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2010 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Call For Entries

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 26, 2010

Once again, the beautiful country of Switzerland prepares to get down and dirty — you could even say downright filthy — with the Lausanne Underground Film Festival now looking for entries for their 9th annual edition that will run Oct. 20-24.

The deadline for this year is coming up quick:

Final deadline:
June 30

But the good news is that there are no entry fees, so rush your film in now!

Now, you might be asking, “What kinds of films is LUFF looking for anyway?” Good question. LUFF is a pretty wild festival and screens some really far-out avant-garde and experimental films. Their mission statement says:

We think that underground films do not make any compromise to be made or to be seen. Underground films accept no limits, no censorships and always present an innovative point of view. The LUFF has been created after the New York Underground Film Festival, then its purpose remains the same: to support and promote films that push boundaries and break new ground — that challenge, entertain and provoke.

You might want to check out last year’s lineup, and even the year before that to see just how serious they are about pushing boundaries and provoking. Also, LUFF runs several retrospectives every year that have covered filmmakers such as the Kuchar brothers, Sarah Jacobson, Jon Moritsugu, Jonas Mekas, Kurt Kren, Lloyd Kaufman and more. So, that should give you an idea.

As for categories, they’re pretty open:
– short narrative films
– short experimental films
– animated short films
– feature films
– documentaries

To an entry form and to submit, please visit the official Lausanne Underground Film Festival website.

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