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Turin Underground Distribution is born.

The 10th Torino Underground Cinefest will be in partnership with Sooner.de and it aims to distribute films.

Sooner.de is the German platform for auteur and independent films, award-winning documentaries at major festivals and new series.

Torino Underground Distribution is an opportunity for filmmakers to take their work to the next level. It is the real opportunity to distribute your film on Sooner.de and consequently on Amazon Germany and Amazon Great Britain.

On Sooner.de there is all the best of great independent cinema from: Achtung Berlin, DOK Leipzig, Diagonale, FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS, MEC film, RAPID EYES MOVIES, SWISS films, Kinoherz, Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Märchenfilme, alles Kino, etc...

The selected films will be presented at Sooner.de during the 10th edition of the Turin festival at the end of September 2023 with the possibility of being acquired and distributed.


Welcome back to the 10th edition!

For its 10th edition, the festival event will last for ten days, to offer more time for insights with the authors.

TUC_10 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 Baretti.

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 2023 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 40'
-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 210' are accepted.

10th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST 2023 submission will be possible from October 2022 to July 2023.

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 10th 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.

10th TUC 2023 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 10th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST 2023 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.

10th 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
  • Tracy Whipple

    We were very pleased and proud to show our film "Walking Around". Screening conditions were great, and the festival's people were super friendly and dedicatd. We had such a great time. Recommended!

    October 2022
  • Josua Zehner

    Our favorite festival experience! Everybody of the festival team is amazing. Mauro, Alessandro, Luisa, Lara, Fabrizio and everbody else are amazing hosts and we felt like we are part of the family! The programm and curation of the festival is great. Interesting, different films in all sections, hand picked with the dedication and passion for personally films and honest, real cinema! Thanks to everbody for this amazing time, we are already looking forward to come back to Torino!

    Ciao Aki T. Weisshaus

    October 2022
  • adriano giotti

    One of the best festival in Italy. Every year the quality is growing more and more. Also a very good occasion for networking and stimulating the creativity. Very happy to be part of it for the second time.

    October 2022
  • 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