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 11th 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
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    Mike James

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

    March 2018
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    Jose Holder

    Very disappointed I couldn't attend the event, but the organizers were super attentive, responded quickly and were supportive of 1st time director's works like myself. Very appreciative and I hope to get invited back!

    November 2017
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    Ryan Betschart

    Loved screening here! Great films, great ambience, great theater, the town is rad to walk around - great vegan food nearby and David is a joy to talk to - Love the amount of features played too

    November 2016
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    Lyna Ward

    A great time! It was full of unique and entertaining films. Well-staffed and lots of fun!

    October 2016
  • Great festival, Well organized!!! had a great experience.

    May 2016