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The Evolution of the Underground Film Festival

Here is a story that appeared on IndieWire today by Benjamin Crossley-Marra on the state of Underground Film Festivals. The Evolution of the Underground Film Festival by Benjamin Crossley-Marra (April 1, 2008) “Fixtures on the fest circuit for many years, underground film festivals are facing major changes. Some events are closing down, while others are […]

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Bumper for the 2004 Festival

This bumper found on youtube was made by Brad Chmielewski for the 2004 Festival. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=OxhWeAxBAxE[/youtube] You can find more of his work here.

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A Trip to Cuff on Youtube

Sue Klaus documents her trip to the 2007 Festival for the screening of the film “Alone: Without a Friend in the World” that she appeared in. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=5SpqGHRsxvY[/youtube] We thank her for sharing her video with us. See the rest of her videos here and visit her site here.

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Important Announcement about the 2008 Chicago Underground Film Festival

I’ve been receiving quite a number of emails from people looking to submit their work to the 2008 Chicago Underground Film Festival. We hope to finalize our dates and venue and post a new Call For Entries very soon. For an explanation as to the delay I’d like to refer you to the article below […]

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2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival Winners!

Hey, I know what you’re thinking, It’s been almost a week, when are they going to post the winners from the 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival? Sorry for the delay but we’ve been catching up on sleep and generally recovering. Here they are… Best Animated Film: Phantom Canyon directed by Stacy Steers Best Music Video: […]

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Closing Feature Film LA TRINCHERA LUMINOSA DEL PRESIDENTE GONZALO

For our final film of the festival Jim Finns faux documentary LA TRINCHERA LUMINOSA DEL PRESIDENTE GONZALO was screened. We like to thank Jim for attending the screening and answering filmgoers questions on his wonderful film.

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Blood car and Disarm

We had a great turn out for our second to last set of feature films for the festival Blood Car and Disarm. Both Jack Hammond of Disarm and Alex Orr of Blood Car where on hand for the screening and answered audience questions. Both movies were very appreciated by the audience and we hope to […]

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Last Nights Screening of Thax

Chicago underground icon and poet Thax Douglas documentary screened last night at the ChopinTheater for the festival. Thax was in attendance and was kind enough to answer questions from the festival audience. Later on that night the festival moved to the afterparty at the Hideout Lounge were festival attendees were treated to the sounds of […]

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Timeout Chicago story on this years Festival.

Timeout chicago has an article up about this years festival. Buried treasures The Underground Film Fest brings its eclectic lineup to Wicker Park. For Hollywood movies, August lives up to the nickname “dog days of summer.” Luckily, it’s also the month for the film festival that celebrates the charming stray mutts. The Chicago Underground Film […]

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Pictures from last nights successful festival opening.

Thanks to everybody for making it a successful opening night for the 2007 Film Festival. We had a sold out crowd for the first screening and a pretty decent audience for the second one. Orchard Vale was a great opening movie this year and so thanks also go to Tim Kinsella for his wonderful film. […]

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