The 16th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival will be held August 15 - 17, 2019 at the Synchronicity Theatre, a new 140-seat theater right in the heart of the Midtown/Uptown neighborhood.

Since 2004, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) has served as a forum where independent filmmakers thrive outside the mainstream arena.

AUFF exposes and promotes creative artists who work outside the system to create DIY, grass-roots movies that break the boundaries of film and video.

Through the festival, these talented independent filmmakers now have a voice in a market typically saturated with commercial entertainment designed to satisfy the audience's expectations.

Much more than the traditional stuffy film festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival is a non-stop party celebrating short and feature films in a down-to-earth, welcoming setting where filmmakers and fans are encouraged to connect and collaborate.

After all these years, we are so proud to have showcased thousands and thousands of talented film and video artists of every experience level.

Enter your film to the next Atlanta Underground Film Festival and join us for this unique celebration of indie films!


AUFF is held during the annual Atlanta Film Series, a four-part showcase of independent film packed with four unique film festivals designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

Events include :
Atlanta Shortsfest
Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Atlanta Docufest

All events are held at The Synchronicity Theatre, a 140-seat theater right in the heart of the Midtown/Uptown neighborhood, on Peachtree St. in the Peachtree Pointe building.

With a great restaurant and bar next door to the theatre, filmmakers and fans can gather after their screenings to connect and collaborate.

Join us for all the Atlanta Film Series events and see why Atlanta has become the top destination for filmmakers and their fans!

These are just some of the Awards presented at AUFF:

​Best Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Comedy Feature
Best Director
Best Drama Feature
Best Horror Feature
Best Animated Feature
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Drama Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Animated Short
Best Horror Short
Best Comedy-Horror Short
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Short
Best Action Short
Best Short Short
Best Local Short
​Audience Choice

​Entries can be submitted via an online source such as vimeo. No hard-copies accepted.

Feel free to email us if you would like confirmation of your entry

Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the exhibition format will need to be in our office two weeks before the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Gavin Hopkins

    Really well-organised festival! A pleasure to be a part of it.

    January 2019
  • Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this years festival but the communication with the festival's organizers Lauren and Cameron was excellent. They made the process of being a part of the festival an absolute pleasure every step of the way! It was an honor to have my short featured!

    July 2018
  • Chance White

    Great festival! Nice people, interesting programming, and very accommodating to filmmakers!

    July 2018
  • Robin Rippmann

    Sadly I was unable to attend, but the communication from the festival staff was splendid and it was a pleasure to have our short in the programme.

    July 2018
  • William Bagley

    Great shorts! Good venue! Lots of fun!

    July 2018