Sudbury's Tiny Underground Film Festival is a one day of action-packed day film screenings, discussions/panels, Filmmaker Q&As whose aim is to celebrate artist-driven cinema. We showcase low and no-budget artist-driven film projects, as well as experimental, animation, avant-garde- all genres considered. We are on the hunt for shorts from around the world- under 15 min. preferred, but up to 20 min. accepted.
Given, Sudbury Ontario Canada is a mining giant: also under consideration are films that incorporate mining themes are also very very much of interest- as in "underground" from a worker, community, or environmental perspective.

Audience Awards:

Best In Show
Best Local Short
Best Canadian Experimental Short
Best Labour/ Mining Film
Best International Experimental Short

Sudbury's Tiny Underground Film Festival (STUFF) will only consider short form, artist-driven films and videos.
To be considered: pay the required fee, then send a link and password to an online screener to
You must have the authority to submit the film for STUFF's consideration.

You must have obtained all the necessary rights (including music rights), consents, authorizations and licenses covering the film.

If accepted, an exhibition copy as an MP4 or DCP will be required 1 week ahaead of the festival date.

Stills, trailers, synopsis, promo material will be requested upon approval. All notifications will come via email or through this site.

Overall Rating
  • We had the honour of attending STUFF during their Fall showing, and we could not be more grateful to have been awarded Best Local Short and Best In Show! Everyone there was so kind and supportive, and there were incredibly entertaining watches throughout the festival. Can't wait to go back!!!

    October 2023
  • Ty Reinhardt

    An excellent festival with excellent programming! Provided great value for submission fee and I am looking forward to submitting next year.

    October 2023
  • Alison MacDonald

    Had such a great time at the second edition of STUFF! I was so honoured to have my short film included in the Experimental block, and to be able to travel down to Sudbury to participate in the screening and Q&A. Beth and Simone were such lovely hosts and put together an excellent program. So looking forward to next year!

    September 2023
  • Jim Haverkamp

    Such a thrill to be included in the lineup of this great festival. Wonderful communication and enthusiasm. Will definitely try to get there in person!

    September 2023
  • I had a great time at the festival. Thanks to Beth and Simone for their hospitality.

    September 2023