Oakland Underground Film Festival

Oakland Underground Film Festival
5924 Maccall St
Oakland, United States

Festival Overview

To us underground means: bottom-up, DIY, misfit, badass, outsider, outlaw, rebel, underdog, minority, local, urban, green, un-polished, revolutionary, unpretentious, and non-traditional. The Oakland Underground Film Festival is a showcase for independent and Do-It-Yourself film, video, and projection-art based in Oakland, California. The Oakland Underground Film Festival places special emphasis on local filmmakers, social justice, urban life, the environment and works of fiction and non-fiction that thrive outside of classic narrative filmmaking. The festival provides first look opportunities at films that entertain, educate, and inspire, by celebrated filmmakers, and emerging artists alike. In addition to the annual event in September, the Oakland Underground Film Festival produces original works and hosts special events/presentations throughout the year. The festival is the last week of September every year.


Open to the public

If you wish your film to be returned to you after it has been considered, you must include a self-addressed, return label and postage. At this time, films submitted on 35mm, 16mm, HDCAM, Beta, or VHS (or any other format) will NOT be considered. However, if you are unable to make your work available digitally or on DVD please send a completed form and a description of what format (file type) your work is available in, and time permitting, we will try to work something out.

Submission Dates Advance Submission- BEFORE MARCH 31 - FREE!!! Earlybird Deadline- APRIL 15 - $15.00 (US) Regular Deadline- MAY 1 - $20.00 (US) Late Deadline- JUNE 1- $30.00 (US) Final Deadline - JULY 4TH

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Kahlil Karn
Film Festival
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