The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (M.U.F.F.) is a cutting edge premiere showcase for Independent cinema in the Southern Hemisphere. It is known for its radical, adventurous and iconoclastic programming decisions and for its support for different voices in the Independent and Underground film and video practitioners worldwide. The festival focuses on both Australian and International cinema and is a vocal critic of the staid and failing Australian Film Industry.

M.U.F.F. plays many shorts (about 35) in Mini M.U.F.F. every year and a lot of features in its MUFF Neu section. Overall we play about 50 new works each year, plus an exciting array of documentaries and curated retrospectives.

M.U.F.F. is an essential cutting edge forum for new cinema that will look beyond production values, and find the hidden talent within. M.U.F.F. has been the launching board and incubator for many talented filmmakers including the likes of James Wan, Scott Ryan, Jenna Fisher, Jim VanBebber, Bruce LaBruce, Peter Christopherson, Stuart Simpson, Shannon Young, Kel Dolen, Steven Kastrissios, Ivan Kavanagh, Mark Savage, Anna Brownfield, Patrick Hughes, Jeremey DeCeglie, Gregory Pakis and many, many others.

M.U.F.F. awards cutting-edge films every year with the "M.U.F.F. AWARDS" that select winners both locally and Internationally from shorts and feature categories.

Please do not send original material or masters for preview or screening.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will not return preview or screening tapes.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will screen films off DVD or Blu Ray, USB Drive and ProRes .mov / mp4 only in any format from around the world.

No other formats are accepted.


We confirm that you have granted The Melbourne Underground Film Festival the right to publicly exhibit your film and that The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will take all care but no responsibility for your film whilst in the possession of the Festival. We also confirm that if accepted into the festival you grant The Melbourne Underground Film Festival the right to publicly promote your film in all festival promotional materials, as appropriate. You also confirm that all necessary permissions have been obtained to enter this film in the Festival and that the film does not infringe the rights including copyright of any third party.

Overall Rating
  • On behalf of the team, the Melbourne Underground Film Festival was a great experience. We are very happy and honoured to have had our film screened. The organisers communication was great and it is a really well run festival.

    November 2017
  • shane hall

    We were selected and the screening was good, if not poorly attended. I have been asking for months now for a laurel and I'm not getting a response. Hopefully they'll not just ignore me.

    December 2016
  • Paddy Jessop

    Excellent screening and excellent night. Thanks heaps MUFF!

    October 2016
  • Apocalypse Films

    A fun festival full of irreverent films and people who don't take themselves too seriously. The two screening venues were super comfortable. In it's 17th year and still going strong.

    September 2016