Showcasing the best in subversive cinema from around the world since 2006 and having exhibited across 13 states, the Druid Underground Film Festival is the widest touring underground film festival in North America. From all-night gallery screenings in LA to the most celebrated art house theaters of Manhattan, DUFF continues to blow audiences minds from coast to coast!

•This year we are planning a dozen parties, screenings and receptions throughout the year including the main competition exhibiting across the USA. Each event provides opportunities for filmmakers to meet other filmmakers as well as representatives of other festivals and media outlets.

•Filmmaker Reception: With screening tickets, party invitations and gifts, DUFF strives to make a winning filmmaker's screening experience both fun and productive.

•Film Forum: Winning filmmakers can access the Druid Underground Film Forum program, a collaboration and talent recruitment symposium.

•FILM THREAT says "Why not submit your film?" DUFF has received media coverage from outlets such as LA Weekly, CHUD.com, The Guardian, VICE, Ron Garmon, Citybeat, The Church of Satan, Aint It Cool News, Campus Circle, LA I Am Yours, Sean Carnage, Radio Free Silverlake, LA Record, Inside Film Magazine, Fangoria, Film News and Views, The Village Voice, LAist and many others.

After a night of bizarre films and free raffle prizes, find out why Flavorpill says DUFF doesn't so much "defy convention as mow it down, douse it in kerosene, and flick a Zippo at it"

Awards & Prizes

Yearly awards are bestowed to exceptional filmmakers who consistently present provocative and uncompromising visions of cinema.

The Palm D'Ruid is the highest award granted for the overall work of a creator of a film presented during the season. Other Special Recognition awards are also granted by the DUFF Jury.

DUFF strives to make a winning filmmaker's screening experience both fun and productive. Each featured filmmaker receives a pair of tickets to the main screenings of the season, party invitations and gifts. Winning filmmakers can access the Druid Underground Film Forum program, a forum for collaboration and talent recruitment. Filmmakers may be approached for distribution through The Druid Underground Film Festival's Best of the Fest program released worldwide on DVD and other platforms. Every event provides opportunities for filmmakers to meet other filmmakers as well as representatives of other festivals and media outlets.

Rules & Terms

The Druid Underground Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Druid Underground Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.