Arizona Underground Film Festival (15)


04 Mar 2022
Call for entries

22 Apr 2022
Early deadline

17 Jun 2022
Standard deadline

22 Jul 2022
Late deadline

18 Aug 2022
Festival closed

17 Sep 2022
Notification date

16 Sep 2022
24 Sep 2022


PO Box ,  85702, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 59'<
Feature film festival >60' 190'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 59'<
 Feature Films  >60' 190'<
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Festival start: 16 September 2022      Festival end: 24 September 2022

Arizona Underground Film Festival is Arizona’s only premier underground cult film festival! Celebrating our 15th year, we make it our sole mission to showcase the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. We are on a quest to represent every genre of independent film from across the world celebrating the artist, and their work. We will cover categories from Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and Exploitation. Join us in the underground!

Many of the films that have screened at the festival over the years have gone on to receive distribution from the festival screening, or attention from press and other festivals. We have been the World Premiere for many films over the past 10 years, and we will continue to premiere films, and showcase the best of independent cinema.


“It’s got the vision and confidence of fests that have been around a lot longer.” - Filmmaker Magazine

“Prestigious festival” – The Huffington Post

“Unbeatable!” - Arizona Daily Star

“Truly Amazing” - Tucson Citizen

“AZUFF shed(s) light on the underground network… bringing independent films into the lime-light” - Yahoo News

“A Top-Notch Film Festival” - Trashwire

“A Real Powerhouse of a Festival” - Underground Film Journal

“A Wild Ride to the Edges of Visionary Independent Cinema” - Film Festival Examiner

We will be giving out awards to the Best Feature and Short for:

Audience Award
and Director’s Award

Arizona Underground Film Festival is a premier genre cult film festival, and one of the biggest underground film festivals!

We are accepting films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and we are proud to offer an Exploitation category. From any year.

60 min and more is a feature. Less than 60 min is a short. We accept work from any year, so submit your films.



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