A monthly event showcasing the best of independent cinema!
CineUnderground takes place in Busto Arsizio and Piacenza, your film will be screened in two locations in the north of Italy!
We like to involve the filmmakers during screening: you can give us a video message or even come and present your film!
We have cozy venues and an hardcore audience of true indie cinema lovers.
Every selected FEATURE will receive a video review and a reaction video filmed during the screening.

SCREENING DATES ARE

SEPTEMBER 20 2020
OCTOBER 18 2020
NOVEMBER 15 2020
DECEMBER 13 2020
JANUARY 17 2021
FEBRUARY 21 2021
MARCH 21 2021
APRIL 18 2021
MAY 16 2021
MAY 13 2021

IMPORTANT
Your film could be selected for special screenings outside these fixed dates.

At the end of every cycle of screenings the jury will award:

BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST FEATURE
BEST SHORT

Winners will receive official laurels and a trophy.

By submitting, you agree that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work and agree to hold harmless the festival from any and all claims, losses, liabilities or attorneys' fees that may be held in connection with the Film entry or the Festival's use thereof.

We reserve the right to use any part of your submission for promotional purposes.

All Film Festival entrants or submitters must by 18 years of age or older.
The filmmaker, entrant and submitter grants permission to the festival to screen the entry at the festival without paying a screening fee.

Feature films must be 60 mins and up.

Short films must be under 25 mins.

Fake trailers must be under 6 mins.

There are not quality, length or format restrictions for the Old but GOLD category.

No premiere status requred, but we will privilege movies without large distribution.

FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH OR ITALIAN SUBTITLES.
Every movie will be screened with italian subtitles, we just need SEPARATE ENGLISH .SRT FILES to be able to translate them.

Submitting does not guarantee selection, if we find out your submission does not match the criteria your movie will be disqualified. Submission fees are not refundable.

SCREENING FORMATS ARE: h264 .mp4 or .mov files with a separate .srt file for subtitles. Screeners must be delivered within 2 weeks from the selection notification.
Video quality must be 4k or 1080 unless it's a precise artistic statement.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • A very beautiful festival, very cool, so different from the others.
    All the staff is very kind and professional.
    Cineunderground it's a festival made for indipendent filmakers for real.
    For me was been a very good experience.

    June 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie Leonardo <3 <3 <3
    Felicissimi di averti avuto come ospite!