Entry Deadlines and Fees:

​Next Deadline:

August 31, 2015

Shorts: $50

Features: $55

Shorts are 44 min. and under.


Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the presentational format will need to be in our office two weeks before the festival. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.


Although the art of filmmaking is not competitive, AUFF does give accolades to films selected as best in various categories: Best Narrative and Documentary Features and Shorts, Best Director, Best Comedy, Best Drama, etc. 


Due to the large number of entries received submission materials and videos will not be returned. For specific requests, please contact us.

​Entries can be submitted on Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screener or another online source (preferred method). We also accept DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital file. Save the environment and save money via Online Screeners.  Email us if you would like to send a hard copy.


Although we strongly recommend digital copies, if you prefer to mail a copy, cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival can not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use as little packaging material as possible to cut down on trash.


If mailing a hard copy, please do not ask for a signature confirmation, although you may ask for a delivery confirmation.  Feel free to email us if you would like confirmation of delivery, or enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard if you wish to receive confirmation that your entry has been received.

Atlanta Underground Film Festival  prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today! Withoutabox logos are trademarks of Withoutabox, a DBA of IMDb.com Inc. or its affiliates




Film Festival

​oct 9 - 10, 2015