The 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has issued its call for entries! CUFF presents a wide range of work exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the concept of “underground”. From alternative music films and political agitprop to high camp and formal experimentation and everything in-between. We like films that go beyond expectations and genre, films made with passion, obsession and drive. The festival is dedicated to work that defines or defies all genres (including experimental, documentary, animation, and narrative ), and admits 16mm, 35mm, mini-dv and DVcam exhibition formats.
Founded in 1994, the Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to the work of film and video makers from around the world with defiantly independent visions. Our mission is to support and promote innovative films and videos that dissent in form, technique, or content from the “indie” film/video mainstream and to create a community for makers and audiences of adventurous work that entertains, pushes boundaries, challenges viewers and transcends expectations…if you suspect your film is “underground,” it probably is.
Unlike many other “independent” film events our goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven festivals such as Sundance. Instead we seek to create our own particular niche by presenting an accessible, user-friendly showcase for Avant-Garde and cult cinema.
Complete entry form and guidelines available on our website at http://www.cuff.org
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For more information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL DEADLINE June 2007 ($40 entry fee) Entry Fees are not required from filmmakers who have been programmed at CUFF in the past
August 22-26, 2007 Chicago, IL
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