9th Edition of STUFF Film Festival has moved it's date to April 8 - 11, 2021 (due to CoVid19 and Venue Recommendation).

STUFF wants to see your STUFF!

Calling for Entries!
We want your Horror, Midnight, B-Movies, WTFs, Animation, Experimental, Documentary, Texas Films, International, LGBTQ, Sisterhood, Features and Shorts!
If it's Crazy, the Better!

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 voices.

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 many Texas Premieres along with special selections such as: Hecho en Tejas Showcase, Made In Corpus Christi, Sisterhood In Film, LGBTQ, Horror, Animation, Experimental, Midnight Films and other STUFF.

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 South Texas Underground Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates a diverse range of works by independent filmmakers from around the world. 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.

2021, brings back the STUFF Best of Fest Awards!
(Best Narrative, Best Short, Best Student, Director's Choice, The Elvis)
Artist/Musician Eric Calvert from Frost Giant Electronics and Switchblade Jesus is designing the awards.

*MAKE SURE TO SUBMIT FILM IN CORRECT CATEGORY (If you are not from Texas or Corpus Christi, please do not submit into that category).

*If your film has been selected, please submit your feature or short in DCP, ProRes or H.264 format.

*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.

*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 Corpus Christi 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
  • Chloe Taylor

    This was an awesome, unique festival. Although we were not able to attend the festival, Robert and the staff were very accessible and provided a lot of opportunities for the filmmakers. It was great that they screened at the Alamo Draft House. The festival seemed well worth the entry fee and we will definitely be submitting here with future films so that we can see it all in person next time!

    April 2021
  • Was So looking forward to attending. Covid apocalypse got me right before my flight and hindered my travels but I think the organizers of this fest are spot on and I truly look forward to submitting films to them in the future.

    April 2021
  • Aaron Hosé

    Robert and his team have been bringing indie cinema BACK to theaters in my city of birth... and I couldn't be happier! This was my third year screening at STUFF and I must say, communication has always been great, as is the quality of their venue (films projected in full DCP glory!!) Sadly, I still haven't been able to travel to Texas to partake in the networking and Q&A, but you can just tell that these folks are incredibly filmmaker-friendly and do everything in their power to put on a great event for their patrons and filmmaker attendees. If you're looking for a great fest to submit to... then STUFF your film here!!

    April 2021
  • 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