UGFF is a festival showcasing independent films and filmmakers from around the world. An underground film is a film that is out of the mainstream either in its style, genre, or financing. The first use of the term "underground film", in the late 50s, was created to refer to the work of directors who "played an anti-art role in Hollywood". The term developed as a metaphorical reference to a clandestine and subversive culture beneath the legitimate and official media.

UGFF è un festival che promuove film e filmmakers indipendenti da tutto il mondo.
Con il termine "Underground" ci si riferisce ad uno stile cinematografico le cui modalità produttive, esecutive e distributive sono condotte seguendo canali differenti da quelli del cinema dominante. Fu Marcel Duchamp, nel 1961, a dichiarare che l'Arte dovesse diventare sotterranea ("will go underground"), indicando la via per l'utilizzo del termine "cinema underground", come metafora di una cultura sovversiva e clandestina, in opposizione con i media ufficiali e legittimati.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Movie
Best Short Movie
Best Screenplay

The Awards can be picked up only personally by authors attending the event.

Miglior lungometraggio
Miglior cortometraggio
Miglior sceneggiatura

I trofei vengono esclusivamente consegnati fisicamente agli autori durante la serata di premiazione.

Rules & Terms

All non-Italian movies with dialogues or voiceover must include English or (even better) Italian subtitles, both for judging and for screening.
In case of selection, subtitles in Italian would be greatly appreciated.
Full HD (1080p) H.264 Mpeg4 compressed files under 6 GB, submitted via Wetransfer only. No higher resolution or .MOV files.
Be aware that non-Italian works (containing dialogues) and without subtitles will NOT be screened.

Tutti i film non in lingua italiana, contenenti dialoghi o voice over, devono essere sottotitolati in lingua inglese o italiana, sia per il processo di selezione, sia per l'eventuale proiezione pubblica.
I files di screening, in formato Full HD (1080p) H.264 .MP4 devono essere inferiori a 6 GB ed essere inviati esclusivamente via Wetransfer.

5 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    gregory mazzola

    Great festival. My film screened last year, and we are submitting a new on this year. Bravo Underground!

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Gregory! We hope to see you at the final evening in November.

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    Shuan Yu Lin

    Thanks for having me include in your great festival

    January 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks to you! Hope to see your works at the next edition too!

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    Jim Zounis

    Thank you UnderGround, even though I couldn't attend the festival, it was a great honour to have my Short Film selected and exhibited at this years festival, thank you all.

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jim, we hope to see you at the next edition!

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    Angel Janer

    Communication is not the best, but the UnderGround Film Festival is definitively worth it. Viva Italia...!

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, we are a very young festival and we have to enhance some aspects. The next edition will be even better.

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    Giacomo Dondi

    Lovely, lovely festival filled with international directors and a quality selection from all over the world. The staff was kind and curteous and the atmosphere was cozy, professional and fun.

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Giacomo, it was a great experience to meet you and all the other wonderful directors. Hope to see you at the next edition again!