IFP CHICAGO & THE CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL PRESS ARCHIVES

2017

June 22, 2017Film News: Merle Hayden, Subject of ‘Manlife: The Last of the Lawsonians,’ Dies at 96 by Patrick McD, Hollywood Chicago.com. 

June 21, 2017Cuffed, Not Gagged: Highlights from the Chicago Underground Film Festival by Leslie Gray, The Brvtalist. 

June 11, 2017Festival Beat: The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF): Part 2 by Jason Coffman, Daily Grindhouse. 

June 9, 2017The 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival: Review by Andrew Buss, Urban Matter. 

June 9, 2017Film News: ‘Manlife: The Last of Lawsonians’ Wins Audience Award at 2017 Chicago Underground Film Festival by Patrick McD, Hollywood Chicago.com. 

June 5, 2017Festival Beat: The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF): Part 1 by Jason Coffman, Daily Grindhouse. 

June 5, 2017CINEMAJAW 327, Nicole Bernardi-Reis - Origin Stories by Matt Kubinski, Cinema Jaw. 

June 4, 2017Film News: CUFF Closing Night Film is ‘Manlife: The Last of the Lawsonians’ on June 4, 2017 by Patrick Mcd, Hollywood Chicago.com. 

June 3, 2017Podcast Talk: Michael Galinsky’s ‘All the Rage’ at Chicago Underground Film Fest on June 3, 2017 by Patrick McD, Hollywood Chicago.com. 

May 31, 2017Chicago Underground Film Festival 24th EditionMetromix. 

May 31, 2017[The Daily] Goings On: Varda, Kiarostami, and More by David Hudson, The Criterion Collection. 

May 31, 2017It's summer! Here's the fun by Graham Meyer, Crain's Chicago Business. 

May 31, 2017See Defiantly Independent Cinema at the Chicago Underground Film Festival by Lisa Trifone, Third Coast Review. 

May 31, 2017Chicago Underground Film Festival May 31-June 4Windy City Media Group. 

May 30, 2017Podcast Talk: ‘Drifting Towards the Crescent’ Opens Chicago Underground Film Fest by Patrick McD, Hollywood Chicago.com. 

May 30, 201715 of our favorite events in chicago this week by Michelle Meywes Kopeny, Chicagoist. 

May 30, 201724th Chicago Underground Film Festival offers great range of films by Elaine Hegwood Bowen, The Chicago Crusader. 

May 29, 2017This Weeks Chicago Events: CUFF & All Eyez On Me by Nekia Nichelle, Nekia Nichelle.

May 29, 201724th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) by Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Film Monthly. 

May, 29 2017A Discovery Channel Chicago Underground at Twenty-Four by Ray Pride, Newcity Film. 

May 26, 2017Short doc on Rep. Will Guzzardi leaves viewers wanting more by Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune. 

May 25, 2017 - C.U.F.F. links to two premieres at Logan by Dan Gire, Daily Herald. 

May 24, 2017Shorts, sharp and shocking, at the Chicago Underground Film Festival by Xenoi, Chicago Reader. 

April 25, 2017 - Documentary on doc endorsed by stars coming to Chicago festival by Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times.

March 14, 2017AFI DOCS 2015 Interview: Rebecca Parrish And Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Directors - RADICAL GRACE, American Film Institute. 

February 3, 2017 - COMEDY is King (Episode 193) by Ian Simmons, Kicking the Seat Podcast. 

January 23, 2017Unbroken Glass has first Chicago theatrical run at Siskel Film Center Feb. 17-23!, Kartemquin Films. 

January 18, 2017 The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017 by Maggie Gottlieb and Julie Pearson, MovieMaker Magazine.

2016

November 18, 2016 - Students Network with Elite Chicago Film and TV Professionals by Cara Lockwood, Northwestern EDU. 

November 10, 2016Must-Knows for Filming in Chicago, Lawyers for the Creative Arts. 

November 3, 2016MCA Talk: Hamilton Morris, This Is Your Brain on Drugs, MCA Chicago. 

October 23, 2016Women In Entertainment Chicago Hosted By ArcLight Cinemas by Morgan Frost, Chicago Women. 

October 17,2016Chicago Film Fest Announces Jury, Geraldine Chaplin is Jury President, Vimooz. 

October 15, 2016 - BLOG: IFP Chicago Mentoring...by Keaton Wooden, Keaton Wooden. 

October 14, 2016ArcLight Cinemas Announces Extension of Women in Entertainment Program in Chicago, PR Newswire. 

October 10, 2016Local studio pitching Roberts’ 2007 play at Chicago film festival, Shatterglass Studios. 

September 7, 2016Chicago International Film Festival Announces Industry Days Full Schedule, Vimooz. 

