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!

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT AZUFF

“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
Narrative
Horror
Experimental
Animation
Documentaries
Exploitation
Audience Award
and Director’s Award

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • lawrence d'antonio

    Not only enjoyed the festival, the director David pike shared so much great information with us. As a first time film maker, I will incorporate all of his advice on my next film. Many thanks

    October 2019
  • WHEN THE MOVIE'S OVER

    Just meditate your eyes
    If there is a necessary change there
    The world is always yours

    September 2019
  • Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

    They seem very organized and def flying the underground film flag which I love.

    September 2019
  • We were unable to attend, but the communication, social media presence, and quality of films provided was outstanding. Great work and thank you again! We hope to be a part of it again soon!

    September 2019
  • 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