When is the Festival?

The 16th annual Arizona Underground Film Festival takes place September 15th through September 23rd 2023.

Where is the Festival?

The Festival will take place at The Screening Room, located at 127 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Click here to see the Screening Room on Google Maps.

Are there any hotels near the Festival?

The Downtown Clifton Hotel is located at 485 S. Stove Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 and is approximately 0.6 miles from the Festival. Click here to see the Downtown Clifton Hotel on Google Maps.

How long has the Festival been around?

It’s our 16th year presenting some of the best in films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, and Animation. Join us in the Underground!

I’d love to join you for the Festival, but how do I get tickets?

General Admission to each feature is $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. Getting your tickets online will guarantee seating before it sells out.

Are there Festival Passes?

Yes! We offer Full Access Festival Passes, but they are limited to ONLY 45 PASSES, and are sold on a first come first serve basis until they are all gone! Full Access Festival Passes are $60. You can purchase a pass by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-underground-film-festival-pass-tickets-713066841117 or by clicking on the button below.


What does the Full Access Festival Pass include?

The pass includes:

  • Admission to ALL of the film screenings
  • A limited edition AZUFF vinyl sticker
  • Also other rewards and perks are given to passholders at screenings

The Full Access Festival Passes are valued at $160, but we are selling them for almost a third of the price! We do expect these to sell out, so get before they sell out!


What are the other benefits of having a Full Access Festival Pass?

Having a pass gets you into any and all films for the Festival. If there is a line, pass holders get moved to the front and are let in the theater first, but you must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the film to guarantee seating. You will be able to pick up your passes in person (will call) anytime during the Festival at the box office.

What are the Award categories for the Festival?

We will be giving out awards to the Best Feature and Short in the following categories:

  • Narrative
  • Horror
  • Experimental
  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Exploitation

There will also be an Audience Award, a Director’s Award, and a Best of Fest Award for both Features and Shorts. Check out last year’s awards by going to the Awards section (https://azuff.org/award/).

I love film festivals, but I know they’re a lot of work; does the Festival need any volunteers?

Yes! If you’d like to be a volunteer visit the Volunteer Information section on the Contact Page.

I still have questions, where can I get answers?

You can contact us by visiting the Contact page on this site (https://azuff.org/contact/).

Our Mission Statement:

Arizona Underground Film Festival is Arizona’s premier genre cult film festival, and one of the most recognized 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.