The Medusa Underground Film Festival is a three day event in Las Vegas, NV showcasing underground/strange and unusual films created by women. Dreamt up by filmmakers for filmmakers, the goal behind the fest is to provide a space where everyone can watch each other’s movies together, get inspired and network.

Not sure what is considered "underground"? We accept all genres and If it's strange, experimental, cult, genre mashup...or is just all around hard to define, you're probably in the right place.

Our event features three days of underground films made by female-identifying filmmakers, workshops, panels and excellent networking opportunities.

Can't wait to see what you all have cooked up. Let's get weird ladies!

*Films will be considered regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.*

Attending filmmakers will receive a name badge, mystery goodie bag and will be invited on stage for Q&A. *More perks to be announced*

We will promote you and your film via a blog post spotlight and multiple social media shout outs across all of our platforms.

Medusa Underground invites all female-identifying filmmakers to submit their short films that fall into the underground category.

All submissions must be written and directed by female-identifying filmmakers to qualify.

We accept films with horror themes, however if your movie is a horror, please consider submitting to the Ax Wound Film Festival as well.

Films will be considered regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.

Films in any language other than English must have English subtitles.

By entering your film, you grant Medusa Underground to use photos and movie clips from your project for promotion.

Overall Rating
  • Louise Weard

    Even though we unfortunately could not attend the inaugural MUFF, the festival and its amazing organizers have only our utmost praise for what they accomplished this year! The communication with the festival was excellent, as was their marketing of the films selected for this years fest and the event itself. We were extremely pleased with Heidi and her team and hope to be a part of the festival again next year!

    April 2019
  • Jenna Cornell

    I loved working with Medusa Underground Film Festival. Although I was unable to attend the festival in person, they kept me informed of everything that was going on through the process and made me excited to see the events planned for it. I highly recommend this film festival for women filmmakers.

    February 2019
  • Lexie Kahanovitz

    This festival was a lot of fun and very well organized. We were given an awesome swag bag and great parties to attend. A lot of care and love went into celebrating the filmmakers, which was much appreciated.

    January 2019
  • Kate Whitehead

    I didn't get to make it over to the festival but the organizers were great to work with and incredibly supportive. The program looked awesome and I only wish I had been able to get the time off to go in person! It looked like a blast!

    January 2019
  • Michèle Kaye

    I wish I could have made it to the festival. Super organized, and looked like a fantastic time!

    January 2019