Arizona Underground Film Festival is Arizona’s premier genre cult film festival, and one of the most recognized underground film festivals in the country! 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.

Its our 12th year presenting some of the best in films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, and Animation. Join us in the underground!


“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

Foreign language films must be dubbed or subtitled in English. You can include press kits or any other materials for your film. We have no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements. Over 60 minutes for features and under 60 minutes for shorts. The festival selection committee makes all programming decisions. If accepted we will notify filmmakers by email by August 28th, most times earlier.

Overall Rating
  • Kevin Webb

    Had a great time screening at this fest. Great communication with staff. Lots of great films. Great theater. Loved the city of Tucson.

    October 2018
  • Santino Vitale

    I was unable to attend, so, I can only speak on their communication, which was first rate.
    I saw some posts on social media -- it looked like a really fun festival.

    October 2018
  • Jenny Stark

    I didn’t make it to the fest, but the communication and quality of the program is top notch. I hope I get the chance to go one day.

    September 2018
  • Charles Cohen

    We weren't able to attend, but our film was treated very well and it has given us momentum.

    September 2018
  • Mike James

    Excellent festival. David is fantastic. It was a great opportunity.

    March 2018