2016 Festival Poster Designed By Ben Marcus!

Congrats to Ben Marcus!

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“10 Best Film Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of”

Huffington Post blogger Michelle Schuman has named the Chicago Underground Film Festival one of “The Ten Best Film Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of” “Yes, everyone knows Cannes and Sundance. The behemoths of the film-fest world aren’t exactly accessible for most of us, though, and they don’t always showcase the freshest material. Here’s where to go to see film’s […]

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2016 Festival Passes Are On Sale Now!

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent, experimental and documentary films from around the world.  EARLY BIRD PASSES ON SALE NOW!! PRICES GO UP AFTER PROGRAMMING IS ANNOUNCED!! The Festival Pass is your all access pass for the festival and includes all screenings, parties, and concerts, beginning with the opening night film […]

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Meet Our New Logo!

Inspired by the original Chicago Underground Film Festival “manhole cover” logo used from 1994 – 1999. Soweto Bosia has designed this new logo for the Chicago Underground film Festival.

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2016 Call For Entries – CLOSED!

Submissions for the 23rd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Are Closed. We Are No Longer Accepting Submissions for the 2016 Chicago Underground Film Festival   *** Due to the increased number of submissions we received for the 2016 festival we are slightly behind in making our final programming decisions. If you submitted a film to the […]

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2015 CUFF AWARDS

2015 CUFF AWARDS BEST OF FEST Blood Below The Skin Jennifer Reeder BEST FEATURE Evaporating Borders Iva Radivojevic BEST DOCUMENTARY Atomic City David McMurry BEST EXPERIMENTAL Her Silent Seaming Nazlı Dinçel 3-POINT LIGHTING AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE Special Features James N. Kienitz Wilkins POSEIDON’S TRIDENT AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL MYTHOLOGIES
Atlantis Ben Russell MADE IN CHICAGO The […]

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2015 Bar Talks

Bar Talk presented by Tribeca Flashpoint Academy Ray Pride returns to host four 90-minute sessions, in which audiences will join in spirited, wide-ranging conversations about the rapid evolution of filmmaking in the modern media landscape, the exciting revolution seen through emerging voices, and how the bold and risk-taking films chosen by the festival’s programmers reflects […]

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2015 Festival Jury

Kevin B Lee Kevin B. Lee has made over 250 video essays exploring film and media. He is the recipient of the 2015 ARTE Creative Newcomer Award from the European Media Art Festival. His desktop documentary “Transformers: The Premake” was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine and was […]

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2015 Festival Schedule is online!

  The 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival schedule is now online! Tickets and Passes on sale through Universe

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2015 Early Bird Passes Now On Sale!

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent, experimental and documentary films from around the world.  The Festival Pass is your all access pass for the festival, beginning with the opening night film on Wednesday May 13, through closing night Sunday May 17, 2015. 

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