For our next event hopefully everything will have gone back to 'normal,' and we can go back to having a live event. But we are prepared for another online event, like last time which got over ten thousand viewers. If everything is back to 'normal' we will also do a live event in Hackney, London.

Underneath the Floorboards is a visual arts, experimental film night held in London's buzzing artistic area of Hackney.

Our showcase is open to artists and filmmakers from all around the world whose work has an experimental, non-linear narrative form. We want to see variety, whether it be experimental film, video art, visual art, digital art, experimental documentary or animation.

No bias, no prejudice, we don't care if you didn't study in the most prestigious art schools. We want to see unique work of an artistic nature, which creates its own language.

Get your work showcased at Underneath the Floorboards and benefit from the company of other artists and filmmakers in the heart of London's creative hub.

If the next event is once again online, we will make sure to promote it to the corresponding community of filmmakers and visual artist, so we get the maximum of views possible.

Your work will be promoted through our network to engage with the largest possible audience to create an innovative platform where artists and audiences can come together.

. We don’t demand premier status.
. Films must be no longer than 40 minutes in length.
. Multiple entries are allowed.
. A complete separate submission form must be filled if submitting more than one movie.
. Submitted films may be utilised for promotional purposes by Underneath the Floorboards.
. Underneath the Floorboards does not provide refunds on submission fees.
. All films will be viewed without exception and all artists and filmmakers whose work is accepted will be notified via email and FilmFreeway at least a week before the event.

Underneath the Floorboards has the right to use still frames from submitted works to promote the Artist/Director and event on the website, TV Programs, visual art websites and event venues as well as social media. We also have the right to use a small segment of the work (less than 10%) to create a promotional trailer.

Overall Rating
  • Mark Hewitt

    I was impressed by the quality and diversity of the material in the festival and touched that my quirky off-the-wall micro-offering should make the cut.

    November 2020
  • Michael Woods

    Sending my love! Thank you for great communication - wish I could have been there.

    June 2018
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank You! Selecting Dead Love. You received all stars. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Film.
    Cynthia Bergen
    No Sleep Films

    December 2017
  • mohammad poustindouz

    i,m mohammad poustindouz
    underneath the floorboards its one of the best film festival in find the real cinema and new directors and this festival watch your film very carefully its too mean my short film is there

    December 2017
  • Michael Fausti

    An outstanding festival for experimental films in a great venue. Host and festival director Pablo is as friendly and welcoming as they come. Will definitely be submitting future work to this well run festival. Highly recommended.

    May 2017