Join us for the 18th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival held September 17 - 19, 2021.

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
  • Thank you for the hospitality shown to my main actress! Another creative way to get around the COVID craziness.

    December 2020
  • James Cirile

    Sure wish I could attend, but I have nothing but good things to say about the way this festival was coordinated and put together -- great communication, nice people. Monet, Eric and company have been amazing. And of course we have the honor of being awarded Best feature this year (Please check us out at and #ToYourLastDeath -- available on demand on Amazon prime, iTunes and Vuidu right now!) !On behalf of everyone involved with To Your Last Death, hat's off to Atlanta Underground for running a tight ship (and choosing a great film as the Best Feature, LOL).

    September 2020
  • Fabio Soares

    Great festival, with a very good communication: from the selection until the final results.
    A serious crew and horror festival that I definitely recommend.

    September 2020
  • Alex Montilla

    Everyone was very nice and communicative. Happy to have been a part of the festival. So bummed I couldn't make it, but I will be back!

    September 2020
  • Lisa Bishop

    It was such a thrill to be a part of this festival and be awarded Best Foreign Short Film. We were stuck in Australia and couldn't travel due to COVID but the communication was excellent and the website and social was a great way to keep in touch. Very professional and encouraging team.

    September 2020