A champion of emerging filmmakers, Underground Cinema has the belief that no matter what the film’s budget or the director’s vision it’s the filmmakers passion that drives a film.
As technology allows greater access to short films as well as filmmaking tools, an increasing number of people are turning to short filmmaking as a form of expression and an opportunity to explore creative freedom. The fact that we received 400 more submissions in this category than last year speaks to that. Within them we saw a wave of truly original and outrageously distinctive films united by their uncompromised spirit. This year we will present a new generation of adventurous independent filmmaking, in which boundaries are explored, pushed and often broken. The creative means employed in these films will take audiences on a wild ride towards the future of cinematic storytelling.
Our festival takes place in the magnificent Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin in Ireland from August 31st. Over the three days of the festival we will screen over 100 independently produced films from all over the world.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be our best festival yet.
Awards & Prizes
- Best Independent Feature Film
- Best Independent Short Film
- Best Student Short Film
- Best International Short Film
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Documentary
- Best One Minute Short Film