Underground Film Festival List

Below is a list of film festivals covered on the Underground Film Journal, most of which feature underground, avant-garde and experimental films. The list is organized by screening dates and includes deadlines and fee descriptions. However, please visit each site for full film entry information.

Selection of posters from underground film festivals

2014

Festivals With Dates Set
Festivals Without Dates Set

2015

Festivals With Dates Set
Festivals Without Dates Set
  • Brisbane Underground Film Festival
    • Entry Final Deadline: Passed
    Screening: Jan. 8-10, 2015
  • Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
    • Early Deadline: Sep. 25, 2015
      Entry Fee: $10 for US, Free for International
    • Final Deadline: Oct. 25, 2015
      Entry Fee: $20 for US, Free for International
    Screening: Feb. 20-22, 2015
  • Chicago Underground Film Festival
    • Early Deadline: Oct. 1, 2014
      Entry Fee: Features $35 (Students $20); Shorts $30 (Students $15)
    • Regular Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
      Entry Fee: Features: $45 (Students $20); Shorts: $35 (Student $15)
    • Final Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
      Entry Fee: Features: $55 (Students $25); Shorts: $40 (Student $20)
    Screening: Apr. 15-19, 2015

On Hiatus or Defunct:

New York Underground Film Festival
Hi/Lo Film Festival
Wisconsin Underground Film Festival
Miami Underground Film Festival
Hi Mom! Film Festival
Twin Cities Underground Film Festival
New Haven Underground Film Festival
Backseat Film Festival
Austin Underground Film Festival
PDX Film Festival
Arkansas Underground Film Festival
Denver Underground Film Festival

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