One of the biggest underground film festivals in the country, the Chicago Underground Film Festival opens today (March 6) and runs through March 10, 2013. With shorts, documentaries, experimental and feature-length films, CUFF has got a full lineup of works from around the world. Check out the complete program here, get tickets here, and find the list of awesome Logan Square Afterparties here.
About the Chicago Underground Film Festival
Founded in 1993, The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a year-round organization dedicated to the work of film and video makers with defiantly independent visions. Unlike many other “independent” film events their goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven events such as Sundance but Instead to focus on the artistc, aesthetic and fun side of independent filmmaking. CUFF promotes works that dissent radically in form, content and technique from both the tired conventions of Hollywood and the increasingly stagnant IndieWood mainstream.
This year’s festival at the Logan Theater will offer a complementary mix of independent features, shorts, documentaries and experimental films augmented by nightly parties and concerts. The programming is innovative and unique, ranging from the lowbrow entertainment of John Waters, Doris Wishman and Coffin Joe to fine art films/videos of the current avant-garde. With an exponential growth each year in both attendance and film submissions, the Chicago Underground Film Festival is an undeniable success.
CUFF 2013 will take place at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Below are a few film trailers from this year’s selections, but you can also see more here!