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The Arizona Underground Film Festival, one of the real secrets on the film festival circuit, bringing the edges of the film scene to the table for an audience experience unlike any that I have ever been to, is looking for submissions from filmmakers for their 2010 festival. The late submission deadline is on July 22nd, so be sure to check their website for more information and to submit through Withoutabox, the best recent innovation in film festival submissions, eco friendly and easy. The eight day festival, with the majority of the screenings in Tucson, will also have at least one Phoenix screening. More screenings may or may not be added there, but the AZUFF’s website is the place to go. Check back often for updates at the website, become a fan on Facebook, follow them on Twitter all that good stuff, they are out there.
This festival does not show things you will see at the mutliplex theater for the most part, which is unfortunate because the skillful storytelling and excellent filmmaking that was displayed at last year’s festival in many of the films is better than some of the Hollywood studio trash that makes it to theaters. According to the Festival’s Statement, the AZUFF makes it their sole mission to showcase the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. With that in mind the festival is looking for Features and Shorts in the following categories for its September 18th through the 25th dates this year: Narrative, Horror, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, and Exploitation. Deadlines are approaching, with the Late Submission deadline coming July 22nd, with one more deadline coming between now and August. The deadlines offer a lower price for submission the earlier you submit. Details about submission prices and other deadlines can be found in the links at the bottom of the article.
Also of note for those interested, this year, according to Festival Director David Pike, the AZUFF is now an IMDb Qualifying Festival, meaning that by submitting your film through Withoutabox you will become IMDb Qualifying film, granting all eligible film submissions a no-hassle title page on IMDb.com. You can contact the AZUFF through their website for any further information you may need and not be able to find. If you are interested in following along with the happenings in the Tucson film scene and with local filmmakers, you can receive these articles directly as they are published by clicking on the “Subscribe” button at the top of this piece. You can also follow me on Twitter by searching for ericshlapack or by clicking the link below.
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