Premiering on Wednesday, October 29th IFP/Chicago is presenting the “Defiantly independent and deliberately scandalous†(Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune) Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF). This exciting development in the growth of IFP/Chicago combines CUFF with IFP/Chicago’s 17th Annual Filmmaker Summit for five days of movies, panels, parties, music, and much, much more.

The full schedule and information about the films are available now! You can buy your passes now, tickets to individual screenings will be available in the next few days.

IFP/Chicago is offering our members special early bird prices for CUFF/Summit passes until October 22! You will need special member codes to purchase these passes. E-mail or call 312 235 0161 to obtain these codes.

Wednesday October 29th

Opening Night Film “Anywhere USA†written and directed by Anthony Haney-Jardine (Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize Winner)

After party at the Beat Kitchen featuring Alla and Judson Claiborne

Thursday October 30th

CUFF: Screenings at the Viaduct

Party at the Hungry Brain with Sally Timms, Janet Bean and Jim Elkington

Friday October 31st
Filmmaker Summit: Production and Technology Red Camera, Digital Intermediates, Sound Design and Music, Night Tide Case Study, Adobe, Kodak

CUFF: Screenings at the Viaduct and Special Halloween Night Screening of “Night Tide†at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Party at the Empty Bottle featuring Detholz, Aleks and the Drummer, and Hood Internet

Saturday November 1st

Filmmaker Summit: Getting Your Movie Seen Working the Festival Circuit, Gallery and Art Film Exhibition, New Media Exploitation, Music Box Films, and a CUFF Directors Panel.

CUFF: Screenings at the Viaduct including the Saturday Night World Premiere of Chicago Filmmaker Jennifer Reeder’s “Accidents at Home and How They Happen†written and directed by Jennifer Reeder

Sunday November 2nd

CUFF: Screenings at the Viaduct including the Closing Night Film: “Song Sung Blue†directed by Greg Kohs (Slamdance Film Festival Documentary Audience and Jury Award Winner), Awards Party at the Bottom Lounge featuring “Big Buildingsâ€

Visit Brown Paper Tickets to buy your passes!

Member Prices: Opening Night: $15 (Save $5)

Includes admission to opening night film, “Anywhere USA†and the Opening night party at The Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), featuring Alla and Judson Claiborne

Chicago Underground Film Festival VIP Pass – $150 (Save $50)
-This pass will get you in to all panels, films, and parties. Our hospitality coordinator will take care of all your perks, which include drink tickets, a gift bag, and much, much more. Be sure to RSVP with our hospitality coordinator for after parties or special screenings.

Summit Pass Plus: $125 (Save $25)
Includes admission to all Summit panels and five CUFF screenings (Does not include special screenings.)

Summit Day Pass: $40 (Save $10)
A pass to one day of panels; does not include CUFF screenings

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*All programming subject to change.

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