2017 Atlanta Film Series

The Atlanta Film Series is a four-month celebration of independent film hosted at the Sychronicity Theatre. Atlanta Film Series is packed with events designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

The scorching summer months of July and August bring the Atlanta's Summer Film Series, with award-winning short films showcased at 
Atlanta Shortsfest, and the top independent features and shorts at Atlanta Underground Film Festival.

Atlanta's Fall Film Series, held September and October, showcase unforgettable documentary films during the 
Atlanta Docufest, and a terrifying celebration of the top horror films from across the globe at Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

All 2017 Atlanta Film Series events are held at The Sychronicity Theatre, a 140-seat theater right in the heart of the Midtown/Uptown neighborhood, on Peachtree St. in the Peachtree Pointe building. With a great restaurant next door, hotels nearby and safe, easy parking, Synchronicity Theatre is the new hub for intimate in-town entertainment.

The Event

The 14th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival is held August 18 - 20, 2017 at theSynchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the Atlanta Film Series.

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.

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. 

After all these years, we are so proud to have showcased thousands and thousands of talented film and video artists of every experience level.

AUFF is celebrating 14 years in 2017, and the festival will celebrate by showcasing an incredible selection of some of the best features and shorts from across the globe. Join us for this incredible celebration of independent artists!​​




Film Festival

Aug 18 - 20, 2017

2017 Atlanta Underground Film Festival Venue

2017 Call For Entries

The 2017 Atlanta Underground Film Festival has officially opened the Call For Entries for our 2017 festival!


2016 Film Program

View the 2016 Program

Contact us

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2016 Awards

Our 2016 festival showcased some of the very best films in the world. View the list of 
Award-Winning Films!