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Chicago Underground Film Fest Gets Defiant

* Friday, August 18 Thursday, August 24, 2000. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is designed to showcase the defiantly independent filmmaker. The festivals mission is to promote films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique or content from the "indie" mainstream presenting works that challenge and transcend commercial expectations. The festival will award cash prizes to films and videos selected by the jury as best in these categories: Feature, Short, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Audience Choice and "made in Chicago." The Chicago Underground Film Fund has been established to provide completion funds for films that are in keeping with the festival's defiantly independent and deliberately scandalous spirit. Recipients are awarded grants of US$500-$2,000 in cash and services. The festival screening committee will select the films and videos. Notification of entries making the festival will be before July 1, 2000. Screening dates and times will be announced by July 15. For more information contact the Chicago Underground Film Festival at: 3109 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60618; Tel.: (773) 327-FILM; Fax (773) 327-3464; or E-mail: info@cuff.org.

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