From: Bryan Wendorf (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 05 2009 - 04:55:12 PDT
We are accepting submissions until June 15th
On 6/5/09, phil _ <email suppressed> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.