9th Edition of STUFF Film Festival is happening August 20-23, 2020.
Submissions are now open for the 9th Edition of STUFF Film Festival which takes place August 20-23, 2020! Final Deadline is May 20, 2020!

STUFF wants to see your STUFF!

Calling for Entries!
Horror, Midnight, B-Movies, Animation, Experimental, Documentary, Texas Films, International, LGBTQ, Sisterhood, Features and Shorts!

South Texas Underground Film’s sole mission is to engage and inspire the community by screening films without discrimination, creating new films, teaching the art of filmmaking, and networking with fellow filmmakers.

We provide an International platform that showcases all kinds of work from filmmakers, visual artists and musicians while providing educational opportunities during the festival.

STUFF is located in Corpus Christi, Texas with all films screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi.

South Texas Underground Film Festival(STUFF), is organized by artists of different mediums for artists of different mediums(South Texas Underground Film(STUF)(Texas Non-Profit) and Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) / Del Mar College (DMC) Chapter(501c3).

STUFF has featured: Hecho en Tejas Showcase, Made In Corpus Christi, Sisterhood In Film, LGBTQ, Horror, Animation, Experimental, Midnight Films and other special selections.

Julia Arredondo(Vice Versa Press) called STUFF "the hookup of the year". STUFF has a mixer and an after party everyday of the festival and you may find the "After-After Party". A lot of networking opportunities.

Life long friendships and partnerships have been made with attendees.

Since 2016, STUFF continues to be named one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festival on FilmFreeway. In 2013, STUFF was 1 of 20 film festivals in the running for MovieMaker Magazines Coolest Experimental/Underground Film Festival in the world.

“the team at STUFF have put on a top class festival. The programming is second to none – we have seen some amazing films here – and the hospitality has been endless. Mixers every day, after parties, free stuff, you name it. We have made some really great friends and I hope we get an opportunity to come back sometime.”
- Donna McRae(Filmmaker- Johnny Ghost)

"People have a different kind of drama, sense of humor. It’s great to see from different backgrounds and cultures. These kinds of festivals are made for this. Especially when filmmakers make a festival for filmmakers. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
– Niko Kostet(Filmmaker-Christian Dreadful, Pyro)

"STUFF is like the punk rock answer to a lot of mainstream films/fests. When you come to STUFF you never know what you're going to get."
- Jeremy Gomez(Filmmaker)

"The energy is really cool here. STUFF is really close to Austin and I always feel welcome here. I see the completely different scenes and different festivals from other parts of Texas and from around the world mixing here and I think that's really cool." - Nathan Felix(Musician/Composer)

“A massive celebration of international alternative cinema.”
– Mike Everleth(The Underground Film Journal)

"I don’t want to see cookie cutter projects or revamping of things that I’ve seen before. I truly believe that the underground is where the heart, soul, and substance of art is at. The perspectives on story telling and self expression are amazing."
– Mariella Perez(STUFF - Festival Director)

The South Texas Underground Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates a diverse range of works by independent filmmakers from around the world. STUFF is a non-competitive film festival. The true vision of this festival is to recognize films for their excellence and give filmmakers a platform to share their works with a larger audience.

We feel that every film we screen at STUFF is a Winner, but we sometimes Honor and Award films with Laurels, Posts, Honors, Kudos and sometimes a Medal.

*MAKE SURE TO SUBMIT FILM IN CORRECT CATEGORY (short film blocks and categories are subject to change at the discretion of the festival at any time).

*If your film has been selected, please submit your feature or short in DCP, ProRes or H.264 format. (use dropbox, google drive, wetransfer, etc.)

*Films submitted in languages other than English must include English Subtitles imprinted or burned on film. Please no separate Text Files, etc.

*Exhibition copies must be turned in no later than 3 weeks before the festival or we cannot guarantee your film will be screened. (Feature film DCPs can be sent to us or the Alamo Drafthouse, contact us to make arrangements).

*Cost of shipping film/media to STUFF is the responsibility of the entrant.

*STUFF has a "Right to Screen" clause. By submitting, you are giving South Texas Underground Film Festival the right to screen your film if you are selected to Festival, even if you change your mind.

*Works in Progress will be considered, but must be complete and ready for Film Festival.

*South Texas Underground Film Festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.

*Entry fees are non-refundable.

*Fee Waivers and Discounts available. Send request to SouthTexasUndergroundFilm@gmail.com.

*STUFF has the right to disqualify films with no refunds if Rules or Requirements are not met.

*Features Films are 45 minutes or longer.

*Short Films are 44 minutes or shorter.

*These rules are for everyone, no exceptions

**If your film is online or streaming, there is a good chance you might not get accepted into STUFF. Please keep films private or let us know if you have film online.

**Local Filmmakers: Your film cannot have played in local area Film Contest or any film festivals within a 50 mile radius of Corpus Christi, Texas. Film should be private and not openly streaming on social media platforms.

Overall Rating
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  • Definitely recommend this fest! Thrilled to have been a part of it!

    March 2020
  • JJ Perez

    A 5 star all around film festival!! One you cannot miss!! The hospitality that this festival gives to the filmmakers is unheard of. They bring everybody together and make you feel like family. Great networking events & great location with giant screens and great sound systems to enjoy all the films! This festival is an event that will make you feel sad when it’s all over. It’s just that much fun! I will absolutely be coming to this fest year after year, film or no film!:)

    February 2020
  • Fantastic communication. Wish we were there. Thank you for screening our our horror short Plasmid. Mariella and Rob, ya'll are the best!

    February 2020
  • Puspa Lohmeyer

    What a great experience being part of STUFF! Marielle and Rob were great communicators and kept me in the loop about my film and the festival the whole time. Their passion and commitment to indie film making shines through the entire festival. A total blast. I highly recommend submitting to and attending STUFF.

    February 2020
  • Alcario Cary Cadena

    STUFF, on the Texas Riviera, is the best film festival I have attended. The organization was outstanding. From the beginning of the event we were on a cruise controlled trip to film nirvana. I highly recommend STUFF to all film makers and film lovers.

    February 2020