Prague Underground Film Festival is an online celebration of the best of independent cinema. The festival's goal is to present all forms of independent films to the general public. We accept all genres of films, including Horror, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, War, Western, Student, Covid, Women Empowerment, Documentary, Experimental, LGBTQ, Animation from all around the world. All the best films of each month "might" get into our online event. During each season, the festival brings together new voices in the industry professionals in filmmaking to encourage and support new, creative additions to cinema arts. The festival aims to provide a cultural alternative to the commercial film experience, support independent filmmakers, and promote the art of filmmaking. It was established to utilize the power of film to further the goal of inter-cultural understanding among nations and to assist in the building of a shared artistic experience. During each season, films submitted to the festvial are judged by our International Jury on their overall artistic and technical quality on a performance scale. Few of the finalist films will be selected for online screening and awards.
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Animated Short
Best Micro Short
Best Unproduced Script
Best Student Short Film
Best Women Emancipation Project
Best Queer Cinema
All films in all genres will be considered. We consider a short short to be under 5 minutes.
Filmmakers certify they have the rights to music used in their films.
No premiere status is required. So, don’t wait to submit your film.
We require films to have all necessary rights and releases secured for us to feature them. Yes, this includes music.
Free to View:
We only select films that are free for audiences.
What We Look For
We look for great stories that brave new territory. We value great characters, interesting new worlds, and stories that surprise us over fancy visual effects, famous actors, or silly one-liners that often feed much of online videos. The best way to understand what we look for is to watch the films in our collection. You can get a good sense of our taste by looking at what we have curated in the past.
What We Avoid
We have no hard and fast rules. Every film is different and there are always exceptions. In general, though, the following tend to not be a good fit for us
Unfortunately we cannot refund a submission fee once you’ve submitted your film. Please make absolutely sure you want to submit your film before doing so. As with other festivals, your fee is paid for your film to be considered. By no means does submitting your film guarantee that your film will be accepted. If your film is not accepted, your submission fee is not refunded. We receive thousands of submissions every year and only few of them are selected.