“Defiantly Independent and Deliberately Scandalous”Chicago Tribune

“If you care at all about the state of culture on the margins, this is probably the most important project in the country reflecting its evolution”The Lumpen Times

“The biggest and best of the subterranean screen-events”New York Independent Film Monitor

“I’d like to think the work Chris and I did at Film Threat helped inspire the lunatics behind CUFF but now they’re the ones inspiring me… Not just a great ‘underground’ fest but a great film fest PERIOD!”Dave Williams, former editor Film Threat Video Guide

Fucking shit up for half a decade!

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is now accepting entries for its fifth annual festival to be held August 12-16, 1998 at the Theatre Building in Chicago. We seek the best cutting-edge, subversive, controversial, and defiantly independent films and video of all kinds: features, shorts, animation, documentary, experimental, 35mm, 16mm, Super 8 and video. Cash prizes awarded to the best entry in each category. Each year we also present the Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement Award to an influential guest filmmaker. Past guests have included Richard Kern, Kenneth Anger, George Kuchar and John Waters. 1998 recipient to be announced soon. Deadline for entries May 15th.

Please read the Festival Guidelines.

For more information, including highlights from our 1998 festival, email us at info@cuff.org or write:
Chicago Underground Film Festival 2501 North Lincoln Ave. Ste. 278

Chicago, Il 60614

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