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 Produced 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
  • Iosu CowHedgehog

    Thanks for showing my film!

    June 2022
  • NOOGA has been one of the best festival experiences I have had, especially considering I wasn't able to attend in person. The communication was excellent. They arrange an on-line QA during the festival for those filmmakers not able to attend. The NOOGA Alumni Group is super supportive and has been great for networking. Just an all around great festival run by passionate and well organized people.

    May 2022
  • Thank you to the entire NUFF team for your enthusiastic support of our film, your excellent communications in keeping everyone updated, and most importantly your sharing of experimental and underground films with audiences!

    May 2022
  • It was an overall good experience. My film played on the first day along other notable work. I did appreciate a lot how many other foreign films I got the opportunity to watch. It feels meet different creators that are like minded. Overall I highly recommend this festival.

    May 2022
  • Ian Greene

    NUFF was our first festival and we loved it (remotely)! Looking forward to next year!

    May 2022