The California Underground Film Festival celebrates independent artists from around the world by curating outstanding multimedia experiences for our community.

This year we will screen narratives, documentaries, animation and music videos. No matter the subject, if the work has merit and the filming is well done – we are interested in viewing it. We are looking for all genres of narratives from comedy to drama and from thrillers to love stories. Your film will be viewed by our local audiences and will be judged by a jury of film professionals and a community of cinephiles.

Be part of the California Underground Film Festival, submit your work or be a part of the festivities!

Rules & Terms

Submissions are accepted via electronic submission.

More than one entry may be submitted. However, each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

Films and/or screenplays submitted must be available in English or in the original language with English subtitles.

Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are not allowed. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances and permits necessary to present their work. The California Underground Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits or royalty infringement related to the work.

All film and screenplay entries selected for the festival grant the California Underground Film Festival the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

All filmmakers will be notified via email regarding their acceptance into the Festival.

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    Pedro Jaen R.

    Very good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    July 2017