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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2015 Poster Design by Jenna Caravello!

 We’re very excited to present our 2015 festival poster art designed by Jenna Caravello!   Jenna Caravello is an artist and videographer living in Chicago. She studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, majoring in video production and traditional animation. For two years she worked at Kartemquin Films as a video-media archivist, […]

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2015 Call for Entries!

Submissions for the 22nd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Are Now Closed! We are in the final weeks of programming and will send notifications in early February. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work!   May 13-17, 2015 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PLEASE read our entry GUIDELINES before submitting your work. Submit using one of […]

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Announcing the 2014 CUFF Award Winners!

  The Chicago Underground Film Festival is proud to announce the award winners for CUFF 2014: Jury Awards What thrilled us the most about our award selections this year is the uneasy and near impossible categorization of the films we’ve chosen. This was a puzzling — in every good sense of that word — edition […]

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2014 CUFF Parties and Special Events

The 2014 parties and special events have been announced! Check out the details here: http://cuff.org/cuff-2014-parties/

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