Four nights of subversive, experimental, visual and aural pleasure. The festival showcases a high calibre of artistic shorts and features from Australia and around the world, providing a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion (however controversial or challenging the content.) The aim of the festival is to renew local interest in independent and alternative film as part of an international film culture.

Awards & Prizes

The SUFF "Dead Oscar" hand-crafted by Sydney glass artist, Mark Wotherspoon.
The Vandal Post-Production Award (valued at $2,000)
Final Draft Software prizes (valued at $900)

Rules & Terms

SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL RULES & REGULATIONS 2017

Please read the following carefully:

• To receive the "REJECTION LETTER" discount of $5 - you must email a rejection letter that you received from another film festival (limit one) to programming@suff.com.au
• Secure online screeners are the preferred method of submission.
• Works-in-progress are considered only if the completed film will reach the fest by May 28, 2018.
• Films do not have to be subtitled or dubbed if not essential to the comprehension of film.
• Entrants will be notified around the 30th July 2018 of selection results.
• If selected, your exhibition copy is required by Aug 17, 2018. (Exhibition requirements will be sent with acceptance letters.)
• All shipping and handling costs to and from the festival office will be covered by the entrant.
• It's the participant's responsibility to make sure the rights to their films are cleared for the festival. The festival will not be held liable for any issues or lawsuits regarding any films that are entered into the festival.
• Fees will not be reimbursed if not selected for the festival.
• The festival will take due care of all entrants / participants materials but the festival will not be responsible for any loss and / or damage to materials while they are in possession of the festival.
• If you are accepted into the 2018 festival there may be an opportunity to have your film included on a SUFF Best Of compilation DVD for sale or promotional purposes.
• If you are accepted into the 2018 festival there may be an opportunity to have your film screened at other festival-related screenings throughout that year, of which you will be notified.
• By entering this festival, you agree to have a 30-second excerpt of your film used for festival promotional purposes only (including web, cinema, TV, DVD) - unless you advise otherwise. Thank you.
• Deadlines must be received on or before the advertised deadline.

Any physical mail that needs to be sent to the festival, please use this address:
Sydney Underground Film Festival
PO BOX 202
SUMMER HILL NSW
2130 AUSTRALIA

For more info please email: hello [@] suff.com.au

FILM RIGHTS
The production's Producer grants the SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL the rights to:
a) Exhibit the film in the festival and any agreed upon festival related screenings;
b) Use any stills from the film for any promotional purposes related to the festival.

2 Reviews

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    Paul Nelson

    SUFF is an amazing festival to attend -- so fun, open and convivial! The program of shorts we were included in was a blast, playing to a packed intimate audience. Their taste in features is also excellent. There wasn't a massive amount of communication before the fest, but they treated me and the other filmmakers beautifully once we were there. Highly recommended!!!

    October 2017
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    Ryan Betschart

    Great lineup and a super rad fest

    November 2016