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2015 Call For Entries: Chicago Underground Film Festival

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 14, 2014

Smiling movie projector and logo for 2015 Chicago Underground Film Festival

The mighty, mighty Chicago Underground Film Festival is now accepting submissions for their powerhouse 22nd annual event that will run next year on May 13-17.

After more than two decades in operation, CUFF continues to be the premiere annual event for challenging, creative and artistic cinema, selecting and screening a wide variety of film and video work that shatters and reconstructs established notions of projected imagery and storytelling.

Deadlines, entry fees and guidelines are below. To submit, please visit the festival’s official website.

Deadlines & Entry Fees

Early Deadline
Oct. 1, 2014
Entry Fee: Features $35 (Students $20)
Shorts $30 (Students $15)

Regular Deadline
Nov. 15, 2014
Entry Fee: Features $45 (Students $20)
Shorts $35 (Student $15)

Late Deadline
Dec. 15, 2014
Entry Fee: Features $55 (Students $25)
Shorts $40 (Student $20)


The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly independent filmmaker. Our mission is to promote films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content from the “indie” mainstream and to present adventurous works that challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations… if you suspect your film is “underground,” it probably is.

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