|ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Welcome to our 9th year. We seek out and program a curated collection of local and global Independent Drama, Documentary, Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Music Video, Animation, Web Series and other genre based films at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Art Alliance and surrounding traditional and non-traditional theaters. We are committed to discovering and presenting a unique cinematic experience unrestrained by conventional boundaries.
We invite you to take part in our monthly #uff and discussions held at citycoho.com and UArts, streamed live on Periscope. We are discussing the cross roads of digital media, film, education, and culture. #uff #indiefilmlab #phlfilm #piffFILMS
How did the Festival begin? The festival was hatched in 2007 out of the MediaBureau.com film initiative. The group had been meeting as part of the Philadelphia Underground Film Forum #puff (now #uff) and with regular submissions and pent up demand in Philadelphia for Independent film, we launched our first festival in 2008. What was once a private screening group has blossomed into an annual event attended by locals and filmmakers from all over the world.
The festival annually programs films across 12 genres and produces or sponsors on average 6 film events a year since 2010. The festival coined the Documentary film genre, RealTime Documentary in 2007 to respond to the amount of digital travel and reporting (Documentary) films being submitted. During the most recent festival in 2015, we hosted 1,500+ film goers and filmmakers locally and from 20 states and over 12 countries in 5 days.
::: Festival ORGANIZERS :::
Screening Committee (#uff)
Honorary Screening Members:
and the void at Underground Film Forum (#uff)
Graphic Design (past and present)
Digital Media Strategy
Festival Blogging Team
Digital Media Audio / Video
The Eco-System includes: