The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is a cutting edge premiere showcase for Independent cinema in the Southern Hemisphere. It is known for its radical, adventurous and iconoclastic programming decisions and for its support for different voices in the Independent and Underground film and video practitioners worldwide. The festival focuses on both Australian and International cinema and is a vocal critic of the staid and failing Australian Film Industry.

MUFF plays many shorts (about 80) in Mini MUFF every year and a lot of features in its MUFF Neu section. Overall we play about 100 new works each year, plus an exciting array of documentaries and curated retrospectives.

MUFF is an essential cutting edge forum for new cinema that will look beyond production values, and find the hidden talent within. MUFF has been the launching board and incubator for many talented filmmakers including the likes of James Wan, Scott Ryan, Jenna Fisher, Jim VanBebber, Bruce LaBruce, Peter Christopherson, Stuart Simpson, Shannon Young, Kel Dolen, Steven Kastrissios, Ivan Kavanagh, Mark Savage, Anna Brownfield, Patrick Hughes, Jeremey DeCeglie, Gregory Pakis and many, many others.

Awards & Prizes

MUFF awards cutting-edge films every year with the "MUFF AWARDS" that select winners both locally and Internationally from shorts and feature categories.

Rules & Terms

Please do not send original material or masters for preview or screening.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will not return preview or screening tapes.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will screen films off DVD or Blu Ray only in any format from around the world.

No other formats are accepted.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We confirm that you have granted The Melbourne Underground Film Festival the right to publicly exhibit your film and that The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will take all care but no responsibility for your film whilst in the possession of the Festival. We also confirm that if accepted into the festival you grant The Melbourne Underground Film Festival the right to publicly promote your film in all festival promotional materials, as appropriate. You also confirm that all necessary permissions have been obtained to enter this film in the Festival and that the film does not infringe the rights including copyright of any third party.

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    shane hall

    We were selected and the screening was good, if not poorly attended. I have been asking for months now for a laurel and I'm not getting a response. Hopefully they'll not just ignore me.

    December 2016
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    Paddy Jessop

    Excellent screening and excellent night. Thanks heaps MUFF!

    October 2016
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    Apocalypse Films

    A fun festival full of irreverent films and people who don't take themselves too seriously. The two screening venues were super comfortable. In it's 17th year and still going strong.

    September 2016