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Night Cab

Night Cab by Alix Bortoli is a lovely animation that speaks to nightlife, living in a city, and personal experiences through experimental ways of animation and sound. This animation automatically caught my eye because of the different techniques used. It starts out by giving us our urban setting made up of cardboard, cut out paper, and […]

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Industrial hip hop

The playlist I’ve curated this week involves a lot of jazz rap over an experimental or unique beat, and every artist I’ve included has their own flow over these abstract beats and melodies. Most of the songs I chose are from black artists and while choosing I wanted to have a balance of songs about […]

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By the people, for the people

  Dear beloved friends of the underground,We hope everyone is doing as well as one can be during these tumultuous and unprecedented times.  For the past 27 years, Chicago Underground Film Fest has been championing filmmakers and screening films that don’t fit within the suffocating framework of our long-upheld societal norms.  As an organization, we […]

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2020 CUFF Coronavirus update.

Hello world, First off, I hope all of you are alright and dealing with the current insanity as best you can. And before I say anything else, I want each and every one of you who are reading this to know that we’re all in this together, and we’re all here to support our communities […]

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Presenting the 2019 Chicago Underground Film Festival Poster

Presenting the 2019 Chicago Underground Film Festival poster designed by Annie Kielman.   Annie Kielman is a Chicago based artist whose multi-media work touches on our discomfort with ambiguity through manipulations of process, material, and language. Annie received her MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. She currently […]

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Announcing the 2019 Festival Jury

2019 Jury   Brian Frye  Brian L. Frye is the Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. His scholarship focuses on intellectual property and charity law, especially in relation to the arts and legal history. He is also a filmmaker, film programmer, and film scholar.    Kera MacKenzie Kera […]

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2018 Films

View 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival film guide.

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25th Anniversary Festival Schedule

View 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival schedule.

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The Chicago Underground Film Festival is thrilled to unveil our 2018 festival poster!

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is thrilled to unveil our 2018 festival poster! This year poster was illustrated by the indescribably awesome Amy Davis with design work by Dan Streeting. Amy Davis has lived in New York City, San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle, Boca Raton, Napa Valley, and now resides in Santa Fe, NM. She tried […]

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CUFF 2018 Concert with NOBUNNY

CUFF 2018 Concert with NOBUNNY The Empty Bottle June 8 @ 9:00 pm – 2 am $12 21+    TICKETS   NOBUNNY Join us this evening as we keep the fire burning after Friday night’s CUFF screenings with a raucous set from Chicago’s inimitable rascally punk-rock rabbit, NOBUNNY! The last time we partied with the bunny-masked party machine […]

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