From: Bryan Wendorf (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 18:56:31 PST
The regular deadline for this year's Chicago Underground Film Festival
is next Tuesday February 1. Entry forms are available at
http://www.cuff.org or through withoutabox at
Here's a blurb on the festival that withoutabox sent out today...
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Chicago, Illinois - USA
June 2 to 9, 2011
The 18th Annual CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF) comes once
again to Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center to confront the tired, the
market-driven, and the predictable. Always defiant and offbeat, CUFF
focuses on the artistic, aesthetic, and just plain old fun side of
independent filmmaking. Since its inception, CUFF has strived to
present adventurous, experimental works that challenge and transcend
commercial and audience expectations.
Much more than a film festival, CUFF has gained a reputation as one of
Chicago's most anticipated cross-cultural summer events. Each day's
screenings are followed by a great night of parties and live music
events, with past CUFF editions witnessing performances by the
Demolition Doll Rods, Califone, Big Chief, Bobby Conn, The Wesley
Willis Fiasco, Maureen Tucker, Ken Vandermark, The Gaza Stripper, and
DJs Terre Thaemlitz and Tommy Sunshine, to name just a few.
Exhibiting filmmakers receive full accreditation that includes
complete access to all public screenings, parties, concerts, and other
February 1, 2011 - Regular Deadline
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
CUFF's programming is innovative and unique, ranging from the lowbrow
entertainment of John Waters, Doris Wishman, and Coffin Joe to the
fine art films and videos of the current avant-garde. Past programming
highlights include the Chicago premieres of LOL by Joe Swanberg, WE
JAM ECONO - THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN by Tim Irwin, MARY JANE'S NOT A
VIRGIN ANYMORE by Sarah Jacobson, Kevin DiNovas' SURRENDER DOROTHY,
and PLASTER CASTER by Jessica Villines, among many others.
Famed film critic Roger Ebert says of CUFF: "What you get for your
money is not just admission to the films but admission to a
subculture", and legendary avant-garde filmmaker George Kuchar said
simply: "CUFF gave me hope for the future."
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