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Coming Up From the Underground

I’ve been thinking about resurrecting the underground film festival listings I used to have on the previous version of the Underground Film Journal, especially now that it’s easier to track and organize that kind of thing using WordPress. It’s also easier to gather up information these days. But we’ll see how it goes. I’m also planning on doing separate posts per festival, but there’s a lot of stuff going on now so I’m just doing one uber post to get the ball rolling.

First up, the granddaddy of them all, the New York Underground Film Festival just wrapped up this week so maybe I can get the award winners for a future post. But here’s a list of what else is going on:

UPCOMING FESTS:

1) Boston Underground Film Festival: March 22-26.

2) Brooklyn Underground Film Festival: April 19-23.

3) Portland Underground Film Festival: April. (no specific days yet.)

4) Hi Mom! Film Festival: June 15-17.

CALLS FOR ENTRIES:

1) Chicago Underground Film Festival: Regular Deadline: April 1st; Late Deadline: April 15th.

2) Antimatter Underground Film Festival: Early Deadline: April 15th; Final Deadline: May 31st.

3) Melbourne Underground Film Festival: Deadline: May 12th.

4) Coney Island Film Festival: Regular Deadline: May 19, 2006; Late Deadline: July 14th; Withoutabox extended late deadline: July 28th.

5) MicroCineFest: Deadline: July 1st.

6) Denver Underground Film Festival: Early Deadline: July 14th; Late Deadline: July 28th.

If you’re interested in getting your festival listed on the Underground Film Journal, feel free to drop me an email. And a festival doesn’t have to have “Underground” in its name for me to post about it. I’m just interested in the small, quirky festivals rather than the big ones everybody already knows about.