The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (1)



28 Jan 2023
Call for entries

09 Feb 2024
Early deadline

08 Mar 2024
Standard deadline

05 Apr 2024
Late deadline

03 May 2024
Festival closed

13 Jul 2024
Notification date

12 Jul 2024
14 Jul 2024


Sydney Rd,  3056, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 12 July 2024      Festival end: 14 July 2024

The (new) Melbourne Underground Film Festival

MUFF, Year Zero (2023)

We want films that are strange, daring, experimental, avant-garde and indefinable, radical, subversive, transgressive, unorthodox and weird.

If you’ve got one of those you could lend us for a night that’d be great.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival takes place in September. We’ll be showing short films only in our first year. Up to 30 minutes, and completed any time since 1/1/2021.

See below and on our website for more details.

MUFF is but a wee young sprite of a festival with pockets a-brimmin’ with air. We foresee cash and in-kind prizes in our future, but for Year Zero it’s likely to be a certificate, a round of applause, and a comely laurel wreath to sport in the market.

• Secure online screeners are the only method of submission accepted.

• Films do not have to be subtitled or dubbed if this is not essential to the comprehension of the film.

• If it is essential they must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

• Films can have previous festival screenings, but cannot yet be available for free or commercial viewing.

• If selected, your exhibition copy will be required no later than November 10, 2023. (Exhibition requirements will be sent with acceptance letters.)

• All shipping and handling costs to and from the festival office will be covered by the entrant.

• It's the participant's responsibility to make sure the rights to their films are cleared for the festival. The festival will not be held liable for any issues or lawsuits regarding any films that are entered into the festival.

• Fees will not be reimbursed if the film/video submitted is not selected for the festival.

• The festival will take due care of all entrants/participants materials but the festival will not be responsible for any loss and/or damage to materials while they are in possession of the festival.

• The festival reserves the right to run online in 2023, if necessary, or have a portion of the festival online.

• If you are accepted into the 2023 festival there may be an opportunity to have your film shown at other festival-related screenings throughout the year, of which you will be notified for permission.

• By entering this festival, you agree to have 1-30 seconds of excerpts from your film used for festival promotional purposes only (including web, cinema, TV) - unless you advise otherwise.



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