18th Annual

Melbourne Underground Film Festival

September 09, 2017 to September 17, 2017

Film Market
Submit Online
PO Box 822
South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone: 0417103451

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Shorts and features from all styles of film and video making including narrative, genre, animation, documentary and experimental.


The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is a cutting edge premiere showcase for Independent cinema in the Southern Hemisphere. It is known for its radical, adventurous and iconoclastic programming decisions and for its support for different voices in the Independent and Underground film and video practitioners worldwide. The festival focuses on both Australian and International cinema and is a vocal critic of the staid and failing Australian Film Industry.

MUFF awards cutting-edge films every year with the "MUFF AWARDS" that select winners both locally and Internationally from shorts and feature categories.

MUFF plays many shorts (about 80) in Mini MUFF every year and a lot of features in its MUFF Neu section. Overall we play about 100 new works each year, plus an exciting array of documentaries and curated retrospectives.

MUFF is an essential cutting edge forum for new cinema that will look beyond production values, and find the hidden talent within. MUFF has been the launching board and incubator for many talented filmmakers including the likes of James Wan, Scott Ryan, Jenna Fisher, Jim VanBebber, Bruce LaBruce, Peter Christopherson, Stuart Simpson, Shannon Young, Kel Dolen, Steven Kastrissios, Ivan Kavanagh, Mark Savage, Anna Brownfield, Patrick Hughes, Jeremey DeCeglie, Gregory Pakis and many, many others.


THE MUFF 2017 Call for Entries

The most wild, thrilling, notorious and controversial Indy film festival in Australia returns in 2017!

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival is back with our 18th Festival and we are now Officially Calling for Entries for 2017!

MUFF enters it’s late teens years continue our one eyed Nationalist policy of supporting and fostering Independent, guerrilla, micro budget and underground Local and International Cinema here Down Under. Be part of our wonderful and wild 17th year!

We have a great venues like Backlot Cinemas with State of the Art Projection – and many exciting NEW plans and expansion and extension of the Next Festival in 2017. So get to it, boppers!.

So, get those entries in quick...

MUFF 18 will be our biggest and best festival yet and a historical landmark of resistance in the Australian Film Industry. Be sure to be a part of it.


Hussein Khoder (Assistant Director); Richard Wolstencroft (Director); Richard Wolstencroft (Festival Registrar)


Please do not send original material or masters for preview or screening.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will not return preview or screening tapes.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will screen films off DVD or Blu Ray only in any format from around the world.

No other formats are accepted.


We confirm that you have granted The Melbourne Underground Film Festival the right to publicly exhibit your film and that The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will take all care but no responsibility for your film whilst in the possession of the Festival. We also confirm that if accepted into the festival you grant The Melbourne Underground Film Festival the right to publicly promote your film in all festival promotional
materials, as appropriate.

You also confirm that all necessary permissions have been obtained to enter this film in the Festival and that the film does not infringe the rights including copyright of any third party.