Here are a couple snippets of the press coverage for this years festival.
From the Chicagoist:
Films From A Land Down Under
Now in its 13th year, the Chicago Underground Film Fest is almost becoming an institution. Yet after more than a decade of presenting challenging, weird and hilarious films, CUFF still manages to seem fresh.
Music videos are no longer the delivery system for underground music. But many filmmakers still use film as a way to explore how one art form enhances the other. Several film series at the fest including Jeff Krulik’s “The Maryland Trilogy”, “Dance Party USA”, “Glam-O-Rama” and the “Moments of Greatness” video collection, all use music as a starting point for visual imagery.
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Chicago Underground Set to Offer 8 World Premieres at 2006 Fest
by Eugene Hernandez (August 14, 2006)
The 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival will open on Thursday night in the Windy City with the world premiere of Usama Alshaibi’s “Nice Bombs,” a personal story that features the filmmaker returning to Iraq to reunite with family. Executive produced by acclaimed author Studs Terkel, who inspired the idea along with diarist Salaam Pax, the film offers a recent portrait of Baghdad. It was produced by Benzfilm Group’s Ben Berkowitz and Ben Redgrave and the film received a Creative Capital grant, as well as the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award.
The rest here.
From Screen Magazine:
CUFF Me Again: The Chicago Underground Film Festival Celebrates 13 Years
By Nick Lloyd
Mindful of war, politics, and “The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” more and more Chicagoans are heading underground. As the director of the Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), Brian Wendorf couldn’t be happier.
This year’s weeklong lineup opens August 17 and features more than 130 films, plus talk-back sessions, parties with filmmakers, live bands at Schuba’s and The Empty Bottle and late-night dancing at Smart Bar. Best of all, it starts with a bang.
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