About

MISSION STATEMENT
Arizona Underground Film Festival is Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, and one of the biggest underground film festivals in the country! We make it our sole mission to showcase the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. We are on a quest to represent every genre of independent film from across the world celebrating the artist, and their work.

We are now celebrating our 10th year as one of the nation’s top underground cult film festivals. It will be a 9 day celebration running from Sept. 15th to 23rd 2017. We will have films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and we are proud to offer an Exploitation category. Join us in the underground!

TICKETS
General Admission: $8.00
Tickets will be available for purchase through our website, and at the box office before each screening, unless the film is sold out. Make sure you get your tickets online to guarantee seating before it sells out.

FESTIVAL PASSES (LIMITED TO ONLY 50 PASSES)
$45 – FULL ALL ACCESS PASS AT THE DOOR – Passes are now on sale!
The festival passes will be limited to ONLY 40 passes, and are sold on a first come first serve basis until all are gone! The pass includes

– Admission to all the film screenings
– Limited edition AZUFF vinyl sticker that marks our 8th year for passholders only.
– Also other rewards and perks of given to passholders at screenings
The festival passes are valued at $160, but we are selling them for a quarter of the price! We do expect these to sell out, so get them as soon as possible.

What are the other benefits of having a pass?
Having a pass gets you into any and all films for the festival, if there is a line, pass holders get to the front, they are let in the theater first, but you must arrive 15 min before the start of the film to guarantee seating. Pass holders will be able to pick up their passes in person(will call) anytime during the festival at the box office.

VENUE
The Screening Room 
127 E. Congress

HOTEL
Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress
The best hotel for filmmakers to stay during the festival is the historic Hotel Congress located in the heart of downtown Tucson, and just minutes away from the theater. Filmmakers of the festival will also receive a discount on rooms at the hotel for the week of the festival.
www.hotelcongress.com

AWARDS
We will be giving out awards to the Best Feature and Short for
Narrative
Horror
Experimental
Animation
Documentaries
Exploitation
Audience Award
and Director’s Award.

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT AZUFF

“It’s got the vision and confidence of fests that have been around a lot longer.” – Filmmaker Magazine

“Prestigious festival” – The Huffington Post

“Unbeatable!” – Arizona Daily Star

“Truly Amazing” – Tucson Citizen

“AZUFF shed(s) light on the underground network… bringing independent films into the lime-light” – Yahoo News

“A Top-Notch Film Festival” – Trashwire

“A Real Powerhouse of a Festival” – Badlit.com

“A Wild Ride to the Edges of Visionary Independent Cinema” – Film Festival Examiner