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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.


Three 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;

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
  • Simon V Kurian

    Festival Director Mauro Russo and his team run the Torino Underground Cinefest with consummate professionalism. Especially in what has been a challenging year to run a festival, the TUC team have managed to deliver the festival with skill and creativity. And have kept us filmmakers informed and engaged. It has been a pleasure to be part of the TUC 2021. It was incredible that they persisted and made sure that they could get the films to be screened at the cinemas when most others have gone fully online. This has been one of the best festivals I have been part of. I am sure TUC will grow from strength to strength. Congratulations and all best wishes to the team

    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
  • 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
  • Daniele Garioni

    We are very happy to have participated with our film in this beautiful festival, with a very rich and interesting selection of films. Great work of organization, communication and especially a lot of passion for cinema, underlined by the strong will of the director Mauro to hold a festival in theaters and not only online.

    September 2021
  • Lorenzo Melegari

    Great Festival. In this strange Covid situation they've suddenly transformed the festival in an online festival. Movies on two platforms, good viewing quality, good movies.

    April 2020