The Denver Underground Film Festival premiered on November 21, 22 & 23, 1997 as a showcase for independent filmmakers from Colorado and beyond.
Inspired by the Sunday film parlors organized by Colorado's own Avant Garde filmmaker and film educator Stan Brakhage, DUFF aims to preserve Colorado's legacy of experimental filmmaking by engaging audiences with classic Avant Garde cinema and new independent short and features.
First, second and third places in each category, Best of Fest and Honorable Mentions.
DUFF is open to filmmakers from Colorado and all over the world with films in the following categories via web download, external drives or DVD:
Only Short films will me considered for entry. No feature length films.
- up to 15 minutes running time.
- No screener files over 2 gigabytes in size.
- Science Fiction
Festival Rules and Guidelines
Please ensure you read our Rules and Regulation prior to submitting.
Festival entry rules.
1) Submissions must include an entry fee and a completed online entry form. Entry fees are not refundable. All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
2) Please provide a download link for your film through enabling the download option on FilmFreeway or through a third party online storage option such a Vimeo or Dropbox. Please submit files under 2 gigabytes in size.
3) Films currently available online, that have previously participated in festivals,
or have US or world distribution are allowed to participate and are eligible for competition.
4) DUFF reserves the right to use any portion or still of the film for promotional or advertisement purposes on print, video, online, for the official program or other media.
5) You are responsible for securing all permissions and releases for music, visual media and actors' performances included in your film.
6) DUFF reserves the right to reject any submission without entry fee refund that we may deem inappropriate, contains hate speech, is libelous or detrimental to an individual or group, is deemed to have plagiarized a known body of work or at DUFF's
discretion. Films that do not provide a screening file will not be considered.