The SA Underground Film Festival (SAUFF) is committed to presenting experimental, radical, and unorthodox cinema from all corners of the globe. As one of the only festivals in Sub-Saharan Africa with an exclusive focus on experimental short films, our goal is to create a platform to showcase groundbreaking African cinema alongside other great films from around the world.


Organized by an international staff, we aim to share a range of boundary pushing work characterized by technical and aesthetic innovation, with a focus on unique perspectives.

In partnership with Picnic & Thrift, a local sustainable market, we hope to foster a welcoming community where audiences can enjoy a unique variety of films in a cozy indoor venue, followed by an afternoon of food, crafts, and engaging discussion under the warm summer sunlight.


SA Underground Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

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