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Chicago Underground Film Festival
The 30th edition of the Chicago Underground Film Festival–the longest-running underground film festival in the world–is moving to Chicago’s South Side Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., September 13-17, 2023. Opening night will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., in the Chicago Loop.
A global champion of the underground scene, the Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) showcases and celebrates some of the most original films and video art being made today–all supplemented through screenings, panels, and nightly after-parties. Highlights of this year’s festival include three locally-produced world premieres, an after-party at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., curated by Eric Williams of the Silver Room, and an underground art market at The Kulture Museum, 629 W. Cermak Rd, 2nd Floor. This is alongside a number of curated panels and events, several new films from festival alumni, and a plethora of other genre-bending and boundary-pushing features and shorts.