The best of international independent cinema!
We are looking for over the top and groundbreaking Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, and Trash movies!
Cine Underground takes place during a 3 days festival in Busto Arsizio, north of Italy, with parallel monthly events to showcase the movies to a wider audience!
We like to involve the filmmakers during the screenings: 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.

Our jury will award:

BEST PERFORMANCE
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST FEATURE
BEST SHORT
BEST SOUNDTRACK
BEST WTF

The AUDIENCE AWARD will be awarded by a panel composed of our loyal spectators after the screenings.

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.

IF YOUR MOVIE IS SLIGHTLY OVER THE MAXIMUM OR UNDER THE MINIMUM LENGHT DON'T GIVE UP, APPLY FOR THE "Over 25 shorter than 60 MEDIUM LENGHT GENRE MOVIES" 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.

We do NOT pay screening fees.

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 HD unless it's a precise artistic statement (we LOVE VHSrips).

EVENT DATES ARE JUST APPROXIMATIVE: We learned at our expense during 2020 that there's no certainty and it's difficult to program a live event. We can guarantee that the selected movies will be screened in front of a live audience, the exact event dates may vary.

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  • Von Bilka

    The Cine Underground team are exactly what a genre film fest should be. They are so obviously passionate about what they're doing, and understand the value of not just screening films but promoting a sense of community through additional content on social media.

    I'm really happy we have been able to be a part of their fest, and as we grow as filmmakers I hope to continue to be a part of this festival for our future projects!

    September 2021
  • 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!