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Early Bird Festival Pass only $50!

Go to Ticketfly.com right now and get an early bird festival pass for only $50!   The price will go up once we post the full program, but festival and day passes will still be available throughout February and during the fest. This is a steal. Think about it.  If each ticket costs $7, for […]

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2013 Poster Artist: Robert Beatty

All hail the new poster made by Lexington, KY artist and musician Robert Beatty. More on Robert can be found on his website: www.remainsstreet.com  

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Call for Entries CLOSED

The 2013 Call for Entries is CLOSED! Filmmakers will be notified by late January – early February.   Please wait to hear from us. And Remember… As soon as stuff starts coming in, our screening committee will be hard at work watching everything that comes in. We’re counting over 1,000 submissions this year so far, so […]

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Announcement: 20th Anniversary Fest at the Logan Theatre!

We’re proud to announce… The 20th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival will be at the Logan Theatre March 6th-10th, 2013. Situated in one of our favorite Chicago neighborhoods, the Logan Theatre is a newly renovated cinema that still offers affordable ticket prices for the great value that families and film buffs alike have come to […]

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WAB Issue: Did you submit via Withoutabox 10/25-11/2? – PLEASE READ THIS!

      Important Message from Withoutabox Dear Withoutabox Customer, On November 1st, our site experienced an outage which unfortunately resulted in the loss of data submitted from the afternoon of October 25th to the evening of November 2nd. If you modified your account or submitted a project during this time, we regret to inform […]

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2012 Awards Announced!

19th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Awards: First, let’s thank the jury:  Julia Gibbs, Dan Koretzky and Jonathan Marlow! This year, the jury created 6 Jury Award categories around the films they wanted to feature, and chose a handful of honorable mentions for each of those categories.  They were also asked to chose a “Made […]

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2012 CUFF Exhibition: Lyra Hill

The posters/drawings/comics/screen prints of Lyra Hill will be up in the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center for only a few weeks.  Come see these handmade beauties in person.   Lyra is a comics artist and filmmaker. She runs a performative reading series called Brain Frame and works as a projectionist at the Gene […]

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Full Program Online

IFP/Chicago presents: The 19th Chicago Underground Film Festival May 31st – June 7th, 2012 At the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. See our Full Program (or check out our Quick Guide) Tickets for Gene Siskel Film Center members go on sale Wednesday May 16 and to general public Friday May 18. at […]

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Feature Film Trailer Bonanza!

Beware of browsing…you’ll probably end up liking and wanting to see them all… Just start clicking.  Refer to our schedule for more information on each film. Video Diary of a Lost Girl Dicke Madchen Headlock The Fourth Dimenson Two Years At Sea I Have Always Been a Dreamer Zero Killed Girl Model Palaces of Pity […]

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2012 Jurors Announced!

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is more than excited to announce its jurors for the 2012 Festival: Jonathan Marlow Fandor co-founder Jonathan Marlow is a relatively accomplished composer and curator as well as an occasional filmmaker with roughly two dozen short films and a handful video installations to his credit. In the decade-and-a-half prior to his role as […]

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