October 17-20, 2019 at the Clinton Street Theater
Underground films are borne out of love, not out of a desire for fame or to have an impact on popular culture. The Portland Underground Film Festival (PUFF) has, at its core, a mission to pay tribute to those films and videos that challenge commonly held attitudes toward technique, content, and form. Our intent is to honor those films that excel in pushing the boundaries of the cinematic arts to create a new audio-visual language.
Each film, no matter the length, uniquely examines, explores, and celebrates the creative process and provides glimpses into deep universal themes. We can't wait to share these films with the Portland community.
We curate a wide-ranging program reflecting unique and new voices films that excel in pushing the boundaries of the cinematic arts to create a new audio-visual language. We’re looking for documentaries, music videos, horror/sci-fi, comedy, political commentary and experimental abstracts.
To make this art accessible to all, festival admission is “pay what you can."