the festival in the past
Also accepting proposals for curated programs.
Complete entry form and guidelines available on our website at
Or submit through http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1095
Befriend CUFF on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/ChicagoUndergroundFilm
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.