26 March 2007

Chicago Underground Film Festival

The 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has issued its call for entries! CUFF presents a wide range of work exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the concept of "underground". From alternative music films and political agitprop to high camp and formal experimentation and everything in-between. We like films that go beyond expectations and genre, films made with passion, obsession and drive. The festival is dedicated to work that defines or defies all genres (especially experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary), and admits 16mm, 35mm, mini-dv and DVcam exhibition formats.

Founded in 1994, the Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to the work of film and video makers from around the world with defiantly independent visions. Our mission is to support and promote innovative films and videos that dissent in form, technique, or content from the "indie" film/video mainstream and to create a community for makers and audiences of adventurous work that entertains, pushes boundaries, challenges viewers and transcends expectations...if you suspect your film is "underground," it probably is.

Unlike many other "independent" film events our goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven festivals such as Sundance. Instead we seek to create our own particular niche by presenting an accessible, user-friendly showcase for Avant-Garde and cult cinema.

August 22-26, 2007 Chicago, IL

Earlybird Deadline May 1, 2007 ($30 Entry Fee)
Regular Deadline May 15, 2007 ($35 Entry Fee)
Late Deadline June 1, 2007 ($40 Entry Fee)

Also accepting proposals for curated programs.

Complete entry form and guidelines available on our website at http://www.cuff.org

Or submit through http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1095

Befriend CUFF on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/ChicagoUndergroundFilm