Now in our 25th year, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, the longest-running “underground” film festival in the world, is an internationally recognized program providing a venue for documentary, experimental and avant-garde narrative film and video. The festival’s mission is to select and screen film, video and related works presenting a diverse line up of moving image programming focusing on filmmakers working to reinvent and explore new approaches to established practices, to foster new forms of media art and to build an audience for such work. Our goal is to achieve these aims by presenting a fun, user-friendly and accessible event..if you suspect your film is “underground,” it probably is.
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Or using our ONLINE ENTRY FORM below. Pay entry fee with a check or PayPal (following directions on the entry form).Online Entry Form
Entry fees must be in U.S. funds only. Pay through Film Freeway, Withoutabox or with this form through Paypal.