Join us for the 19th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival held August 19 - 21, 2022.

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 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

Join us for all of the events at the Atlanta Film Series.

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
  • V & B Productions

    A wonderful festival! The team is communicative, enthusiastic and organized. We were so happy to be a part of it all!

    October 2021
  • Andrew Ford

    Although this year was a little different, and I only participated in the online portion, the team involved did a phenomenal job putting everything together, and it was easy to help spread the word about our little film. I'm so glad that so many people were introduced to this film through this festival, and will be applying here with any future projects for sure.

    October 2021
  • I had a blast at AUFF! And I was blown away by the quality of the films. I also thought the programmers did a great job programming the blocks--each of them had a real sense of cohesion and diversity.

    September 2021
  • Tim Driscoll

    Great communication and super fluid process!

    September 2021
  • I had a great time. You can tell the organizers really care about film and film makers.

    September 2021