The annual Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) takes place every September at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville. Launched in 2007, the festival has grown into a highly relevant film festival in the face of a radically changing industry. The festival has achieved steady growth and brand awareness and focuses on alternative production modes, new technologies, hybrid and emerging forms and independent/DIY production.
SUFF’s success can be attributed to the passion and dedication of the volunteers and stakeholders. To date, we have screened over 1100 films from countries all over the world from exciting, emerging filmmakers to more notable filmmakers such as David Lynch, Oliver Stone, Alex Proyas, Sion Sono, Todd Solondz, John Waters, Noah Baumbach, George Gittoes, Don Mancini, Bob Byington, Sami Saif, Gaspar Noe, Eli Roth, Quentin Dupieux, Takahashi Miike, Helen Cattet & Bruno Forzani, Bruce La Bruce and Harmony Korine.
SUFF has established itself as a discovery festival, bringing independent and experimental films to Australian audiences that would otherwise not screen here.
SUFF is also strongly invested in screening exciting Australian films alongside international content and currently curates a session entitled “Ozploit!”, which features a collection of shorts from Australian emerging filmmakers.
SUFF was created to nurture an alternative film culture through the promotion of independent and experimental films, whilst supporting filmmakers who operate outside established film industry infrastructures, by providing a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion.
SUFF also provides valuable work experience to over 40 volunteers each year and creates and aligns itself with many local businesses and organisations, through partnerships and sponsorship.
SUFF is fun, engaging, enlightening and inclusive.
SUFF relies on the support from the community and the dedication of its organisers.
Any kind and generous donations will be used to keep SUFF running – from administration costs, travel costs for special guests and the ever-increasing film screening fees.
Thank you for considering supporting the Sydney Underground Film Festival. The festival exists because of a growing network of cinema-goers, enthusiasts, volunteers and businesses who believe in what we are trying to achieve.
We are proud to have hosted 40,000 guests since the festival’s inception in 2007.
Head to the SUFF website at suff.com.au for more info.