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The 11th Underground Cinema
Film Festival 

The 11th Underground Cinema Film Festival is an IFTA (Irish Film & Television Academy) Affiliated International Film Festival located in Dublin in Ireland.  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 300 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.

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Filmfreeway Five Star Festival

An awesome festival, one of the few that can really boast being organised BY filmmakers and FOR filmmakers. The team are passionate and work hard to keep all participants in the loop and put together an 

Nicolas Courdouan


Underground Cinema Film festival ticked all the right boxes, advice beforehand, up to date notifications, feedback afterwards. So happy to have got in to this festival as its one of  the premier ones for me.


Jonathan Pegg


Great film festival. Amazing films.


Great communication and just a fantastic place to network meet like minded film makers and actors.   Cant wait for next year

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

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