April 29-May 1, 2022 @ Studio 34 in Chattanooga, TN!

The Grindsploitation Film Fest is now the NOOGA Underground Film Festival (NUFF)

After a short 2021 detour to the awesome Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in Virginia, we return to our home in Chattanooga, TN in 2022!

Nothing has changed! We still have the same weirdos and crazy people running the show from day 1. We just felt it was time for a theme change! So don't worry, we're still the same fest!

We are champions of true independent cinema - specifically the weird, bizarre, cult, fringe, underground, avant garde, renegade, experimental, and just plain unique!

We're looking for features, shorts, music videos, and fake trailers, mainly in the categories of Horror/Thriller, Comedy/Drama, Midnight/WTF, and Action/Adventure.

We have all of the essentials: a kick-ass theater, food and booze, and your amazing films! Network with fellow filmmakers and revel in all the groovy underground cinematic goodness we're putting together.

Awards for the following categories:


Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best WTF Short
Best Micro Short
Best Animated Short
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Director
Best FX
Best Cinematography
Best Score
Best Song
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Fake Trailer
Best Poster
Best Screenplay

and, our top honor:

The FaceGrinder Trophy (spirit of the fest award)

Short films are 59 mins. or less.

Feature films are 60 mins. and up.

No waivers. Please don't ask. Email requests for a waiver will be deleted without being read. Thanks for understanding.

All submission content must be owned entirely by you. No copyrighted content unless you have paid to use it.

No refunds for submissions, so if you have any questions, make sure you ask them BEFORE you submit.

All films not in English must be submitted with English subtitles. We don't like dubbing, so don't even bother with that.

That's pretty much it. Email us if you have any questions that don't have anything to do with asking for a waiver.

Shock us, scare us, make us laugh, make us cry. Do your worst.

Do you have what it takes to be a part of Chattanooga's coolest, baddest film fest?

Prove it.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival!! Highly recommend everyone!!

    September 2021
  • Brett Kelly

    Great festival. Looking forward to the next one

    May 2021
  • Matthew Ragsdale

    I wasn't able to attend but they still tried to keep me and others involved with online Q & A's and live video feeds. I hope to return with another project. Highly recommended!

    May 2021
  • Josh Reed

    A fantastic festival run by two enthusiastic, generous genre aficionados. I couldn't attend the festival due to Covid travel restrictions in Australia, but they made the festival as inclusive as it could be given that fact, and it was an excellent experience all round. Highly recommended.

    May 2021
  • Richard Tanner

    One of the best, most organized and fun festivals I've ever been too! Getting to see your film at an Alamo Drafthouse is already amazing but this team pairs the perfect film blocks and best Grindhouse films together. I totally recommend this festival!

    May 2021