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Welcome back to the 9th edition!

For its 9th edition, the festival event will last for nine days, to offer more time for insights with the authors.

The IX TUC will be held in a very important location for the Turin “Cinema” universe, which is located in the heart of the city, at the marvelous Cinema Ambrosio.

Cash prizes are awarded for the best feature film, best short film and best documentary. Also, special awards will be assigned to: best director, best actor, best actress, best cinematographer, best editor and best sound designer. It there will be an audience award and mentions assigned by our media partners.

The festival counts on the help of media-partnerships and cultural partners in the area.

“It is obvious that art cannot teach anyone anything, since in four thousand years humanity has learnt nothing at all.”
― Andrei Tarkovsky

All the awards for the winners of TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST 2022 will be announced after the closure of online submissions.


Six films categories can be submitted to the Festival:

-Short films: films with a running time from 1 to 59 minutes;
-Feature films: films with a running time of 60 minutes or more;
-Documentary: documentaries with a running time from 1-120 minutes;
-Experimental Film: Section dedicated to experimental film and video art max 35'
-Italian Showcase: a section dedicated exclusively to Italian films of all genres. Duration between 1 and 120 minutes.
-Insane FilmClub: A new, insane section, aimed at fiction and documentary feature films of any genre. Works with a maximum duration of 150' are accepted.

9th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST 2022 submission will be possible from September 2021 to June 2022.

Projects submitted must be the original work of the participant, not ended before January 1-2017.

All films in any different language from English must necessarily be subtitled, in English. An exception will be admitted for films in Italian or Spanish, which don't need to be subtitled.

It is possible to submit more than one project, but each project requires the submission fee.

By submitting the film to 9th TUC 2022 you confirm to own the rights of the film.

All films selected will be played in a cinema hall in Turin, during a public event.

9th TUC 2022 reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the final event.

Rates for submission are not refundable.

Complete rules and conditions are on official website www.tucfest.com


By submitting the film to 9th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST 2022 you confirm to own the rights of the film.

It is possible to submit more than one project, but each project requires the submission fee.

Rates for submission are not refundable.

9th Torino Underground Cinefest 2022 reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the final event.

The payment of the festival’s submission fee implies the acceptance of the rules and condition shown on www.tucfest.com, the contestant declares to accept without exceptions.

Rules and condition are available in English and Italian.

Overall Rating
  • Alice Airoldi

    I wasn't able to attend due to COVID travel restrictions, but I had a great experience communicating with Mauro and the rest of the team! They walked me through fixing some bugs with my subtitles file and were extremely helpful and patient. I had some family and friend attend the screening in my place and they loved the rest of the lineup, the movie theater is great and, being from the area, they were very familiar with it and found it easily. Hope to attend again in the future, this time in person!

    October 2021
  • Amazing place, amazing people. It was a fantastic rainy sunday with Mauro and his partners. Very important choice to make in presence festival.

    September 2021
  • Hedva Goldschmidt

    My name is Zohar Wagner. I participated online at the 2021 Festival edition and enjoyed it as if I was there
    .My latest film "21 Days Inside" was screened at the festival and also a zoom Q&A was recorded with me beforehand.
    Finally, I won an editing award for my film and I was double happy since I am the editor as well.
    I am very thankful to all the staff and especially to
    charming Riccardo Cristiani who interviewed me and was familiar with all my filmography
    Zohar Wagner
    Director & Producer

    September 2021
  • ERic Beauron

    The TUC team is very organized, efficient and committed, with original and unusual choices that reflect a deep and exacting view of what the cinema is and should be. It’s a great festival. I am very honoured to be part of and to win the award of the best director 2021 with my short film Herma. Grazie mólto !

    September 2021
  • I am very happy to be a part of such a special festival and got two special awards: best film and best editing. I wish I could be there and have the festival atmosphere with Italian cinema lover but it didn't happened unfortunately. I think the social media of the festival is a little bit weak because I couldn't follow the events from far but when I checked the selections and interviews those has been published I can easily understand they have very good quality in selections. I also want to thank to special jury who think our film deserves two special awards.

    September 2021