Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Since 2004, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) has served as a forum where filmmakers thrive outside the mainstream arena.
Creative artists who continuously break the boundaries of film and video are exposed and promoted through the festival, so they too 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 will showcase short and feature films, art, live music and plenty of late night parties in a casual, laid-back setting where filmmakers and fans are encouraged to connect.
Join us for nearly 100 short and feature films, including three days of animated shorts during our annual Animation Attack!
View the Schedule for the 2013 Atlanta Underground Film Festival!
Atlanta Underground Film Fest looks up to ask big questions..
Curt Holman, Creative Loafing 2009
Two indie film fests light up screens around the city...
Bert Osborne, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2009
"From the Serious to the surreal, sci-fi to sideshow, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival offers short films the likes of which you probably won't see in the typical multiplex."
Jonathan Williams, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2008
"Who's afraid of experimental film? Not Eric Panter, who's directed the Atlanta Underground Film Festival for five years. The annual event devoted to edgy and emerging filmmakers proves that avant-garde and undiscovered needn't be mutally exclusive with fun."
Curt Holman, Creative Loafing 2008
"The fourth annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival makes good use of the second word in the event's title. This is a fest that encourages artists to break boundaries, and moviegoers should arrive braced to often see challenging and edgy experimental films."
Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2007
"For fours years running, Eric Panter has curated an Atlanta Underground Film Festival featuring the kind of oddball picks that fly below most mainstream film festivals' radar."
Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing 2007
"Like the Navy Seals, the one thing the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) always profits from is the element of surprise."
Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing 2006
"As displayed by the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, such off-the-radar fare includes gonzo documentaries, abstract experiments in form, and enigmatic, subtitled tales from foreign lands."
Curt Holman, Creative Loafing 2005
" Fans and filmmakers alike have long lamented the shortage of venues suitable for showcasing non-mainstream films in Atlanta, but with the emergence of the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, things will soon change."
Chad Radford, Creative Loafing 2004