August 1, 2016The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Creative Cow. 

June 7, 2016A LOOK BACK AT THE 23RD CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL, Indie Outlook. 

May 30, 2016CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2016 PREVIEW by Bill Stamets, Rogerebert.com. 

May 26, 2016Tony Conrad' review: Underground Film Fest kicks off with tender doc by Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

May 24, 2016Chicago Underground Film Festival celebrates 23rd year by Mike Morgan, Reel Chicago. 

March 10, 2016 - Short Films of Brad Bischoff Capture a Mood Rather Than Spell Out a Story by Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune.

January 28, 2016 - Chicago Underground Film Festival named one of The 10 Best Film Festivals You've Never Heard Of by Michelle Schuman, Huffington Post.

2016 - The FAHF Awards 2016, The Arts of Humanity. 

2016 - The Money Is Here! Chicago Financiers, Angels, and Instigators, Chicago Film Festival. 

2015

November 1, 2015Comfort Society: Welcome To Hell: Extreme Metal For Beginners - A Talk By Bryan Wendorf With A Live Performance By Of Wolves by Comfort Society, Comfort Station Logan Square. 

October 15, 2015 - Nicole Bernardi-Reis, IFP Chicago board president, and Bryan Wendorf, co-founder, artistic director and co-programmer for the Chicago Underground Film Festival, listed in Newcity's Film 50 2015: Chicago Screen Gems.

August 28, 2015 - Nicole Bernardi-Reis on Revitalizing IFP Chicago. Nicole Bernardi-Reis, independent film producer and president of the board of IFP Chicago discusses the importance of IFP Chicago with Chicago film critic Ray Pride, of Newcity.

August 2015 - IFP Chicago On-Tap: Fall Kick-Off Party. Photos from Screen Magazine HERE.

April 27, 2015 - New board sets goals to expand IFP service to indies by Lori Rotenberk, REEL Chicago.

April 20 ,2015Susan Sarandon to Exec Produce Rebecca Parrish’s Doc About Feminist Nuns by Laura Berger, Indie Wire. 

May 13, 2015 - Our Guide to the Chicago Underground Film Festival by Drew Hunt, The Reader.

February 3, 2015 - 'Fair use guru' comes to Chicago with some tips by Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune. 

2015 - Radical Grace by Rebecca Perish, Siskel Film Center. 

2014

October 20, 2014 “SIGNATURE MOVE” READIES ITS PITCH FOR IFP/CHICAGO – CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “SHARK TANK” FOR FILM by Brian Hiegglke, Chicago film project. 

October 6, 2014Multiple Kartemquin producers to speak at IFP Chicago conference, Kartemquin. 

October 3, 2014 IFP Chicago Announces 2014 Conference Schedule, Screen Magazine.

2014 - Algreen The Movie, Algreen The Movie. 

April 9, 2014Honorable Homecoming for American Arab, Kartemquin Films. 

April 4, 2014Chicago Underground Film Festival by Stephanie Menendez, WGN Radio

March 31, 2014Chicago Underground Film Festival Returns to Logan Theatre by Victoria Johnson, DNA Info. 

March 27, 201421st Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Premiers Next Week by Maya Docha, Logan Squarist. 

March 12, 2014 - Welcome back IFP: new leaders, board and programs by Ruth Ratny, REEL Chicago.

2013

November 21, 20136 Attempts at Defining ‘Underground’ with the CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL by Jana Dietze, Film Festival Life Line. 

March 5, 2013Chicago Underground Film Festival 2013 Kicks Off 20th Year Of Offbeat, Wonderful Flicks, Huffpost. 

2013 - HollyWood on Lake Michigan by Michael Corcoran and Arnie Bernstein, Chicago Review Press Incorporated. 

2012

201220 YEARS OF CUFF by Wrekmeister Harmonies, Spectacle Theater. 

2011

June 1, 2011Off Camera: The Chicago Underground Film Festival thinks local as it turns eighteen by Ray Pride, New City Film. 

2010

July13, 2010Bryan Wendorf: The Future Of Film Festivals by Mike Everleth, Underground Film Journal. 

2007

April 16, 2007 Elizabeth Donius’ job as IFP/Chicago executive director is “endlessly interesting, challenging”, Reel Chicago. 

2016

August, 2006A Special Sneak Preview of CUFF! by Facets Cinematque, Facets. 

2005

October 24, 2005Chicago’s Independent Film Community by Keidra Chaney, Not for Tourists. 

2000

August 14, 2000Chicago Underground Film Festival Will Unspool 18 New Features by Digital Journal Staff, Digital Journal. 

1999

August 31, 1999FESTIVALS: Chicago’s Underground Marketplace — of Fun & Ideas by Scott Petersen, Indie Wire.