From: phil _ (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 04 2009 - 22:40:51 PDT
Is it still possible to submit experimental works ?
CATEGORY RULES (experimental)
16th Chicago Underground Film Festival and Filmmaker’s Summit
September 10-13 at the Gene Siskel Film Center
The Alternative for Underground, Independent and Experimental Film and Video
Please read these guidelines before filling out the attached entry form.
Early Deadline May 1, 2009 ($30 Entry Fee)
Final Deadline June 1, 2009 ($40 Entry Fee)
The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly
independent filmmaker. Our mission is to promote films and videos that
dissent radically in form, technique, or content from the "indie"
mainstream and to present adventurous works that challenge and
transcend commercial and audience expectations...if you suspect your
film is "underground," it probably is.
On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Bryan Wendorf<email suppressed> wrote:
> Our final deadline for submissions for the 2009 festival is just over
> a week away. If you could help spread the word to your friends,
> colleagues and/or students it would be greatly appreciated. Below is
> an announcement about this year's call that is being sent out by
> Withoutabox tomorrow. For more information please visit the festival
> website http://www.cuff.org.
> Bryan Wendorf
> Programmer & Artistic Director
> CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
> Chicago, Illinois – USA
> September 10 to 13, 2009
> At the Gene Siskel Film Center
> The 16th Annual CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF) is an
> internationally recognized showcase of avant-garde, documentary, and
> cult cinema, promoting adventurous films that experiment in form,
> technique, or content and that transcend expectations in the Windy
> City. This renowned festival has carved out its own niche, exploring
> the many definitions and interpretations of the “underground” concept.
> CUFF boasts a history of superb programming that has garnered
> afollowing among the media and industry; notable selections and
> premieres from years past include DELIVER, ACCIDENTS AT HOME AND HOW
> THEY HAPPEN, NICE BOMBS, SONIC OUTLAWS, and the Oscar nominated
> documentary THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND.
> Many notable names in experimental filmmaking have screened at CUFF,
> ranging from acknowledged masters Kenneth Anger and George Kuchar to
> today’s stars like Kevin Jerome Everson and Cory Archangel. The
> Chicago Sun-Times writes, “[CUFF] is the city's most eclectic yet best
> curated fest…. [and] has a knack for uncovering work that startles,
> upsets and spellbinds."
> UPCOMING DEADLINE June 15, 2009
> MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
> The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly
> independent filmmaker, and films made with passion, obsession, and
> MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
> CUFF is well attended by programmers and curators from across the U.S.
> and abroad, leading to many opportunities for additional exposure for
> exhibiting filmmakers. In Variety, Matt Dentler, former SXSW
> Programming Director declares, “[CUFF] has spent 15 years earning a
> viable reputation for avant-garde and anti-establishment filmmaking,
> as well as a Midwest platform for the year’s festival circuit hits.”
> The Festival is a great time for attendees, filmmakers, and industry.
> Daily screenings are followed by a great night of parties, events and
> concerts. In Roger Ebert's words, "What you get for your money is not
> just admission to the films but admission to a subculture."
> In the words of CUFF organizers, "if you suspect your film is
> 'underground,' it probably is."
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.