Minneapolis Underground Film Festival

Mpls Underground Film Fest // Minneapolis Underground Film Festival

8th edition

Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2021
Minneapolis, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, LGBT, Live Action, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Social issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival - MUFF utilizes St. Anthony Main Theatre to showcase independent cinema’s most provocative and original new work. We encourage all filmmakers to be on hand for an audience Q&A after their screenings. An award winning restaurant hosts our filmmaker lounge, so filmmakers can continue their Q&A and audience members can interact with filmmakers from around the world.

For the 8th annual festival, we are creating a unique award for filmmakers, stay tuned for more details. The cost to reproduce this award will be around $50-$75 per award. Winners will not receive cash, but they will receive an award they can display.
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Festival website http://mspfilm.org/2015-minneapolis-underground-film-festival/

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Class Founded: 2008
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jan 01, 2015

Early bird deadline: Jan 01, 2015
Regular deadline: Jun 12, 2015
Late deadline: Jul 30, 2015

Notification date: Aug 07, 2015

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Fees Fees range from 6.01 to 48.76 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 75.00 USD
1) Films completed after January 1, 2011 are eligible for consideration for the 2015 Festival.

2) Foreign language (non-English) submissions must be available in their original language and soundtrack with English subtitles.

3) Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are eligible for submission for 2015 Festival consideration only if they reapply as a new submission.


1) Must be available for exhibition in one of the following formats: DCP (preferred), Blu-Ray, or DVD.
2) One additional DVD screener must be immediately sent to the Festival’s offices for an exhibition backup.
3) Exhibition copies must be delivered to the Festival ASAP.

1.) Must be available in low compression/high quality ProRes or H.264.
2) Files must be sent to the Festival immediately upon notification of acceptance on a flash drive, DVD, or be made available for download. The Festival does not provide an FTP site for file transfer.

1. Must be available in low compression/high quality ProRes or H.264.
2. File & link must be sent to the Festival immediately upon notification of acceptance on a flash drive, DVD, or be made available for download. The Festival does not provide an FTP site for file transfer.
3. Your Film will only be aired once on TV and simultaneously on TV stations website. Films still on the festival circuit can choose to screen after they are finished or not at all.

1) An Electronic Press Kit with high-resolution production stills, film clips, trailers, official synopsis, and filmmaker bios, along with hard copies & digital copies of promotional postcards and posters should be sent to the Festivals offices for marketing purposes.
2) Exhibition Copy Shipment: Cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. The film must be shipped prepaid, and properly packaged. The Festival does not assume liability for lost or damage to prints due to improper packaging or other reasons. The entrant or the recipient must pay additional charges for return shipping or transshipments to film festivals. Exhibition copies will be promptly returned if prepaid envelope is included with shipment.
3) Ship to Mailing Address:
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
3508 Clinton Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

By submitting a film to the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (MUFF) you acknowledge that you have sole & exclusive ownership of all rights and have full authority to submit the film. MUFF will handle prints with a maximum of care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during shipping or thereafter. It is the sole responsibility of the filmmaker (entrant) to reship any lost or damaged material. The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, litigation, trademark, credits or royalty infringement, etc. related to any work.