The 13th Chicago Underground Film Festival (http://www.cuff.org) concluded on Thursday August 23rd with an informal awards party held at the Uncommon Ground coffee house a few blocks from the Music Box Theater.
The three person festival jury consisted of former CUFF programmer Brian Mckenndry, Clara Alcott, curator of film, video and installation work at Chicago’s Heaven Gallery and Brian Chanken owner of Odd Obsession Video, Chicago’s leading video store for alternative cinema. In addition to the Jury Awards and Audience Award was selected based on ballots of festival attendees.
2006 CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS
Narrative Feature: BULLDOG IN THE WHITEHOUSE Director Todd Verow
Narrative Short: PAUL AND THE BADGER EPISODE #1 Director Paul Tarrago
Documentary Feature: NICE BOMBS Director Usama Alshaibi
Documentary Short: IN LOVING MEMORY Director Robert Todd
Experimental: S A V E Director Roger Bebee
Animation: HOW SHE SLEPT AT NIGHT Director Lili Carre
“Made In Chicago” Award: A LOVER’S DISCOURSE Director Tim Kinsella
Audience Award: DANIELSON: A FAMILY MOVIE Director JL Aronson
Special Jury Prizes:
THE WILD CONDITION directed by Rolf Belgum
ANIMAL MOTHER Director Jasmine Way
JEAN GENET IN CHICAGO Director Frederic Moffet