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2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival: Award Winners & Wrap-Up

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 2, 2006

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I don’t have too many reports from this year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival other than a couple of notes from the fest itself.

First, which was great news, CUFF said it had it’s best opening night in its 13-year history thanks to the world premiere of Usama Alshaibi‘s documentary Nice Bombs, which sold out the 750 seat Music Box theater. You can check out some photos from the event over at CUFF’s official blog. In fact you can view lots of pictures over there including ones of director JL Aronson, the quirky veteran band The Monks, the cast and crew of closing night film LOL and of the official award ceremony.

And, speaking of awards, here’s the list of this year’s winners:

Narrative Feature: Bulldog in the White House, dir. Todd Verow.

Narrative Short: Paul and the Badger (Episode 1), dir. Paul Tarrago.

Documentary Feature: Nice Bombs, dir. Usama Alshaibi.

Documentary Short: In Loving Memory, dir. Robert Todd.

Experimental: S A V E, dir. Roger Bebee.

Animation: How She Slept At Night, dir. Lili Carre.

“Made In Chicago” Award: A Lover’s Discourse, dir. Tim Kinsella.

Audience Award: Danielson: A Familie Movie, dir. JL Aronson.

Special Jury Prizes:

The Wild Condition, dir. Rolf Belgum.

Animal Mother, dir. Jasmine Way.

Jean Genet in Chicago, dir. Frederic Moffet.

For more info, please visit the Chicago Underground Film Festival official website.