Scumdance is a one day film festival celebrating the best of underground film. We do our best to curate those films made by the true artist… those who speak with a voice and vision outside the realm of standard faire. We specialize in horror, avant-garde, music based, and experimental films.

Best Short (as voted by festival judges) and Audience Favorite Short.
Best Feature (as voted by festival judges) and Audience Favorite Feature.

Please send us your most entertaining live action, stop motion, and animated shorts and features, but any submissions that are deemed to be overtly racist, sexist, homophobic, featuring animal or child abuse, or otherwise just plain outside the bounds of bad taste will be flatly rejected.
Shorts - 30 min or less
Features - 30 min or more

Overall Rating
  • Joe Badon

    I wasn't able to attend the festival but Scumdance was very communicative and made everything extremely easy. Thanks so much! I'm so glad you guys loved the film!

    September 2018
  • Jeffrey Garcia

    10/10 Fest Thank You Very Much

    September 2018
  • Nicholas Ferwerda

    Unfortunately I could not attend this year but was very pleased we got to be part of the line-up. Communication was very easy and was updated with frequent Social Media posts.
    Seems like a blast and I hope I get the chance to attend in the future.

    September 2018
  • Josh Sinbad Collins

    Yeah Scumdance! Got to be better than that other overblown festival with a similar name. Thank you for festivals like this when us deviants are being bulldozed out of the way by Netshits and all that corporate identikit film making... any festival that mixes beer and films is A-OK by me and communication and enthusiasm from them was consistent from the word go!

    September 2018
  • Second-ever festival, and it was the best one yet. Organizers were quick to respond, and welcoming. The short film I submitted even won an award. Definitely worth the trek, would love to come back out again.

    September 2018