The Underground Film Journal has recently uncovered that there was a previous New York Underground Film Festival — in 1970! This event is totally unconnected to the ’90-’00s era festival and featured a weeklong series of screenings in mid-October of that year, from October 12 to 19.
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In 1993, after not being accepted into any major film festival of the time, such as Sundance, filmmaker Todd Phillips personally toured the U.S. and Europe with his first documentary film, Hated: GG Allin & The Murder Junkies.
I’ve uncovered two films that screened at the 2nd annual New York Underground Film Festival: Cracking Up and Dirty Money.
Todd Phillips, who won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy for The Hangover, was the co-founder of the New York Underground Film Festival.
Plaster Caster is the Underground Film Journal’s first ever Movie of the Decade. It’s an awesome documentary about legendary rock groupie, Cynthia Plaster Caster.
Director David Schmoeller reveals the time he almost put a hit on actor Klaus Kinski while making the horror film Crawlspace. Hilarious short film!
In 1993, Michigan filmmaker Mike White made the controversial Who Do You Think You’re Fooling?, which charges Quentin Tarantino with plagiarism.
Here’s a list of films from the 2000-02 New York and Chicago Underground Film Festivals that were released on DVD, like Plaster Caster and Horns and Halos.
Submit your film to the inaugural Migrating Forms, which is continuing in the proud tradition of the New York Underground Film Festival.
Watch some of the short films that screened at the New York Underground Film Festival, including ones by Kent Lambert, Ryan Trecartin and more.