The Joburg Underground Film Festival (formerly SA Underground Film Festival) is committed to presenting experimental, radical, and unorthodox cinema from all corners of the globe. As one of the only festivals in Sub-Saharan Africa with an exclusive focus on experimental short films, our goal is to create a platform to showcase groundbreaking African cinema alongside other great films from around the world. Organized by an international staff, we aim to share a range of boundary pushing work characterized by technical and aesthetic innovation, with a focus on unique perspectives.

In partnership with Picnic & Thrift, a local sustainable market, we hope to foster a welcoming community where audiences can enjoy a unique variety of films in a cozy indoor venue, followed by an afternoon of food, crafts, and engaging discussion under the warm summer sunlight.

Max runtime is 15 minutes. All films submitted must have been completed after January 2020.

Overall Rating
  • I am so privileged to have been selected in the festival, they saw my potential, my own style and my own vision and they were patient to fix and add submit I will ever be grateful to them. God bless.

    July 2023
  • Communication was excellent, and I was honored that my film "Over" was selected to be screened at this festival. I just wish I could have been there!

    October 2022