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Get ready for three action-packed days of indie films at The SCUFF. Join us as fans and filmmakers come together to celebrate obscure and independent cinema.


In addition to promoting and showcasing the best in truly independent cinema, the SCUFF also serves as a platform for championing local filmmaking in South Carolina. We are dedicated to shining a special spotlight on films and filmmakers produced in South Carolina, providing them with the opportunity to have their works screened for a captivated audience. Furthermore, we will be presenting special awards exclusively for projects originating from South Carolina.


From novices to professionals, students to experimental filmmakers, SCUFF is on the lookout for all types of films that might struggle to find an audience at more conventional film festivals.


Calling all filmmakers! Whether it's drama, comedy, horror, action, animation, music videos, fake trailers, puppet shows, claymation, or documentaries, we want to see it all. The more unique, boundary-pushing, and unconventional, the better! Don't hesitate to submit your film if you think it's too much for our festival - we want to see it! If your film challenges social boundaries and wouldn't stand a chance at mainstream festivals, we definitely want to see your movie!



Experience the celebration of independent films from around the world at the South Carolina Underground Film Festival, where all genres are welcomed with open arms.

Get ready for an exceptional event celebrating remarkable films and screenplays. The prestigious SCUFFY awards will honor excellence in categories including Best Feature, Best Short, Best Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature), SC Feature and Short Film, SC Filmmaker, and Audience Choice Award. Our impressive trophy was designed by the renowned special effects artist Tony Rosen, recognized for creating the iconic Annabelle doll featured in the Conjuring and Annabelle films. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of creativity and talent!  

Experience the thrill of winning the Best Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature) at our festival! Not only will you receive Final Draft scripting software and a free listing on InkTip, but you'll also have the chance to engage in Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers and actors.


The grand finale on the third night will be an unforgettable awards ceremony where the prestigious SCUFF awards will be presented. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for exciting updates leading up to the festival. Get ready to showcase your talent at the 2024 Festival on November 8-10, 2024, at Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8. We can't wait to see the incredible work you'll bring!

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