Announcing the 2014 CUFF Award Winners!

Jorge Torres-Torres, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Jeremy Besoff


The Chicago Underground Film Festival is proud to announce the award winners for CUFF 2014:

Jury Awards

What thrilled us the most about our award selections this year is the uneasy and near impossible categorization of the films we’ve chosen. This was a puzzling — in every good sense of that word — edition of the festival.

Best Picture
Dream Town – Adrian Briscoe

Best Animation
Another Song About the Sea – Jeremy Besoff

Best Experimental
Reckoning 3 – Kent Lambert

Best Short
A Million Miles Away – Jennifer Reeder

Best Looking Film
Red Luck – Mike Olenick

Best Rom Com
Home Near Water – Christopher Lange

Made in Chicago
Elle Lumme – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Best Documentary(-ish)
Shadow Zombie – Jorge Torres-Torres

Honorable Mentions
Salad Zone – Sarah Abu Abdallah
Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game – Roger Beebe
When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin – Robert Nazar Arjoyan
Who Took Johnny – Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley and David Beilinson
What I Love About Concrete – Katherine Dohan, Alanna Stewart
Buffalo Juggalos – Scott Cummings
Do Voices – Jesse Malmed
Burrow Cams – Sam Easterman
East of Hell – Matthieu Canaguier
Migraine and Michael: A Love Story – Adrian Goodman
American Arab – Usama Alshaibi

Audience Award
Master-Wind РSimon Qu̩heillard

Thanks to the jury, the filmmakers, GlitterGuts mobile photobooth, and everyone else who was a part of the 21st Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival!