From: Bryan Wendorf (email suppressed)
Date: Sat May 02 2009 - 09:12:25 PDT
CALL FOR ENTRIES - NOW OPEN - Forward widely!
16th Chicago Underground Film Festival
September 10–13, 2009 at the Gene Siskel Film Center
Go to www.cuff.org for full guidelines and instructions on how to submit.
May 15 2009 - Regular Deadline
June 15 2009 – Final Deadline
The 16th Annual CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF), one of
Chicago's leading film events, and a must-attend festival for
cutting-edge filmmakers with defiantly independent visions.
Each year, CUFF presents an accessible, savvy program of film and
video exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the
"underground" concept. Selected films often ignore limitations of
genre, and are made with passion and drive; formal experimentation
alternative music films, political agitprop and high camp are not
uncommon elements of the Festival program.
Past CUFF films, producers, and filmmakers have received honors and
offers as a direct result of exposure gained and connections made at
the Festival. Programming highlights from years past include premieres
of NICE BOMBS, DANIELSON: A FAMILY MOVIE, Oscar-nominated documentary
THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, MONKS - THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK, and BLOOD
CAR. Additionally, numerous CUFF films have gone on to receive
"The Chicago Underground Film Festival has spent 15 years earning a
viable reputation as a mecca for avant-garde and anti-establishment
filmmaking, as well as a Midwest platform for the year’s festival
-Matt Dentler (former SXSW Film Fest producer)
"The Chicago Underground Film Festival is the city's most eclectic yet
best curated fest." - Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
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