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2009 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival: Call For Entries

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The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival is student run at UWM, but don’t let the “student” part of that throw you. This is a first-class underground fest showing some of the best experimental and avant-garde work around. This year’s edition will run May 8-10. There’s only one deadline and it is:

Final Deadline:
March 26
$10

Although MUFF’s site and entry form don’t say it, but this is a “shorts only” festival. Last year’s edition screened work by some very familiar names to the Underground Film Festival, including personal favorite Sylvia Schedelbauer, as well as Neil Ira Needleman, Robert Todd, Ben Russell and Mike Rollo. As for a mission statement to what MUFF is looking for, they say:

The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival is a student-run, international film festival dedicated to showcasing contemporary works of film and video that innovate in form, technique, and content. This annual event exhibits independent films from around the world. We are interested in publicly presenting the best in artistic, experimental, original, humorous, political and visionary film and video work. The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival is a nationally recognized non-profit student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Their entry form also says that they are open to multiple projection and performance screenings. You just have to let them know what kind of equipment you need for a screening. Also, regarding the $10 entry fee, that’s waived if you’ve screened at MUFF before and Milwaukee County residents only need to pay 5 bucks.

For full information and to download the entry form, please visit the official MUFF site.

And check out the Underground Film Festival’s list of film festivals for more great underground fests to submit to.


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  • A friend of mine sent his movie in along with the standard submission fee and they never responded to him. Not very professional but then perhaps that is what makes it underground.

  • As of this date, the official festival website says they haven’t gone through all the submissions yet. So, your friend might still hear something in the next few days.

    If you come back to this page, can you please let us know if he ever heard back?