Applications Open for Sydney Underground Film Festival

24 February, 2011 by IF

Press Release from The Sydney Underground Film Festival

The Sydney Underground Film Festival is officially calling filmmakers to submit their work for the chance to be featured in this year’s event. Now in to its fifth year, the festival is devoted to offering audiences the best in local and international independent and experimental film as part of an ever-growing international underground film culture.


Applications are open to filmmakers worldwide with the festival accepting feature films, documentaries and short films. Selected films will be screened at the 2011 festival, which will take place at The Factory Theatre, Marrickville September 8 to 10 2011.

The Sydney Underground Film Festival promotes unabashedly wild, provocative, entertaining and experimental filmmaking in all of its glorious forms and provides a supportive environment for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike to come together to appreciate the diverse range of films selected.

2010 proved to be a colossal year for the festival, with over 100 films playing across several sold out sessions. Ranging from the political, the perverse to the wonderfully bizarre, the festival featured films from the renowned and controversial Oliver Stone, Gaspar Noe and Harmony Korine to emerging Australian filmmakers such as Stuart Simpson and Richard Baron.

The regular closing date for 2011 applications is 29th April 2011, with the final deadline for film entries on the 26th of June 2011.

For additional information about the Sydney Underground Film Festival and how to submit a film application, visit