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2014 Early Bird Pass

Go to Ticketfly.com right now and get an early bird festival pass for only $50! The price will go up once we post the full program, but festival and day passes will still be available leading up to and during the festival. This is a steal. Think about it. If each ticket costs $8, for […]

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2014 Poster Artist: Michael Lopez

We’re please as punch to announce this year’s poster artist: local CUFF alum Michael Lopez! Michael Lopez is a Chicago-based video artist, illustrator, performer, and writer whose work has been shown nationally.  

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2014 Call For Entries

The submission deadline for 2014 has passed, and CUFF is no longer accepting new submissions.   21st Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival April 2-6, 2014 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PLEASE read our entry GUIDELINES before submitting your work. Submit using one of our online submission partners:                 Or using our ONLINE […]

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2013 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT!

Thanks to our jury Mimi Brody, Frederic Moffet and Jack Sargeant for choosing the 6 Jury Awards, 1 Lifetime Achievement Award and 2 Honorable Mentions. You’re all winners, really. Heck, we’re all winners for having seen these fantastic films.   AUDIENCE AWARDS (tie): Hit & Stay by Joe Tropea & Skizz Cyzyk See You Next […]

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2013 Trailers by Jennifer Reeder & Bryan Boyce

What do you get when you take a bunch of teenage girls and introduce them to underground cinema?Or what do you get if you stay up really really late watching way too many infomercials?You get trailers by CUFF Alumni/Friends Jennifer Reeder & Bryan Boyce.THANK YOU. 2013 CUFF Trailer by Jennifer Reeder from Chicago Underground Film […]

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2013 Feature Film Trailers…

After you watch some of our feature film trailers, you may want to get yourself a festival pass or grab your tickets ahead of time on Ticketfly.com.  Seriously, you don’t want to miss this stuff….only one week to go! TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS TRAILER from Roddy Bogawa on Vimeo. […]

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VITAL SIGNS and MOVING PICTURES: CUFF Poster Exhibition

Chicago Underground Film Festival Exhibit presents: “Vital Signs and Moving Pictures” at I AM Logan Square Gallery February 28th – March 13th, 2013 2644 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647 In conjunction with 21 the screenings of the 20th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) at the Logan Theatre March 6th-10th, CUFF is pleased to announce […]

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THANKS: Indiegogo Campaign Success!

THANKS!  WE DID IT! Thanks to everyone who donated and passed the word around.  This just means that the festival will be EVEN BETTER than you had previously imagined.  We’d never be able to do this without you- so thanks again.  And again. Donors:  Anonymous, Adam S, Adrianne Finelli, Allan Roysdon, Amanda Joy Sidell, Amelia […]

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Full Schedule Now Online

Images: The Twin, Mike Lopez;   See You Next Tuesday, Drew Tobia;   The Sight, Jeremy Moss It’s time to peruse/devour the 2013 schedule. FULL SCHEDULE QUICK GUIDE Click on the titles of the programs in the Full Schedule to purchase your tickets ahead of time at ticketfly.com. Tickets will also be available at the Logan Theater during […]

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Introducing the 2013 Jury!

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is pleased to announce its jurors for the 2013 Festival: Jack Sargeant As an author, Jack Sargeant’s work has been described as “dangerously inspirational” by Six Degrees magazine, his numerous works include Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground, Naked Lens: Beat Cinema (like Deathtripping, now in its third English language edition), Cinema […]

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