Underground Film Journal

Underground Film Festival List

Below is a list of film festivals that screen underground, avant-garde and experimental films. The list is organized strictly alphabetically.

We’re in the process of updating this page to include screening dates, and perhaps submission deadlines. We stress that it’s a process. Feel free to check back for more updates.

(Note: “(est.)” means that we don’t have confirmed screening dates yet, but estimate when the festival is typically held.)

On Hiatus or Defunct:

ATA Film & Video Festival
Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival
Arkansas Underground Film Festival
Austin Underground Film Festival
Backseat Film Festival
Brisbane Underground Film Festival
Denver Underground Film Festival
Hi/Lo Film Festival
Hi Mom! Film Festival
Miami Underground Film Festival
Migrating Forms

Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
New Haven Underground Film Festival
New York Underground Film Festival
Oakland Underground Film Festival
PDX Film Festival
PollyGrind
Twin Cities Underground Film Festival
Wisconsin Underground Film Festival
Zero Film Festival

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