Call for Entries

The 19th Chicago Underground Film Festival

The Chicago Underground Film Festival prefers paperless entries submitted online through Withoutabox:

Read the entry guidelines here.

Entry fees and deadlines:

Early Deadline: November 21, 2011 – Entry Fee: Features $35 (Students $20); Shorts $30 (Students $15)
Regular Deadline: January 15, 2012 – Entry Fee: Features $45 (Students $20); Shorts $35 (Student $15)
Late Deadline: March 1, 2012 – Entry Fee: Features $55  (Students $25); Shorts $40 (Student $20)

Use Withoutabox to limit the amount of paper wasted AND for a discount on fees!

Download a Call for Entries Flyer and the Guidelines below.  Hang it up in your school, coffee shop, workplace, forward it in an email…whatever! Spread the word!

Filmmakers will be notified late April-early May.

And Remember…
As soon as stuff starts coming in, our screening committee will be hard at work watching everything that comes in.  Last year we got roughly 1,000 submissions.   Thanks so much for letting CUFF watch and consider your work.

Programming is an amorphous process, that takes a lot of massaging, so just look out for an email from us in that time period.  If you submitted through Withoutabox, you can also check back there for a potentially quicker notification.

After May 5th, please let us know if you didn’t hear from us.  (info AT cuff DOT org).
We would like to streamline and perfect our system, and we don’t want to leave anyone out in the cold.  Hopefully the email address you gave us is clear, valid and still functioning-  sometimes emails bounce back, so make sure we have a reliable email address!

The full program should be announced by mid-May and will be available on our website.

See you at the fest!

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