The 3rd annual DC Underground Film Festival (DCUFF) has officially opened its 2005 Call for Entries, accepting submissions of independently produced films that challenge the Hollywood mindset and swallow the mainstream. The entry deadline is May 1, 2005 and the culminating festival will take place in September 2005 at the historic Carnegie Institute in downtown Washington, DC. Entry forms can be printed at the DCUFF website at http://www.dcuff.org . DCUFF accepts film, video and digital work of all length, genre and format.
Last year hundreds of filmmakers from all over the U.S, Europe, Asia, and Canada submitted their films and 50+ of them debuted in Washington, DC to an audience of over 800 film buffs.
“Each film proved that creative minds working on shoe-string budgets can rock the nations capital even if it is home to the staid and unimaginative political elite,” said Allyson Kapin Festival Founder and Director.
The DCUFF is billed as a festival that offers unlimited freedom to independent filmmakers and artists to experiment and exhibit their radical creations in documentary, claymation and animation, and experimental art movies. "The DC Underground Film Festival offers some of the latest in thought-provoking cinema that embraces the high-concept/low-budget style of filmmaking," says the Washington City Paper.
DCUFF which serves as a venue for independent film-makers to combine their artistic talents and forge new ideas for experimentation was started in 2002 by Allyson Kapin a DC filmmaker and curator. It continues to be organized by Kapin and an advisory committee programmed by active filmmakers, artists, activists, and film enthusiasts ranging from Cynthia Connolly to the District of Ladies collective.
Information about the DC Underground Film Festival can be found at: http://www.dcuff.org