Welcome to Underground Cinema

The Underground Cinema Short Film Awards are now going in to their 12th year. From January 2021 through to September,  Underground Cinema will once again begin screening on a monthly basis a selection of some of the best independent short films and music videos from filmmakers from around the globe.  Would you like to submit your film?  Click on the button below to learn more.

12th Underground Cinema

Film Festival

The 12th Underground Cinema International Film Festival is now open for entries.  The festival will be held in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire in Co. Dublin over a three day period.  Dates for the festival are from Friday September 3rd to  Sunday September 6th.

For for details click on the button below to visit our Film Freeway Page.

Filmfreeway Five Star Festival

Lovely festival, great communication from the start and really well organised.   

They really care about the filmmakers and respect their projects.

Teresa Lavina

Documentary  Maker

Great festival.  Selected films are eligible for nomination at an annual awards event, which is going from strength to strength.  Has become a major fixture on the Irish film calendar. 

Amy Joyce Hastings


Fantastic film festival. A really special event. The monthly screening bring together loads of film makers and is a great chance to network. The awards night is just fantastic. Brilliantly ran. 

Emmet Kelly

Writer & Director

They really support independent filmmakers and do this out of a genuine love for film and great stories. If you are looking for a festival to submit your work to, then this is a must!

Dave Thomas 

Documentary  Maker

Remarkable talent spotters, champions of raw ambition. this team is at the heart of a revolution.  The revolution will not be televised but it will be screened at Underground Cinema.

Terry McMahon

Writer & Director