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Monday, May 1 at 10 AM - 1 PM

TonHalle München, Grafinger Straße 6, 81671 Munich, Germany

With over 400 attendees, enjoy interacting with comic book artists, collectibles and horror/sci-fi/underground DVDS and watch great short films and feature films from international filmmakers in SCI-FI and ANIMATION. 5 euros at the door.

Your sci-fi short films will play on the big stage at the Tonhalle where comic book, sci-fi, anime and collectible fans come for their monthly fair.

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We will select the best entries for our program. Any others selected but not played will be moved forward to our May Sci-Fi event.
Your one fee gets the unique opportunity to show your film in multiple Underground events across multiple countries not just one weekend but instead events throughout the whole year. Breaking borders and barriers with simultaneous showings and pop-up "mini fests" across the world in our evolving format, Underground FilmFest is a grass-roots festival for filmmakers by filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes Winners of the Sci-Fi Underground get special recognition as winners of the Sci-Fi Underground FilmFest quarterly edition and then go on to competition against all films in our global Underground FilmFest event series. For the one entry fee here, the winners then continue on without registration cost to show at a series of events worldwide in the overall Underground FilmFest with social media and other recognition as announced in the overall festival. Winners also receive prizes with value of over $75 USD and free promotion introduction to our film acquisition contacts network and private viewing panels. Voting made on best acting, best directing, best cinematography, best music/sound editing and best story.

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NOTE: We do not accept films submitted by agencies UNLESS they use as contact information (phone, email, name) the contact information of the filmmaker and we are allowed to work directly with the filmmaker as we value their interaction in our social media and direct contact. By submitting your film into this festival, you are giving express permission to show the film at any of our physical events or venues worldwide, regardless of type of venue. You also understand that there is no payment for showing the film. We operate on a not for profit basis and proceeds are put back into the festival expansion and to pay off our significant expenses If you as an agency or filmmaker demand payment for the film, you will be automatically disqualified from the festival, even after acceptance. Special considerations can be discussed, but we as policy need to have this freedom as it is too difficult to manage exceptions given the fast pace of our planning and programming. For foreign locations such as Saigon and Cameroon, where expenses are high to ship your content, we extend our festival season to two years, due to significant additional shipping and admin expenses and ramp up time.

About us

Funded by volunteers, we also spend significant number of hours and expenses promoting your films on social networks to well over 10,000 media executives and independent film community. We launched in Munich, Germany and expanded in 2015 to Beeston, UK and Birmingham, Alabama. In 2016, we played again in Munich, Birmingham, and Cameroon, West Africa. 2017 we plan to commence in Saigon, followed by planning for Reykjavik, Iceland; Dallas, Texas; possibly even Bangladesh, Taos, NM and a unique virtual reality event in France. While we explore the showing of all films submitted, the Underground Film aspect encourages the submission of thought provoking, visually stimulating, high quality content. We also are one of the first festivals with a showcase in virtual reality 360 films and welcome your VR films. The aim of the festival is to renew community interest in independent and alternative film in cities and positive interaction between cultures around the world.