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The 5th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival
DEADLINE: May 15th 1998
"Defiantly independent and deliberatly scandalous"
- Michael Willmington, Chicago Tribune
"A cultural mainstay"
- Ray Pride, Filmmaker Magazine
"If you care at all about the state of culture on the margins, this is
probably the most important project in the country reflecting its
- The Lumpen Times
"The biggest and best of the subterranean screen-events"
- New York Independent Film Monitor
"I'd like to think the work Chris and I did at Film Threat helped
inspire the lunatics behind CUFF but now they're the ones inspiring
me... Not just a great "underground" fest but a great film fest period"
- Dave Williams, former editor Film Threat Video Guide
The Chicago Underground Film Festival is now accepting entries for its
fifth annual festival to be held August 12-16, 1998 at the Theatre
Building in Chicago. We seek the best cutting-edge,  subversive,
controversial, and defiantly independent  films and videos of all
kinds:  features, shorts, animation, documentary, experimental,35mm,
16mm, Super 8 and video.  Cash prizes awarded to the best entry in each
category. Each year we also present the Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement
Award to an influential guest filmmaker. Past guests have included
Richard Kern,  Kenneth Anger, George Kuchar and John Waters. 1998
recipient to be announced.
For more information, including highlights from our 1998 festival, check
out our website:site at
or email us at:
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Chicago Underground Film Festival
2501 North Lincoln Ave. Ste. 278
Chicago, Il 60614
The 5th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival is sponsored by:
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