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2018 CUFF Submissions Open!

  Submissions are now open for the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival! June 6- June 10 2018. Apply online here or via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox. Early bird deadline is October 2.       Image is Masochism of the Margins by Cyrus Yoshi Tabar.

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CUFF Named Runner Up for Best Film Festival

We are a runner up for Best Film Festival on the 2016 Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago. Thank you for your support! http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/best-film-festival/BestOf?oid=22606181

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[SCENE REPORT] 2016 CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL — Daily Grindhouse

“The 2016 Chicago Underground Film Festival was held at the Logan Theatre from June 1-5. This year’s schedule included 11 features and over 100 shorts, including special retrospective programs of work by Tony Conrad and Luther Price. The following is Daily Grindhouse’s coverage of the feature films at the festival in order of screening…” http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/cuff-day-one/ […]

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The Chicago Underground Film Festival At the Logan Theatre – Continues Friday-Sunday

Ben Sachs overview of this year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival for cine-file: The Chicago Underground Film Festival continues through Sunday at the Logan Theatre, with after parties and exhibitions at additional venues. A mini round-up of selected programs is below. Addition programs this weekend include: a gallery show of hand-made slides by filmmaker and artist […]

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What to see at the Chicago Underground Film Festival: More than 100 new films screen through Sunday at the Logan Theatre

“The 23rd edition of the Chicago Underground Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with a tribute to the late experimental filmmaker Tony Conrad and continues through Sunday at the Logan Theatre. Following are reviews of seven features making their Chicago premieres this year, plus a roundup of six short works screening in various programs…” http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/chicago-underground-film-festival-logan-theatre-2016/Content?oid=22330718

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Still Not Stopping: Chicago Underground Turns Twenty-Three

“Among Chicago’s many, many film and video festivals small or large, three claim the greatest longevity. At Lake FX Summit and Expo last month, a “Festival of Chicago Film Fests” event welcomed programmers of more than thirty independent festivals to make a case for their mission. Of the three longest-running on display, Chicago International, in its fifty-second year, claims the title […]

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‘Tony Conrad’ review: Underground Film Fest kicks off with tender doc

The Chicago Tribune calls Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present “Sharp, sweet, eloquent” and “really good.” Get your tickets at https://www.universe.com/…/tony-conrad-completely-in-the-pr… http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-chi-underground-film-fest-mov-0527-20160526-column.html

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Chicago Underground Film Festival Celebrates 23rd Year

“The June 1-5 Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), presented by IFP/Chicago, opens its 23rd event with the world premiere of producer Tyler Hubby’s documentary film “Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present,” a two decade in-the-making documentary on the legendary artist’s extraordinary life and influential work…” http://reelchicago.com/article/chicago-underground-film-fest-celebrates-23rd-year160524

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CUFF a Top 5 Film Event of the Summer

We’re one of Newcity’s top 5 film events of the summer. “The world’s oldest underground film festival turns twenty-three, earnestly expanding the creative boundaries of contemporary narrative and experimental storytelling.”

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CUFF Celebrates Tony Conrad

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