Underground Film Journal

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.

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2015

2016

  • Festivals With Dates Set
  • Brisbane Underground Film Festival
    Screening: Feb. 5-7
    • Entries Open!
    • Final Deadline: Oct. 2, 2015
      Entry Fee: Free

  • Ann Arbor Film Festival
    Screening: Mar. 15-20
    • Entries Open!
    • Regular Deadline: Sep. 18, 2015
      Entry Fee: $55 Features; $45 Shorts
    • Final Deadline: Oct. 10, 2015
      Entry Fee: $70 Features; $60 Shorts

  • Experiments in Cinema
    Screening: Apr. 6-10
    • Entries Open!
    • Final Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
      Entry Fee: Online: $20

  • Calgary Underground Film Festival
    Screening: Apr. 11-17
    • Entries Closed!

  • Images Festival
    Screening: Apr. 15-23
    • Entries Open!
    • Early Deadline: Oct. 19, 2015
      Entry Fee: Features: $30; Shorts: $15; Students: Free; If submitted online: $10
    • Final Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
      Entry Fee: Features: $50; Shorts: $25; Students: Free

  • Chicago Underground Film Festival
    Screening: Jun. 1-5
    • Entries Open!
    • Early Deadline: Oct. 1, 2015
      Entry Fee: Features: $35 (Students $20); Shorts: $30 (Students $15)
    • Regular Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
      Entry Fee: Features: $45 (Students $25); Shorts: $35 (Student $20)
    • Final Deadline: Jan. 5, 2016
      Entry Fee: Features: $55 (Students $30); Shorts: $40 (Student $25)

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
Experimental Film Festival Portland

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