IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A FILM, PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND CATEGORY DETAILS AT THE END OF THE FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION BEFORE SUBMITTING.

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FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION & INFORMATION

The Copenhagen Underground Film Festival is back for a December edition as part of the three day international film/music/arts festival, Copenhagen Underground: Winter Wasteland. The event will take place in the Danish capital from December 17th to December 19th, all screenings and events will be open to the public and will be donation based this holiday season, no one wanting to attend a CU event will ever be turned away from a lack of funds to donate to charity. All of the proceeds from this festival will be going to benefit Rohingya refugees who are fleeing ethnic cleansing in Burma. With millions displaced already since 2015 and over 800,000 more in recent months (with that number rising everyday), this crisis is rapidly on pace to become one of the largest refugee crisis of not only our generation, but of mankind's history too. Submissions are open to everyone and the festival is free to submit to, late submissions however will incur a fee in which all of the proceeds will also be donated to benefit refugees.

Continuing with what CUFF started in the summer- this festival adamantly aims to cast a spotlight on DIY filmmakers who pursue their passion and work on their craft with little to no budget or resources. All while doing so in a medium that is rapidly becoming almost entirely dependent on these very aids. This event and the various events revolving around the festival will be committed to giving DIY & Independent filmmakers from around the world, a space to meet with the hopes that filmmakers (as well as anyone interested in film) will collaborate with and befriend one another, or simply be inspired to create and bring new art into this world. CU wants to create an environment which empowers filmmakers to continue to tell their stories, bands to continue writing music, artists to continue to create, and for anyone to become inspired to be a part of their community's culture. The festival will also give these artists an audience in the form of both their peers and the city.

Copenhagen Underground is a non-profit collective and always will be. As well as raising money for refugees in Rohingya, we will also be strongly encouraging those who are able to attend the festival to donate any extra warm clothes, blankets & bedding, and non-perishable foods (i.e, canned goods) that they may be in possession of for locals in need of these items. Denmark is expected to have its coldest winter in years.

The future needs a chance to come together. Copenhagen Underground intends to create spaces where time and vision collide and combine. Our youth are our future and our youth deserve to be seen and heard, regardless of any barrier which may have presented itself and/or continues to do so. And art is the way that ideas and communication will progress and develop.

This festival works in association with the Copenhagen working collective, Flydende By (Floating City). For more information about Flydende By, you are invited to visit and like the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/flydendeby/

This festival is open to the public, but this festival is also a safe space for everyone. No racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or any act of discrimination toward any person will be tolerated in anyway shape or form.

By submitting to this film festival, you acknowledge and give consent to the Copenhagen Underground Film Festival to screen your film at the festival and also in a public arena as part of an event surrounding the festival. By submitting to this film festival, you also acknowledge and give consent to the Copenhagen Underground Film Festival to use your film as promotional material for the festival in the event that it happens and that you also have obtained the rights for music and any intellectual property in the film which is not your own original content.

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CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

Short Fiction | An original or creative narrative. (ALL SUBMITTED FILMS MUST BE 10 MINUTES OR UNDER)

Everything Else | The "Everything Else" category will be an amalgamation of the Documentary & Non Fiction films, Music Video, and Experimental films categories. Selected films will all be screened with one another across these three categories of which "Everything Else" consists of. (MUSIC VIDEO AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE UNDER 10 MINUTES, DOCUMENTARY & NON FICTION FILMS MUST BE UNDER 30 MINUTES)

Holiday Films | For films specifically relating to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve, but also Chinese New Year, Islamic New Year, and any other festivity occurring at the end of a given year. (ALL SUBMITTED FILMS MUST BE 10 MINUTES OR UNDER)

Bad Films | If you made an intentionally bad film or have a past work that you know is terrible, then you know what to do. (ALL SUBMITTED FILMS MUST BE 15 MINUTES OR UNDER, SELECTED FILMS WILL NOT BE PART OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS OF WINTER WASTELAND)

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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. ONLY ONE SUBMISSION IS ALLOWED PER ENTRANT.
2. ALL FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
3. YOUR FILM MUST FALL WITHIN THE DESIGNATED LENGTH WHICH WAS SPECIFIED IN THE "CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS" SECTION.
4. YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHTS TO YOUR MUSIC AND ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY USED IN THE FILM OF WHICH YOU HAVE NOT CREATED.
5. YOUR FILM MUST HAVE BEEN MADE AFTER "JANUARY 1, 2010".
6. THE QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH WE REQUEST YOU ANSWER BEFORE CONFIRMING THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR FILM, MUST BE ANSWERED.
7. POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE OF ALL: THE BUDGET OF YOUR FILM MUST BE UNDER 1,000 EUROS. IF COPENHAGEN UNDERGROUND ASKS FOR DETAILS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTION'S BUDGET, YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

A SUBMISSION THAT DOES NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION.

Films submitted after the late deadline will be viewed more critically as we have less time than a traditional festival to prepare for this event.

Rules & Terms

1. ONLY ONE SUBMISSION IS ALLOWED PER ENTRANT.
2. ALL FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
3. YOUR FILM MUST FALL WITHIN THE DESIGNATED LENGTH WHICH WAS SPECIFIED IN THE "CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS" SECTION.
4. YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHTS TO YOUR MUSIC AND ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY USED IN THE FILM OF WHICH YOU HAVE NOT CREATED.
5. YOUR FILM MUST HAVE BEEN MADE AFTER "JANUARY 1, 2010".
6. THE QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH WE REQUEST YOU ANSWER BEFORE CONFIRMING THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR FILM, MUST BE ANSWERED.
7. POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE OF ALL: THE BUDGET OF YOUR FILM MUST BE UNDER 1,000 EUROS. IF COPENHAGEN UNDERGROUND ASKS FOR DETAILS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTION'S BUDGET, YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

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    David Pickett

    Thank you so much for an amazing experience! You guys are fighting the good fight please don‘t stop!

    Rock n roll!!!!

    December 2017
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    Dunja Danial

    Sadly I could not attend :(
    Communication was quick and super nice!
    Hope more editions will follow!

    September 2017
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    Nik Hilton

    Was unable to attend but was very grateful to be a semi-finalist in the Copenhagen Underground Film Festival.

    September 2017
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    Positive Jana

    i cant able to participate on this event.. i hope it was an awesome... it ll be. And why im giving this rating...is i wish everything should be positive so.. only thank you all.

    August 2017
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    Agus Salim

    Couldn't be there physically, but I truly appreciate all the efforts the team put to make this film festival happen, I'm very much inspired by the creative spirit. I haven't get to meet Ryan but he surely is a special human being. Hope to see another one next year.

    August 2017