STUFF wants to see your STUFF!

10th STUFF Film Festival will be in late summer/Fall of 2022
(exact date TBD/Due to COVID protocols / Blackout dates at theater).

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

*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
  • Ajayi Osahon

    I want to say thank y’all for selecting our film Caught In The Middle. Cast & crew appreciate it. Awesome and amazing work South Texas Underground Film Festival Kudos..!

    July 2022
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that has already treated us well, thank you so much for the journey. G-d Bless.

    July 2022
  • Ryan Cauchi

    Great communication and hospitality - they're a team that care about the filmmakers. Definitely felt like family - and I wasn't even able to attend!! Their efforts to host a live event in the midst of a global pandemic are to be applauded. I can not recommend them enough.

    October 2021
  • Luis Puente

    Very Fun festival and well organized. The fact that they screen their films at an Alamo Drafthouse makes the experience a must for filmmakers (especially after my DP and I spend countless hours dialing in the color for our film and seeing it reproduced with fidelity on the big screen). It's a great space to see and connect with filmmakers of all levels and styles. The films are fun to watch. I will definitely submit my genre films again at this festival.

    June 2021
  • Kidd Tommy

    Sadly I was not able to attend but this fest looked AWESOME. From everything I saw through their social media, there were great films on the schedule and a huge turnout. Communication was great. Overall, it was a joy to be a part of things. This fest is 100% worth submitting to. Thank you for selecting Cold Blooded!

    May 2021