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. 

AUFF is celebrating 18 years in 2021, and the festival will celebrate by showcasing an incredible selection of some of the best features and shorts from across the globe. After all these years, we are so proud to have showcased thousands and thousands of talented film and video artists of every experience level. 

Join us for this incredible celebration of independent artists!​​

ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL IS HELD SEPTEMBER 17 - 19, 2021

The 18th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival is held September 17 - 19, 2021 at RoleCall Theater with Saturday night outdoor screenings at Ammazza Edgewood. We will also host a selection of films online for at home viewers.


Since 2004, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) has served as a forum where independent filmmakers thrive outside the mainstream arena. 

The 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.

The annual Atlanta Film Series is a showcase of independent film packed with four unique film festivals designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

Events include: 

ATLANTA DOCUFEST
July 24 - 25, 2021
A collection of the best documentaries of the year.

ATLANTA SHORTSFEST
August 21 - 22, 2021
The best short films of the year.

ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
September 17 - 19, 2021
A celebration of indie features and shorts.

ATLANTA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
​October 8 - 10, 2021
The best horror features and shorts from across the globe.


Join us for all of the events at the Atlanta Film Series.