Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS are closed for the 2019 festival!

Submission deadline was August 31, 2019.

  • Films submitted should be low to no-budget, not made for commercial purposes, and contain no big name stars.

  • Acceptance does NOT depend upon when a film was made, or whether or not it has played elsewhere.

  • We could care less about car chases, buildings that go boom, or famous faces in predictable roles.
    • We want to see films and video that convey deeper truths through unconventional methods--raw production values, great dialogue, edgy plots, distinctive voices, and poetry.
    • We want to celebrate filmmakers willing to take risks with technique, story, and characters.
  • All lengths and genres will be accepted, and, most importantly,
  • PUFF encourages diversity--films made by a variety of voices--women, people of color, folks of all ages, religions (or no religion), sexual preference, political affiliation, socio-economic status, and ethnicity.
    • Our main desire is that the films submitted have vision, soul, and a strong point of view.


In order for us to consider your work, you MUST have an online screener available. This can be posted streaming online (youtube, vimeo, etc.) or as a file download (google drive, dropbox, etc.). It is fine if the screener is watermarked or at a different quality than your festival screener, just note that in the form. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PHYSICAL MEDIA FOR PREVIEW SCREENING PURPOSES.