Rivercity Underground Film Festival (RUFF) has recently made changes as we continue to learn and grow with the idea that it is our privilege to serve the independent filmmaker and their works.
RUFF focus on avant-garde, art-house, independent and no/low budget film-making, this event will take place the 1st weekend of December in San Antonio, Texas.
Our program provides a venue for filmmakers to reinvent and explore new approaches, to foster new forms of media art and to build an audience for such work. We aim to present a wide range of work exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the concept of “underground”.
We’re looking for films made with passion, obsession and drive; films that go beyond expectations and genre; films, video and audio projects that strive to push the boundaries of accepted form and content. A strong sense of authorship is a must.
While we tend to stride to be a little outside the box when awarding filmmakers by opening up to several different genres and categories we will try our best to at least find the few diamonds in the rough in the following categories:
Best Male Role
Best Female Role
Best Sound Design
Best Student Film Highschool/College
All winners receive a unique certificate designed for the festival and festival laurel.
Official selections will receive festival laurel
-Work must be the original work of the submitted.
-Rivercity Underground Film Festival reserves the right to change the programming at anytime.
-All genres considered.
-All non-English movies with dialogues or voice over must include English subtitles.
-Work completed by film students in high school and college must email copy of student ID or transcript of current school year to firstname.lastname@example.org to fully qualified for category.
-We reserve the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed by the festival to be offensive, violent or racist.
-The 2020 festival is for films produced January 2018 or after.
-Judges decisions are Final.